Product Reviews for Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Ink Blending Tool - For Ink Application and Blending

62 Reviews for This Product

  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Wow!

    Let me tell you...if you are into distressing and inking, this is a must have tool for you!! I have loved the Tim Holtz line of distress inks for a while now but haven't had this applicator until recently. I used to use regular foam make-up sponges. They worked great for the edges and working the ink around a little, but the effect was always a little harsher than what I wanted. Well, the very first time I tried applying the ink with this applicator, it was like magic! It blends the ink sooooo smoothly onto your paper and it's so easy to mix colors or change the color you've already applied. It's awesome! This is one of those products I'll use forever...

    Used in this layout: Bus Love


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Perfect inking tool!

    I have hesitated to buy this tool over the past couple of years that I finally expanded my scrapbooking to include inks. I wasn't so sure about all that "start on separate paper or mat and work your way onto the paper with the ink". Now I know I never fully enjoyed my inks until I did use this product. I store the used ink pads in small zip lock style bags so they can be re-used and I use a separate one for each color that I ink with. How silly was I not to trust Tim Holtz???


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Don't think...just buy

    A must have for your distress inks AND you need to have one for every color ink. If you are like me when I get a vision in my head, I just want to go with it like Edward Scissorhands to head of hair! I don't want to have to stop to keep chaning pads on these guys....so I am slowly working on getting one for every color distress ink. I did buy the craftspinner to hang these on and will need to get another one really soon. They are awesome.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Better than expected

    I was one of those people who were running the whole pad along the sides of the item I wanted to ink. Getting ink all over my hands and over my desk...soo not fun. I was introduced to this wonderful product. My fingers are clean..desk not soo mcuh(from other stuff :). The pads last a long time. I could blend two colors at once. I will recommend this for anyone who has an ink collection. As I do!!!

    Used in this card: My very first card!!!


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    an ink lovers BFF!

    This is my go to tool when I am laying down ink on my layouts or projects. I just grab the base of the block, use a circular motion to add ink to the foam pad, then run it along the edge of my paper to add definition and character. You can add lots of ink or little bits of ink, all up to you. If you don't have one, buy it.. you'll love itt.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    I love this blending tool!!!!

    I just got this in the mail and I love it!!!! I'm glad I got two! This works perfectly with Tim Holtz ink pads when you want to distress tags, pages, and any embellishments. I'm glad I have this tool to use and now I have spares to hold me until I run out!! This is a must buy and it works hand in hand with the whole Tim Holtz line!!!!


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Highly needed item

    I tried to use other ways to apply the distress inks but none worked for me. I had this on my wishlist for long & got it in a swap. I used it immediately & love the way it moves smoothly on cardstock & paper. I don't know why I waited so long for this tool. It is the best if you are into inking. Try it.

    Used in this layout: Why I scrapbook? NSD 2010


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    A Must have!

    Love love love this tool! It is a MUST if you are using the alcohol inks. It is simple and really mistake free. I did have an issue with the new foam pads attaching. They would not stay on the tool. So I just used some sticky back velcro and placed it on the tool and now the foam pads stick like new!

    Used in this layout: Dreams close up journal book


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Must have tool!

    THis blending tool is a must have. I actually have three & a foam pad for each of my distress ink colors. It is so versatile, use it for shading edges, to color over masks, to alter over crackle paint, really a long list of things to use. I use it on pretty much every page & card I make.

    Used in this card: Antique Happy Birthday doily


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Awesome tool

    This is a great tool for use with distress inks. When you use it, you can get a nice soft distressed look. I've got the refill pack also and save on pad for each color.

    I haven't tried washing the pads yet, but if someone has done that, I'd love to know how it turned out.

    Used in this layout: Favorite photo - playing bass


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Blending tool

    I bought a bunch of these to use with different colors. My ink pads were getting mixtures that I didn't want and these are so reasonably priced it wasn't worth taking the foam pad each time I wanted to change color. Great for backgrounds and for distressing edges.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Subtle Inkers

    I didn't know what I was missing until I bought this item. I love the way this little tool lets you add shading and blends the ink in such a soft and subtle way. No lines or dark marks, it just glides on. One of my "have-to-have" tools from now on.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    So much fun!

