Hello Everyone! Jennie here with you today sharing a recent experimental piece with those wonderful Distress Crayons.
I had to have a bit of a stern talk to myself to order the coloured ones (you know me, she who loves anything brown!) but I am so glad I did. Whilst experimenting I took photographs to remember what I had done - so I am afraid this is rather photograph heavy, but I thought you might appreciate the different ways I have used the Crayons in this piece.
I started by running my tag through the Big Shot with one of my favourite Texture Fades. However, any Embossing Folder would do for this technique, although I think it works better with a little open space here and there.
I decided to then coat the tag with Gesso to see how this would affect the Crayons.
I then wiped the crayons over the tag and then smudged the colours together - I used Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers.
I really wanted something a little more subtle so I spritzed with water and mopped up a little bit here and there before drying with the heat tool.
Then I wondered what it might look like with some embossing powder over it, so I swiped the Versamark Pad over the raised area and then covered it with clear embossing powder. Well it went everywhere but thankfully doesn't really show up ! although it does glint a bit.
I then blended some Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges.
I decided to try the Crayons on the Tattered Florals Die just lightly around the edge and then blending it with my finger before spritzing with water and screwing it up. I made a Rose with these three petals (tutorial here on my blog if you are new to these).
I then started looking around to see what else I could use! This was a die cut finding from ordinary board. I gave it a coat of gesso first and then blended Mermaid Lagoon and Walnut Stain Distress Crayons over it. It seemed a little dark so I spritzed it with water and dried it with the heat gun before giving it a coat of clear embossing powder. It actually looks very effective.
I had cut the bottom of my tag to fit the embossing folder, but felt it was a bit stunted. So I embossed the piece I cut off and using similar techniques made this piece to go on the bottom of the tag. The piece of lace hides the join.
I really love the effect of the crayons on the Tattered Florals.
And as I had used the same colours for all my individual pieces, everything matches.
Well done if you are still with me!
I do hope this will give you some ideas for the Distress Crayons and that you will enjoy them as much as I have done.
Thank you for joining me today.