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Old 02-10-2017, 07:43 AM   #1
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Now that the new products are starting to ship, what is on your wish list? I like the idea of the magnetic MISTI corners. I might try making something similar with quilting template and then decide if the magnets would make a big difference. What products are you looking to purchase?
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I have a summer birthday and this is what is on my wish list (although I am likely to purchase them myself before it arrives):

Mini archival inkpads. I've wanted more colors but space was a concern. Not anymore!


The Tim Holtz stamp positioner. IMO, it seems the sturdiest and best-designed of the options currently available.


I also like several of the gelatos from Faber-Castell.
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I like the idea of the mini archival pads, too! I only wish they had introduced them before I purchased a bunch in the large size. I think they seem like a nice size and shape.... possibly a little easier to handle than the cubes.
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The WRMK's planner punch board. I hope it hits Amazon soon!
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Now that the new products are starting to ship, what is on your wish list? I like the idea of the magnetic MISTI corners. I might try making something similar with quilting template and then decide if the magnets would make a big difference. What products are you looking to purchase?
Really a great thread! I am a Tim Holtz fan and am waiting for the oxides to come out. His new Sizzix dies are exciting also.
Loved Blitsy.com videos on CHA 2017, also Scraptime.
One of the items on my wishlist is the fabric stiffener Terial Magic which is not new but demonstrated.
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I am so in love with the new Laurel Burch line of stamps by Stampendous that were shown at CHA. I remember paying a fortune for the tiniest wooden stamps years ago on e-bay that were so small, you couldn't really make out enough to color them or even use them for that matter. I always wished someone would make bigger ones and finally it has happened. Unfortunately, I am no longer able to stamp, but hopefully other Laurel Burch fans will do them justice!

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So thrilled to see these Laurel Burch images! I have loved her artwork for years. Can't wait to get my hands (and ink) on some...
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Definitely the Distress Oxides!
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I just got my Distress Oxides in the mail from Marcos Paper (pre-order sale, no shipping!) and can't wait to play with them!! I'll be looking for the mini archival inks and TH stamp positioner - hopefully they'll pop up in the big box stores and I can use a coupon!
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the Tim Holtz stamp positioner... I researched Cathie Allen's Position It and MISTI against the new TH and chose Tim's. Here's hoping I made the right decision!! LOL!!
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Misti Corners are on my list...................
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so far I ordered two of the distress oxides to try, a lot of Vicki Boutin mixed media line, Dina Wakley scribble sticks and media journal.
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Jennifer Mcguire posted a video using the TH Distress Oxide ink pads. Very informative.

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Old 02-15-2017, 10:31 PM   #14
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Great video. The blending she did at the end sure looked easier. You won't need any Clarity brushes with these, no more of those fatal circles that ruin your whole card.
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I had come here to link to Jennifer McGuire's video too. : ) What struck me: Tim's CHA demonstration examples looked like, well, Tim. But Jennifer's examples - especially starting around 18:00 on the video - look like her work.

So oxide inks don't have to look faded, chalky or heavy mixed media-ish. For example they can be used like regular Distress inks for watercoloring - the big difference being that you can layer a color on top of itself for more opacity, or when dried with a heat gun (or naturally), you can layer different colors on top and they won't reactivate. This means lots more color combos and possibilities.

Blending looks easier too! I'm going to an LSS Oxide ink card class, and the inks are available now, so they are a must have.

I'm also on a list for Tim's platform, and the Misti corners have arrived.
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How fun for you. It's going to be a big Tim year. Jennifer sounded gleeful about them. I wasn't expecting that. She bought them herself and I think she was sincere. I wasn't planning on them being that good in terms of the ink blending. I don't know where I can possibly put more ink. I have all the original distress and all the refills.
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She did sound gleeful, didn't she?! I brought home most of the colors and will see if the blending good even for me, and will try the watercoloring to build up one color and put colors on top of each other that usually make mud but theoretically won't if dry. : ) (That LSS is dangerous, as is the bakery in the same building. I bought two stamp sets from a new company to me - Darkroom Door - plus some other stuff, including cupcakes.)
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A bakery and an LSS. Fatal. It looked to me as if he released colors which would all work well together which makes sense.
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I stumbled across this video and don't know the vendor/blogger, but thought her demonstration at about 3:30 about how two different types of papers react was neat. When someone gets bad results from a medium, sometimes that's all it is.

BTW, at about 2:15 she shows you what the inks look like without water applied. Velvety smooth. I'm falling in love with these inks.

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A bakery and an LSS. Fatal. It looked to me as if he released colors which would all work well together which makes sense.
I think the first 12 colors were ROYGBIV + browns curated so nicely! Some are my faves - like worn lipstick, which I bought three times in regular Distress before finally making a chart and taking it with me.

