I trust that this finds you well. Today has been a glorious day here in my corner of England. The door to the crafty man cave has been open all day and I have been sitting outside for a lot of it crafting in the sunshine!
Hopefully we'll have many more days like that......
Anyway, back to the title; as it says, this is my review of Tim's new Distress Marker Spritzer. Firstly I would like to stress this is entirely unsolicited; I was not asked to do this and I spent my own pennies to buy the tool. ...... and last night and today I had a bit of time to test it out properly so I thought I'd share the results.
I'm not going to go through the whole how it works, Tim's video demoing it at the launch is HERE if you haven't seen it yet.
So, this is what I did with it.... I used Tim'd doily Layering Stencil for my test runs.
Starting with Distress Markers (Stormy Sky and Fired Brick) I set out to do the basic effect. I will say that it can take a bit of time to get used to the tool but once you have found a comfortable grip for you then it gets so much easier. The other thing I would say straight away too is once you have squeezed and let go, let it go back fully before squeezing again. It gives you a MUCH better coverage and is definitely then easier on the hand. (voice of experience talking here friends)
My next stop was Dylusions inks. I have decanted these inks into fillable brushes and I was curious to see how they would perform. To fit them you need to remove the inner cover of the spritzer and then place them over the nozzle. The brush fanned out a bit but it does work. I used London Blue, Dirty Martini and Crushed Grape and this is the result.
Then we come onto the thing that I really like; no markers.....
Next up was Distress Stains.
Well, there you have it; my experiments with the Spritzer. Do I like it ? Heck yes! Will I use it again? Definitely! Do you need one? That's for you to decide........
Things to consider; though it is easy to use, I could definitely feel it in my hands after a while so for those who may have dexterity concerns, it may be worthwhile finding someone who has one to try first. What is good though is the fact that speed is not an issue so you can work at you own comfortable pace and still get great results.
In my opinion, it is a quality product and I cannot see any reason why you would not get many years use out of it. I for one am very pleased with it!