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Give projects a stained, vintage or aged look with the Rusty Hinge Distress Ink Pad by Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink. This 2" x 2" ink pad has a raised felt for ease of use. The non-toxic, acid-free dye ink is water-based and resists fading. Refresh the ink pad with a coordinating re-inker (sold separately).
If you know what I mean rust is never a solid color, has to do with the way the iron oxidizes as a natural process. That said Rusty Hinge is a step toward the brown side from Spiced Marmalade (pumpkin orange). I was less then enthused when I picked up with ink pad but it has grown on me. The blended effects you can get with Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs are out of this world. These colors keep going together in new ways even through I've made so many different backgrounds. Fabulous. Rusty Hinge also does edging with some colors and papers when Tea Dye just doesn't work. I also like Rusty Hinge with some of the oranges and yellows in the Distress line -- the vintage feel drops the brights down making the blends less in your face. If you do some YouTube research there are people who show you how to make believable rust patterns and effects with Distress pads -- takes a bit of practice but its really cool.
I thought this color would be more red than it was. It's darker than I thought it would be, too. I don't like many of the dark distress inks. This will take some getting used, too. However, others who like darker colors should enjoy this rich color. I probably will need to buy some darker distress ink pads to go with this since my lighter colors didn't blend as well as expected.
I currently have 36 different Distress Inks and love them all! I use them constantly for just about everything. The colors are amazing-- I love inking a paper piece, spritzing it with water, ironing it-- and the colors stay "true"-- great ink and my new favorite. I'm having a blast learning to "play" all over again!
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