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


 
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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?


 
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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.


 
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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.


 
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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!!


 
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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!


 
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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!


 
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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.


 
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I love vintage photo and I use it on almost everything I do


 
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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.


 
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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!


 
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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!


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


 
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  • Rae_M on 10-15-10 11:06 AM
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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.


 
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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.


 
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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.


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


 
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  • LeeLo on 10-15-10 12:26 PM
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I have Walnut Stain...I've only had it a few weeks so I haven't really done much with it. I've not been scrapping much lately! I do want to get a couple more. Can you use these with stamps like any other ink pad?


 
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You can use them with stamps but it will not be a really crisp image like pigment ink. If you want a really clear, dark image I suggest Staz-On.


 
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I've found the TH ink pads work better with rubber wood-mounted stamps than they do with clear stamps. I even tried rubbing the stamp with an eraser, which I've heard is supposed to help, but it didn't.

This is my 3000th post!! WOOT WOOT!!


 
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  • LeeLo on 10-15-10 04:35 PM
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K...thanks. I hadn't tried mine with stamps yet and didn't know if many people used them like that or not. I do have a lot of other ink pads that I use with my stamps, but this was my first distress ink pad.


 
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I LOVE Antique Linen. Pumice Stone is another cool one...


 
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I always always use Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, and Barn Door


 
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Love Peeled Paint, Broken China and Walnut Stain...I have a new love one for halloween...Rusty Hinge is a great orange!


 
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  • Rae_M Said:
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.


I agree! I have Old Paper and it is a strange shade of green! But I use it!!


 
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My all time fav is tea dye, but I've been using weathered wood and pumice and burlap and sage lately...


I've stamped with tea dye with vintage look stamps where a crisp image isn't all that important and I want a more distressed sepia looking stamp....


 
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Walnut stain was the first one I bought when they first came out. I recently bought another color...don't remember which color. When I pack for my 13 wk assignments, the walnut stain ALWAYS goes w/ me. Never thought to buy the reinkers! Going to buy one today!


Edited by missdaisy23 on 10-16-10 11:02 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Oh, that's the topic I was thinking about to start!

Listen, ladies, I just bought an "Old paper" distress ink, because I'm working on a project which demands a lot of torn/distressed/dirty etc papers. I was naive enough to think that "old paper" ink would make a white piece of paper look like aged one: a little yellow, with faded brownish touches, as if it was exposed to the sun and/or lignin and dust made it fade away and lose its whiteness. And what did I get?!..
My perfectly white peice of paper looked as if I put it into a swampy pool. Why the hell it turned to be so green??? As if I painted it yellow and then added black watercolor. Do I have a wrong ink or what?
What can you recommend as the best color for making "aged looking" paper?


 
Smashley
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That is just the color the "Old Paper" pad is.


 
madmatter
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I don't have "Old paper", so I don't know what color it is, but I use the walnut stain to get that faded look on my pages.


 
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