Sunday, April 21, 2013

Markers Markers Markers...

Have I told you lately how much I LOVE textas and markers? All if them ... the kiddie ones, thick poster type ones, ones that colour those magical invisible puzzle books, popular markers used to colour Magnolia stamps... and bestest ever of all the markers I've ever used are the Ranger and Tim Holtz Distress watercolour markers and the Kaszazz Alcohol Ink Art markers :)

Both are ever so versatile and complement each other... and go fabulously with the rest of the Distress ink range.

The Distress Markers are easy to use... and makes your artwork look like a professional watercolour artist's work :)

The Kaszazz AIAM are amazing - they will colour and draw on practically anything including metals, glass and pebbles. Finding the right colour bling or embellishment is not a problem anymore!

Both colour, blend and draw beautifully! If you don't have these or have access to use them, I highly recommend you find a way. Join a marker layby club, gather some friends for a "marker party" (lol) or ask about my payment plans!

Below... the teddy card is coloured with Kaszazz Alcohol Ink Art Markers; the frog ATC is 'painted' with the Distress Markers.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Butterflies and Seahorses

As you may know, Kaszazz has a gorgeous new product - Alcohol Ink Art Markers. I have been having a lovely time drawing, colouring, blending and rendering with these gorgeous markers. Unlike the most awesome watercolour markers, Distress Ink Markers by Tim Holtz, these new markers are solvent based and will work on anything including metals, rhinestones, glass and buttons.

Being the based on the colours of the Kaszazz cardstock essentials means we now have 71 colours at our fingertips to colour co-ordinate embellishments to the projects! Plus all the extra colours you could create by blending. And yes, they blend beautifully with those other brands :)

The best ink pads to use with these markers are the Distress Inks or Memento as both waterbased inks.
Below is the Kaszazz seahorse stamp coloured with the Alcohol Ink Art Markers. The background was created with the waves and flourish stamps using Distress Inks.

The other two cards in this photo are my samples (one front and one of the back) from the latest Kaszazz Mega Demo on 6th April. Everyone had a wonderful time blending, stamping and punching to create beautiful butterfly greeting cards.

A Mega Demo is a FREE Kaszazz event where a team of consultants work together to create a big "Make 'n' Take" demonstration.

Just like a craft party you could host at home (also for FREE) except you would be in a hall with a group of friends and other likeminded people at a table hosted by your consultant. Each consultant would have 1 or 2 tables to look after. Everyone makes the same project, enters raffles, enjoys afternoon tea or supper, and receives a $50 Kaszazz voucher (spend $50, choose another $50 FREE).

Mega Demos are always fun - making cards and chatting about craft (amongst other things!)... and they're FREE with no obligation to buy anything.

Look out for a Mega Demo near you :)

Happy Scrappy Day!