Betty-the-bag-lady commented twice over my use of Distress Ink on the snowflake card in previous posts. I'll not picture it again, for gawd's sake, talk about thrashing the impact out of a picture! I've given Betty the impression that I'm in love with the Distress Inks that in the past, I may possibly have been a bit rude about. Well, I'm not in love with them yet. But if it's possible, I'm less out of love with them. Make sense? Certainly Mr Holtz must have heard me when I talked about him working in seven shades of wee wee - I mean, why else did he produce all the bright colours, huh - Spiced Maramalade? I rest my case. I still maintain that you can't get a decent stamp image off these inks - particularly with clear stamps - even treated, sanded and blahdy blah. No doubt it's better with real rubber, but still it seperates a bit on the surface. But I do like 'em for colouring and blending in an offset direct to paper technique. (That's my way of talking about using a bit of cut'n'dry foam to sponge ink over a surface. You gotta admit, I sure can pull technique names out of my erm, head.) If the more vibrant colours hadn't arrived, I would still be in the un-loving camp. But I can't resist strong and bright colour, to the extent that my collection has gone from six to nine inkpads. Now I realise that TH isn't going to get rich from my collection, nor is he remotely interested in my occasional use experience, and there's a way to go before I increase my alcohol ink collection (currently 2), but hey - I only pretend to be a big girl crafter..and I never pretend to like what I don't. Can't. Unless it's given as a gift and it's a handbag....but that's a whole other story!
Doone dear gal, if you're reading this: I haven't been able to get into you blog this past week - Google keeps telling me that you've been infected with a malware that you aren't aware of - is it just me?