So, we all know the biggest hype from Winter CHA 2012 was the Distress Markers by Tim Holtz! Well, we are on our second shipment in the shop – the first time around we could not get our hands on any, they were all grabbed up before we could even price them properly – and this time we made sure we kept a few so that we could show you just how great they really are! The picture above shows these pens off in full glory – we inked a beautiful stamp with various colours, and just stamped onto plain heavyweight cream cardstock. Then we misted the same stamp with a mini-mister filled with water without re-inking it, and stamped it again. Wow. That is all we can say – the image speaks for itself.
I then coloured one of the Butterflies on the Tim Holtz Butterflies and Moths stamp. I really love that you can only colour what you want – even though there is more than 1 image on the stamp.
I stamped it onto watercolour paper once, and then misted it with my water-filled mini-mister.
I stamped it again and the image above is the result I got. I was very happy with it.
I then outlined the edges of both the tag and the butterfly with the Aged Mahogany Distress Marker. Just look how it pops!
It gives a wonderfully detailed image!
I sprayed my tag with my mini mister – love how the Distress Ink reacts with the water!!
Next I punched a few hearts from my left over paper and I coloured them with my Barn Door Distress Marker. I misted the big one with my mini-mister and it made it slightly lighter than the small one on the left.
I then decided to see how the marker would react to some Perfect Pearls, so I took some Perfect Red Perfect Pearls and just brushed it onto the heart. It looks really nice and shimmery in real life!
With my last heart, I wet my paper THOROUGHLY and then I just touched the Distress Marker onto the paper. You can see how the ink “streaked”. It was a bit light to my taste for this experiment, so I added some more colour with the Distress Marker
After adding more and more colour, it ended up looking like this! I have to add here – when you use the Distress Marker on watercolour paper saturated with water like this, it tends to “lighten” your marker. I forgot to take pictures, but I had to actually make a few marks on some scrap papers to get the pen to be it’s correct colour again. I loved discovering this – it means that if I need a lighter shade, I can just dip my pen into some water, and when I am done, just get the original colour back by making a few strokes on some paper.
Once again – the finished item. The “white” shadow you see under the black typewriter is where I stamped with the Picket Fence Distress Marker – I did not dry my tag first before stamping on it, so it did not give me the effect I wanted. This is not a tag I plan on doing anything more with than use it as a sample – so I will now know what NOT to do and what to do with my Tim Holtz Distress Markers! These markers are for sale here. There is a pretty good deal if you buy a whole set – you save almost R300!!! Get yours now!