Trying out Distress Crayons

I purchased a pack of Distress Crayons last month at the Scrapbook Expo and just hadn’t had a ton of time to play with them.  Recently Tim Holtz (who made these crayons) did a blog post showcasing them.  Typically I don’t care for his style, but I do love his techniques so I thought I’d try this.  Especially since I know I have a tag/card swap coming up in May.

Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop

I found that I had all the supplies to try this in my Mixed Media journal (just an old Smash Book) and with some open time on a Friday afternoon, I decided to create.



I’m pleased with my results and found the crayons really easy and fun to use!  I’ve watched several artists work with them and the best thing about them is the way that they are packaged.  I’m not one for getting terribly messy so these feel good to me.

Now I’m excited to make some tags and cards using these techniques.  What new tool or technique are you excited to play with?


In case you’re interested in the supplies I used here are links to find them on Amazon.

Smash Books

Distress Crayons

Matte Medium

Fiber Paste

[These are affiliate links.  The price is the same to you however it helps me keep running this website.]



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