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HisGEM
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I am on the late show, I know Tim Holtz is the man! What color(s) should I start with?


 
Nancy Keslin
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what are you planning on doing with it?

I think that makes all the difference. I use distress inks for tons of things. But if you want a general, distressed, antiqued look, my go to is Walnut. That said...I own 27 different colors. lol


 
jessicaparker88
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The embossing ink is a total must, it stays wet SOOO long, it gives you plenty of time to position the stamp and then use the powder, and gives the best look for embossed images. I don't know how I ever lived without it.

My next must haves would be Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Black Soot, Tattered Rose and Walnut Stain. Ya know what, move walnut stain to the top. That's the one I use the very most.


Edited by jessicaparker88 on 06-16-10 12:08 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
mybasketofscraps
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Oh, all of them! LOL
I would recommend to start with the browns. I know those are the ones I use the most. Then the reds. It's just so hard to buy one at a time! Good luck!


 
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I'd go with the browns as well as black soot. I use those on pretty much everything.


 
HisGEM
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Ok, thanks for the insight!! I will have to pick some up this weekend!


 
cdjohnson
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I use the tea dye a lot!


 
tinacome
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  • jessicaparker88 Said:
The embossing ink is a total must, it stays wet SOOO long, it gives you plenty of time to position the stamp and then use the powder, and gives the best look for embossed images. .



I'll have to disagree a tiny bit with that. Distress ink often doesn't give even coverage on stamped items. A lot of times, stamped items looks...well...distressed! So if that's the look you're going for, then great. And the ink does work well for embossing.

However, if you're just going to judge it on embossed image/stamping aspect, it's not at the top of the list. Versamark is a better choice for even coverage color and embossing.

That said...I use Antique Linen and Vintage Photo all the time.


Edited by tinacome on 06-16-10 03:04 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
beccaboo3
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i vote for vintage photo! it's my favorite!!!


 
CommaHolly
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DEFINATELY the browns first,,,,they are the ones I go to the most,,,,,,,vintage photo and tea dye are my favs!!!!!


 
melissadam
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for a while I only had tea and found I used it quite a bit


 
Tigger
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Vintage Photo for SURE - I use it on every LO. And Black Soot.

Oh, who am I kidding? I own them all.


 
Jennifer Priest
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Vintage Photo--mine is almost dry since I use it the most. And I also like Marmalade.


 
beccaboo3
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i love faded jeans too!


 
Megan - ForumTech
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My current new favorite is wild honey, but I like the fall colors...



 
momma paparazzi
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  • homesclscrapper Said:
what are you planning on doing with it?

I think that makes all the difference. I use distress inks for tons of things. But if you want a general, distressed, antiqued look, my go to is Walnut. That said...I own 27 different colors. lol


Nancy!! I am still looking for that Walnut one!! Yes, I agree go for the brown's first, and like Nancy said depends what you are doing, I think.


 
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Black Soot and if you LOVE blue like me lol Tumbled Glass


 
TripletMother
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Have them all, love them all!! Vintage Photo and Black Soot are my "go-to"'s though!!!!


 
Selah Scrapping
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Oh thats like asking a mother who is her favorite child, lol, theres just no one answer, but it all depends on the project, and the style you most lean towards, for example is you love vintage (like me) then vintage photo, antique line etc... are the best, if you like, oh shabby chic, then tattered rose, broken china, shabby shutters etc... are great, and so on, its all on what your doing at the momment, thats whats great about Distress Inks, theres a colour for all your needs, definatley must have investment, heck, BUY'EM ALL, lol, lol, take care, bye!!!


 
Hev
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  • Hev on 06-17-10 09:00 PM
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Peeled paint is my favorite color! I find myself using vintage photo and tea dye alot though!


 
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