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Mixed Media Scrapbook Page Using Distress Crayons

Hi everyone!

I can’t believe it has been so long since the last post here – sometimes life just gets in the way.

One of my favourite new products from 2016 was the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. Last week I used the crayons to create a background for a scrapbook page and I thought I would share a quick step by step with you on how I did it.

First use a plastic knife with a serrated edge to drag some texture paste across your cardstock to form a cross, allow it to dry and then draw over the texture paste with two different coloured distress crayons. Rub the crayon as you go to blend and spread it. You can see in the image below how the crayon picks up the texture of the texture paste.

Next use a wet paint brush to blend the crayon some more.

When your page is dry then choose a template and place it over the crayon. Remove some of the crayon by gently rubbing a baby wipe over the template using a circular motion. This will leave pale spots where you remove the crayon while creating shadowy spots on the white part of your cardstock.

When your page is dry you are ready to add your photo and embellishments as desired.

I used the same process but with different colours for this page.


If you give this technique a go please share your creation with us by either posting in the gallery, sharing on Facebook or Instagram.

Thanks for dropping by!


1 comment

    • Kathy on January 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I loved the look of these when I saw them. I don’t have the crayons, but may be able to improvise.

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