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Tim Holtz Distress Inks are acid-free, non-toxic, fade resistant, water-based dye inks. TheyÂ’re perfect for the new vintage, stained, aged effect crafters are creating in their altered books, scrapbook pages, cards and paper craft projects. Tim selected the colors and helped develop these inks to produce a realistic, weathered look on paper, photos and decorative fibers. All the colorful Distress Inks afford added versatility when photo tinting and color layering with the original, award winning tones. The 2" x 2" pads are made with a higher raised felt for easier use with direct to paper techniques. Re-inkers available in .5 oz. amber glass bottles with eye drop applicators (sold separately).
Greens are a little tricky. The lid pictured here is not the color of the stamped ink. Instead Forest Moss is an old fashioned, world wars, olive army green. Darker and oh-so-slightly yellower then the primary green of Mowed Lawn. Personally I find Forest Moss to be more of a pine green -- not a stereotype Christmas green -- but a real grows-in-the-forest, pine trees overhead in the sunlight, color. I picked up Forest Moss to go with Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs which make wild, dark blended backgrounds. Otherwise I use Forest Moss for leaves of all kinds when I don't want the usual bright greens and am reaching for a more nature effect. You can stamp the stem and leaf of a pumpkin in Mowed Lawn or Pine Needles just fine, but Forest Moss is more natural looking. Thanksgiving themes are better served with non-Halloween colors as well say Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss and Vintage Photo, even Fired Brick. Bright are not for everything. In my opinion, of course. Forest Moss is a good buy but only if you're looking for a dark, warmer green.
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