I am sharing this tutorial with my friends at ScrapMuch? today, as well. I have recently picked up the Tim Holtz Spritzer tool, it is super easy to use, creates a fun look and can be used with multiple marker styles. I created this tutorial using a mixture of still shots and a short video.
As you can see in the photo below, this tool can be used with a wide variety of markers, though they should be felt tipped. I do not have any Tim Holtz markers so I tried out the Spritzer with Sharpies and Copics. I had great success with both styles. When using Copics, you will want to use the chisel tip as it is the felt tip end. You will notice this below.
Loosen the screw on the marker barrel chamber and insert marker, then re-tighten the screw to hold the marker in place. You will want to align the felt tip of your marker so that is sits across the opening that the air pushes out of.
For larger markers like Copics, you will simply remove the screw, slide out the barrel chamber and then insert the marker and re-insert the screw.
Again, align marker tip so that it sits over the opening.
Here is a short video of the tool in use.
This is a still shot of the test spritzing I was doing during the video, as you can see layering different colours and masks would create a super unique background, easily customizable to different projects.
And this is a layout that I would like to share. I used the spritzer tool with two different masks and two different colours of Copic markers to create my background.
Just a few close up shots of the layout for you...
Teresa Collins 'Tinsel and Company' patterned paper, chipboard accents, sequins and Washi tape.
Tim Holtz wood grain stencil.
The Crafters Workshop Tile Texture stencil.
Mr. Huey's gold mist
American Crafts white cardstock.
Misc. button twine and doily.
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