I have always loved to try new ideas and ways of using my new and old supplies.
Today's post is about using Distress Crayons for coloring!
See this stamp "Poppy Gems" from Penny Black?
It BEGS to be colored, right?
I love Distress Crayons' creamy textures and vibrancy. The only "problem" is that the Crayons are rather large and really can't be used for detailed coloring.
While coloring, I stumbled upon a new way of using Distress Crayons!
I realized that in order to "move/facilitate" the colors, I need a smaller pen!
Ding! I took out my Crafter's Companion Paper Stumps and Gamsol.
Or you can use a kit like this.
I simply colored the image like how I would with regular color pencils. The colors blend rather well with the Gamsol and Distress Crayons.
In my project, I used Simon Says Stamp Card Stock. I think it will work with most card stock, but the crucial part is that the card stock is preferably smooth and thick. This way of coloring was purely from my own experiment. As you can see, the blending is not perfectly even. However, it does make the poppies look very artsy!
Hope that you are inspired to try Distress Crayons if they are on your wish list (or perhaps you've got some?). The stamp Poppy Gems is truly a gem. I am sure I will make more cards with it.
Thanks for stopping by!
PS: I did not try this with Gelatos....I "imagine" it would work also.
Also, For the larger area (such as petals), I colored them directly with crayons... For the stems and leaves, I inked up the paper stumps first and then color.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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