pure distress…

hey bloggers!  today i get to share one of my favorite Ranger products and it happens to be ink – surprised?  I love the versatility inks and all that i can create with them.  of course i love stamping with inks as well and making backgrounds, tinting, blending, shading, and embossing with inks…i love ink!

{Linda Cain}

What a terrific prize. They are something I’ve never really tried, but always wanted to! Great Stuff, t!m!
Linda Cain

congrats! please e-mail me your information – tim

Distresspad_2 today’s product: Distress Ink
these 24 vintage inspired colors are perfect for paper crafting, home decor, and so much more.  this palette of nostalgic tones can be used for a variety of techniques most waterbased dyes only dream of.  here are a few:
-Use Distress Ins with the Ink Blending Tool for a controlled, blending inked surface – also perfect for edging papers and photos.
-Distress Inks are reactive with water so try crumpling a tag, rubbing the ink directly on the surface and then spritzing with water and watch the colors travel across the surface.
-Distress Inks are also heat stable so dry them with a craft iron or heat tool and the colors won’t loose their integrity.
-Embossing, did you know you can emboss with Distress Ink?  That’s right, stamp with any color of Distress Ink and apply clear embossing powder.  Heat emboss for a coordinating color of embossing – cool huh?
-You can also tint your black & white photos with Distress Ink.  This ink has bee formulated to work with most photo papers to allow you to colorize photos using Ranger’s Cut n’ Dry Nibs.  Simply swipe the nib across your Distress Pad and color directly on your photo.  (be sure to test you photo paper first for compatibility)
-Stamping with Distress Inks is one of the simplest things to do with this ink.  The colors allow you to stamp a variety of tones on to your surface to create a collage effect with a timeless hue.
-Wrinkle-Free Distress: okay this has to be my most favorite thing to do with this ink and the results are amazing.  Simply swipe various colors of Distress Ink on to a Non-Stick Craft Sheet.  Mist with water from a Mini Mister, and press a tag into the ink.  Lift off and dry with a heat tool.  Press the tag back on to various areas of your inked craft sheet and dry between layers.  The results are a layered, distressed, and colorful background.  Try it!


today’s giveaway: A FULL SET OF Distress Ink Pads!  Yes, all 24 vintage, nostalgic, timeless colors found only in Ranger’s Distress palette.  The winner could be you simply for posting a comment on today’s post.  So what are you waiting for?  Get inky…get distressed….t!m

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972 Comments to “pure distress…”

  1. Rist says:

    Thank you for this article. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this blog into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases.Thanks!

  2. Rachel Mosher says:

    I watched your distress ink video’s this last weekend and used your crinkle mini mister water and masks to make 2 beautiful cards last night! Also did some paint daubers and photo transfer.

  3. Lidy says:

    probably to late…this is what you get using distress inks. It distresses so much you completely forget Tim(e)

  4. Paula Ledbetter says:

    Can’t seem to stop buying you goodies, love each and every one of them. Keep them coming the skys the limite or is it……

  5. Jing-Jing says:

    I totally feel like i’m playing the powerball here, but I must!!! I think I just found a website that sells all of these and I am about to place an order to get EVERY single one of these crackle paint, wish me luck here and if not, I will have to go purchase them myself!! I have about four and I cannot tell you how much I like them and use them!

  6. Cathy Johnson says:

    You amaze me! love all the tips to make the product so much more exciting (not that it isnt already).

  7. Marion says:

    I love them, but I don

  8. Wanda H says:

    Love, love, love the Distress Inks!!! What a fabulous give away!!!

  9. kathy says:

    I have only just recently found out about using inks and I love using and learning all about how to use the distressed inks.

  10. Kirstin says:

    Wow! What neat ideas – I can’t wait to try some of them out. I think distressing is one of my favourite techniques to use on cards and layouts.

  11. cindy says:

    I need to read my blogs earlier in the evening… may be too late to enter this one, but I’d love to have this set of inks!

  12. Stephanie says:

    Wow! What a wonderful prize!!! I love these inks and only have 1-2 colors so a full set sounds WONDERFUL!!!

  13. lisa crofts says:

    wow these inks are awesome! If I won every colour that would be a dream come true. You are the best Tim.

  14. Natalie Briney says:

    Have every colour!! LOve them all !!

  15. Carey Miller says:

    Every day there are more comments and my chances of winning go down, but I’ll keep trying. I NEED paint dabbers. I don’t have any and have heard such great things about them.

  16. Susi says:

    Distress inks are my all time favorites! I had bought alot of other inks, but nothing beats these! Thanks for all you do! susi

  17. Raquel Fraga says:

    These pads are the best. Winning the entire collection would be soooooo awesome.

  18. janet in NC says:

    WOW…that is really great. I DISTRESS over the fact that I only have a few of these…WHAT I could with even more…LOL

  19. Dana J says:

    Simply awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Wow! What a fab giveaway. Are alien invaders (from the UK) allowed to play too? :o)

  21. Wow! What a fab giveaway. Are alien invaders (from the UK) allowed to play too? :o)

  22. Wow! What a fab giveaway. Are alien invaders (from the UK) allowed to play too? :o)

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