Spring is arriving here in Minnesota and the weather is turning nice..but as much as I love being outside when its nice, I still have to spend time in my crafting palace! I head down early in the morning while its still too chilly to be outside, that way I get the best of both worlds.
I was very excited today to learn a new technique! I’ve been seeing distress crayons used and finally found some time to experiment and play! This is a card I created during my playtime and I couldn’t be more thrilled at how it turned out.
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I started out by cutting up some watercolor paper into rectangles 4-1/2″ x 5-1/4″. Then I painted on clear Gesso to one side. If you don’t use the Gesso the crayons don’t lift off easily.
Next I took my crayons and pulled out some coordinating colors.
I colored small patches in the first color and then repeated till the page was filled in.
Next I took a cup of water, dipped my finger into the water and used it to smear the colors together to blend them.
You can add more crayon to any area if its not covering enough of the page, and then just smear it in with a bit of water.
Now lay a stencil over the page, and wipe over the top with a baby wipe. This removes the color and leaves the white background, kind of a reverse stenciling process.
How pretty is that!!
Distress Crayon Technique Birthday Card
Cut a piece of Watercolor Paper 4″ x 5-1/4″
Color patches onto the page with red and purple.
Blend in the colors with a bit of water and your fingertip.
Lay your stencil over the page, I used Kaisercraft Lace Borders stencil.
Using a babywipe wipe over the stencil, using your finger to press into the holes, til you can see the white of the page.
Cut a paper doily, a little over halfways. Using Colorbox Chalk rub a light brown over the doily to tone down the white a bit and make it look aged.
Next I used Sizzix thinlits to make the circle squiggles, I cut them out of purple cardstock.
The flower was made from Daisy Daisy Stamp and Cut.
The technique for coloring the flower can be seen in this video.
Color the edges of the flower with Colorbox Chalk paint and add the flower to the front of the page.
I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities to make the banner, I cut out a banner from white and one from purple. Stamp your favorite sentiment on the front. Dirty up the edges with Colorbox Chalk paint and glue them together overlapping and adhere to the front of the card.
Glue the front to a white card blank and use Colorbox Chalk Paint on the edges of the card. Stamp the inside with your favorite saying and it’s ready to give!
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- Prima - Art Basics - Clear Gesso - 8.5 Ounces
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- Kaisercraft - 6 x 6 Stencils Template - Lace Borders
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- Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 1
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- ColorBox - Fluid Chalk Ink - Cat's Eye - Fawn
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