Seasonal Distress® Crayons Card by Cheiron Brandon
Seasonal Distress® Crayons Card by Cheiron Brandon

Seasonal Distress® Crayons Card by Cheiron Brandon

By: Ranger |

Cards | Mixed Media | Tim Holtz Distress®

Cheiron Brandon shows you how to use Seasonal Distress Crayons with Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder on this card resulting in a whimsical dreamy effect.

Instructions

 

Hi there, crafty friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon here and today I am thrilled to be sharing a project using the new Seasonal Distress Crayons. I have been lucky enough to play around with these crayons for the past few weeks and they have been an absolute joy to create with.  

For my project today, I created a card using a piece of ephemera from the Tim Holtz Halloween Idea-ology Layers and combined it with Frosted Crystal to get a soft, beautiful effect that makes this card anything but Halloween. One of my favorite techniques for using Distress Crayons is coloring over Frosted Crystal. Let me show you how easy (and fun) it is to create!  

 

Seasonal Distress Crayons Card Step 1

Step 1: Gather your supplies. I used a piece of the Tim Holtz Halloween Idea-ology Layers, the new Distress Pearlescent Crayons, Distress Frosted Crystal and a Detailer Tip Waterbrush.  

 

 

Seasonal Distress Crayons Card Step 2

Step 2: Color over the image with your Distress Embossing Pen and emboss using Frosted Crystal. Heat it just until you see the image clearly. You can see the bumpy texture of the Frosted Crystal over the image. I left the border of the image untouched.  

 

 

Seasonal Distress Crayons Card Step 3

Step 3:  Scribble your Pearlescent Distress Crayons onto the glass mat.  

 

 

Seasonal Distress Crayons Card Step 4

Step 4: Add some water to the crayon on your mat. I add just enough to make it a creamy consistency. 

 

 

Seasonal Distress Crayons Card Step 5

Step 5: Color in the image. I did one color at a time before moving onto the next.  

 

 

Seasonal Distress Crayons Card Step 6

Step 6: Add a second layer of color doing some shading and adding additional color (you can see that I added a bit of Flickering Candle and Hocus Pocus to my clouds and tiny dots of Flickering Candle to my stars). The addition of color really makes the image come alive.  

 

 

Seasonal Distress Crayons Card Step 7

Step 7: Ink the Clippings sticker with Black Soot Distress Ink and add to the ephemera layer using Distress Collage Medium.  

 

 

Seasonal Distress Crayons Card Step 8

Step 8: Add layer to a cardstock panel cut to 4 1/8 x 6 1/8 using mini fasteners. (You can also add adhesive to the back if you like).  

 

 

Seasonal Distress Crayons Card Step 9 

Step 9: Add the layer you created to a card base measuring 4 ¼ x 6 ½ using foam tape.  

Thanks for following along with my tutorial today. I hope you will try out this fun technique for yourself!  

 


  • CHEIRON BRANDON on

    Hi Julianna! I used the pen bc I did not want to go out of the lines :) I am sure you could use an embossing ink pad too with a super steady hand or mask off the border first.

  • CHEIRON BRANDON on

    Thank you so much Cecelia!

  • Julianna on

    Did you use the embossing pen, rather than an embossing ink pad, because it gave you more control?

  • cecelia cole on

    This card is GREAT. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  • cheiron on

    Hi Dr. C! I covered EVERYTHING but the outside rectangular border. If you zoom in on the image in Step 2, you may be able to see the raised rectangle of Frosted Crystal in the photo :) Hope that is helpful!



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