The bakery person said the LSS was like a candy store.
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A friend of mine is selling all her regular sized Distress since she has all the cubes and reinkers and has access to recycled rubber sales at her LSS store. I might send all my full sized to her to sell and add to her store account. I prefer the Distress cubes. That way I could put the oxides into my Distress ink shelf. I really thought I was done buying Tim Hotlz inky products. I resisted all the paints and stains and sprays. He caught me off guard with this one.
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He's sneaky that way, plus Jennifer McGuire earned a PhD in enabling.

I switched to all mini cubes for regular Distress inks. While they're in Tim tins now (one tin for each line of his chart), I've moved other minis into wonderful, inexpensive, stacking open boxes from The Container Store, so having tons of colors so neatly compressed it kind of wonderful for me.
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Good storage is everything with inks. Paper and ink have to be within reach or I don't use them.
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It looked to me as if he released colors which would all work well together which makes sense.
I saw in one vid from CHA that he chose them randomly. He put all the colours on his desk in colour families. Then he closed his eyes and chose one from each category and two browns. He also said they would all be released eventually.
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Since they don't make mud according to Jennifer I guess it's anything goes.
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Since they don't make mud according to Jennifer I guess it's anything goes.
I tried it with two sets of complementary colors: orange/blue and red/green. After the orange and red were dry, I applied blue and green. They sat on top of their complements just fine, no brown. I think a couple of Jennifer's cards illustrate it too, like the "Hello" with the white flower?

The opaqueness seems almost painty when applied heavily. I think they feel sort of like suede when dry, though I get why chalky is the word used.

So many Distress colors go well with other colors, Tim could just sort the colors and randomly pick from color groups. But I wander if it really was 100% random, given the popularity of some colors.
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Are you glad you bought them and how do you plan to use them?
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Giddily glad. I use Distress inks a lot, and think these are a game changer.

Now that I've used them for 1/2 hour, I'm an expert, right? My kindergarten take is they're different than regular Distress inks but can do many (all?) of the same techniques, and for some would be more effective - like layering one color if you want it more opaque, layering colors that would normally make mud, easier blending, looking more paint-like.

And regular Distress inks also would do some things as well or better - like more of a transparent water color look. But I know very little. I think Jennifer's video gives a broader picture of what they can do than Tim's, because Tim is all about mixed media mojo and sure as my cats have claws, he isn't going to go CAS in a video.

I plan on using them for typical Distress ink techniques - card backgrounds, maybe stamping?, maybe making paper for little boxes/gift card holders, with stencils, for die cutting, maybe a mosaic technique I learned at an LSS class. And I want to see if regular and oxide play nice together.

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I agree about Jennifer's video. I like her style and techniques. I would have not been slightly interested if not for her presentation. Tim is something. Just when I thought he couldn't wring one more drop out of Distress it looks like he has another winner. I like the layering and the easier blending. Some of those backgrounds she did looked like what I get when I paint spatter with my liquid watercolors, only better. I especially liked that one where she had a parchment window behind the letters with the oxide background peeking through. My friend who works in an LSS store in another state says yes he is going to do them in all 60 colors. Thanks for sharing your success.
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lol! Well put about not thinking Tim could wring one more drop out of Distress. After watching Tim's video, I thought I'd buy a couple to experiment with copper-oxidized-to-turquoise. I wondered about adding copper acrylic paint. But not much more came to mind until Jennifer's video.

A different LSS emailed customers last night. They said they'd been getting lots of questions, so embedded Jennifer's video to answer them. The inks certainly aren't as straight forward as others.

That's the LSS that's holding oxide classes soon. The instructor is really good - she works there and is a designer for IO, so it should be useful.

I wish the inks had come out in minis. Where to put these? lol Maybe I'll label them on the sides and stack them. Or put them in a box in a drawer. I have a 48-ink Organize More holder that's almost full, but went mini-cube for most inks, so thought I was set. Gee, thanks, Tim and Jennifer. ; )
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As I was watching Jennifer's video I kept thinking/wondering if these would come out in mini. Jennifer doesn't think they will but Ranger tends to respond to consumer requests. The problem is that the minis may come years from now. What to do, what to do?!?
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Tim said at CHA, no, no minis due to they needed a full pad to get the blend of inks right. Now was that a sales pitch for everyone to buy full size pads? no idea but he said they would not be released in mini.
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I can't wrap my brain around 60 more full sized inkpads. Maybe a few fav colors.
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Yeah, they slowwwwly ease us into it with 12 at a time. They're no fools.

{imagining thousands of people slowly turning and scanning their craft rooms, trying to figure it out... if I empty that drawer... but if that shelf... a second unit might fit... a box can hold 24... if I just get these colors... }
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That's exactly how it works. Surely I have room for just 12, and then.....
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BJeans what state do you reside in? I noticed in your post you said LSS is doing classes on Oxides by IO designer. My LSS is doing a class next week by an IO designer. Just wondering if we are talking about the same place! LOL
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What is (who are) LSS?
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Funny! Which LSS? There are three I visit. Or better yet, let's PM about it?
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Thanks for the information about the full size pads. I am a bit skeptical but Tim isn't usually one to say something misleading.
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