Welcome to the CardMaker and Ranger Industries Blog Hop!
This week we, the members of the CardMaker Blog Team, have been playing with the new Tim Holtz water-reactive Distress Crayons. To be quite honest, I was really nervous about today's blog hop. I am more of a stamper than a painter-with-pigment kind of card maker. But, I surprised myself! I had so much fun with these Distress Crayons!
To get the hang of working with these new crayons, I experimented on some scraps of cardstock first. After just a few tries, I found what worked best for me - work in small areas and smudge with a wet finger. I am really pleased with how my card turned out.
To begin, I created a 4.25"x5.5" card base with heavy-duty cream cardstock. I heat-embossed a clear background onto another panel of heavy-duty cream cardstock.
Then, I began coloring. I applied some of the crayon to my cardstock in a small area and with a wet finger smeared it out and over my background. With a wet paper towel, I gently wiped across the embossed areas to allow the embossing to show. I kept coloring little by little with different colors until my panel was all covered. I adhered it to my card with foam tape.
I stamped over one of my practice-panels and trimmed it to use as the first piece of a freestyle-collage embellishment. I adhered the collage to my card with foam tape.
I had so much fun learning to use these Distress Crayons! The colors are so vibrant. But, they can also be very soft depending upon how much water you use with them. It's all up to you. With a wet paintbrush, they also make an ombre look very easy to achieve.
Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! Give these Tim Holtz Distress Crayons a try. I know I will be using my set often!
Be sure and stop by my fellow Blog Team member's blogs and see all the inspiration they have to share with you today.
Below is a full list of participating blogs just in case you started here or get lost along the way.
Have a wonderful day, Pamela
Distress Crayons- (Ranger, Tim Holtz pack TDBK47919
seedless preserves TDB49630
chipped sapphire TDB49609
festive berries TDB49586)
cardstock- heavy-duty cream (the Paper Studio 667998)
navy, pink, purple (the Paper Studio 449769)
stamps- background (Hero Arts, Line Dots CG316)
butterfly (Unity Stamp Co, Butterfly Endearment UK-777A)
sentiment (Hero Arts, CL342)
dots (Fiskars, All Year Cheer 03-013370)
ink- black dye (Memories BLACK-020MEMB)
watermark pigment (VersaMark VM-001)
embossing powder- clear (JoAnn Craft Essentials)
dies- circles (Spellbinders GLD-005)
confetti (Our Daily Bread Designs, CSBD15)
brad- black (Recollections 356862)
gems- purple (Studio G WM0161)
paperclip- mini (Tim Holtz, ideaology TH92791)
adhesive- foam tape (Scotch 3M)