Distress Inks and Tangles


An easy post today. Tim Holtz put out these tiny little Distress Ink pads. And by tiny I mean about one inch square. Perfect for small spaces and some quick color!

Aren’t they cute? Hahaha! That is a 3.5″ square YouTangle.art Tile from Hahnemühle next to it. I just took the ink pad and rubbed it over the tile. Mostly in circular motions but I doubt it matters. I don’t like that the threads of the ink pad shred while you are using it. That is kind of annoying but the colors are marvelous!

I pulled out two other colors that I like and used all three in stripe formation. You can tell I just went up and down with the worn lipstick color. You do get better coverage with circular motions but this worked as well.

I liked the method so I tried another. Changed up some of the colors and brought another one in. Just rubbed them along the tile – up and down and up and down until I liked the way it looked.

And here it is tangled. As part of The 100 Day Project for sure because that’s all I have time to do tangle-wise these days. Hahahahaha!

I really like these two colors together! Circular motions on this one for sure.

And here it is tangled. With Technical Drawing Pens from Zebra Pen. Of course. So much fun! These little tiny ink pads give a lot of punch for their size!

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16 thoughts on “Distress Inks and Tangles

  1. I love my mini Distress Pads – they were one of my biggest investments, as I bought the lot. So easy to use, wet or dry, in so many different ways. I used a blending pad often as that allows for lighter colours – but I know you like to pack a punch! Don’t think I’ve tried straight stripes with them yet – will give that a go with some stacked tangling, always so relaxing!

    • hahaha! yes I do love my color! hahahahaha! have fun and let me see what you do <3

    • easy to grab in a hurry. I originally got them for Bible journaling – smaller areas

      • Thanks for sharing creative ways to use this creative tool!!
        I need to bring my few I have out & have fun once again!!

  2. I love that you share your Bible journey. I have great intentions, but do nothing. I need to get my studio in order and color and tangle away. How do I post. It always says, my replies are duplicates. They are not. Should I just reply on yours.

    • no, what you are doing is fine. I delete the duplicates. I think most people don’t realize I have to approve the comment before it posts. and they think it didn’t work and they do it again. it’s all good though because I see it and fix it on this end. it helps eliminate spam posts. I don’t do as much Bible journaling as I’d like to. I have too many irons in the fire, too many other things and I don’t make the time I should. I need to work on that.

  3. They’re both extremely effective – I’ve got my original set of 36 colours with all the reindeers – never opened the latter though so we shall see when I come to use them. I always loved the stacked tangling & that first tile is a really good example. Your echo lines on Punzel (I had to look to see which it was Chainging or Punzel) are ever so effective & I just love the colours on that tile & your placement of the tangling.

    • that punzel tile has some beautiful color! you should bring out color and give them a try – you will love them

      • hahahaha! yes, it took me a minute but I figured that one out. hahahaha! <3

    • thanks, phillis, I’ll take that hug and give you one right back <3

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