I love things that color coordinate. It takes a lot of work out of things if you just know two things will work together. I also love dye-based markers as there are so many things you can do with them. This made the new Tim Holtz Distress Markers a must-have for me. They arrived in my mailbox yesterday and of course, I just had to create with them right away.
Making this card perfectly coordinated was easy even though I used ink, stains and markers because the colors transfer perfectly throughout the Tim Holtz Distress line. I've used the new Distress Markers, Distress Ink and Distress Stain but also in this line are the Distress Crackle Paints and the Distress Stickles.
One of my favorite things that I like to use markers for is adding color rubber stamps before stamping them. It's an easy way to highlight an image and make it more realistic. I was really excited with how well the Distress Markers worked on rubber with no beading of ink. To add the color, use the brush end of the marker.
After I added color throughout my image with different markers, I "huffed" (breathed) onto the rubber to remoisten the ink and then stamped.
Since I used Tumbled Glass Distress Marker on my main image and it's a color I paricularly love, I turned to the Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to quickly ink up my background stamp.
Distress Stains are a great way to add color to white paper flowers and so I used the Dried Marigold Distress Stain to perfectly color coordinate my embellishments.
Little paper curliques are a fun way to add a little more interest to a floral cluster. I didn't have any perfectly coordinating paper so I decided to alter what I had. I used a scrap of my white cardstock and dabbed it with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain and allowed it to dry. It's then easy to trim tiny slivers of cardstock to make the paper curls.
Each paper strip is wrapped around a long thin instrument. You can use a paper piercer or a small paintbrush but I like using a small tiny from the Basic Grey Precision File Set so that it doesn't slip. Wrap tightly, slide off and adhere to your project.
Thanks for joining me today in the CLASSroom! I hope you're inspired to get creative!
Solar White Cardstock by Neenah, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Markers- Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Crushed Olive, Brushed Corduroy by Ranger, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink by Ranger, Tumbled Glass Distress Stain by Ranger, Dried Marigold Distress Stain by Ranger, twine, flower by Prima, Green Leaf Trinket Pins by Maya Road, Cling Dot Flower Pattern Stamp by Hero Arts, Cling Greetings Stamp set by Hero Arts, Vintage Sew-on Buttons Orange by Jenni Bowlin, Basic Grey Precision File Set