Tim Holtz Distress Inks are a collection of acid-free, non-toxic, fade resistant, water-based dye inks. They are perfect for the vintage, stained, aged effect that crafters are creating in their altered books, scrapbook pages, cards and paper craft projects. Tim selected the colors and helped develop these inks to produce a realistic, weathered look on paper, photos and decorative fibers. All the colorful Distress Inks afford added versatility when photo tinting and color layering with the original, award winning tones. The 3 x 3 inch pads are made with a raised felt for easier use with direct to paper techniques and inking up larger stamps.