This is an interesting blue. If find Stormy Sky to be more of a faded denim color because it's slightly lighter like jeans that have been washed a lot. I'd say this Faded Jeans ink pad is a light navy color… faded but still more saturated and substantial… and a tiny, tiny shift toward purple (which denim does not have). If you were to put them in an order I would say Chipped Sapphire was dark navy, Faded Jeans next, followed by Stormy Sky. No collection should be without Faded Jeans but if you are just looking for a nice medium blue with some character this is a good choice.
I love these inks! They are so versatile. You can stamp with them, use a blending tool to apply them, smear them on a non-stick craft sheet spritz them with water and apply the paper to it and get a lovely water color background and you can even use them for embossing and as a medium for perfect pearls. They really do amazing things when you spritz them or spatter them with water. I've even seen Tim Holtz apply them with a brayer to create a plaid background.
I love all of the Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and this is definitely my favorite! The first time I pick up the inks, I had no idea how to use them. I tried using a sponge and it ended up looking horrible, so put the inks away and forgot about them. Recently, I learned how to really use these (love the blender tool!) and the inks have become a staple in all of my new projects!
Used in this project: Royal Wedding
I love the Distress inks for their blendability and layering. You can achieve the palest baby blue to a deep denim color with layers of this ink. A truer blue than the Broken China Distress ink which has a more teal read. A little advice on these inks: they clean up very well with a lanolin based soap!
Used in this project: this is just how you see me, not who i am
Deep rich color! Perfect!
Placed a mega order for Distress Inks and all are beautiful colors. Scrapbook.com has the best pricing and the fastest delivery for everything I've purchased from them.
exactly what I was looking for...a more subtle blue. This color makes a rich deep dark blue sky for backgrounds.
Love this....really makes pretty shades of blue on paper flowers....not to mention other stuff!
Love the colour as it great for adding colour to paper or embellishments.
Nice but not as nice as Broken China.
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