Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons

Hi folks, how are you?  It's a bit chilly here in Peterborough.....still waiting to see some snow though. I feel we've missed out this year.

I've been busy prepping my Let Leonie Loose show for today, and have got a great selection of Tim Holtz goodies.  I wanted to demo with a mix of products, just to see the difference between the products, and how they work alongside each other.  Needless to say, I've run out of time before idea's...maybe I have spent to long just watching ink dry! The battle is real, crafters will relate to this.

I also picked some more wonderful stamps from Carabelle.  I know I've showcased their products quite a few times now, but they are all different - and stunning.  These are just as special.

I wanted to share a couple of projects with you.  First I used a set of the Wax Crayons from Tim Holtz, and literally just scribbled my colour to cover a sheet of A4 cardstock:

I love it!  It looks a total mess doesn't it.  The thicker you lay down the crayon, the easier it will be to blend.  You will be able to keep adding colour and layers to build up the density of colour.

I have blended the colours with water, and where needed I have added more colour to help the blend.  I didn't aim to get it completely smooth though, as I rather like the texture of the distress crayons.

Next I used this stunning stamp.  It's massive!!  

I added a little of the distress dabbers, which are an acrylic paint.  This means I can easily sweep the paint over which will add texture as well as colour

I then stamped my wolf stamp onto Paperartsy wax paper.  

I added white gesso onto the back of the image to make it pop 

I stamped the image again, and cut out the wolf head, which I coloured with the crayons

The wax paper scrunches up wonderfully, but the ace thing is how it reacts when heated.  I glued it down with wet, clear drying glue, and then blasted it with my heat gun.  The wax melts, and the paper merges into the background.  It's really cool.  I then glued my wolf head in place.

Take the stunning border, and stamp at the top and bottom

And then use the mandala stamp.  I used white gesso to stamp randomly over my piece.  Making sure I was stamping off the page.

To finish, I stamped my sentiment and embossing with black embossing powder, which really makes it stand out.


hollyberry said...

Love this piece Leonie. Looking forward to the show this afternoon.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Leonie, Wow !! I didn't expect this beautiful creation when I first saw the crayon application, you certainly have 'foresight', this is fabulous. I don't have Tim's crayons - yet !! hahaha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Maria Cottingham said...
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Maria Cottingham said...

Wow, I love this!
Can't wait for the LLL shows today. So many lush Tim Holtz goodies too hehe xx

cc said...

How can water-soluble crayons be "wax"?

Elaine said...

Gorgeous ! X

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Alison Horne said...

Could spend a fortune on carabelle stamps. Love your sample. As an aside, someone just told me that gesso is made from rabbit skin. Yuck! The good news is that if you Google vegan gesso it's available.

Alison Horne said...

Makes you wonder what else they put in art supplies eh?

Toria said...

I loved the show! ... fantastic to see the process broken down into stages �� ��

Just to add there are animal products in everything ... TVs, mobile phones, computers.
So unless you get rid of everything in your life and start again without a lot of things that quite frankly keep me sane lol then there's always going to be something...
Just a thought ��

Tracy Welham said...

Wonderful demos on Wednesday. The Crayons and the wolf stamp are definitely on my wish list. Creative Blessings, Tracy x