I have to admit that these straight forward resist techniques are rather addicting. The two you see here are alcohol resist (my cousin Terry) and crayon resist ( Uncle Marcelo). I used an old gel pen on this first one on the left. It never really dried but when I sprayed it with a workable fixative, bingo, perfectly smear proof. In general I have found Sakura gelly roll pens pretty good on acrylic surfaces if those surfaces are relatively smooth, this was an off brand gel pen, which is now in the trash. If you have not already guessed, our theme has to do with relatives. In the second entry, I used good old fashioned kids crayons and talk about releasing. I felt very free and worked without any real planning. After I had the background done, I made up a relative ( a great, times 12, uncle). The text on this page was done with the pencil that I can't seem to live without...the Stabilo marks All. I love that pencil and I go through quite a few per year. These resist backgrounds are really very user friendly and all levels of artists can enjoy them. Hopefully we will have time to do two more resist techniques depending upon how fast we all work. I have a gel pen resist in mind as well as the old standby, salt resist (using watercolor paint). Hope to see you all there at the Studio in McHenry IL!