Hello fellow crafter,
I am one of the admins for the Distress Ink Techniques Facebook group. Once a week we do a technique of the week, and this week was my turn, so below my tutorial for the distress crayon resist technique.
What you need is a distress crayon in a light colour, the best effect you get with picket fence, a stencil, a card stock surface and distress inks.
I taped my tag to my desk with a tiny but of glue from a tape runner. This way it won't slide over my craft mat. Then I taped the stencil over it so that is stuck too.
I scribble over the stencil with my crayon.
I smear the crayon over the stencil and work it into the cravices.
After I applied the crayon in various areas I take off thr stencil and let it airdry. Because the crayon is a bit thicker aling the edges of the stencil, it takes a bit longer to dry. You can't really dry it with a heat tool, as the crayon might melt.
I wanted tongo for a tweed look, so I am inking the tag in a soft grey brown, frayed burlap, and ink a bit of vintage photo and walnut stain to give it some depth.
This is what it looks like after I slightly wiped the ink off the crayon with a damp cloth. When I see tweed I immediately think of autumn, so I am going to make an autumn tag out of this.
To make my autumn leaves I used the wrinkle free distress technique, also called the smooshing technique. I cut a strip of card stock and pressed it in various distress inks that I put on my craft mat. I used peeled paint, wild honey, crushed olive, aged mahogany, burnt amber, brushed corduroy and walnut stain. Oh and fired brick. I also stained some crinkle ribbon in the same colours. I stamped over the leaves with some leave stamps to create a realistic look. I glued them to the tag and added some chit chat words by Tim Holtz.
And here the finished tag.
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