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My Restrictive Color Palette 

I drew this guy in a little 5" x 8" Moleskin back in October while warming up for a day at New York Comic Con. I only used 4 colors of Distress Ink...Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge and a touch of Weathered Wood. These are 4 of the colors I started with a few years ago when I first discovered Distress Ink and they're still part of my "go to" set of colors. They always work together. You don't NEED a bunch of colors, but they make things more fun. :) The beauty of Distress is that colors blend and interact with one another creating new intermediary colors. In the coming weeks, i'll be showing you techniques on how to make ANY color work together using one of these as a base.

My Distress Ink travel set is almost always...

Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Weather Wood, Broken China, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, and Black Soot.

What colors are in your "desert island" set?

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I love your videos showing your amazing talent with distress products. In one of your marker videos you show a sample sheet of the colors of distress. Can you tell me how you made it?

February 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermissy k

Sure. The big patches of color are the Distress Stain. Then the same color in Markers is used to write the name of the color. :)

February 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrett weldele

My desert island ink set is: Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Bundled Sage and Black Soot. I dream of seeing Ranger release a mini travel palette.

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterZoe Hillman

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