I ordered some new markers, and was anxious to try them out as soon as they got here. :) I am wanting to do more artistic looks to my stamped images, and expand my techniques. This first photo is colored with my new Tombow Dual Brush markers. They are dye ink based. The paper is Distress watercolor. I watched a video that said this paper has a coating on it, and makes the ink flow around better than some others. I didn't use a water brush, but a blender pen. I've never had much luck with the blender, but I gave it a go anyway. The Tombow markers were easy to blend and shade, but the paper did start to pill in some places. My guess is from the blender pen. This is also stamped on the smooth side of the paper.
Next up, same image, same paper, but stamped on the rough side, and used Distress markers and the blender pen. Not near as easy to blend, and the paper pilled as well. Will have to try the water brush and see how that works next.
I do also have some new paper to try out, it's the Bristol Smooth card stock. Another video showed it being used with markers as well. So tomorrow I will have time to try out some other techniques. Until then, I'm happy with these, and how they look, just thought I'd share.
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