Browns a more relaxed feel then black, yet do not loose their contrast. I'm pretty much a StazOn fan but I decided to try this Potting Soil. I am surprised at the difference between Spiced Chai StazOn and this one. Spiced Chai is a bit warmer/reddish although still in the middle as a very strong brown. Potting Soil is softer and a tiny tinge blue-ish. Soft sounds strange but it really does read as creamier. Personally I think Potting Soil is a bit more vintage, steampunk, and even grunge (if you like a less harsh feel). I like it and put it on my StazOn index so I have another choice when I want a brown.
Archival Ink Pads are my favorites! The pads are perfect for inking stamps without clogging between letters/lines, or messing edges of stamps and ruining a project. Have many colors, and am sure will be adding to that collection!