These are perfect for blending or layering Distress Inks over a larger area. While the applicator tools were out of stock when I placed my order, my lovely fiancee knocked up some timber blocks for me to use (we just attached the blue side of the foam with hardware grade double sided tape). These are essentially a larger version of the daubers.
If I paid attention to videos that give instructions and hints on how to use the products I buy, I'd be a lot better off! this product is a case in point. I've been using the inks w/out the foam pads and let me tell you, this way is easier and way less messy. I bought three packages and may end up buying more because I like them so well.
I just got this in the mail and I love it!!!! I'm glad I got two! This works perfectly with Tim Holtz ink pads when you want to distress tags, pages, and any embellishments. I'm glad I have this tool to use and now I have spares to hold me until I run out!! This is a must buy and it works hand in hand with the whole Tim Holtz line!!!!
If you have distress inks you must have the ink blending tool. Instead of getting a blending tool for each distress ink color (expensive!) I purchased these foam refills for each color I have. It is a cost-effective way to have a great applicator for every color. I simply store each foam refill in a tiny ziploc bag.
I LOVE distress inks and using the blending foams is really necessary if you want to get the full use out of your inks. The great thing is, you can use them over and over. I wrote the ink color on the top of the foam pad in a sharpie and use the same one for that color over and over again.