There have been a lot of questions lately from the Tim Holtz Addicts Facebook group about using Distress Crayons with ephemera. To be honest, all one needs to do is Google Distress Crayons or search Pinterest to find the information but since you're here anyway....this simple Vignette Tray Project has step-outs using Distress Crayons over ephemera so it might be a good visual. Remember, as long as you start with a SLICK SURFACE it works perfectly every single time. If you don't have a slick surface...then just add a coat of Collage Medium to create one.
Line the tray with paper. I used paper from the Memoranda Paper Stash.
Once adhered, I sanded it lightly and inked the edge.
I wanted to create a collage background so I cut a piece of chipboard as a foundation. I also sanded a few pieces of Ephemera to use in the collage.
NOTE: Remember, that wet wipes come in a variety of "wetness" (is that a real word?). If you pull a wet wipe from the package and water drips off the edge...it's too darn wet. Of course wet wipes should be wet, but you shouldn't be able to ring water from them. Once a year I buy the giant box of individual packs from Costco (Kirkland brand). They are the perfect "wetness" (there's that word again) and I never run out. Just saying.
Adhere ephemera piece to a Vinette Panel for stability. Set aside.
The Masquerade mini masks fit all the sizes of Paper Dolls...even dogs!
To create the base, I used three 4" pieces of Etcetera Trim (pinked). I glued them together and painted them with Gesso.
Just like that it's in!
I had an old paintbrush I picked up at some flea market and decided to wrap heavy wire around the neck. I left the raw ends of the wire facing down so that when I placed the brush over the ephemera it would look like the wire went right through the surface.
I added Foam Squares to the back of the paint brush to secure to the ephemera and raise it up (the heavy wire made too much of a bump on the back to use Collage Medium as an adhesive).
You can also see where I added a very small amount of Collage Medium where the wire is stuck into the hole I made with the awl (it will dry clear).
You can see that the elbow of the boy sits up again the paintbrush to appear as if he is leaning on it.
I did add Foam Squares to the back of the boys so they are raised up off the surface.
And one last thing...a Clippings Sticker...probably my most used product of the entire line. Seems like these little word stickers fit with every project I make.
Well I hope you like some of the ideas in todays post from using Distress Crayons to color to Adhesive Sheets for small die cuts to creating illusions in art! All good things!
Now carry on,