Thursday 9 August 2012

Colouring techniques: Neil

Distress markers anyone? Those have been so popular the last few month, it's time they get a bit of attention on this blog. Neil, our newly Certified Ranger instructor, will show you how to use those Markers for stamping, giving you a lovely watercolour effect. Of course, there are other uses for those markers, but we will cover that in other posts. 

One of the nicest things about these markers is being able to stamp with them.

I started by outlining the design with a marker and then started adding details with various colours (Faded Jeans, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Barn Door and Walnut Stain.). What I like is being able to take your time as it doesn't matter how long you leave it.
When you've finished colouring take a deep breath and blow (huff) onto the design to re moisten the ink and stamp.

By repeating the blowing you can get another few lighter impressions and lastly by spritzing lightly with water you can get a watercolour impression.

All you have to do next is to ink up your tag (Distress inks in Walnut Stain and Antique Linen), stamp the background (Tim Holtz Haberdashery stamp) and add your embellishments

On his sample, Neil used:

See you tomorrow


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