I love all of the Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and this is definitely my favorite! The first time I pick up the inks, I had no idea how to use them. I tried using a sponge and it ended up looking horrible, so put the inks away and forgot about them. Recently, I learned how to really use these (love the blender tool!) and the inks have become a staple in all of my new projects!
Used in this card: Royal Wedding
I love the Distress inks for their blendability and layering. You can achieve the palest baby blue to a deep denim color with layers of this ink. A truer blue than the Broken China Distress ink which has a more teal read. A little advice on these inks: they clean up very well with a lanolin based soap!
Used in this layout: this is just how you see me, not who i am
I love all the Tim Holtz distress inks. I used this on my grandson's birthday envelope and it really does look like faded jeans! All of his inks are super.
Used in this layout: Noah
I love the distress inks! This one being my 2nd favorite. The color is wonderful, and it's very easy to blend with other colors. I love Tim Holtz!
Used in this layout: Birthday Cookies
This is an interesting blue. If find Stormy Sky to be more of a faded denim color because it's slightly lighter like jeans that have been washed a lot. I'd say this Faded Jeans ink pad is a light navy colorů faded but still more saturated and substantialů and a tiny, tiny shift toward purple (which denim does not have). If you were to put them in an order I would say Chipped Sapphire was dark navy, Faded Jeans next, followed by Stormy Sky. No collection should be without Faded Jeans but if you are just looking for a nice medium blue with some character this is a good choice.
I love these inks! They are so versatile. You can stamp with them, use a blending tool to apply them, smear them on a non-stick craft sheet spritz them with water and apply the paper to it and get a lovely water color background and you can even use them for embossing and as a medium for perfect pearls. They really do amazing things when you spritz them or spatter them with water. I've even seen Tim Holtz apply them with a brayer to create a plaid background.
These ink are an amazing tool. Watch the videos read the tutorials and the techniques are far from just inking your stamp and stamping. Great need staple in my supplies. I love all the colors.