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You should have hopped over here from Pamela's Blog but if not be sure to stop by the CardMaker Blog for a complete list of everyone participating today. Ranger Ink generously provided all of us with a set of Tim Holtz's brand new Distress Crayons to use in our post today. I was SO excited to get this new product in my hands and can't wait to show you how I used them on my card today.
This first card I started with hot pressed watercolor paper, some stamping and a thin layer of heavy gesso. Once that was dry, I wet it with the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer and started adding color with the Distress Crayons. I blended with a water brush and dried it. Then I did some layer with Distress Inks through a stencil and removed some of the Distress Crayon pigment with a baby wipe through a stencil. I love the fun layering this gave my background!
With the background completed, I add some simple stamping and a sentiment. I love these mixed media cards. So fun and fast to put together.
For my second card, I started the same way as the first with some hot pressed watercolor, stamping and heavy gesso. I wet it and added the Distress Crayons blending with a water brush. I spritzed more water and let the colors move and blend even further. Once that was dry, I took a blending tool and added some Distress Ink over the Distress Crayons. Then, using one of my favorite techniques I sprinkled some water drops and lifted them with a paper towel. The coolest thing is that the Distress Crayons didn't lift as easily so that color reappeared! I'm so excited to use this medium in more mixed media and art journals.
I tried two different inks for my stamping (a pigment and a dye ink) but neither one seemed to want to dry. I'm not sure why, I'll have to do some more experimenting but for this card, to stop any unwanted smudges, I sprinkled my card with clear embossing powder and heat set so it was good to go. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the bold sentiment and outlined it with a white gel pen. I hope you enjoyed these two cards and the techniques I shared. I know so many of us have been intrigued by this new medium to the awesome Distress line of products and I encourage you to give them a try yourself. To see more on these techniques, I filmed this video for you.
Be sure to hop on over to Dawn's blog now for even more inspiration using this awesome new product!
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Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Set #2 (Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Chipped Sapphire, Broken China)
Distress Ink Blending Tool
Tim Hotlz Distress Sprayer
Ranger Ink Palette Knife Set
Hot Press Watercolor Paper
Dina Wakley Media Stamps - Positive Women
Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley Permanent Mixed Media Ink Palette
Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley Stencils - Letter Jumble
WPlus9 Stamps - That Is All
WPlus 9 Pure Color Ink - Black
JustRite Stamps - Script Background
Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink
My Favorite Things Die-namics (Wonky Stitched Recatangle STAX)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils (301 Collection)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Foam Tape
Clear Embossing Powder