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Playing With Distress Crayons

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

Hi Everyone!

Sorry this post is so late – we were having technical difficulties today and lots of them.

This is Susan and I thought I would play with Distress Crayons today. I have a lot of them but I’ve barely used them so I thought I’d pull them out and bring you along to see how I did. I did make a video but it was so long I really had to edit it. If you have any questions about what I’m doing in the video please ask me, I’ll gladly explain more if needed. Also I sped up through a lot of parts so we could get through it all and I apologize as I forgot to add music to the quiet parts.

Here’s a pic of the 4 cards I made.

(The technical difficulties continue – I will add in the pics as soon as I can)

 

I’m going to let the video do the talking for me today so let’s dive in. Click youtube to watch.

Here’s a close up of each of the cards.

 

 

 

 

 

There are a LOT of Distress Crayons available – you can buy them individually or in bundles which saves you a bit of money. I’ve linked below to the 3 bundles that I used but after playing today I think I may have to invest in some more colors because I had a blast playing with them and I think there’s so much more that I can learn to do with them.

Please, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask and if you have a go with them please share your projects on the Scrap’n Stamp Facebook page with #distresscrayon – I’d love to see them. But most of all just play and have fun.

 

Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan
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Tuesday with Tara {take 247} Grungy Butterflies

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m sharing a throwback post that features some fun, grungy butterflies that fit our Day 12 theme for our Random Acts of Cardness: Flutterby.  I hope you’ll play along and show us cards with flying things!

Here’s my throwback card from 2016…

Today’s card is inspired by Tim Holtz again, this time a more recent project, the 12 tags of 2016 – March.  I changed things up a little bit as I’d already played around with a background and decided it would look good behind a grungy butterfly frame 🙂

grungy butterfly (2)My background was actually done when I was making this tag with Distress Crayons, and is a similar technique, but I took a tag with gesso and dry embossed it before adding color.  I like the texture you get with the color pooling in the debossed parts of the image.  I used mini butterfly dies (movers & shapers) which shows off more of my grungy cardboard frame, that had multiple inks splattered and rubbed on it.

grungy butterfly (1)

My card background started as an oops… I was using black gesso and dribbled some on the kraft 5×7.  I then decided to just dry brush (aka clean off my brush!) on the card and it turned into a fun looking background perfect for this image!

Have a creative week!

Inky hugs,

Tara

MFT Floral Blooms

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Hello Crafty friends, Nancy F here today to share on the Scrap’n Stamp blog. I decided to do something a little different, yet still playing along with the monthly challenge. I am doing an all mixed media style card, from used books pages to gel pressing. So grab your favorite beverage and sit back and enjoy it.

mixed media pages, stamped the floral  blooms on to pages of an old book and heat set it with some embossing powder. I then added gesso around the flowers

I started by stamping out these beautiful Flowers in bloom set from My Favorite things on to the pages of the book using my stamping tool and Versa Clair nocturn ink .  Then I heat set with clear embossing powder to help the image stand out from the writing, then repeated this process four times. 

I also had too many ideas flowing through my head by this point, from art journaling layouts to more cards. So stay tuned for more projects.

adding colour to the flowers with distress crayons and Dina Wakley paints


Now that all the stamping and embossing was completed it was time for the fun messy part, getting in with the paints and gesso. This is always my favorite part. 

To bring the focus more to the flowers I decided to add Dina Wakley media white gesso to the book pages, carefully going around the flowers. This really helped to mute the print down some and allow the flowers to pop. I decided to actually add some gel medium to the petals of the flowers, I felt this would seal the paper and allow me to wipe any mistakes away easily.

finishing off the edges of the book page with some ground espresso, and black soot

 I created three styles of cards with three versions of the painting. 

For the above, I would add my paint in and then wipe it away allowing it to stain the paper and give it a night tinted look. Once I was happy with how it looked I decided to distress the edges of the paper, using distress oxides and regular inks.

adding the flowers too some previously created gel pressed backgrounds

The cards themselves were larger than normal, cards measured 5 ½ X 7 ¾. I used some of my previously created gel backgrounds and really did not want to trim much off of them, thus keeping as much of the detail as possible. I chose the background to match or enhance the flowers.

A close up of one of the finished cards,

  Each gel pressed backgrounds were added to the card flat using a liquid adhesive. For a little dimension popped up the painted flowers using some foam tape. To complete the card I used a simple hello die and layered a few of them together to create dimension also adding a mirror layer to the mix.

I hope you were able to get some inspiration from the above and welcome your comments. Please also make sure to use the links below for your crafting needs. 

Have a Great Week!