Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Paper Crafter Crayons (that's a mouthful!)
Did you know that I'm obsessed with color? I've always been obsessed with colors, even from a very early age. I loved Lisa Frank products, I had to have the large sets of crayons and markers, and I loved rainbow stickers.
No wonder that I love collecting markers, crayons, gelatos in sets to get the full rainbow? Good thing this time they were on sale!
Why Paper Crafting crayons? Can't I just use regular crayons?
You could always use regular crayons, nothing stopping you from doing that. I have a set of Crayola twist crayons and they've always worked for me, but I wanted to see the difference myself. I wanted to know if it would work for going on the road and coloring stamped images.
I already had the Faber Castell gelatos and they are quite a good product for both cardmaking and art journaling. In art journaling especially I found them useful for adding spots of faded colour.
When I learned they had paper crafting crayons I was intrigued, as we all enjoyed crayons as a child but had no idea what a "paper crafter" would specifically need from a crayon. I wanted something easily ported and could be used for journaling on the go.
I found these at my local Warehouse Stationery at 20% off and picked up all 3 sets at once because of the sale.
For the price you get a lot of crayons in a pack. Being able to pick up all the colours in a single shop without breaking the bank was good.
Testing the crayons on the Dyan Reavely Dylusions Creative Journal, I found them to be highly pigmented and skipped less than traditional crayons. They're thickly, richly pigmented and colour smoothly when taking it slow - colours blended beautifully.
You get colours that are very similar so blending and transition colours are plentiful if you're going for a smooth look.
Should you buy?
I recommend picking up the neutrals pack for the white crayon as a blender, even though all the colours blend beautifully, you always need a white crayon to blend.
I created a Zen tangle page after seeing a Dyan Reavely tutorial for Ranger Industries on Youtube, and was blown away how smoothly and beautifully they performed.
Overall these crayons performed spectacularly, and if you're looking to do a wax resist or can't justify money on a Copic Marker collection (who can!?) I highly recommend the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Paper Crafter Crayons.
Anyone else obsessed with rainbows? Let me know!