I typically am drawn to lighter or brighter colors. Being new to Distress Inks (I know, can you believe it?) I bought this one to go with the lighter pink ones I bought. When I used it, I was amazed at the depth it gave my work. I now plan to buy all of the dark colors too.
If you have not tried the distress inks, you need to give them a try.There are a lot of web vides available to teach you how to use them.
I would recommed the blending tool, for it allows you to work with the inks at diffrent levels (deep or light) I definitely gives the look I have been looking for that I was not achieving with paints. They are my new favorite thing. Can't wait to learn more about them.
Aged Mahogany is a dark color. Dark like Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves. But it is still very red. They sometimes stain furniture a "dark cherry" color that is the same as this color of ink pad. You can do Google images to get some idea. My studio storage is stained in this color so I'm biased. Color wise Aged Mahogany ink pad color is closest to Fired Brick -- not a match just close and way more saturated.
Aged Mahogany is not for everyone. It will stain you rubber stamps, you and your clothes. But there are some wonderful uses for a dark maroon especially edging papers, simulating wax seals, even Halloween blood drips or scatter. Aged Mahogany is great for shifting pink flowers to something more regal or refined when you brushed the flower petals and dye the stamens. And of course certain rubber stamps can only be dark red… hearts! Barn Door red just does not cut it.
This is a wonderful color of red -- I'm partial to reds so I really like it! It's redder than mahogany, I think, and it another one of my favorite colors of Tim's Distress Ink Pads!