Monday, 20 June 2016

More Distress Crayon Love !




Hello Everyone!

Jennie back with you today and again I am sharing those gorgeous Distress Crayons, this time in my art journal.


Some time ago I coloured these gorgeous wallflower die cuts with the Distress Crayons blending the colours with my fingers and then giving them a little spritz of water. They have been sitting on my desk just asking to be used, so I thought I would use them in a journal page.


I started with a pre-gessoed double spread and added some texture using a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and Texture Paste.


I had planned to use the Distress Crayons on the page, but unfortunately they were a bit too heavy on the textured area, so I resorted to using the same colours but with Distress Inks instead.


I added some stamping using some of my favourite stamps.


A little too late I realised that the text would be too dominant for my quote which I wanted to stamp directly onto the page, so I knocked it back a bit with a baby wipe, although it does look as though it has been out in the rain!


I then layered my flowers onto the page using foam pads at the top of the flowers to give a little depth.


Finally I spritzed the pages using the Distress Spritzer Tool and Ground Espresso Distress Marker.


This is really quite a colourful page for me but I really love how using these Distress Crayons is widening my colour horizon! I hope they are doing the same for you!

Thank you for joining me today.

Jennie x





15 comments:

  1. Fabulous Jennie, love the depth of colour on the flowers and the paler background xx

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  2. This is beautiful Jennie, I love the rain shower effect as if you have just picked the wild flowers x

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  3. It's lovely Jennie, even though the colours are a little deeper, it's still so pretty and the additional colour on the flowers create beautiful depth to this spread!! Still very you!!

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  4. This is really beautiful, I love it! Denyse x

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  5. This is really beautiful, I love it! Denyse x

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  6. Are the crayons a water soluble wax pastel?

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  7. Are the crayons a water soluble wax pastel?

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  8. This is so pretty. I adore what you have done.

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  9. So very pretty! I want those wildflower dies now.

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  10. So very pretty! I want those wildflower dies now.

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  11. Beautiful Jennie, I adore the wildflower dies and love how you have coloured them with the Distress crayons. Your background is equally gorgeous and I really like your 'left out in the rain' text stamping! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

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  12. Beautiful pages - the flowers look gorgeous on them, as well as just all in a pile together with those rainbow colours singing.
    Alison x

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  13. Stunning! Jennie I do love your work x

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