Friday, April 27, 2012


I recieved my long-awaited Distress Markers last week! It took me until now to get them out to play, but it was worth the wait--they are verrrry addicting. I am not much for using markers to color directly on the paper, so the fact that you can blend these guys with a water pen is AMAZING!!

Here I used watercolor paper, but I did try the markers on Ranger's Specialty Stamping paper as well. I have to play with that paper alot more as is has some very unique properties. More on that paper at another time. On to the tag...

I used a bunch of different colors to watercolor the parts of the tag. Sometimes I mixed on the craft sheet and sometimes I colored directly onto the paper and then blended with the water pen. I always seem to overdo it when I work with an image of the sun. I am always trying to capture the elusive glow of the sun and the different colors of a sunset or sunrise... I'll get it one day.

Here is a close-up of the twine-wrapped pen nib and I even colored the tips of the pens on the stamp!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful work!! You did an awesome job with the Distress Markers!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!