Personally, I only have a limited set of Distress Ink marker pens that I purchased on my last visit to the UK. However, at my local Lidl last week, I was able to pick up a box of four acrylic spray paints which have proved quite adequate for my purposes.
I have been making my own distress backgrounds and have spent almost the whole week working obsessively on them,,,, and now, I am beginning to really enjoy myself, At first, I found my colours seemed muddy and my tiles without much light but now, whilst I would never say I am an expert, I am much happier with my results.
For posterity more than anything else, I am going to post a selection of my efforts here...
|A work in progress - and quite gentle colour tones|
|I liked an idea that Eni gave me - put a frame around one section to see how it looks|
|Another section with frame...|
|I really love the colours of this one. I am preparing something for my sister and sent her this to check out the colour scheme. Her husband thought it looked like E.T. fetching a stick....I can't see anything else now....|
|I have improved the highlights on Narwal and Marasu since I took the photo...they don't look too good here...|
|I wasn't too happy with the original tile as it seemed like just a bit blog of red....but I am happy with my tangles on it.|
|Some distresed tiles awaiting tangling...|
|My favourite so far...a friend said she could see dragons in this one...|
Not so very long ago, I was nervous about using colour. It seemed too difficult. Now I am so in love with the inspiration it creates in me...it may be some time before I go back to black and white! (But I know I will one day...because I love Zentangle!)