New Distress Ink Color! –

Photo credits: Ranger Ink

Did you catch Tim Holtz’s live? Are you in love with the new Distress ink color? Yes and yes! The new color is here – yay! Salvaged patina is so dang pretty! I LOVE it! In general, I’m obsessed with teal, especially when it reminds me of that “Tiffany blue”, so a huge thank you to for sending me the new color product line to play around with. Salvaged patina fits perfectly into the distress line and has to be my new fave. It is a beautiful, blue-green like peacock feathers, but it is lighter color. It can look completely differently next to different colors so it has a chameleon effect which is so cool. All perfect for bright, colorful spring/summer cards. Want to see the full line and purchase some product? Visit (affiliate link). Thanks for using my link and supporting my content!

What do you usually do when you get a new ink color? I usually just go for it and incorporate it immediately into my cardmaking and stamping, but with salvaged patina, I decided to make some swatches with the Distress Oxide ink. I cut an A2 panel of 80 lb Neenah in half to create my bases. I don’t have all of the Distress Oxide ink pads so I used what I had, and came up with some pretty blends. I organized them by theme (sky, land, water), but feel free to use these blends however you see fit! I went a little crazy and made several blends, cards, and tried some new (to me) techniques. Please follow my blog and IG if you want to see what I made. And if you make a card with one of these blends, I’d love to see it. Please tag me or send me a message!

Using one of the oxide blends I created – salvaged patina, chipped sapphire, and peacock feathers, I tried ink smooshing on Distress heavystock paper. I also splattered some distress oxide spray. Anything inky and messy is my jam. On half of the panel, I applied distress glaze with my fingers. I have never used it before, and am happy with the results. Distress oxides are naturally more chalky than regular distress inks so the color is more muted. Applying the glaze helps to brighten the color a bit. It is subtle and hard to see in the photo, but the difference is more noticeable in real life.

What do you think? Have a favorite blend? There are sooo many more blends and techniques you can do and as I continue experimenting, I will share my results. Hope you have fun playing with the new color and the full distress ink product line! Visit to purchase. Thank you!