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