Easier Kit to do than it looks. Great layout for any swimming pictures. We inked all the edges (or distressed) all the edges of pieces before gluing together. We used Prima liquid chalks but Colorbox will work great too. We used Prima Blue Jay(Colorbox Ocean or Prussian Blue), Rusty Keys(Tangerine or Pumpkin Spice) and Black Coal(Blackbird). We used Pentel .05 Black gel pen and White Uniball gel pen. We used pop-dots for dimension.