Creating……..with Distress Inks

September 27, 2011

in Lasting, Uncategorized

Last week we talked about a unique product called Brilliance Ink which is a fast drying pigment ink.  This week it is Distress Ink which is a slow drying dye ink.  Personally, I would call them both hybrid inks.  They put something in them that makes them different from the normal pigment/dye ink pad  but the formula is “secret.” I think I prefer Palette that just flat out says hybrid ink. But that is next week’s story.

Distress Inks are a slow drying water-based ink designed by Tim Holtz.  They have several unique qualities.  First, they react to water.   Tim says they “travel.”  To observe this phenomenon, simply spritz the ink and watch what it does!  Secondly, they are blendable.  Since they stay wet for a while, using Tim’s ink applicator and a circular motion, it is quite possible to blend colors for a lovely mix. Third, since they are wet, they can even be embossed.

There is so much you can do with these wonderful inks.  I love every one of the 36 colors.  And Tim has also made a “stain” of the colors.  Here is a sample of something I plan to try soon – picket fence stain and then colored with a distress ink.  Click on this link and see what I’m excited about!

picket fence / stain

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