The big news from Tim Holtz and Ranger that came out off this year’s CHA show in January was the debut of Distress Crayons. Like everything Distress, the Crayons are water reactive and you can manipulate them with water in to great effect. This first group of 3 sets encompass 18 colors in the Distress line; Set #1 is bright colors, Set #2 are earth-tone colors and Set #3 is neutrals plus black and white.
As you’ll see in the video, the Crayons are a unique product that can be used with stencils and produce beautiful images. Scribble a little color out on your Nonstick Craft Sheet or palette paper, pick it up with an Ink Blending Tool, and apply through the stencil openings. The Crayons make lovely, crisp images with stencils.
When used with a Water Brush (or a regular brush dipped in water), you can move the color to create gradations, allowing it to ease off to nothing as there is more water and less of the pigment from the Crayon.
They’re also perfect for use on Deli Paper. With them you can create bold and graphic images over what is already on the Deli Paper. Simple shapes or more complex, Distress Crayons are fabulous when paired with other media on Deli Paper.
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