The embossing ink is a total must, it stays wet SOOO long, it gives you plenty of time to position the stamp and then use the powder, and gives the best look for embossed images. I don't know how I ever lived without it.
My next must haves would be Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Black Soot, Tattered Rose and Walnut Stain. Ya know what, move walnut stain to the top. That's the one I use the very most.
Edited by jessicaparker88 on 06-16-10 12:08 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
The embossing ink is a total must, it stays wet SOOO long, it gives you plenty of time to position the stamp and then use the powder, and gives the best look for embossed images. .
I'll have to disagree a tiny bit with that. Distress ink often doesn't give even coverage on stamped items. A lot of times, stamped items looks...well...distressed! So if that's the look you're going for, then great. And the ink does work well for embossing.
However, if you're just going to judge it on embossed image/stamping aspect, it's not at the top of the list. Versamark is a better choice for even coverage color and embossing.
That said...I use Antique Linen and Vintage Photo all the time.
Oh thats like asking a mother who is her favorite child, lol, theres just no one answer, but it all depends on the project, and the style you most lean towards, for example is you love vintage (like me) then vintage photo, antique line etc... are the best, if you like, oh shabby chic, then tattered rose, broken china, shabby shutters etc... are great, and so on, its all on what your doing at the momment, thats whats great about Distress Inks, theres a colour for all your needs, definatley must have investment, heck, BUY'EM ALL, lol, lol, take care, bye!!!
Hey there!! If you want to do an antique look, then probably walnut stain and antique linen. Those are my favorites and the ones I use the most (had to reorder reinkers!) But I own a bunch, I just use them for different things...