If you love the Tim Holtz color of the month releases then you will love having these beautiful colors all in one place. These dye ink pads are acid-free, non-toxic, fade-resistant and water-based. Perfectly designed with a higher raised felt for easier use with direct-to-paper techniques. Each of the four ink pads measure 1" x 1" and are perfect for layouts, cards, photo aging, weathering projects, fibers and more! Re-inkers are available in .5 oz. amber glass bottles with eye-drop applicators (sold separately). The four shades that are included in the package are Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon, and Fossilized Amber.
The mini ink pads are my favorite and I love the new colors. The Cracked Pistachio is the prefect mint, which is hard to find. I also love the Abandoned Coral and the Mermaid Lagoon. You can't beat Distress Inks for techniques and I'm thrilled to have the first mini kit with the new colors for 2015.
I only ordered one of these because I wanted to try them out before I bought a set. I watched several tutorials before I purchased.
I have dabbled in watercolor prior to ordering, but that and the tutorials and the beautiful colors are what got me to try this brand. They are awesome, so I bought the remaining colors from another vendor at a much lower price. If scrapbook.com had a price matching feature, I would have bought them here.
The Distress Inks a fun to play with, when I master these I look forward to creating a set of the Oxide Inks.
I am loving learning with these AWESOME inks that work for waterfcolor!
The lids are tight the first time you try to open them (I had to pry one off with a paper piercer), but they get easier with use. Tim Holtz said Ranger received complaints of the lids falling off the previous minis, so they had to tighten them. That's why you'll find they are a little harder to deal with. Other than that, the ink pads were all the same kinds of wonderful that Tim's distress pads always are!
Not ONE single cube, of the 64 mini ink cubes that I purchased (and a considerable investment it was) produced a complete & solid one inch square of color when stamped (press & twist) on smooth Neenah 110# cardstock!
I was so disappointed that I contacted BOTH TIM Holtz and Ranger Customer Service and provided them with photos documenting the defective products that I received. It was suggested that I try the Distress Ink Refresher, which I did, thus wasting an additional $10.00. The results of the ink cubes did NOT improve.
I found Ranger Customer service to be rude, arrogant, unprofessional and EXTREMELY disrespectful especially given the fact that rather than even hinting at the fact that I had a defective batch of products, they went on the offense stating that I was obviously NOT using their product correctly! SERIOUSLY? That is how you chose to treat a PAYING customer?
I guess being hurtful to a customer who spent approximately $200.00 on their product line was just all in a days work!
I have NEVER been treated so callously by a company like this in my life. And not wanting to EVER repeat this mean, hurtful & unpleasant experience, I will NOT be purchasing anything from EITHER line of products from either Tim Holtz or Ranger.
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