I spent all Wednesday morning doing laundry, ironing and reorganizing our closet. What better way to celebrate than with some new art supplies ? I've been wanting to try the new Distress Ink markers, so made an emergency trip to my local craft store. The makers are available in all the Distress Ink colors - I bought Bundled Sage, Chipped Sapphire, and Scattered Straw. I love the beachy combination of blues and greens.
Like Distress Inks, the markers are water- based and blend without bleeding. Check out the Tim's tutorial here. (I
I started out by coloring stamped images. I stamped these butterflies with archival ink (no running when wet) and colored the butterflies, then used a fine paintbrush dipped in water to blend the colors. It's amazing that the colors blend yet stay clear - no muddying!
Then I tried coloring directly onto the stamp,using all three colors. The stamp looks pretty dry by the time you finish, but a good deep breath blown onto the stamp is enough moisture to revive the inks.
Love these simple summer tags. The colors are just gorgeous! I feel like I'm doing cheater watercolor painting.
I rubbed the edges of the tags with coordinating Distress Inks and added stamped ocean-inspired words.
The coordinating tie was made by swiping Distress Ink pads (Lettuce and Broken China) onto a craft sheet, spritzing the ink with water and mopping it up with the twill tape.
I found some background papers I'd made to use as mats on these quick and easy cards.