The Black Soot Distress Stain by Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink is a fluid, water-based dye that works well on paper and other porous surfaces. Use the convenient, built-in spring valve dabber to quickly and easily cover a large surface. For lighter color and a mottled look, mix the stain with water and mist. Try adding layers of stain for more saturated color. The bottle holds 1 oz. of distress stain.