Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Distress Crayons Gesso Resist :D

A fun duo of cards I made for CraftStash using their amazing NEW Creative Stencils range!! I used the Flourish Stencil in this video, and I teamed them up with the Gesso and Distress Crayon technique!! :D You simply scrape some Gesso over your piece of card, then let it dry :D Then simply scribble different colours of Distress Crayon onto the surface, and blend out with your fingers (if they need a bit of extra help in moving, just dampen your finger on a baby wipe, then try again :D) Once you've covered your background in colour, place your stencil over the top, then take a clean baby wipe and wring out some of the moisture (you only need it to be damp for this technique) then wipe through the openings of the stencils to remove the Distress Crayon (this is the resist part of the technique, as if you hadn't added the Gesso, the crayon wouldn't lift up with moisture :D) Simply Finish your card with a few die-cuts and a sentiment :D Oh also, I love the way this technique looks a bit like the shaving foam technique, but without the mess lol :D

Main products used:
Creative Stencils - Flourish
Creative Stamps - Bold Sentiments
Distress Crayons - Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass and Picket Fence
Gesso and palette knife
Baby Wipe (for removing the crayon through the stencil openings)
Sue Wilson Hibiscus Flowers Dies
Spellbinders Cascading Stars Die
Spellbinders Cascading Circles Die
Distress Ink - Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers
Perfect Medium Ink Pad
Cosmic Shimmer Detail White Embossing Powder
Papermania Pink Heat Tool
White Card

To see the process behind this pair of cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

Lots more photos below :D