I am very happy that one of my favorite tools is now available – the Tim Holtz Marker Spritzer.I have a video… and a giveaway!
(All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.)
Today I have two cards – both using the Marker Spritzer.
I really love the look of misted backgrounds, but have a hard time using mists. So this Marker Spritzer tool is an answer to my crafty wishes! I can get so much more control over my color and the results.
For this background, I heavily spritzed Distress Makers with my Marker Spritzer over the Simon Says Stamp Diamond Circles stencil. (But remember – you can use pretty much ANY marker!) I just love the results…
For both of these cards, I heat embossed (using my favorite embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum) the greeting from the Cas-ual Friday Wallflower stamp set on a piece cut with the My Favorite Things Rectangle Stax dies. I also matted the piece with cardstock that I covered with matching embossing.
For my next card, I used the Marker Spritzer in a unique way.
I started by covering regular white cardstock with a heavy coating of Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I then added the My Favorite Things Delicate Doily stencil over the inked surface and used my Marker Spritzer with a water pen and Perfect Pearls to mist over it. When Distress Ink comes in contact with water, it “reacts” and gives a cool effect. By doing a light mist, you can apply the water in just the open areas of the stencil, creating a pattern. The results are subtle but pretty!
Interested in more ideas? Try these:
- Stenciled Class – In the video, I showed a peek at a card from the Online Card Class Stenciled. You can still take this class and can find more info HERE.
- Tim Holtz Video – This video shows Tim demoing the spritzer.
- Starry Sky – I mentioned above that Distress Inks “react” when they come in contact with water. This is another example of that.
Want to try the Tim Holtz Marker Spritzer for yourself? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 2/18/14. Good luck.