Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

When I have NO MOJO and can't seem to do anything else, I tend to organize. Now under those circumstances you would think my studio should be very well organized, wouldn't you? Ha!
I spent a few minutes last weekend organizing my new Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads .

This chart is a must for those of you who don't keep your ink pads out in plain sight. You can find the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Chart on the Ranger website. I simply printed mine on white cardstock and stamped each color with a solid stamp. I tried to use plenty of ink and good pressure so I know the "darkest" shade of the ink. It's also a great way to keep up with which colors you have so you don't buy duplicates.

As soon as I have the other three colors I will laminate this, or keep it in a sheet protector along with my Tombow Marker Chart .

This is a photo of a few of my distress inks. You can get the Distress PDF Label Sheet File on the Ranger Ink website as well.

I printed the file on Avery 18167 labels. Each label measures 1/2" x 1 3/4", and it's the perfect size. I'm pretty sure I bought my labels at WalMart. I had already labeled my Distress Inks a while back, but needed to update for the new colors. So I decided to use a different stamp for the ink on the newer ones.

It's great if you can keep these on your desk, but if not, the chart above works perfectly for choosing your colors.

I'm still in Baton Rouge...going to class all day then studying until bedtime at night. I will be SO GLAD to start toward home after my test on Friday! Three more sleeps to go? Geez!


Cassie_lu said...

I so need to do this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sharon Hiller said...

I am so like you and like to have everything organized or I can't find them when I need them. Thank you so much for all the color charts, I like to take them with me when I go shopping so that I don't duplicate what I have already.

Darla said...

Ditto on the last comment. I dont know how often I have duplicated items and how often I am frustrated at not being able to find something reasonable quickly. Thanks for sharing.