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Summer Sun collaboration with Penny Black: Todays project by Rita


As the summer sun begins to rise and the temps heat up, what better way to beat the heat than crafting! Join us all this week for a special collaboration with Penny Black. We're sharing fun projects here on our blog using Penny Black stamps AND you'll find projects from the Penny Black designers on their blog featuring our Paper Crafter Crayons™ and Double Scoop®  Gelatos® . We want you to join in the fun, too, so don't miss the giveaway details at the end of this post.

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Hey there creatives Rita Barakat ! I was so super excited for this blog hop I got carried away and got to work using the Promenade stencil from Penny Black! Before I knew it I was finished and I forgot that I was supposed to use the Paper Crafter Crayons­™ so I did a second project below! 


I used pink Gelatos® Double Scoops® mixed with water and stamped it with a Penny Black chalkboard birthday stamp. I traced the shape, added about a half an inch onto a DCWV cork sheet. 

I melted several Paper Crafter Crayons­™ and covered the edges of cork with it.  It dries pretty quickly, then you can put your card together. 

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I added burlap and a little gesso on the edges too. 

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Here is a close up of the Paper Crafter Crayons­™. I know what you're thinking, "Can't I do this with regular crayons?" Well technically you can but what you can't see in pictures is how this hardens when it dries. It is not oily and there is no residue like you would get with crayons. The surface is slick, textured and solid! It won't rub off. People will say how did you do that?  Or they will think you bought it that way! Pretty fun stuff!

To see what the Penny Black designers have created today, click HERE!

And don't miss this fun giveaway...


Are you ready to win a full set of Paper Crafter Crayons™ and three stamps from Penny Black? Simply leave a comment each day this week here and on the Penny Black blog to be entered to win. And for a bonus entry, be sure to "like" our Facebook page and the Penny Black Facebook page and leave a comment there, too! (Giveaway closes Sunday, June 15th at 11:59 PM PST.)

Thanks for stopping by,

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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® team, DCWV The Crafters Workshop and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.


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This is SUCH an amazing project! I love that you made two projects, that's just the kind of thing I would do. Those crayons are amazing!!

TracyM #6773

STUNNING journal pages Rita - PURE MAGIC ... I'm glad that you still shared her with us!!!
FABULOUS card - LOVE the sentiment & shape, LOVE the colours, LOVE the dimension, LOVE the melted crayon and the amazing texture it gives when layered against the burlap - WOW - LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... looking forward to melting some crayons too :)

KT Fit Kitty

Wow - so gorgeous! I want to try this!

Heather Thompson

Your so funny Rita, Isn't it amazing how you get carried away and forget.... I do that frequently. To many project so little time. Both are amazing creations. Thanks for sharing today. It was a great week of inspiration.

Davinia C.

Love the projects! The crayons seem a great product to work with.

Laura Turcotte

That is just beautiful!!!

Michel E

Great project.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

jean marmo

Love this and all the inspiration this week!

Lynn Hardy

Gorgeous journal pages! The card is fun too!


It's always interesting to learn techniques.

Dana W

Wow!!! Fabulous project!!


How clever. Love both of your projects.


Both the projects are amazing !!


Fantastic creations. I love the vibrant colour and great texture the papercrafters crayons give to the project.

Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

Gorgeous journal page! And what a great card! Will have to try out this technique one day.


Great colors


Fabulous projects, love your creativity!!!!

Sue D

Very cool with the melted crayons.

Lillian Child

Great technique and lovely results! Thanks so much for sharing!


This is truly amazing!

Janie T

Love it!! Thanks for letting us know the result with regular crayons....yes, I have been tempted to try this with regulat crayons. So need to get more of the Paper Crafters Crayons.


Fantastic project, I love how you used the melted wax on the cork layer!

April Lopez

I love melting crayons. No control but always beautiful results.


Two fabulous creations! Love the melted crayon technique, must give it a try very soon!

Shannon Miller

Love your projects..thanks for sharing :)

Shari Czerwinski

Great project! Never would have thought to use the crayons with the cork.

Maureen Hayes


Beautiful work as always, and I really appreciated you explaining the difference between regular crayons and Faber Castell Design Memory craft ones!

Tasha F

Awesome sauce!

Debbie V

Amazing projects -- love your redheaded lady!