    I just got my first set of Distress Inks and I kept seeing people using this blending tool... I wasn't quite sure if it was really worth it but I figured I'd give a try. It's so much fun! It blends so beautifully and I can't imagine not having it!


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Blends smoothly!

    I finally bought myself one, it took forever for my town to carry this! I had been using makeup wedges, and lol yeah it didnt work very well. This blending tool is a god send. It blends my distress inks so smoothly! Its my fav tool right now!

    Used in this layout: my sweet dream


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Necessary tool

    I had my Distress Inks and I was missing this important too: the blending!
    It is easy to use and you can change the foams easily. I keep one foam for each color I hold.
    I recommend Ranger Ink Blending Tool to all my friends.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Wow indeed

    I read the reviews and saw the product video and decided that since blending is my latest cfraze, I would try this with the replacement pads. The reviews were right on, the videos were great and I am now hooked on the product.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Love it!!!

    5 stars for such an awesome tool!!! The only thing I will have to do is nail/staple down the velcro after my 2yr old yanked it off, and the adhesive no longer sticks. Wish I could afford one for each color though :)

    Used in this card: Oh Happy Day!


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    A must have!

    If you have distress inks you must must must have this ink blending tool. It makes distressing edges easy, adding ink to color anything a breeze and just gives you the right amount of color wherever you want it.

    Used in this layout: Oratory (2)


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Ink Blending Tool

    If you are going to use distress inks, this applicator is a must have. I have played around with several methods of application and all pale in comparison to this product. It does the best job by far!


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    GrEAT BLENDING TOOL!

    I was excited when I got this tool! Today I tried it and works so smooth and easy. I recommend it to the scrappers who loves the vintage look and to the scrappers who like to add that extra touch.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Super tool

    The blending tool is an excellent tool for using the distressing inks. It is much easier to blend the inks and colors with this tool. I love the ease of changing the pada on this tool also.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    mgideon

    Love this tool, a must for blending inks. I have been useing my inks directly to paper but this blending tool has made a world of difference in the look of my projects.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    great product

    Ever since I was shown how to use one of these I haven't put it down, it fits nicely in my hand and is so much eaiser to use than inking strait from an ink pad

    Used in this layout: Pink Page


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Another Tool Recommended by Tim Holtz; Ranger Ink Blending Tool

    Watching videos that Tim Holtz has, he uses this handy tool; the Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Ink Blending Tool to create Distressing on paper crafts.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    I love it!!

    Great tool for lightly adding and blending ink to the edges of your paper. Also nice to use when blending different colors using masks.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    blending tool

    This is a really nice blending tool and I am so excited to have it. Very well made and works excellent! Everyone should have one.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Does the trick!

    This is a fabulous tool and any follower of Tim Holtz knows what a necessity the blending tool is.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Love it!

    This blending tool is awesome! So easy to use and I love the look it creates! Definite must have!


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Great Product

    This is a great tool for blending, expecially around the edges to distress. Highly recommend!!


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Perfect blending tool!

    I love these! They are great to work with. I like them better than the little sponges any day!


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    happy with purchase

    Love love love this product. Everything about purchasing from scrapbook.com was great.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Great tool

    It's fool proof! I'm so glad I got this tool, I use it for all my distress inking.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    blend it!!

    Very cool tool!! Really helps apply the ink nicely without making a huge mess!!

    Used in this layout: MOM


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    blending tool

    As with most ranger products, quality! How can you do without one?


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Ranger Ink Blending Tool

    Great product for using your creativity to apply and blend inks.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    In Love

    I realy love this tool! So easy to use!


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Ranger Ink Blending Tool

    Great technique for blending colors


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    love

    love this tool... great purchase!

    Used in this layout: all dolled up


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    hands clean

    great applicator, hands clean,.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    blending tool

    Awesome tool I love It


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Blend

    Love it!

    Used in this layout: Smiling Faces


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    great!

    great!


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      4/5 stars

    A must have!

