Hi friends! Today we are going to take a look at new Distress crayons and see how they compare to other watercolor crayons so you can see how they work and compare the products you might already have.
Watch the video to see how!
Here is a list of products we looked at:
TH Distress Crayons ($13 for 6)
Faber Castell Gelatos/Gel Sticks (Gelatos 4/$10, Gel sticks 12/$10)
Target Watercolor Gel Crayons ($3.49 for 8)
Michaels Recollections Color Splash watercolor crayons ($24 for 12)
Sparkle gel crayons (kids section of art store or book store $10 for 12)
Portfolio Watersoluble oil pastels ($10 for 24)
Prima watersoluble oil pastels ($20 for 24)
Lyra Watercolor crayons ($19 for 12)
Caran D’ache Watercolor Crayons ($2.25 each)
Honestly, I did not think the Tim Holtz Distress crayons would be ay different that Gelatos. Granted you can do many of the same effects with all of the media here. The Distress crayons were the least watersoluble of the bunch which would be cool for resist techniques. I am glad they are different because I don’t like buying the same thing in a different package and I think it will compliment what I have.
But if you are looking for a watercolor crayon I’d give these a pass because they are not going to release the pigment like other brands will at a lower price.
If you want to purchase any of the products I mentioned here are some great shops! (Affiliate links) have a look around as every shop carries many of the crayons I mentioned above.
Hallmark Scrapbook (great prices but they sell out quick!)
Simon Says Stamp (Their selection can’t be beat)
Blitsy (it is hit or miss but you can find a steal)
I hope you found this helpful and it inspired to use the things you have and be informed when making new purchases. Thank for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!