Monday, August 6, 2012

Distress Markers - With Flowers

I love playing with my Tim Holtz Distress Markers.
I wanted to share with you today a simple tutorial on how to use these markers to recolor your white mulberry flowers.
Supplies needed: I'm using the Prima Cabbage Roses, Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Marker, a broad tip water brush (you can substitute a paint brush and water), and a heat gun.

Using the brush tip - begin painting stripes on the flower. 

There is no need to completely color the flower.  Leave some of the base color showing like I have in the next photo.  

Using your water brush begin spreading the color around the surface of the flower.

I love how this technique leaves your flower variegated and more naturally colored.

You can let the flowers dry natural or use a heat gun to dry them quickly.  Another added touch - is to singe the edges with the heat gun by placing the gun close to the flowers.  This will make the flowers look aged.

Thanks for stopping in today,


  1. I'd forgotten about this technique- thanks for posting it! Love the way your flower looks!


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