I really like this embossing ink but it's not good if you plan to use pencils to color in your image. Parts of the embossed area will fall off. It says on the back of the pad that it can be distressed after it cools and that you can remove parts of it. I'll use it if I plan to watercolor something. I love the ink, it's nice and thick but I won't use it if I plan to use pencils.