Tonya here with a quick tutorial using one of my favorite techinques:
Distress Stickles and Distress Markers
I love using my Distress Stickles. They are a more muted tone compared to the regular Stickles.
But sometimes they just do not have enough color for my projects. So, after the Stickles dry, I use the brush end of my distress marker to color the up a bit. You could also use a paint brush or an applicator to apply ink from a distress pad. The color will not be as rich as the markers. The markers color is a bit more concentrated than the pads.
Here is a sample I created with distress Stickles with and without marker.
(left to right - Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar, Milled Lavendar, Barn Door, Vintage Photo)
The top row is with marker, as the bottom is without.
Here is a close up of Spun Sugar...
Another close up - Barn Door
The markers give the Stickles a richer, deeper color. It does not take away from the distress look or soft sugar crystal like texture.
I love to use this technique on many items, such as die cuts and borders on photo mats.
Hope this tutorial, as all our others, inspire your crafty side.