52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Friday 9 September 2022

Ranger Tim Holtz "Distress Water Colour Pencils" first play session

In an earlier post, I mentioned I had ordered the Ranger / Tim Holtz Distress Water Colour Pencils from "Art From The Heart" .

I had a lovely mail box full of goodies today, including the new Distress Water Colour Pencils, so I of course had to have a play, creating this tag.  I went full on grunge, something I've not done for a while and to be honest, I enjoyed every minute of it!

I used one of the backgrounds I'd prepared a couple of days ago, using Tumbled Glass and Tea Dye Distress Oxide Inks for the base.

I stamped in black Archival Ink, uisng a couple of Stampers Anonymous red rubber stamp sets:  Haberdashery - CMS105 and a sentiment from the Perspective Set - CMS213.  I didn't keep note of the colours of water colour pencils I used, just picking up the ones that I was drawn to.

I found the Distress pencils really easy to use.  I liked that you could lay a lot of colour down at once, but also they way they can be diluted.  One of the best things about them is that they are a continuation of the lovely collection of colours already in the existing range, which I have a whole lot of love for!

For me, this tag shares my love of paper crafting and my addiction to sewing so I love it.


  1. A fabulous tag,the muted tones and the stamps you used are beautiful

  2. Great tag Sam and the water colour distress ink pencils sound so interesting xx