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Old 01-29-2013, 03:14 AM   #1
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Question What distress inks should a beginner start with?

I have come into a little extra money and would love to buy distress inks and re-inkers. However I just can't afford all 49 colors and their inks. So which colors would you suggest I start with?

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:57 AM   #2
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This is a great question, I have been wondering the same .
I have this in mind :
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinker Refill Ranger U Pick 10 | eBay

As well as this:
Tim Holtz Distress Marker Tube Set 37 Pkg 3 5"x7 35" | eBay

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I waited for Joann's to have their one-half off sale on Distress ink pads (from $4.99 each to $2.49 each). I then went to the store and picked up each color they had (about 10). Then about a month or two later, Joann's had another one-half off sale online with FREE shipping, and I purchased the same 10 colors of re-inkers. I'm very happy with my purchases and I think I got the best deal around!
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I did the same as Buncobuddy, but mine was at Hobby Lobby. The first color I bought before that was Vintage Photo. I used it quite alot. Here are the three colors I seem to use the most: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, and Broken China. The colors are very easy to match with most papers. I would say go with the colors you like and choose at least one brown (It goes with anything). Hope I helped!


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I also usually pick mine up when there's a good sale or coupon at Joann's, Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I started with brown shades, perfect for giving a weathered or vintage look. My first was Walnut Stain, but now I have a few different hues to create that look. I have many more distress inks now and use them for all kinds of projects, but I think those brownish shades are the most versatile.
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Blitsy has the pads $3.33 ($3.99 for seasonal colors): Home page
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Definately Vintage Photo and China Blue. I really like the Raspberry, Salt Ocean, and Peacock Feather.
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