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Username Post: Which color do you prefer???        (Topic#1544999)
jennaroo
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I have just recently bought my first Tim Holtz distress ink pad and got 2 more yestreday.

I now have:
tead dye
antique linen
black

What colors do you prefer and why? Also which one works well on dark colors for inking the edges of paper?

TIA


 
Smashley
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In response to jennaroo

I LOVE my Frayed Burlap pad! To me, it's the perfect brown for distressing. I am not sure what works well on dark colors as I only have about 8 colors, and they're all pretty dark. Do you want to use it on black solid cardstock or more for dark patterned paper?


 
StarsNSparkles
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I love chipped saphire for blue and walnut ink for brown and black soot. I use my walnut ink & black soot the most and I've had to buy reinkers for those two.


 
sunrenay
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In response to jennaroo

I also love frayed burlap. I use it all the time. I don't use much dark paper so I can't help with that. For light colors, I love spun sugar and tumbled glass. I really need to crack open the rest of my colors and see what they look like.


 
momofaym
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I love walnut stain, I think that works really well for inking the edges. I also love the faded jeans one because I only have a boy and it's the perfect blue. Can't wait to get others!!


 
TripletMother
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I have them all and love them!!

My faves are black soot, vintage photo, peeled paint, chipped sapphire or faded jeans, barn red and scattered straw!


 
MrsAnnieS
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My first ink was Brushed Corderouy and I love it! Although my current top faves are Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and Broken China. It is really hard to choose though because I do use the 14 I have all the time!


 
jennaroo
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i'M DEF. GOING TO HAVE TO CHECK INTO MORE COLORS.THE NAMES FOR EACH ARE SO INTRIGUING TO.....I'M CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT PEELED PAINT AND BROKEN CHINA LOOK LIKE BECAUSE THEIR NAMES AMUSE ME, LOL.


 
candy.queen
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I love vintage photo and I use it on almost everything I do


 
scrap4brains
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The background on the top of this page was done with Broken China. Direct ink to paper then lightly sprayed with water, the let the color run to get an uneven, realistic look.

Fearless By Scrap4brains

Currently I like Barn Door, but I have a lot of them and change favorites often.


 
Manda_K
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Broken China for blues or Faded Jeans or Chipped Sapphire...lol

I like Rusty Hinge (it is like burnt orange)

Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo for browns.

Umm, Black Soot is great.

I also LOVE Pumice Stone! It is a dark grey-green.

All of them are good. I don't have one I don't use!


 
theellenbee
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When I first started scrapping (a whole 5 months ago) someone told me I HAD to get some TH distress ink pads. I could not imagine why I would need any so I waited. My first was antique linen and I have since bought another 12! Now I wish I had bought them earlier. I can't scrap without Tim! Funny thing is that antique linen is still my favorite!


 
kariyava
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I have all of these and love them for inking/distressing!


 
Rae_M
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  • Rae_M on 10-15-10 11:06 AM
In response to kariyava

I think every color is awesome! I wish I had them all! The only color that I think is kind of strange is Old Paper because it's green, which isn't what I think of when I think of old paper; Antique Linen is better for that kind of color.
As for for what color would work best on dark colored paper, I don't think any of them would make much of a contrast. I think that Cat's Eye chalk inks in pale colors work well for that though.


 
meezerpleaser
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I use tea dye, vintage photo, and black soot. But I mostly use Chestnut Roan from Cat's Eye to do antiqued edges - don't know why.


 
dotfree
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Tea Dye and Fired Brick are my favorites.


 
jennaroo
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can someone be the little birdie that tells my DH what I want for christmas....because I already have to front teeth, lol. the whole TH ink pads would be such a fab gift right??? I want them all.

BUT some look like they might be the same colors....I sampled tattered rose and antique linen and they are so close, I bought the antique linen, haven't used it yet though.


 
kajunkat
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I dont have any yet Hopin to buy some soon. I think I will buy Scattered Straw, Walnut
Stain, Crushed Olive, or Mustard Seed first. But who knows I am not sure. It looks like awesome stuff.


 
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Enabler alert!

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scrap4brains
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I just did the math and it is only 1 cent cheaper to buy a bunch of them.


 
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