Distress Markers, Liquid Pearls, and More!

The UPS man was good to us today! He brought boxes of goodies containing the brand new Distress Markers, new Liquid Pearls, Tim Holtz water brushes and a couple of other cool items, and the Spring issue of Take Ten Magazine.

Tim Holtz® Distress™ Markers

Tim Holtz Distress Markers are water-based inks for coloring, journaling, stamping and more. The dual tip markers are ideal for many coloring techniques.

Distress Markers are available to match the Distress palette of 36 colors and White Picket Fence.

• Acid free, non-toxic
• Available in Distress 37 color palette
• Available open stock or in canister set
• Use brush tip for coloring, stamping and shading

We have them open stock rather than in the container, so you can pick and choose your favorite colors, or you can get a complete set!

Here is a link to the color chart you can download to keep track of which colors you have -

And a video of Tim Holtz demoing the new Distress Markers at CHA 2012 -

Tim Holtz Demos the New Distress Markers


Tim Holtz® Water Brush

The Tim Holtz Water Brush is an essential tool for paper crafters. Available in two tip sizes, a detail tip or a wide brush tip, which can be used for a variety of creative painting techniques. Dab the water-filled brush with water-based inks, paints and Perfect Pearls™ Powders. The controlled water delivery system allows for optimal paint mixing and surface coverage.

• Water Brush available with a fine detail tip
• Water Brush available with a wide brush tip
• Fill with water and then dip in inks, paints and powders
• Use on stamped artwork to shade and highlight

Tim Holtz® Ink Palette

The Tim Holtz Ink Palette features 36 individual compartments that can be customized with your favorite colors. The hinged lid allows for convenient storage. Great for use with dye re-inkers, Distress Stains, Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Perfect Pearls and more. Paired with the Water Brush, the Ink Palette is ideal to mix water-based inks for watercolor painting.

• 36 individual compartments
• Hinged lid
• Create a custom color palette
• Use with re-inkers, alcohol inks and Perfect Pearls


Inkssentials™ Craft Nib Holder

The Inkssentials Craft Nib Holder was developed specially for use with Inkssentials Craft Nibs (new name for the popular Cut n' Dry Nibs). The ergonomic design of the holder allows for comfortable drawing, painting, journaling and doodling.

Use the Craft Nib Holder with a Craft Nib to custom color with paints, chalks, dye ink, pigment ink, watermark resist ink, and embossing ink. Use with Distress Inks for photo tinting. The Craft Nib Holder is packaged with 2 starter Craft Nibs. Replacement packs of 10 brush tip Craft Nibs are sold separately.

• Includes 1 Craft Nib Holder and 2 Craft Nibs
• Use for custom coloring with paints, inks and more
• Use with replacement packs of 10 Craft Nibs (which we also have)

Liquid Pearls™

New colors! New formulation! New Liquid Pearls!

Liquid Pearls has been revitalized! A new palette of 30 beautiful colors in an improved pearlescent formula! The new Liquid Pearls formula has a more vivid shimmer and pearly finish for the finishing touch on any craft project.

Liquid Pearls are a versatile, waterproof pearlescent paint designed especially for decorating paper and fabric. The bottle’s built-in easy flow tip is handy to use as a dimensional paint to accent scrapbook pages, cards and mixed-media artwork.

Hand-washable, the paints are ideal for fabric applications such as wearable art, quilting and home d├ęcor projects.

• New brilliant pearlescent formula
• 30 new pearl pigment shades
• Versatile pearlescent paint
• Hand-washable on fabric
• Acid free, non-toxic
• Non-settling formula
• Easy-flow tip in a .5 oz bottle

The new colors are gorgeous and you are going to want them all! They can be used as described above and also for making pearls on your cards, similar to the Pearl Pens. They settle down into a nice little dome shape. (The “non-settling formula” means it won’t settle in the bottle and need to be shaken up before you can use it)

Another link for you, to the Liquid Pearls color chart for you to fill in with your own colors -

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Spring issue of Take Ten magazine. Lots of good ideas and inspiration.


I think a little retail therapy is in order, don’t you? I think these cool new things will go fast, so don’t dilly dally and let them get away before you get some for yourself!