Distress Marker Painting
by Jen Shults
Learn how to use Distress Markers, heat embossing, and a waterbrush to create an easy and gorgeous watercolor look.
- Stamps, Teacup Bouquet from Taylored Expressions used here
- Pigment or Watermark Ink
- Black Embossing Powder
- Heat Gun
- Distress Markers
- paper towel
- watercolor paper
Stamp the image on watercolor paper using pigment or watermark ink.
Apply black embossing powder to image and gently tap off excess.
Heat set embossing powder.
Apply Distress Marker directly to the image. Begin with the lightest layer in the darkest part of the image. Apply ink sparingly.
Use water brush to pull and spread the marker ink throughout the individual spaces of the image.
Blot the brush on a paper towel frequently to create a gradient.
Layer darker colors over previously painted areas to create new colors and depth.
Repeat steps 4 thru 7 until the entire image is completed.
Create a cast shadow and atmosphere around the image using grays and light yellows.
Apply the finished painting to a card or other project.