Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Colouring with Distress Markers

Hi all,
Just popping in quick before running off on errands. Wanted to share the picture I coloured last night with my Distress Markers. 

I was surprised at how quick this was, I was watching Heroes on Netflix and, not counting the blue glow-background, it took me less than an episode to colour, so less than 42minutes.. The glow took probably around 10 minutes since I had to use a lot of water and didn't want the colour to wick out.. Also, I still haven't learned to use my heat gun to dry it all up quicker - so I wait for it to air dry. 

The reason this was so quick was because I wanted to try out just colouring with one coat. Usually I layer a few tones, since that's what I'm used to from Promarkers. This time, the only place I have 2 layers is the skin (Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo) and grass (Shabby Shutters and, err, Peeled Paint?). Other colours used include Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Faded Jeans and a little Scattered Straw for the golf ball. And Tumbled Glass for the shadow. 

I'm super-nervous to see how this picture will show up here - shared it on facebook and the pretty blue shadow became a very unflattering blotchy gray :(

Tonight I will probably start a new little project - will try to take some pictures to share here! 

Thanks for popping in, see you soon again :)



  1. Great coloring on this picture! Nice job with the shadows!
    Hope you are having a good week!

  2. First time visitor from Darnell's blog. I like to look through past history. This is a great image, beautifully colored. TFS