Hello Everyone! I have been having a lot of fun lately with the new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons from Ranger. You might know that I’ve been slightly obsessed with watercolour and creating watercolour effects with different products. So I used the Distress Crayons to design this Mother’s Day card.
Here are the Tim Holtz (Ranger) supplies I started with to create the stamped flowers: Distress Watercolor Cardstock, Waterbrush, Collage Brush, Distress Collage Medium, the Distress Crayon (Seedless Preserves).
I brushed the Distress Collage Medium on the Distress Watercolor paper using the Collage Brush. Just remember to clean your brush well right after and don’t let the medium dry on it.
Let the medium on the paper dry completely and then scribble some distress crayon colour onto it. Why did I add the medium first? I find the Distress Crayons move better and dissolve into a watercolour more easily, but you can add them to the watercolour paper without the medium. Just do a test sample first.
Then use your waterbrush to transform the crayon scribbles into a lovely watercolour background. Keep in mind the more crayon scribbles you have, the darker the end result of the watercolour.
Let dry completely and then stamp the flowers with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. This Dylusions (Ranger) stamp set is called Branching Out and is designed by the fabulous Dyan Reaveley. I love it! Aren’t those roses cute? There are 2 sizes in this stamp set.
Then you can cut these out with your scissors … OR I used my Brother ScanNCut! The ScanNCut is wonderful for cutting out stamped images….so easy! What’s great is I was able to scan and cut these stamped images that are coloured! That is a the beauty of the scanner of the new ScanNCut 2.
For the leaves, I thought I would scan and cut the stamped images without colouring with the Distress Crayons first because the leaves are a more intricate stamped image and I wanted the scanner to recognize it easily with the white background.
After cutting, I coloured the leaves with the Twisted Citron Distress Crayon.
Then on another piece of Distress watercolor paper, I sketched a jar with a Tombow Mono Drawing pencil. LOVE these pencils! And the Tombow Mono eraser is awesome too (although we never make mistakes do we?) If you’re not confident about drawing a jar, google an image of a jar, print it out and trace it.
After I sketched it with the pencil, I traced over it with my black permanent marker the Tombow MonoTwin. The MonoTwin is fantastic because it has 2 tips, a different size on each end. I used the thicker nib.
Then I cut out the jar and added some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Crayon watercolour. You can also scribble the Distress Crayon onto a plastic palette or craft mat, adding water to create a wash, and picking up that paint with your waterbrush.
For the backdrop of the card, I lightly brushed Peacock Feathers Distress Crayon watercolour across a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain cardstock. Be careful about not adding too much water to this cardstock because it is not watercolour paper and could warp easily.
I let this dry and then adhered all the pieces with Tombow Adhesives: the jar, some leaves and then arranged the flowers one at a time, drawing the stems with the Tombow MonoTwin.
The finishing touch is a banner that I drew with the Tombow MonoTwin onto Distress Watercolor paper, wrote “For Mom” and then watercoloured with the yellow Mustard Seed Distress Crayon.
I found the leaves were a little too light in colour, so I added more Distress Crayon to brighten them up. Then I made a folded card base using Core’dinations cardstock….and my card was done!
I am really enjoying using all the new Tim Holtz Ranger products that were released recently.
Watch me create this card
So much FUN!
Wishing you a beautiful Mother’s Day!
To see more of Kelly’s projects and techniques, click HERE to visit her blog.
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