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!