Wonders of Ranger Distress Markers

Hi everyone,

Happy Saturday to all!  Today I am going to share with you the wonders of Ranger Distress Markers which arrived last week in the mail.  I was really excited as it’s a complete set of 49 wonderful colors.

And yes, I was that happy when I received  and I had to “announce” everywhere with a shout-out for this wonderful inks Ranger has!

I tried the distress markers coloring technique on different types of image and I particularly like it on critters.

The overall soft color palette just makes the animals look wonderful, almost like those old children’s books’ illustrations, which I simply adore.

I stamped Penny Black 2090F Smell Lovely image on a hammered textured thick cardstock using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Antique Linen.

I used Mama Elephant Sew Fancy Creative Cuts to cut out the image.  I scored a line above and below to accentuate the “sewing” as well as to give a clear distinction between the stamped image and the border.

After the ink dried up, I started coloring the image using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.

First, I colored a little of the markers on my acrylic block, using a fine paint brush that is slightly wet, I picked up the colors and did the painting on the image.

To add a little more fine details on the mouse, I outlined the image with the respective Distress Markers colors, wet the brush and spread the colors out slightly so that it blends in nicely.

After all the painting is done, you can no longer see the Antique Linen color as all have been covered up by the respective colors I have used for the outline as well as blending.

For the background of soft blue hue.  I took a bigger paint brush and wet the area generously with clear water.

Using Distress markers - Tumbled Glass color, I picked the color up from my acrylic block with a wet paint brush and gently dab it on the cardstock.  It’s wonderful to see how the color spreads up nicely and naturally.

With the hammered textured cardstock, I find the effect to be wonderful as it brings out an added texture to the overall design.

Once the image and background is dried (you can use the heat tool to quickly dry it), I stamped the sentiment using Penny Black 3170F…Every Day wood-mounted stamp with Versafine Olympia Green.

I hope you like this card and start trying out with the wonder Tim Holtz Distress Markers!

Tools and Supplies

  • Penny Black 2090F Smell Lovely
  • Penny Black 3170F …Every Day
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Antique Linen
  • Versafine Olympia Green Pigment Ink
  • Mama Elephant Sew Fancy Creative Cuts


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