Tim Holtz Distress DIY Ink (Custom Blend) by Ranger Ink

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I have been SO EXCITED for Distress DIY Ink from day 1. Why? More use for re-inkers, the ability to do a custom blend, and make my own colors a reality like… ready? “May’s Jam” a blend of raspberry + seedless preserves


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I can’t even with this color! It gives me all the heart emojis and oh my. I want to be a mad color scientist now! Oh but wait, you want more? I’ve got it! Let’s go back and look at my first attempt…

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The stripes are definitely cool, and my third attempt is one where I just dotted colors at random, using mostly light but adding several darker shades (seen far left below). I will be doing more videos and definitely thinking outside the stripe for ways to make awesome and useful ink pads out of these. Custom colors, shapes or┬ádesigns… you can do anything you can think of and I love that!

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I am going to go get these three used & well loved on some upcoming inky goodness! Looking to get your own DIY blends going? Simon Says Stamp has everything you need including all the reinkers. Here is a link to the custom ink pad. More shopping options? Sure! Blue Moon Scrapbooking is also carrying the DIY pad (link), and many other shops (online and locally) will be getting it soon if they don’t already have it.

I’m going to have a hard time not making myself tons of these! For now I will do as I did with these three: experiment and think through the ideas and test with regular ink onto paper (for concepts) before actually committing to an ink pad design!

5 thoughts on “Tim Holtz Distress DIY Ink (Custom Blend) by Ranger Ink”

  1. Love your color! How cool is that. I liked the one with the stripes in your first video, too. Michelle t

  2. LOVE what you did with these ink pads. I was never really interested in these until I saw what you did with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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