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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.


  1. well sarah youve done a fabby job on colouring ..i pondered about them but gonna stick to my ink pads..reckon i got enough assorted pens to fill a small shop lol!!!! lovin that tilda too hugs sassyxx

  2. Hi Sarah,
    Fab colouring,i've had my eye on these but have invested so much money on promarkers i think i'll stick with them for th time being,love your new ikea storage below too :) x

  3. Hi Sarah, I was thinking about getting new pens, but like Amanda I too have spent a wee fortune on promarkers....but your colouring is fantastic ..thanks for showing us...Lorsxx


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