Since then I have been asked about the differences in Distress Inks and Distress Pens. I thought I would make up a new colour chart, and share it here so you can see side by side to see the differences.
I have used Ink on the left and Ink Pens on the right. I wanted to see the colour as you blend out, as some have beautiful tones within as you blend on the paper that comes out. For example Chipped Sapphire and Shaded Lilac have a lovely pink tone.
The biggest difference is the green tone that the pens have in the more earth colours, so Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy are very noticeably green in the pen. Which is why I use the ink for hair rather than the pens. The little heart at the bottom, in case your wondering, is just to show me the line colour on the fine tip. I do like to use that at the end to give a very dark colour, so it helps to see.
If your just starting to get into ink colouring I would recommend making up a chart like this especially with the pens and reinkers differences. Also using your fav watercolour paper as you can find differences in paper to. This is coloured on Langton Hot press, my fav paper. You can find the colour chart I used here
I was sent some of Tim Holtz watercolor paper, which has a heavy grain in it, I have not yet had a play with it, but I will have a go next week - I will let you know how it goes and share it later :)
Hope that has been helpful. Take care all xx