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! 


Rita said...

Wowee, these are all so pretty I couldn't pick a favourite. Wish I was nearer. Hugs from Bonnie Scotland Rita xxx

Redanne said...

Richele, I love working with my new distress markers so much that I find it hard to use anything else at the moment. Absolutely adore those stamp/die sets - I really NEED this one particularly. Have fun doing the class, like Rita above, wish I lived closer too. Regards, Anne x

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely cards!
I am anxious to try out the Distress markers too... not sure if my local store will be getting them. May have to venture over to Stampers Corner! I really want the Picket Fence one!

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS!!! Looks like a great class (as always!) Can't wait to get my hands on some Distress markers! XOXO