Crayons that you can color, smudge, watercolor, blend… say what?! That’s what the CardMaker Blog Team were sent to play with, Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons.
I love my Distress Inks, and now crayons that blend in the same way! I received the set that has Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Picket Fence.
Here is the blog hop
- Dawn Lusk (that’s me)
I needed a birthday card for an “older” guy friend and decided to put these crayons to the test!
I started by dry embossing part of my background with Tim’s Sizzix Bricked embossing folder. I scribbled the different colors over the bricks then smudged with my finger, adding some darker shades here and there for a real weathered brick look.
For the ‘sidewalk’ I lightly colored Black Soot and used my waterbrush to move the color around.
The background turned out great, but could I actually color an image with the crayons? The answer is YES!
I stamped the old guys using my MISTI, then took the crayons and scribbled them in a watercolor palette. From there I used my waterbrush to pick up color and paint my image. I did use a little marker on the cheeks for a little rosy look. When I was satisfied with how they looked, I overstamped the image with a strong black ink to make it pop, and, using scissors did some fussy cutting.
After I popped up the image, I took my waterbrush and added some shadow with the Black Soot crayon.
The quick sign is just the sentiment stamped and the Black Soot crayon taken around the edge and the waterbrush pulling the color inward. I colored a toothpick for the ‘stick’. I dry embossed a piece of cardstock cut to resemble a bucket, scribbled the Black Soot crayon over and waterbrushed. I took a sanding block lightly over the bucket to give it a ‘worn’ look.
I think the old guys look pretty good monochromatic! Now I need to get the other crayon colors available.
I hope you had fun looking at all the different ways to use these Distress Crayons! I sure had fun creating my sample!
Thanks for stopping by!
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