Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Journaling with Tim Holtz Distress Markers

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I know that you know, how much I LOVE doodling, journaling, and COLOR! It is therapy for me really. If I am tired, stressed, grumpy, sad, happy, excited, scared…almost feeling anything really,  I will doodle. Well, except hungry! Hard to doodle when I have food in my hands!

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And a  girl has gotta eat! But why do I make yummy things for the kiddos all the time…. *sigh* I just don’t know! *grin*Weckesser Home Journal Page 3

So, when I got my hands on some of Tim Holtz Distress Markers….well, {MAGIC} happened!!! I took  out one of my really old journals and some of my co-branded Susan K. Weckesser Inc. /Unity Stamp Co. stamps. The colors of the markers are SO bright and wonderful to work with! You can easily blend with them, which I did by using my refillable watercolor brush and ink blending tool from Ranger. You can draw directly onto your project and then blend with your blending tool or watercolor brush or your can scribble a bit of ink onto a Ranger non-stick craft sheet and then pick up the color with your watercolor brush. Tim Holtz Distress Markers are are water-based inks, which making the blending and the layering even more magical and fun!

Heartfelt Warmth 1

Le Mason 1

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I also created a fun grungy background by lightly using the side of nib of the marker and directly applying ink to my background stamp, “In Circle Me”. What is really cool is the Tim Holtz Distress Marker in the color picket fence. When you apply it, at first it looks like you haven’t done anything. However, in a couple of seconds a lovely bright white appears! So much fun!

In Circle Me 1

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Thank-you to everyone that left a comment for the Mother’s Day giveaway! The winner is…

Jessica Buffa

Congratulations Jessica! Can you please email me at .

Have a super colorful day everyone! Enjoy all the color around you today! I know that I am sure enjoy the blossoms and colors of spring…




  1. Hi Susan revisiting the old while adding the new is about the continuation and development of your artistic journey. Great to see that you are having fun.

  2. Gotta tell you these houses are so cute... love the colors! I'm not a doodler but I love looking at others doodles. I'm loving the Distress markers, learning to use them... and love their effects ( they make me feel like an artist ) !

    1. Thank-you! Aren't the Distress Markers AWESOME!! So much fun!!!

  3. This post makes me want to take the leap for the set of Distress Markers! and may be able to score those fab unity stamps too!

  4. Oh.... you would LOVE the Distress Markers! So great to use!!! (and, the stamps! *wink*)

  5. I looooove it...those houses are a favourite and coupled with distress markers...swoooooon!!!!


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