At first I held back from this purchase - I've got the Adirondack markers, Stampin' Up! markers, Copic alcohol ink markers - why would I 'need' another set of markers? I am soooo glad I purchased the Tim Holtz Distress Marker set. They complement my distress ink pads and I can get the same lovely techniques with misting. Thirty-seven colors in a portable package to take on crafting adventures...what could be better.
I watched a video showing how these markers could be used with the water pens for watercoloring. I purchased good quality watercolor paper, the pens, and the markers yet there was no blendability ( if that is a word). I saw the original marks which I had not expected to see according to the video. The original marks did not disperse. So, I will use them in other ways but not for the purpose of watercoloring.
That's what I get for buy while on a super special. some tips don't work both ends .Others the ink bubbles out off or they are dry(which the black was) I expected better from ranger.
I love these markers. I purchased the whole set and I'm so glad I did. They are great for coloring on chunky stamps and stamping. You can spritz with water before stamping and get a great water color look. Love the way you can scribble on your craft mat and pick up the color with a water brush and watercolor with them. So versatile! Great range of colors. The tips are into a fine point and coloring with them is a dream!!! I'd recommend them to anyone. Everything you love about Distress Ink is now in a marker.
If you love the Tim Holtz distress inks, then you will LOVE these markers! One to "match" every color distress ink pad!!! I have found that they're great for coloring images (and you can blend with them) and you can also color your stamps with them...then gently "huff" on the stamp and stamp...Fabulous markers!!! So glad I ordered them!!
A whole new world has been discovered!!! These markers are fabulous. Having been a copic person for years, these are completely different and do wonderful things! I watched a tutorial to get the best mileage out of these markers and they are simple to use and are just different (and better) than anything I've ever used before. Yay Tim!
I love the subtle colors of these pens. I like to use them in my watercolor journal, blending them with a brush and water before they are dry. The colors work great for landscapes with natural looking greens and browns.
Many choices of colors and many ideas can be found online to use them. I find the video tutorials very helpful. Would recommend that you research all products before deciding which ones you want. I just want them all:0
Love these markers! I have a set of 12 Copics and was planning on buying more until I found these Distress Markers for WAY less money. They are so versatile and are greater than I expected!
I am still learning how to use these, but I am loving them. I have used them on the TH paper as well and they work pretty well. Some of the colors seem to not become like a watercolor as well as others and I occasionally feel like I over soak the paper in order to get the colors to blend. The paper either bows or tears, though I have never made a hole in the paper.
the markers do not blend well like was demonstrated by Holtz himself. I have used multiple types of paper--stampin' up!, flourishes and georgia pacific cardstock--all meant to stamp/color with markers.
I purchased these as I thought they would fit my needs (I wanted copics) but I was wrong. I have purchased copics since then, and am SO in love with them.
The issue with the markers may be user error, however I have watched many videos of people using these and cannot achieve the same results.
I also purchased the whole set and I love it!!! These markers are my favorite compares to SU and even Copics. I have all the ink pads, re-inkers and now markers. I use them to color all my images. I love TH!