Hey friends! In today’s video, I share lots of techniques using Distress Crayons on cardmaking projects. I absolutely love the different effects you can get with these and am inspired by their versatility.
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Sealing your cardstock before working with the Distress Crayons allows them to move and blend more. So, I started by sealing my Stark White cardstock using a thin layer of Clear Gesso or Distress Collage Medium Matte (they both work well and dry matte).
For the first background, I blended the crayons using water and blending brushes through The Loo! stencil. I love the vibrancy and creamy look that this creates.
On the second example, I colored directly onto the background and blended out the color with my finger using water which turns the crayons into a paint-like substance. Once it dried, I used a blending tool with water through the Leafy Greens stencil to remove the color. Since the surface is sealed, you are able to remove the color back to the white surface.
On the next background, I added colors right onto the surface and used the natural oils from my fingers to smudge out the colors. This makes the crayons look like a pastel without the mess! Then, I sprayed the School Scribbles background stamp with water and stamped it onto the background to remove some color in a fun pattern.
I finished off the card by cutting the background into a heart and using images from the Bird Buddies stamp set. I love the fun and playful birds in this stamp set. I also used the Simon Hurley create. inks to watercolor in my image!
For the next background, I used Opaque Matte texture paste through the Cordial Critters stencil to create a textured surface for the crayons to work on. I added the crayons onto the background and blended them together with water. I love the look this gives!
To finish off the card, I used a large flower from the Flower Picking Friends stamp set and watercolored it in using Distress Crayons. I love the vibrancy and pain-like effect these give!
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