    This is a must have tool if you're into the Shabby Chic, Vintage, or Distressed styles of papercrafting. The blending tool makes it so much easier (and cleaner) to put the ink right where you want it and blend it in nicely without wasting a lot of ink--and the extra pads are great for different color inks.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      4/5 stars

    Great tool

    I never really knew exactly how to use my distressing ink until I saw Heidi Swapp use this to blend the ink using her masks. I tried it the other day and it worked awesome! The only thing I don't like is that it only comes with one refill and the refills are expensive. But the tool itself works great!


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      4/5 stars

    MusT HavE for ThE DisTrEsS InKs

    this is the only way to add distress inks to me. takes some practice to get a smooth, blended edge. only downfall is the pads with come off the backing on occasion . . . it just glue them back together.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      4/5 stars

    Ink Blending Tool

    I really like the way this works. I was skeptical but it does a great job of blending the ink. Plus the pads wash very nicely.


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      4/5 stars

    Ranger Ink - Ink Blending Tool

    Very good blending tool. Easy to use and covers nicely.


  • Verified Buyer
    I don't recommend this product.
      3/5 stars

    good concept, foam/handle good: attachment need work

    These a great tools---the concept anyway, but the velcro piece comes off right away. On this one that I just received, it was already detached in the package!!
    Getting fed up with the ones I have too.
    On two of these I have tried the Inkesentials/Ranger Wonder Tape and it came undone.(I guess it is not that wonder-ful!) The velcro backing is very hard and plastic like so tape does not stick too well.


  • Verified Buyer
    I don't recommend this product.
      3/5 stars

    A little hyped

    Maybe I haven't fully explored all the possibilities for this tool, but I haven't really found that it has been significantly better than a cheaper sponge, brayer, or several other options. That said, the handle makes it more convenient and it is a particularly nice size for cardmaking.

    Used in this layout: L Commencement 2010 I recto


  • Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
      3/5 stars

    useful but may need to

    reinforce the handle. After only a few times using it, the handle pulled out of the base. I put a few glue dots on the bottom of the handle and back in it went! very useful when using the tim holtz alcohol inks, which are some of my new fave products.


  • Verified Buyer
    I don't recommend this product.
      3/5 stars

    so so

    Ive used this tool with a mask I bought, maybe its just me but the ink application looked a little blocky, seemed to take the shape of the ink applicator and didn't blend all that well.


  • Verified Buyer
    I don't recommend this product.
      1/5 stars

    Not put together well

    the first time I used this the velcro type stuff on it fell off -then the 2nd time I used it the HANDLE fell of !!
    I superglued the velcro on and that helped but too many problems with it
    and It really does not work as well as a sponge


  • I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Great Tool!

    These are such a must for adding ink to any project! I have had a problem with the velcro part coming off, so I used a heavy-duty staple gun & fixed the problem easily!

    After trying them, you'll want more than one! : )


  • I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Love this Tool!

    Since I love blending inks on my cards and pages, I couldn't live without this. It abolustely makes blending so easy. I've tried makeup sponges and other methods..but gave them up.
    Thanks Ranger Ink!


  • I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    great

    Love it. I rinse out the foam pad and have used it a lot and still looks like it has tons of more uses left in it.


  • I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Excellent for with the distress inks

    I love the blending tools and distress inks. They are perfect for getting a great soft vintage feel.


  • I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Great for inking!

    This tool works soooo well to ink edges of paper and cards!


  • I recommend this product
      5/5 stars

    Great concept

    Love this stamper, so easy! Great effects!


  • I recommend this product
      4/5 stars

    really useful

    this is really usefull with alcohol ink of course but it is possible to use with distress ink too..
    and keep your fingers cleans!!


  • I recommend this product
      4/5 stars

    works good

    This takes a lot of mess out of distressing.


  • I recommend this product
      3/5 stars

    Tags Galore!

    I love using this tool to make backgrounds for tags and cards. There are a few drawbacks though:
    1) It's kind of difficult to change out the blending foams. Sometimes the Velcro tries to come off and it would ruin the tool if that happened.
    2) The handle popped out of one of my tools.

    In my opinion they're cheaply made but an essential part to any ink blending process.


  • I don't recommend this product.
      2/5 stars

    Just not crazy about this...

    I wanted to love this product, but just can't seem to get the hang of it. I get much better results blending ink on the edges of my paper with regular old (and cheap) cosmetic sponges or JudiKins color dusters. Save your money for something else!