I’ve watched many clips in YouTube about the differences between the distress crayons and my other love, the gelato. I guess I couldn’t appreciate these lovely, smooth crayons until I held them in my hand…and I must say I was impressed.
I completed three decorative tags using different techniques with the distress crayons for you to see and try out yourself. I did apply a coat of clear gesso to each of the tags first.
The first one was applying the distress crayon over an embossed surface.
I embossed the raw tag using black embossing powder and then applied the distress crayon over the top. I then smudged the crayon using a baby wipe to slightly blend them together. The colours I used are Rusty Hinge and Festive Berries. Here’s a close up of the gorgeous colour
Here’s another close up
The third tag was using the distress crayons to give a water colour effect. I simply scribbled some crayon onto my craft mat and spritzed it with some water. I dragged the tag through the colour, drying it each time before going back and wiping up some more colour.
This is a fun approach and lovely to see how the colours mix and change with each layer applied. Here’s a close up pic
Overall I really loved the distress crayons. They feel lovely and comfortable in the hand, so smooth and easy to apply and manipulate with various mediums. I love the colour range too…can’t wait to get my hands on that range! I hope you enjoyed this post and will give some of these techniques using the distress crayons a go! Pop on over to shopandcrop.com.au to take advantage of the extra crayon with your purchase this weekend!