One of the main reasons I am fortunate enough to have my set, is because I pre-ordered them as soon as they first were put up for Pre-Order at Simon Says Stamp, back on February 3rd!! I knew they were going to be very popular, and that started me on a search to find them listed in any of my favorite stores. The very first day they were put up for Pre-order, was the day I ordered mine and I was thrilled to receive one of the first sets. Although, I did have a problem and my first set ended up being defective? Several of the markers were dry and it almost appeared that they had opened ? With the assistance of SSS, I took pictures and the information was forwarded to Ranger. Two days after I sent off everything, a brand new set was delivered directly to my home. I was thrilled and very pleased with Ranger's excellent service in handling this. I've since learned that they are very proficient about handing replacing any defective products, which is always good to hear.
In the interim, while I was waiting to hear, my LSS (Absolutely Everything) received their first shipment of the markers and I bought six while there for a class, just to be sure I would have some on hand for this class. I picked six of my favorite colors, which I'm now keeping as back-ups and I really have been very happy with them.
If you love Distress Products, then you will very likely LOVE these new Distress Markers and I do feel they are worth the wait, just keep in mind that you can try some of the techniques we learned in class today with other 'water-based' markers, if you so desire. Plus, you'll have life-time access to today's videos, which will be perfect when your markers arrive. I have had a lot of fun with them and really enjoyed today's class. Below are several pictures I took today while following the videos and trying them out, as Tim had shared!
Stamping with Distress Markers
on the Specialty Stamping Paper!
Both sets of Butterflies (below) were stamped on Watercolor Paper and then
Colored with the Distress Markers and the WaterBrushes!!
All three sets were done by coloring directly onto the stamp
and then Stamping onto the Speciality Paper. The 3rd Generation
was completed by slightly misting the already colored stamp!!
I took the far left set (first generation) and cut it down to tag size.
I then used some more fun techniques to make the tag below!
I am totally impressed with this awesome new Specialty Stamping Paper and how super crisp and clear the images come out. It's expensive, but worth it for very very special projects. It's a nice weight cardstock and has a gorgeous super smooth, Matte Finish. I've never used anything like it, it's like magic!! If you are in the class you'll learn some awesome new techniques you can do with this paper, but the y will ONLY work with this Specialty paper. I think it's well-worth giving it a try, but also think it's pricey!! The retail price seems to run about $7.99 per package, which is 10 sheets of 8 1/2 X 11" Cardstock. It also comes in ATC size, which is a pack of 20 sheets, but I don't know that price! I do hope they'll eventually have it in A2 Size, and come down on the price. For now, because it's on the high side, I'll use it ONLY for very very special projects!!
That's it for now, but before I go I have to very special friends who both share a birthday today! Happy Happy Birthday to Colleen and Patty! I hope you both have a wonderful day, filled with all things happy and lots of fun and LOVE!!