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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Scrappy Angie's: Coloring with Distress Markers

Hi everybody :) I hope you've been enjoying the tips and techniques I've been sharing for the past two weeks. 

Today, I will be sharing with you the popular Tim Holtz Distress Markers. They are water-based inks for coloring, journaling and even stamping! But today, we will be focusing on coloring with these wonderful markers.


1. Get your favorite stamps out with images that you can color in. Here, I am using Tim Holtz's rubber stamps.

2. Pick your favorite Distress Markers and get ready to color in your image. Do remember to stamp your image with archival ink as you will be using water to blend. If it's not archival, your image may bleed.

3. Scribble some ink with your Distress Markers onto your craft sheet. Take a water brush and start with the lightest color. Here, I am using Tim Holtz's water brush without any water in it - instead, I am putting water on my craft sheet for better control. You can opt to use the water from the brush itself.

4. Color in by shading from light to dark. Tim Holtz stamps are easy to shade as it has already been pre-done for you. Just fill in those colors and don't be afraid to try!

5. Stamp more images and color them in.

6. Mat the images with some kraft paper and place them randomly onto a piece of patterned paper cardstock (4.25"x11"). Stamp your sentiment and place it below.

Wa-lah! My final card :)

Hope this has been helpful to those who wants to experiment with Distress Markers.

Feel free to leave a comment to ask me about this technique or the markers.


Supplies used:
White cardstock
Kraft cardstock
Patterned paper cardstock

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