Crazy Cat Belated Birthday Card


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.

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.
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!

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.)
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.


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.






































































































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