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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Woo hoo - got them all but one!

I've finally got my hands on all the Distress Markers, apart from Picket Fence that is. I'm not too bothered about that one.

It's probably cost me over the odds buying them in three lots of separate colours rather than waiting for the full set but I'm so impatient and I recycled some craft stash to buy them so don't feel guilty about buying yet more pens.

I've not had chance to play with them all apart from scribbling on the colour chart, but I love them.

I did have a quick go at colouring directly onto a stamp using a Penny Black collage, here it is, just need to make it up into a card.

Hopefully going to have a play this afternoon.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Colouring with distress markers

I have been waiting for the full set but gave up and cancelled my order and ordered some loose ones instead.

I have had a couple of attempts at colouring with them (I am certainly no expert at water or distress colouring).

I used watercolour paper and wet the area first then applied pen to paper and tried to blend with brush, it was hard work, the pens didn't seem to like touching the wet paper (I suppose like when you take wet brush to ink pad - which you're not supposed to do).

They do however work well in the normal way by scribbling on acrylic block then applying with brush to wet image.

I wanted them for the fact they are a more portable option for craft club than all the inkpads, plus I will use them in the Tim Holtz way ie inking stamp with them.

The fine end is great for journalling and doodling and the fiddly bits (like the lines on the petticoat) that are too small to get to with a paintbrush.

With lots of practise, think I will like them.

I'll try and get these made up into cards later today, glad to see the sun is back.

Hope you all have a lovely day.

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