Good morning, my friends. Here I am with another day's homework from the Creative Chemistry 101 on-line course by Tim Holtz. Today's class was all about distress markers
DISCLAIMER!! Before you go any further, please note: I do NOT own any distress markers, but since Tim always says "use what you have", that's what I did. I used some SU markers. After watching Tim's video and then using my markers, I can say there is a huge difference in the results.
Although I would love to own a set of the new distress markers, that is just not a priority right now for me, so I went ahead and used what I already own, just to see if I could get anything close to the same results. Only a couple of the techniques came anywhere near.
Here's is the first - watercolor with markers. The technique on the middle butterfly really didn't work well at all - when I touched the wet paper with a marker, I wasn't getting any color at all. Since the 3rd technique was similar, I simply left that butterfly blank.
The second tag - blending with markers, was partially successful, but my markers did not blend as well as the distress markers.
The third tag - stamping with markers. I probably should have used an image that was more solid and I ended up filling in the open space with the markers - pretty messy. When I sponged distress ink over the images, I used a pretty light hand, but still saw some smearing , especially on the blue butterfly.