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Hi friends, Carrie here.  Today I am going to share with you my comparison of Distress Crayons vs. Faber-Castell Gelatos

 First off I paired them side by side by colors that I had of each.  The colors are pretty close.


I applied the colors side by side by rubbing them onto a pallet sheet.

The left side is the Distress crayons, the right side is the Gelatos.

The Distress crayons are a bit more thick and creamy.  I feel like the intensity of color is just a bit more vibrant with the Distress crayons in the colors that I worked with.

Next I stamped the exact same image using the HoneyBeeStamps “Not too Shabby” stamp set

I applied the color using a watercolor technique.  Simply dipping my brush into water and picking up the color from my pallet sheet.  More water, darker color, less water lighter color.  Again the Left is the Distress crayons, the right is the Gelatos.

So in a side by side comparison. Can you tell the difference?

I feel they are pretty similar in color and application.  I like the smaller tip and pen like size of the Distress crayons for direct coloring of an image, I like the variety of color choice found in the Gelatos.  I think both are a fun medium for coloring images.

Tell me which you prefer and Why?

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy Scrappin’

HB Carrie :bee

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3 responses to “Distress crayons vs. Faber-Castell Gelatos”

  1. Maureen says:

    Thank you SO much for doing this comparison! I have been wondering about this since seeing these crayons at CHA, and thinking they were probably the same as Gelatos, and for me, your comparison proved my theory. I love Gelatos and have had and used them for years. I see no need to buy another product that is so similar just because it has Tim Holtz’s name on it. I am sure Distrss Crayons are a fine products, but since Gelatos are fantastic as well, and I already own them, I won’t be investing in these. Thanks for saving me the money!


  2. Tami says:

    I so appreciate this comparison, thank you so much!! This helps so much, especially with so many new crafty products introduced every year. Again, really appreciate the comparison 🙂

  3. Roselyn says:

    The distress crayons side appeared to have more depth and shading. The look is a bit more refined to me.