PeaNut 183,669 January 2005 Posts: 3,566 Layouts: 270 Loc: Utah
Posted: 4/3/2014 3:52:39 PM
Been following some blogs, etc and have seen that some use TH distress inks, some use the TH distress markers and some the stains. Can the TH distress stamps do all that the others do, making it necessary to only buy the inks?
PeaNut 379,955 June 2008 Posts: 2,834 Layouts: 155 Loc: Winter Park, FL
Posted: 4/4/2014 9:40:02 AM
I have a couple of stains because I really wanted the Spiced Marmalade ink pad and could not find it. But it was available in a 3 pack of stains. And what I found is that if you want to ink a stamp, the stains are not so good. They are too wet. But if you are planning to color with them, they are a little easier to use than the ink pad. i used the stains to color the hankie I did for Daniel's WF14 challenge.
I've since bought the Spiced Marmalade ink pad. And I'm not sure that I would buy any more stains.
But I have been tempted by the markers. From what I've seen, it looks like you can get a really nice watercolor effect with them, similar to using watercolor pencils, with more control than when using the ink pad. I'm just not sure that I really need them, so I've managed to restrain myself.