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pugs223
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I've been perusing the gallery for a while now and I love the lo's with distres ink. So I'm going to take the plunge and order a few. If you were just starting out with using these...

a) what 3-4 colors are must haves?

b) what other accessories are required? I've seen a brush, heard of spritzing with water, what do you suggest?

c) anything else I should know - I'm trying to avoid hours on youtube

TIA!


 
Smashley
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In response to pugs223

I just got into Distress Inks and I love them! I highly recommend Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Bundled Sage. All the colors are really pretty! They do react with water, so you can ink and then spray with water for a cool feathery effect. I also suggest going on Tim's website as he demos all of his own products and gives really great tips and techniques. I watched all his videos before I purchased any of his products. OH - try his masks too! They are great with his inks or Glimmer Mists.


 
pieces of me
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In response to pugs223

Are you talking about the Distress Ink pads by Tim Holtz or a distress ink spray like Tattered Angels?


 
pugs223
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In response to pieces of me

Oh I had only really seen Tim Holtz, not familiar with Tattered Angels.


 
pieces of me
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Tattered Angels makes Glimmer Mist sprays and other products. They have them here at SB.com.

As far as the Distress Inks, I have all the colors that have been out for a few years and honestly never use them. I tend to lean towards my Technique Tuesday mini-stamp inks pads because they are smaller and get into more intricate places on some of the new chipboards.


 
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I use Distress Inks on almost every layout! I would go through your own layouts and see what colors you use most.

I love Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Fired Brick, Tumbled Glass, Rusty Hinge and Pumice Stone.


 
DesiLee
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I use tea dye antique linen, and fired brick a lot.


 
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One of the brown colors like tea dye, walnut stain or vintage photo (and there are a couple more) are probably my go to colors....then there is fired brick, peeled paint, broken china for when ya need some color!



 
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  • Ami G on 08-20-10 01:59 PM
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My 4 must-have colors:
Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo.

I use a plain makeup sponge (wedge type) for inking the edges of things. Very cheap and works great. You'll love Distress Inks!


 
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Is it just me, or is there a very strong smell to those inks - I've been at a demo once and came away with a headache, so have been hesitant to buy them.


 
Foamy
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  • Foamy on 08-20-10 02:58 PM
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Ohh I love all the ones mentioned but my favs are
Aged Mahogany
Broken China
Scattered Straw &
Spiced marmalade!

Happy inking!!


 
Foamy
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  • Foamy on 08-20-10 02:59 PM
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  • dalmation Said:
Is it just me, or is there a very strong smell to those inks - I've been at a demo once and came away with a headache, so have been hesitant to buy them.



I never noticed it... The one that is strong to me is the Staz on... phew!


 
dotfree
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Fired Brick and Tea Dye Distress Ink are my favorites. No I have not noticed any smell from them.


 
lisymarie
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great.... Now I want distress inks.


 
Manda_K
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Yes. Yes you do. They last a long time and I never have noticed a smell.


 
DesiLee
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I haven't noticed a smell either, and I've used mine a lot.


 
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Vintage photo is a most have. Walnut is to dark on many things where the vintage photo has just a touch of orange in it that really highlights.


 
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Yesterday I bought Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, and Antique Linen. I've never used them and thought these would be good to start with.


 
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I have a few now. I think that Black Soot, Walnut Ink and Tea Dye would be nice starter colors.

I think a blending "tool" would be nice. I really like that effect for edges. The product below is specially made for this but I've heard of people making their own or just using things like makeup sponges to save a little money. I did buy one of the tools and accidentally pulled the wrong part loose - the sticky part instead of the velcro fastner - on very first try and have never gotten it to hold quite right again without messying up my fingers in the process. Of course, I am kind of a clutz.

I haven't experienced any powerful odor with these either.


Edited by KatieJo on 08-20-10 08:56 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I like tea dye and vintage photo,,,,,WHEN I use them,,,which I don't often care to,,,,I like chalk inks for distressing much more,,,,,I think they're smoother, easier to put on,,,,but that's just me If you want to antique, I'd suggest the browns like tea dye, mahogany stain, and vintage photo.


 
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