Happy Monday, friends! I have two treats for you – long-awaited ones…..check out
both all THREE videos!
Magical Monday: Water Lilies
Quite a long while ago I created a card inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night….and I asked way back then what artist to tackle next. And I am finally getting around to Monet!The piece isn’t a replica of one of his paintings, but I did create an impressionist scene inspired by his style and a photo of the Claude Monet Foundation lily pond. It was way harder than I expected! I did like it enough to make it available as a print in my Society6 store HERE.
As soon as I saw Tim demoing the Distress Crayons at CHA, I knew I was going to try this with the medium- and I want to say a huge thanks to Tim for sending the crayons along to me! Watch the video below or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.
I’ve received so many questions on these crayons – how to they compare to the Prima Oil Pastels, and to Gelatos. I had to go buy a couple Gelatos just to run the test…you’re welcome! 🙂 I don’t have a definitive opinion about which I prefer….for different uses, each one has its place. Hopefully seeing a few of the properties of these will help you decide which is right for your project! Watch the video below or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.
Below are the charts seen in the video…pin to your heart’s content. 🙂
A little news…
My friend May is excited about her new button line (which I featured in THIS video) – and I wanted to let you know her products are now available at Ellen Hutson. And only there so far…if you’ve been waiting to support May, now’s your chance! I’m so proud of her!
By popular demand, all over the place, a card background with Distress Crayons. This is on my 2nd channel, by the way – I share some kind of random stuff there. 🙂
Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the listed items to go directly to it. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, Set 1, Set 2, Set 3
- Yupo, 9×12 pad, White or Tim Holtz Yupo, White (same paper, small Tim-sized packs)
- Prima Oil Pastel Crayons 24 pk
- Gelatos Double Scoop, Lemon, Blueberry, Bubble Gum
- Watercolor Paper Pads 9×12: Canson XL for the charts, and Arches Rough Paper
- Black Velvet Watercolor Brush, Short Round 6
- Hero Arts , Absolutely Awesome —-
- Hero Arts Embossing Powder, White —-
- VersaMark Ink Pad —-
- Hero Arts Embossing Gun (do NOT heat set Yupo. The distress crayons will dry on their own.)