Tim Holtz Frosted Crystal and Distress Crayons

A couple of weeks ago, Tim Holtz shared an awesome Live demo featuring the new larger sized Frosted Crystal and the latest set of Distress Crayons (if you missed that demo, you can catch the replay on Tim’s blog or YouTube channel). After the Live, I shared a collage tag that I had made, and today I’m back with another project using the same products and techniques. This time, a fabric-based sewing-inspired ATC.

So this set of Distress Crayons features the three newest colors to join the Distress family, Salvaged Patina, Kitsch Flamingo, and Prize Ribbon. And what I didn’t realize at the time of their arrival is how wonderfully these three colors work together. I used all three in combination on this collage-style card, and I really love how it turned out.

One of the tricks that Tim shared on his Live demo was how to use the Frosted Crystal embossing powder to give “tooth” to paper surfaces for the Distress Crayons to stick to. So I used that technique to coat several Idea-ology die cut embellishments for this project, including simple black and white images like this dress form, as well as colored die cuts like the butterfly and floral sprays. Of course starting with a clean slate, I could completely color the dress form with the crayons, creating a color combo of my choosing. And for the accents that were already colored, I was able to add a bit of extra detail to the images with the crayons. If you look closely, you’ll see I added pink to the edges of the butterfly’s wings. And the flower branches got extra highlights of both pink and green.

The rest of the elements are just Idea-ology ephemera pieces, layered and stitched down onto bottom batting. I added an Idea-ology pin and stacked some of the images up on foam dots to add depth and dimension. I think it turned out so cute, and can’t wait to display this sew-sweet little card in my sewing room.

Have you tried out the new crayons and Frosted Crystal powder yet?

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:


Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack THRIFT SHOP TH93114 Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack FIELD NOTES th94051 Tim Holtz Idea-ology COLLECTOR Ephemera Layers TH93553 Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 12 Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Frosted Crystal Tim Holtz Idea-ology WIRE PINS TH93011 Tim Holtz DETAILER WATER BRUSH Ranger Watercoloring TIP33080 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421


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