Using the Life Changing Blender Brushes with Art Crayons

Using the Life Changing Blender Brushes with Art Crayons

Susan here on the blog today! I have 3 fun and easy to make cards for you and today is all about our Life Changing Blender Brushes and stencils. I have been really enjoying using our Life Changing Blender Brushes with various media but particularly the Vicki Boutin Art Crayons. I used several of our stencils. I have a video for you as well. See the link above.

For the first card, I used our Ocean of Fish stencil with the blues and greens of the Art Crayon Set 1 and applied them with the blender brush onto Distress Watercolor paper. I did apply a bit of water to each color. Each color wiped off the brush easily. After the stenciling was dry, I added Hero Arts Tide Pool and Pool inks using the Life Changing Blender Brushes. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

For the second card, I used the Peacock Tail stencil and added some blue and greens and purple in subsequent layers to the stencil. Once that was dry, I added Nuvo Moonstone glimmer paste using the Random Dots stencil – I love the versatility of this stencil. I let that all dry and then added a white heat embossed sentiment.

For the last card I used the Fish Scales stencil and first added Vicki Boutin Glitter paste. After that was dry, I added Distress Oxide Victorian Velvet Ink with one of my Life Changing Blender Brushes. The paste acted as a resist. After the blending was completed I wiped off the stenciled areas with a baby wipe to remove any excess ink. I added a sentiment stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Thank you for being here today. I have linked to the products used below and don’t forget to watch the video!

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links which means I receive a small commission on each sale at no further cost to you.

2019-05-09T20:30:04-05:00May 10th, 2019|6 Comments


  1. Andre M. May 10, 2019 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Lovely cards with this technique, the peacock tail makes such a statement on that card.

  2. Mary Holshouser May 10, 2019 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    The peacock is gorgeous.
    I have the brushes but haven’t done a lot
    with them yet. Looking forward to spending
    time with them. thanks for sharing

  3. Lisa Norstrom May 10, 2019 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Beautiful cards – the blending brushes keep calling to me!!!

  4. hobe2 May 11, 2019 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Love these awesome card & you have really motivated me to try some new techniques! I have some old watercolor crayons to try before ordering the Vicki Boutin colors. Never thought of using crayons before! I just got my blending brushes plus the fishes stencil last week so am ready to play!!

  5. Vicki Kroll May 11, 2019 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Cute cards and enjoyed watching the technique with the blending brushes. Seems a must-have.

  6. Rose Mary Smalley May 17, 2019 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Your cards are great…..I do not own these brushes yet….but they are at the top of my wish list. Loving the new release from Picket Fence Studios….
    So glad to have been able to enjoy seeing your work….thank you so much for sharing.

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