13 April 2016

VIDEO | Experimenting with Distress Crayons

Hello there, if you saw my haul video on Sunday, you will have seen that I bought the Picket Fence Distress Crayon. I had an idea in mind to use it with a stencil and distress ink for a resist technique. While I was there, I got my other Distress Crayons out and had a play too.

I started with the background pieces first. For the first one, I took a panel of watercolour cardstock and cut it using a SSS Stitched Rectangle die. I added the SSS Irregular Dots Stencil over the top and applied Picket Fence Distress Crayon with an ink blending tool. This was set aside for a few minutes while I worked on the other card. I then applied Wilted Violet Distress Ink on the panel. This created a slight resist effect, with the dots being a lighter colour. The panel was then spritzed with Sparkle Shimmer Spritz.

For my second card, I took Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry Distress Crayons and applied them to a panel of regular white cardstock. I used the same Irregular Dots stencil but this time I wanted the colour just on the dots. The crayons go on with a creamy consistency and blend well, like distress inks. They have a bit more of a soft tone than the inks, though.
To finished off the card, I took the SSS Painted Thanks die and cut this three times (for each card) from black cardstock. These were then layered up. The panels were added to a black A2 card bases with foam tape. I die cut a SSS Stitched Circle die from vellum and added this, along with the sentiment on to the panels. To finish off, I added some Doodlebug Sprinkles.

Here is a look at how I made the cards and some more thoughts on the crayons and how I used them:

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I don't think these backgrounds are too bad for my first attempt at using the crayons, but I am looking forward to trying some other techniques with them. Have you tried them? Do you like them? I would love to hear your thoughts on them. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!


  1. Both cards look fab Michelle. x

  2. Great cards Michelle, love the design and the colours you have chosen...so effective. Love that you have matted onto black with the black sentiment die :)
    Hugs, Kaz x

  3. Absolutely fabulous. Love both cards x

  4. great cards Michelle, enjoyed your tutorial :) ♥


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