How To Make A Tim Holtz Distress Crayon Art Journal Page

Posted by Kim Dellow

There is so much you can do with Tim Holtz! Distress Crayons! Learn techniques to use them in this art journal page tutorial.

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Hi, it is Kim Dellow here with an art journal page walkthrough. I am going to be creating lots of colors using Distress Crayons and showing how you can use them in different ways. I'm creating a resist and then using the crayons both directly on the page and as a watercolor wash to build up color. Then I'm adding some texture using the baby wipe technique to remove the color.

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Here Is What You Will Need:

  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Set #1
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Set #2
  • Lettering Guides
  • The Crafter's Workshop Template 6" x 6" - Chevron
  • The Crafter's Workshop Template 6" x 6" - Numbers Collage
  • Strathmore Mixed-Media Visual Journals - 5.5" x 8"
  • Sharpie Water-Based Extra-Fine Paint Marker - Black
  • Baby wipes
  • Golden Regular Gel - Gloss
  • Paint spreader

How To Make:

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Add some gel medium through the chevron template onto a journal page using a paint spreader or palette knife.

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Once the gel medium is completely dry, scribble the Distress Crayons thickly at the top of the texture. Then add water and hold up the page to let the color drip down the page.

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Keep adding crayon and water to cover the area. Turn the page upside down and add more color on the other side of the texture.

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Add a new layer of crayon around the edges and this time move it around with a little less water.

Wipe off the crayon from the gel area and add more to the edges until you are happy with the effect.

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Place the Number Collage template over the top left-hand corner of the page and use a baby wipe to lift off some of the color through the template. Repeat for the bottom right-hand corner.

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Add some number details with a Sharpie pen and the lettering guide, and lift off some of the pen with the baby wipe.

Add more pen details around the numbers and on the page until you are happy with the look.

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I do love the way the Distress Crayons lift with a baby wipe, it is such a great effect. Hope you enjoyed this journal page!

Kim Dellow