I’m a Fan of… Crayola Twistables Slick Stix!!

From time to time on this blog, I feature crafters, craft companies, and craft products that I am a fan of. Today, I am putting the spotlight on Crayola Twistables Slick Stix!

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I first discovered this particular product a year or two ago. Of course, I was familiar with the Crayola name since I’d had their crayons and other products as a child. However, I was very impressed that Crayola also makes products for adult art use that stands up to the competition, but for a fraction of the cost!

Crayola Twistables Slick Stix give off brilliant, pigmented color and are very creamy and gel-like. Oh… and they blend like a dream! You have a few minutes of “play time” to blend them before they set. They could be blended with a sponge, but I find that the heat of my finger blends them perfectly and gives me the best control. Plus, when you’re finished, the non-toxic formulation will wash off the skin with soap and water. I do not use them to color coloring pages; rather, I use them for other things such as shading, highlighting, and more! They are great to use for mixed media art journals, card-making, with stencils, or to color large surfaces. In fact, I used them to color the leaves on the project shown below, and they gave the leaves a very realistic, waxy look! ↓↓↓

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Crayola Twistables Slick Stix used to color leaves

I also used them to color plain white printer paper when I make my paper roses. If I don’t have a certain color of paper, no problem! I just reach for my Crayola Twistables Slick Stix and get the perfect finish. When they dry, they leave a slightly shiny, waxy finish (which can be seen in person) so they are perfect for making paper roses!!

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Crayola Twistables Slick Stix used to color paper rose

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Crayola Twistables Slick Stix used to color paper roses (glitter added to embellish)

In card-making, they are also great to use! Last Fall, I made a pumpkin-shaped card. Instead of having a flat, orange piece of paper – I wanted to add some dimension and contour to my pumpkin. The Crayola Twistables Slick Stix were the perfect solution!!

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Crayola Twistables Slick Stix used to shade/contour pumpkin-shaped card

Of course, these nifty crayons can be used for far more than I’ve mentioned – but I simply wanted to give an idea of their capabilities. They twist up so you never have to worry about sharpening them. You can get a set of 12 for less than $8.00USD in most stores which carry Crayola products. Give them a try and let me know what you think in the comments!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Remember, more fun projects can be seen on my Instagram or Facebook! I’d love to see you there also… Happy crafting!

How To Make Paper Roses

(Also see this project at FaveCrafts.com by clicking HERE.)

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How sweet it is to receive a bouquet of roses! The only drawback is that cut roses don’t last long. With this tutorial, I will show you how to make paper roses that look like the real deal! You can enjoy them for years and years!! This is a fairly standardized way to make paper roses, however, add your own creativity to make it unique!

                                                                  


Supplies Needed:

bouquetPaper (printing or resume paper works well – any color)

Small Kid’s Paintbrush (will use handle to curl petals)

Glue (may use school glue or hot glue)

Ruler (to measure paper)

Template (shown below)

Scissors

Pencil

All of the step-by-step instructions (with pictures) are shown in the video at the bottom of this page. Also, click on the free template below and press CTRL + P simultaneously on your keyboard to print. May need to scale to size. Or, you can simply make your own template that looks similar to a half-heart shape. If you have any questions or need help with a particular step, please leave me a comment below.

Also, it’s fun to embellish these roses with leaves, glitter, and stems. You can use any color or pattern of paper you choose. Maybe a polka dot or even a newspaper print pattern would suit you? Maybe a simple yet classic red rose? The choice is yours! You can also vary the size of the roses as long as they begin in a square with the same measurement all the way around. In the video tutorial, I used 5×5″ papers to make mine – but you can make them smaller or larger. Have fun!

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Click on template and press CTRL + P to print and scale to size

 

If you have trouble viewing the video, click the following link HERE.

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