Our Daily Bread – Good Day and Medallion with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
I've had the second pack of Tim Holtz Distress crayons for a while but hadn't really had time to play with them. They are interesting, not at all like other watercolor crayons I've tried. They are very soft and creamy, and they are easy to blend with just your finger. After they have set, they harden up somewhat. So I had this marvelous idea to use them with an embossed background, and since I was looking for a good technique with the new Medallion background from Our Daily Bread, I sat down to play. The results were just what I was hoping for. Lookie:
GOJUS! (YILM!) I embossed the background on off-white/cream card stock with a vanilla embossing powder.
I then colored with each crayon over the background until I built up nice color, using my finger to blend the colors together where they overlapped. This got harder to do the longer it sat so I wet my finger lightly and used that to help blend the colors. Then I took a paper towel and buffed the color off the embossing, leaving the color behind on the paper beneath for a very cool vintage background. I matted it up using some brushed gold card stock on top of more heavy-weight cream card stock.
I used a greeting from Good Day and stamped it on this pretty rectangle cut with the Lavish Layers dies. This is actually Kiwi Kiss card stock, which is no longer available, but Old Olive is probably the next best choice.
I have these tiny Prima flowers and paired it up with this laser-cut wood heart from Kaiser Crafts. The lace is from Stampin' Up! too, from the Artisan Elements kit from last year's Occasions catalog.
This photo shows even more how GOJUS it is!
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