I watched Tim's video on Distress Markers and thought hey they look cool, so on an impulse I bought the whole set, I think I did well on finding them online as they seem to be sold out everywhere. Anyway they turned up on Saturday morning, excellent service from Art from the Heart. I could not wait to try them, so watched his video again and started. This was where I became distressed. They did not blend, I tried all sorts of paper (he says on his video you can use any paper), coated paper, water colour paper, card, thin paper, thick paper, maybe I am thick...
I put them away and tried again the next day still no luck - I guess they only work on his speciality paper. The problem seems to be is the colours are very intense and when you try to blend them with a water brush some colour moves with the brush but the initial colour you laid down does not fade or blend in any way shape or form.
So I packaged them up tonight and they are on their way back to Art from the Heart tomorrow.
I don't know if I was doing it wrong but I thought you should all know to try them in a craft shop if possible before spending money on them. They did not work for me.
Hugs from a sad Suzie
P.S. Because of what I have been reading on other blogs people are not happy with the DI Markers, if you are in the UK and have bought over the internet from a UK site then you are allowed to return them within 7 days for a full refund, even if you have opened the packet and tried one or two of them. I know this as a director of a large ecommerce business it is my job to know the law. In fact if the company does not give or send you written (not email or on their web) terms and conditions of their refund policy you actually have 3 months and 7 days from receipt of goods, but I would not leave it more than 7 days - contact the seller and ask for a returns number, send the parcel recorded delivery too.