Ah, the much anticipated Distress Markers class. I was able to find 12 of the markers at LSS's and altho it's not an ideal dozen, it worked for the class and is a decent palette to go with the inks. I sell Stampin' Up! and find their markers do just about the same thing as the Distress and since I'm seriously into Copics and watercoloring with crayons, not sure if I will get more of these. The only really "new" thing for me in this class was the technique (left hand tag) of stamping on Ranger Specialty Stamping paper with markers, then blending over the image with Distress Ink, followed by the elusive "spray and flick" to get the watermark effect.. jury's out on that one. The second butterfly on the far right tag was colored after wetting the watercolor paper with water.. kinda like that effect but wouldn't do with Weathered Wood and Chipped Sapphire again.