Video: Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Versus Crayola Slick Stix

It’s a Face Off! Or in this case a Crayon Off! I’m comparing and contrasting the Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons with the Crayola Twistables Slick Stix in my latest video. So if you are at all curious about either, or both, of these products than stick around to see my results!

Video from Kim Dellow: Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Versus Crayola Slick Stix





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So for those of you that don’t know, or haven’t seen these two products yet they are both super soft, super creamy crayons that are highly pigmented and react to water. They both come in plastic tubes with lids with twist-able ends to move the product up the tube and are going to be great for all sorts of mixed media applications.

The Tim Holtz Distress crayons were launched this year at the CHA and I took the plunge and bought a set from Blitsy. Then Leandra Franich introduced me to the Crayola Slick Stix as she had them on the PaperArtsy stand, (thanks Leandra for the pack!). Anyway, long story cut not so short, I had to try them both out and share the results with you all didn’t I?!

Video:

In the video I walk you through both products then test both products in different techniques before giving you a closer look at the results and my personal conclusions about them both.

I tried both crayons on paper, gesso-treated paper and gel medium – treated paper. I used different methods to apply the crayons and then used different ways to manipulate them to see how they work and how they compare to each other.

You can see all the results from the compare and contrasts in the video but here they are again if you need a closer look:

Results of Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Versus Crayola Slick Stix on gesso; Video from Kim Dellow

Results of Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Versus Crayola Slick Stix; Video from Kim Dellow

Results of Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Versus Crayola Slick Stix on gel medium and paper; Video from Kim Dellow

Results of Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Versus Crayola Slick Stix mixed on paper; Video from Kim Dellow

Results of Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Versus Crayola Slick Stix removed through stencil; Video from Kim Dellow

Results of Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Versus Crayola Slick Stix stamped on; Video from Kim Dellow

By the way the hedgehogs are from my own PaperArtsy stamps, in case you were wondering!

Enjoy the video and let me know what you think about these two products. Have you tried either of them yet? If you haven’t which do you think you might like to try? Let me know and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

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6 Comments

  1. May 5, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Great review, haven't really used my slick stix yet so this is very useful

    • May 6, 2016 / 8:41 am

      Thanks for the feedback Helen, I am so looking forward to hearing how you get on with the Slick Stix so let me know when you have tried them 🙂 Kx

    • May 6, 2016 / 8:44 am

      Thanks Leandra, I'm glad you liked it and thanks again for giving me a go with the Slick Stix 🙂

  2. May 6, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    I have the Distress Crayons and although I've only used them to a limited extent, I have been very pleased with the colours and the techniques that they respond to. I wasn't aware of the Slick Stix so thank you for your comparisons. I had only compared them to Gellatos (I love my Gellatos but find the crayons more versatile).
    Toni xx

    • May 6, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Hey Toni, I do love playing with Gelatos too. I hadn't come across the Slick Stix either until Leandra passed them my way. It was interesting to see how similarly the two products work, I have seen folks on YouTube comparing the Distress Crayons to Gelatos and that looks cool too. We all just love colour don't we? LOL! Kx

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