I don't have any distress markers (woe is me!) but I still didn't want to miss out on the opportunity of a quiet house and a chance to play with my inks so I have followed the distress markers techniques using distress ink pads a blender pen, here are the results:
The butterflies are from a set by Cavallini & co.
First tag is on watercolour paper with the large butterfly the ink was applied on dry paper and the smaller one on wet - inks used are Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door and then Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Broken China and I edged the piece with Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves - all bodies throughout have been coloured in using Peeled Paint.
The second tag is exactly the same but here I used glossy paper and left the edges of the artwork plain.
For the third tag I used the same colour inks with the colours been applied directly to the stamp - love this technique. Tag is edged with Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo.
Will definately use watercolour paper for the third technique again but I wasn't so keen on colouring directly onto the paper with a blender pen - much prefer to use a water pen - so in the future I will probably just use the technique on glossy paper. Obviously I will invest in distress markers at some point so I will have a play with these techniques again then too.
Thanks for looking - Enjoying the Peace and Quiet from Solihull.
Edited to add: Ooooh I am first on the list! see there are some bonuses at getting up at 5am!!
also remember I said on Friday that I had caved in and ordered some Inkssentials tags online to see the differences - well they turned up on Saturday morning and I had a quick chance to have a play using the same items and look at the results:
they are so much better - glad I made the investment now!!! will so be using these tags from now on! Hopefully I will get a few mins later in the day to have a go at today's blending techniques on my Stampin Up paper (which I use for my Promarkers) to see if that is better than watercolour paper - must dash can hear little people stirring above...... Thanks for looking (again!).