Monday, 23 May 2016

Made With Love - Distress Crayons

Hi everyone! I'm excited to show you some card I've made for the Made With Love Design Team. Made With Love is a craft store in Singapore. If you're living in Singapore, drop by the store! It's at a mall called Somerset 313. All products showcased are available at the Made With Love store.

Today, I'm sharing 4 cards that uses Distress Crayons in different ways. I'm very new to Distress Crayons and I would like to share with you what I've found out. 

Distress Crayons, like most of the products in the Distress line, reacts with water. It feels like wax crayons but it's not waterproof unless you leave it aside to dry or use a heat tool.

For the all the cards, I'm using a pack of 6 crayons (picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, twisted citron, mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers). Here's a bit of an example on how it works. 

On the left, I've scribbled the crayons directly on watercolour paper and on the right is how it looks when I use a wet brush to give it a watercolour look. 

Here, I wanted to show that there are easily blended together even when you did not use any water. 

Of course, with one crayon you can make a gradient of the same colour. When you scribbled the crayon with a bit more pressure, there will be more pigment and you can pull the colour more with a wet brush than if you scribbled it lightly (as shown on the right).

Here are some looks that I got using Distress Crayons in different ways. 

Look #1 

I used mermaid lagoon and peacock feathers to rub through a stencil (Tim Holtz Dots Stencil). As this is a thicker stencil, I had to put a bit more pressure on the crayon. 

As you can see below, it gives a cool, raised texture to your card. This is a way to achieve this results if you don't have texture paste to play with. Then, I set it a side to dry before continuing. 

And here's the final product. The umbrella stamp is from (Echo Park Paper - Sunshine Stamp) and the bunnies are from (Avery Elle - Make A Wish Stamp). I've also used the crayon to add the yellow  patch down below.

Look #2

This card plays with the fact that the crayon reacts with water. I've stamped a little scene with a die-cut piece of watercolour paper. The circle die is from Lawn Fawn. I've used a Staz On permanent black ink to stamp down my images. This is a great ink pad whenever you're working with water as it doesn't bleed any black ink to the rest of the paper. 

To colour the background, I've scribbled the crayons directly on the paper and used a wet paint brush to pull the colours. You can keep adding more scribbles to give the right shade of colour.

Look #3

This is the simplest way of using the crayon. Basically, you just use it like a wax crayon but with the benefits of having your favourite Distress Ink colour! ;) This is a quick and simple one layer card which I love to make. 

I've made some circles on the card while leaving a space for my sentiments.

You can wait for the crayons to dry or you can stamp over it right away. I just went a head and stamped over it without waiting for it to dry (for next time, I would wait hehe.). You can stamp over it just fine but, be careful, as it feels a bit slippery. All stamps are from Echo Park Paper - Sunshine Stamp.

Look #4

I'm quite unsure about this last card and if I like it but I wanted to share how I did it. I'm pretty sure you can do it better than me :D Do share! 

Anways, again, I've scribbled the crayon on the paper but this time, I did not use any water to pull the colours. I used my fingers! It's really smooth and I didn't find it too hard to get the colours running. If you find that it has set, just add more colour to it and it you can pull it further. 

 Used the frame stamps from Lawn Fawn to add a non-distracting images in the corner because I wanted the colours to stand out. 

I hope you have enjoyed my samples! Stop by Made With Love to get quality supplies. Remember, you can recreate all the looks using anything you prefer. 

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