Thursday, April 7, 2016

Fun with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and CardMaker Blog Hop!

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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

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.

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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!

Dawn

16 comments :

Ruby Craft said...

WOW! How many colors did you get from brown and black? A gazillion! Wonderful card. Very funny too, I love the textures and wide range of colors. I don't even think monochromatic when I see it. Someone is really going to enjoy getting this card.

My Kraft Kloset said...

So fun, Dawn. I love masculine card ideas. And I got that set too and it's great to see other ideas and techniques with the same set of crayons. Just love it!

Jane said...

What a fun card, that wall is brilliant x

Scrapthat said...

Very fun!! Loved how you used the distress crayons :D TFS

Rea' said...

OMG ... too cool Old Guys Rule ... I love it ... great techniques with the crayons :)

Denise Bryant said...

Cute card! Love the texture of the bricks! Can't wait to try out the Distress Crayons!

Marci said...

This a really neat card!

Pamela Haskin said...

Such a fun card! You really made the earth-tone colors come to life. I especially like your brickwork and your sign. Such a great job!

Lisa Silver said...

Your card just makes me smile!! The background for your gentlemen is really amazing! The colors and texture are a perfect pair!

Linda Beeson said...

You really made good use of those rather neutral colors!!! Love your details.

Carisa said...

Your card blows me away! I probably never would have thought to color a stamped image with the Distress Crayons and now I can't wait to try. This set is also on its way to me - can't wait to get it!!!

Charmane Ingram said...

Wow just love this card. thanks for sharing.

Bernadette said...

This is incredible, Dawn! I LOVE it! Beautifully done!

Jean Bullock said...

This is fabulous. The wall looks so real and images look great. Well done.

Helen Gullett said...

This is way to funny! Love your coloring with the crayons!

Anna Laura Pace said...

Wow!love it