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Card rainbow background with Distress crayons and ink pads

To cut a long story short, I recently bought 2 sets of Distress Crayons from Tim Holtz (set #1 and set #3) but I haven't managed to make them work properly so far!
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Set #1
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Set #3
Apparently these water-reactive pigment-based crayons really work well in other people's hand (even though I found many crafters complaining).

I tried papers with different thickness...unfortunately, the only result I obtained every time I tried to move the colours around with water was to damage the paper...

I might be short in patience but after 5 or 6 times I gave up and decided to use the crayons without water...
I've first coloured two white Bristol card stock sheets (one horizontally and one transversely) like this

I didn't like the childish look of the cards and decided to go for something more complex...

For the card with the transverse pattern I put, at regular distance one from the other, stripes of washi tape. I've then dabbed in between the first two stripes an ink of similar colour as the Distress crayon underneath and so on for all the stripes

I then removed the tape, sprinkled the card with holographic embossing powder and embossed it with the heat gun...
 While removing the washi tape, despite all the care, I pulled away few bits of paper... I therefore re-sized the card and voil├á!
For the card with the horizontal pattern I created (actually was a left over from the last explosion box project) a stencil-like butterfly mask. I've then proceeded as for the other card: masking, ink dabbing, embossing!

This is how I've used these two backgrounds :-)

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