Sue McKenzie

This looks like it was so much fun to create. Gotta get my hands on those crayons.

barbara lassiter

Both the journal page and the card are super. I am so amazed at the many uses for the crayons and the look created when they are melted. I appreciate these blog hop collaborations because they help to inform about new products (or those unfamiliar to me) and help me keep on my creative toes! :) Thanks to both Penny Black and Faber-Castell for a great blog hop! And for the fantastic products you offer!


Love seeing new ways to use our products! Keeps everything exciting and fresh.


I clearly need these crayons and maybe the little iron. The texture they provide is awesome.

Jane Luxem


Donna Whitten

Awesome projects!!! I've got to get my nerve up and try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

stamping sue

All the great ideas! thanks for sharing
stamping sue

Sharon Gullikson

I just love this look. I was cracking up inside as I read about your adventure making it, and how you could hear what we were cute, missy. By the way, I'm trying to get into the spirit of the baby thing by making things for the baby. Thank you for your encouragement......


The lady is so beautiful. I'm going to try this technique. Sounds like fun. It would make great backgrounds for my greeting cards.

Renee Person

Love how you forgot your guidelines. :-) So glad to see a second project. Nice! Good work.

Jan Castle

What a fu. Way to use the crayons and the cork!!!!


Love how the melted crayons look.

Susan Knoblock

Great job this week. Love all the new projects

Becky Green

Wonderful Job Rita! Now, I not only want those Faber-Castell Artist Crayons, I also want one of those irons! LOL

Denise Bryant

Two beautiful projects today! I love the colors and fabulous artwork on your journal pages, along with that lovely floral stencil you used! And the Paper Crafters Crayons look great on the second project... I'll have to try them!

Miriam Prantner

Wonderful page! I love the melted crayons!


Vibrant colors. Makes me want to try the new crayons

Carla Hundley

Thanks for sharing this
cute creation and telling
how you made it!
Carla from Utah

Judy B

Great card. I haven't tried the crayon melting technique yet but it does look like it would be fun. Thanks for sharing with us.

Patricia Cuddeback

Oh boy, I really need the little iron and the crayons. Love these projects.

Glenda Dopking

Have to love that Journal page. Beautiful with the PB Leaf stencil and VERY inspiring if you used Gelatos to color it with! Very much like the Birthday card. The colors, stamp you chose and the different surface that you applied the crayons to were all nice to see. Thank you so very much for sharing both projects.

Glenda D
2 Crafty Canadian Paws


Amazing project, great colors! So beautiful.

Pam (nedlnut)

I really have to try these crayons!

Danielle Wallace

Wow!! Looks awesome!!


Well I, for one, am pleased that you forgot a portion of the task which allowed us to see both creations which are very creative and lovely (though I must confess I fell totally in love with the first one) <3 Thanks.

Teresa Godines #6857

Both projects are wonderful

Lucinda T

Gorgeous sample! Love the techniques ya'll have been sharing!

snazzy jj

Awesome project. Thanks for the techniques too.

Di Wong

So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Di Wong

So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Chiara Trezzi


Louise Hull

This is such a unique project with excellent textures mixed together. It is fun. Thanks for the chance to win these products I would love to try.

Kathy P.

AWESOME card, the texture and dimension!

lisa p

Gorgeous. I love the verse you choose.


Wow, super! Love the girl and those flowers give it so much depth!


Lovely colors, words and images.

Elizabeth Lumsden

I need to try this melted crayon technique, you project looks cool!

Barb Housner

some of my favorite colors - beautiful card

Thanks for sharing


Love the colors and all the texture on the card!

KT Fit Kitty

Both projects are lovely! Gorgeous texture on the card!

renee logan

wowzer!! love this technique..thanks for sharing!

Leanne S

Beautiful project.

Jacqueline V

Thanks for the push to incorporate non paper materials ie. cork

Rhonda V.

Rita, these are both fantastic! I love the journal page and your card has beautiful textures - love how that works when it hardens!

Ania P.

great projects, TFS

Laurie M

Love the versatility of the Paper Crafter Crayons! Beautiful card!

ruby t

I would love to try the new Crayons out as they are so brilliant and you are giving me loads of ideas.


The birthday card is so cool!


Love these projects. I would really like to try them myself!

Robin B.

Wow, both of these are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


Your pages are beautiful. Love the technique on the card.


Rita, as usual you've created beauty! I love the technique you used. What a beautiful project! The colors are gorgeous.

sherry butcher

wonderful project, love the colors, the technique and style you created. TFS.


so cool!

Mariana Maya

Awesome project!!! Thanks for sharing. excited to see this weeks daily projects!

Alexia M.

Beautiful journal!

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