Thursday, March 1, 2012

Playing with Markers!!

I've been playing with Copic Markers all week getting ready for my class this weekend at Stampers Corner
This is the card set we will be making in class.
So it got me thinking today lets try the new Distress Markers. The markers side by side couldn't be more different. Copics are alcohol based and Distress Markers and water based. 
I will tell you that they are both awesome, doing what they do best. 
Copics are well know for their blend-ability and how you can achieve very smooth graduated color when coloring in an image.  
Distress Markers are designed with the same properties as Distress Ink. They are reactive with water. Stamping with the Distress Markers is like no other. The ink stays wet longer so when coloring directly on the stamp you have more of time. If you spritz the image with water you will get a beautiful watercolor effect like the card above. 
Find out more about the Tim Holtz Distress Markers here in a video from Tim.
Distress Markers come in 37 colors, 36 of the wonderful Distress Ink colors and 1 Picket Fence which is a white pigment ink. 
I'm still playing with these awesome markers and i'll be posting more project with them soon. 

The card images above are from a Hero Arts/Sizzix set. Love the stamp die combo concept. No more fussy cutting!