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Friday, September 9, 2016

Distress crayon resist tutorial

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.

Thank you for stepping by and please come again :-)

Take care,
Freddie
Xox

16 comments:

  1. Hi there Frederique, just stopped by to say, I love all your tags and this one is no exception lol! Fabulous colours, love the ribbons on the top of the tags too. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

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    1. Thank you so so much Jennifer for your kind words. It means a lot coming from a pro like yourself! Thank you for taking the time to step by. Have a wonderful weekend. Huggles Freddie xox

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  2. Love how you've done the leaves - fab tag

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    1. Thanks ever so much my lovely. I can't wait to see the result of your crafty time!! :-) :-)

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  3. I love the tutorial!! It's very inspiring

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    1. Thanl you so much for your kind words Christina. It means the world to me. Xox

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  4. Freddie, you and I have talked about how much I LOVE this project, so I decided to come look at your tutorial (I will SO be making one of my very own, when I get back to the States! ��). One quick question...did you use Tim's punches to cut the little leaves out? I don't have his, yet, but I have a few Martha Stewart punches that might be close enough to make me happy.

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    1. I can't wait to see your creations!!! I used the autumnal decorative strip by Tim. I don't have many punches. This strip cuts out twigs, wheat, acorns and leaves. I love it. Thank you so much for your encouraging and kind words. Love you my friend xox

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  5. Fabulous tag Frederique! Love all the texture you've added and those leaves are fantastic. Thanks for playing along on the Emerald Creek Dares Blog.
    -Katelyn DT member at Emerald Creek

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    1. Thank you so much Katelyn! I love Emerald Creek so had to participate again :-)

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    2. Thank you so much Katelyn! I love Emerald Creek so had to participate again :-)

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  6. Freddie, what an amazing fall tag you have prepared! I love the background and your crispy leaves look like they've just been raked from your lawn! Beautiful detail and a gorgeous design! Thank you for sharing it and this fabulous tutorial with us at Emerald Creek Dares! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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    1. Thank you so much Sara for your kind words! :-) Huggles from Holland, Freddie

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    2. Thank you so much Sara for your kind words! :-) Huggles from Holland, Freddie

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  7. Fabulous Autumn card full of beautiful colors and gorgeous leaves. Thanks for joining us on the Emerald Creek Dares Blog! Pam DT

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  8. Gorgeous tag Freddie! Thanks for joining in this month's Emerald Creek Dare.

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