Less trash and more color.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. In the last couple of weeks we’ve done some self care and realized how important it is to take care of ourselves. Now I want to get back to helping in the community.

I recently had gone out to eat and the usual box of crayons came out and a coloring sheet for the young child a few booths down. Do you ever wonder what happens to those crayons? They usually get thrown away. So I started looking around to see if there was a way to recycle them. And sure enough there is an organization that does called “The Crayon Initiative” (https://thecrayoninitiative.org/).

The Crayon Initiative’s mission is to keep crayons out of landfills. They get crayons from all over, sort by color, and melt them down to make new crayons. These new crayons get distributed to children’s hospitals across the nation to help support art. Some of you already know that art is therapy. And now kids can too.

If anyone is interested in me collecting crayons for this please let me know by commenting or contacting me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Crayons are not just for kids.

Here is an old technique with a twist.  So grab your crayons and watercolor paints and let’s get to creating.  Take your embossed folder and use it.  Then grab your white crayon and rub.  The next step is to watercolor.  Here is the link for full instructions, http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/debosseddieresist/.

Let me know if you would like to create this in a class by commenting.  Here’s the finished card.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