Monday, November 28, 2011

Tim Holtz Palette

Today since I am off work I decided to play with my Tim Holtz Palette. Stamping Scrapping sells these with ink in them. Since I have never used the inks and always wanted to try it I decided you couldn’t go wrong. You get a sample of every ink, the blending solution and a pen for the blending solution. All of this for $25.95. You can check it out by clicking here.

I didn’t do anything fancy but what I did do was stamp a rose and then color it. I love the way this works, it is too cool! As your ink is used it automatically lightens and shades.

Here is what I did. I think for it being my first time it doesn’t look too bad. I used 5 colors in the palette – Meadow, Lettuce, Expresso, Mountain Rose and Terra Cotta. If I had to do it again I wouldn’t use Meadow. I ended up covering up most of it with Expresso.

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So while coloring I wondered how many Copics it would take to do the same thing. Here is the one I did with my Copics.

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It doesn’t look the same even though I tried to color it the same. Here is both of them together.

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So, what did I learn? I now have a new addiction. I really like these alcohol inks and how they work using the palette and blending pen. I also think this would be great for someone just starting out …. give it a try and see if you like it. I still love my Copics and will continue to use them …. especially on my Maggies ….. but I also plan on continuing to build my collection of these inks. They really made the roses look very nice.

9 comments: said...

OH MY goodness....I love the TH ink effect...I have not had a chance to play with mine yet but now I want too....
Great Job THANKS for showing us

Cindy2 said...

Steph: what kind of paper did you use with the TH ink? Lovely job on the roses.

Caity Sue Treadwell said... you use a paintbrush to apply the alcohol inks with the TH palette? Both of them look gorgeous - what a beautiful job you do coloring and shading!

Paula said...

What, "It doesn't look too bad"?? Are you kidding me, girl this looks FANTASTIC!!! If this is your first time, I can't even begin to imagine what your second attempt is going to look like!! Awesome!

Christina C. said...

Your coloring is GORGEOUS!!!!! Thanks for showing the difference between the two.

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Love both of them Stephanie! You did an awesome job!!

Colorado Crafter said...

Really great coloring with the TH alcohol inks. I must try that since I probably have all the colors of Alcohol inks. Too bad I didn't learn how cool this is before spending so much on Copics. I'd love to know what rose stamp (or digi) you used.

cathylynn said...

I'm totally amazed how nice the TH Alcohol inks turned out. The colors appear deeper and richer. Thanks for the comparision. You did a beautiful job on both!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Pat said...

I am really impressed with both coloring jobs, but the TH is so much nicer! Great job, and thanks for sharing! I may ask Santa for these!
Hugs, Pat Smith

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