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.

Product Comparison

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. 🙂

Sandy Allnock - Distress Crayons chart Sandy Allnock - Prima Oil Pastels chart Sandy Allnock - Distress Crayon Comparison chart

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. 🙂


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