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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

TIPS & TECHNIQUES: Distress Marker Coloring with Tim Holtz and Jennifer McGuire


We've just restocked the Distress Markers!!! and curiously it seems to be something art illustrators have taken to off late, judging by the people who are buying them up at

what's Distress Markers?
They are water-based inks which means they are reactive with water like other Distress Inks, Stains and Paints, Distress Markers.

This characteristic expand and enhance the creative horizons of paper crafters and mixed media artists for many different applications such as coloring, journaling, stamping and more. 

The Distress Markers are dual tip markers, making it ideal for many coloring techniques - one ends has large coverage area and has the characteristics of a brush, while the other end has a plastic nib that makes it ideal for journaling.

aren't the colors on the darker side?
Depending on your own style, with 49 colors in total, there would be colors which you love!

As shown in the video below by Jennifer McGuire, Distress Markers do come in bright vibrant and lovely sweet pastel as well.

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… and another style by Tim Holtz, Creative Director of Ranger, known for the distress-ed look! In this video, Tim Holtz explains the characteristics of the Distress 
Marker and shows new techniques and ideas about coloring with Distress Markers.

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Check out Tim Holtz Distress Markers at
The Distress Markers are sold individually as well a 12 color set (in 2” storage tube), and a 49 color set (in 4” storage tube)
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