Crazy Cat Belated Birthday Card

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Woo Woo! Two posts in two days! And guess what? I’ve got another card ready to photograph and post tomorrow as well! I have been working like crazy in Tim Holtz’ Creative Chemistry 103, and that’s why I have so much to share right now.

This card is another example from day four: Working with distress crayons. I began by spreading opaque matte texture paste through the Bricked Stamper’s Anonymous stencil, and set it aside to dry. Next I painted a thin coat of distress collage medium over the entire panel, and waited a few minutes for this to dry. Then I worked in small areas and spread the soft distress crayons with my finger. I combined hickory smoke, antique linen, black soot, vintage photo, and chipped sapphire to create the brick wall colors.

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Distress crayons allow you to use as much color as you want. If you add too much, just use a slightly damp paper towel to wipe the excess away. By using collage medium first, the colors easily blend along the left side for a soft, blended border.
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I used a Distress Splatter Brush with Black Soot Distress Paint over the colored panel for the final distressing step.

I stamped one of Tim’s Crazy Cats and flowers from Crazy Things on watercolor distress cardstock with Archival Ink. Next I colored crayon onto the stamped images and blended with water and a paintbrush. I adore the way the crayons color so smoothly onto the paper, and then maintain a darker pigment when blended with water. They don’t wash out unless you use too much water. I know I said it yesterday, but I am really loving these crayons! I have no idea why I struggled so much with them before, but now they make so much sense!

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Can you see the black soot shadow behind the cat? How do I love these crayons? Let me count the ways! (BTW – I added the googly eyes for a true crazy cat look.)
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The sentiment is stamped on lightly sanded TH Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection cardstock and layered on black Simon Says Stamp cardstock. The sentiments are Tim’s Crazy Talk from Stamper’s Anonymous.

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So what do you think? Have I convinced you yet to try out distress crayons? They are creamy, dreamy little pigment sticks! Thanks for stopping by again today. Love and artsy hugs.

Erin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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