Video Tutorial: Distress Markers Watercolor

Hey there! Stopping in today to share this week’s video tutorial. I got a fun little order in from Ranger the other day and couldn’t wait to try these babies out… the new Tim Holtz Distress Markers! I thought it would be fun to play around with them on camera, so this is actually the first time I even opened them. You get to learn with me. :)

Today’s card is based on water techniques, and I have to say that I’m very impressed with the color integrity that these markers have. I have to play around with them a bit more to give you my full opinion, but I’m definitely liking them so far.

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I hope you enjoyed the video today! I tried to cut it down as much as I could so it’s nice and short for you. Some day I’ll be able to hover around 7 minutes with ease. ;) Also, how are you liking the new music and editing style? Maybe you don’t even notice it, but if you do I’d love to hear what you think! Like I said, I’m trying out some new things to see if I want to keep them around.

Here’s the final card. I don’t think you can hear it in my voice, but I was genuinely concerned at the end when I didn’t know how to “fix it.” That sentiment (although a very awesome sentiment) was very overpowering to the dainty little flower and watercolor! I wasn’t sure if I was going to pull it off. But man, that line around the outside made all the difference. This proves that sometime all you card needs is a little TLC to save it. Never be afraid to try something new! You might just end up surprising yourself. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I’ve encouraged you to try something new the next time you craft. I can’t wait to share more things with the Distress Markers in the future!

Be back tomorrow with a very special mini hop with two special ladies. Word on the street is that there may even be a little giveaway. Hint, hint. ;)



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8 Responses to Video Tutorial: Distress Markers Watercolor

  1. Jeannie L

    Beautiful card! I love how the stamp block watercoloring turned out. Love the blue hues and the pop of flowers. I can’t wait to get my distress markers too.

    Love the music in the video but I can’t really tell the difference with the editing :P

  2. haya

    hurray! i missed video tutorial mondays while you were away (though i did only just discover your blog a few months ago and sped my way through every single video, only to be sad when i got to the end).
    i adored the music that you had before because it was really unique and different from all the other music that everyone else uses in their videos. this tune isn’t bad, it’s just not as interesting. your video editing is really improving though! i watched all the videos in reverse and it was neat to see how you’ve grown and changed.
    you are such an enabler! i’ve had my eye on the distress markers for a while now, but i am just starting to get into the stains. the markers may have to wait (but they look soooo awesome). i need to set a monthly tim holtz budget or something.

  3. That black line made all the difference, great job. I am so happy that VTMs are back! you’re very inspiring to me because I too am a young crafter and I’ve been following your blog and yt for almost 2 years now.

    Take care,

    • I have a question, how did you get started? You’re famous to me and I would love to start getting my name out there and joining blog hops or DT. Do you have any advice and pointers to give me on how I should start? Thanks!

      • Aw you’re so sweet! I have two tips that are the most important for card making and getting noticed: (1) make lots of stuff. Make lots of cards, lots of blog posts and lots of videos (or whatever you find you’re passionate about). (2) Learn as much as you can. Be a sponge while watching other videos, looking at other blogs and seeing how the “pros” do it. See what you like and incorporate those ideas into your own work with your own twist. Just by keeping you mind open and keeping creating, you’ll get better and you’ll get noticed. That’s really it! I’ve been blogging for 4 years, I think, and I learn something new every time I write up a post. Challenges are great, too! Ones that show your card and link are sure to bring you some new fans over time. Good luck with everything and keep doing what you love. That’s the only reason I make cards when it comes down to it. I just love it. :)

        • thank you so much for your pointers! I started a blog a month ago and I’m going to try and post at least 3x a week *(let’s hope!). I just wanted to tell you again that you’ve really inspired me to get started. You are one of the first blogs and yt channels that I found when I first discovered the scrapbooking world and I’ve stuck with you. I really enjoy al that you do, so thanks again!!
          Hopefully one day we will be able to collaborate together :)


  4. Your card is stunning, Britta. You “fixed it” perfectly. That black outline is gorgeous!

  5. This card is so beautiful! and great video! I’m still trying to figure my distress markers out. They’re not as easy as I expected them to be, but videos like this help! I love how you did the background with the block – I’ll have to try that!

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