Happy 4th of July!!! It's Meridy here, and this week the design team is sharing their layouts using the Distress Crayons from the "Summer Lovin'" Classic Kit. I was super excited to get the 2 Distress Crayons in this month's kit because I have never used any sort of mixed media on any of my layouts. Right away I started researching Distress Crayon techniques on Pinterest. I found this video very helpful.
Here is the layout that I created, I am just getting my feet wet with the mixed media, it was a little harder than I thought!!! So I practiced a little on some scrap paper first.
Before using the Distress Crayons, I loosely laid out my photos and paper layers. Once I decided where I wanted the water color look to go, I colored a bit with the pink crayon and wet it with a water brush, moving the color around on the white background paper.
You can see the light pink on both sides of the layout, then I decided I also wanted a little yellow crayon on the journaling tag. Once it was dry I was able to journal right over it with a black Precision Pen.
Next I added chipboard embellishments, brads, and some sequins on both sides of the layout. I thought the layout looked like it was still missing a little something, so I used some Mr. Huey mist and spattered some yellow mist across the layout.
I am looking forward to using some more of the Distress Crayons on future layouts. It was so fun stepping out of my comfort zone and giving a little mixed media a try. I would love to see how you are using your Distressed Crayons too!!! You can share your NM Kit layouts on our Member Facebook Page.