Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads are a collection of acid-free, non-toxic, fade resistant, water-based dye inks. They’re perfect for the new vintage, stained, aged effect crafters are creating in their altered books, scrapbook pages, cards and paper craft projects. Tim selected the colours and helped develop these inks to produce a realistic, weathered look on paper, photos and decorative fibres.
Tips and Techniques for using Distress Ink:
Here are some key points that make Distress Inks different:
STAYS WET LONGER – Allows you to blend and shade on photos and paper – also emboss. Other dye inks dry too fast especially on photos so you end up with lines and marks if you go direct from the pad.
COLOUR WICKS OR SPREADS OUT – These inks will travel across the surface of your paper when spritzed with water. Other dyes do not travel as much although they might bleed a little when wet. Distress Inks actually “wick” or spread out much further creating several tone on tones.
STABILITY Of COLOURS– The colors of the Distress Inks will not break down when wet or heated allowing you to have more color control for the finished look. Other “brown colored” dyes will break down when water is added leaving a pink & green hue.
COLOR PALETTE – Well these are unlike ANY other colors of inks you’ve seen.