I’ve a video below of a first look at the new Distress Crayons from Tim Holtz. Of all the media out there, crayons are one I’ve only touched on but I was totally intrigued seeing them demonstrated at CHA. You can see a video of Tim showing the various properties of the Distress Crayons here. It was particularly the ability of the Distress Crayon to resist other media applied over the top that got my interest.
Check out my video below which looks at the Picket Fence (white) crayon worked through a stencil on Black and Fog card and then on watercolor card for this project. I used the Tim Holtz Bubble stencil and scribbled crayon through on to the watercolor card before giving it a good rub in. When you lift the stencil you have a gorgeous textured background – beautiful in itself. However, when dry you are then able to apply other media over the top. I blended in Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold and Tumbled Glass before spritzing and splattering with water and then a dose of Perfect Pearls solution for a bit of extra sparkle :D
Having got a pretty panel to work with I didn’t want to cover it up too much so chose the Heart Banner die to decorate while still letting the background show. I cut two of the die from watercolor card, left the outline un-colored and then painted the hearts with the three colors of Distress Ink I’d used previously. I also painted a scrap of card with Picked Raspberry and then ran it through my die cutter with the You die from the Big U set. I used the matching Big U Words for the sentiment stamped in Versamark and silver heat embossed.
The elements are adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte so that if any glue squidged out then you wouldn’t see it once dry. The hearts are popped on with foam adhesive and then I added a sprinkling of sequins before foam mounting the panel on a top folding card base made from more of the watercolor card.
There are three sets of Distress Crayons with 6 crayons in each set and are currently on preorder from Simon Says Stamp. However, you won’t have to wait long as their shipment is on it’s way and is due to be sent out to customers at the beginning of the week :D
PEEKS BEHIND THE SCENES
As I continue with the color challenge from the sweetest Kathy Racoosin I’m enjoying taking real-life, crazy light and colors, snaps of what’s on my desk. I’m finding it an easy/light way to share what I’m up to without setting up for ‘proper’ photos LOL.There’s lots of peeks here as to what’s coming both to my blog in the form of projects and to stores in the form of new product :D
I find Instagram one of the easiest ways to share photographs such as these if you’d like to join me :D
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What a brilliant card! I love the soft effect you achieved with the inks over the distress crayon; and what you did with the die cuts…gorgeous! :)
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