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Abandoned Coral
Aged Mahogany
Antique Linen
Barn Door
Black Soot
Blueprint Sketch
Broken China
Brushed Corduroy
Bundled Sage
Candied Apple
Carved Pumpkin
Chipped Sapphire
Cracked Pistachio
Crushed Olive
Dried Marigold
Dusty Concord
Evergreen Bough
Faded Jeans
Festive Berries
Fired Brick
Forest Moss
Fossilized Amber
Frayed Burlap
Gathered Twigs
Ground Espresso
Hickory Smoke
Iced Spruce
Lucky Clover
Mermaid Lagoon
Milled Lavender
Mowed Lawn
Mustard Seed
Old Paper
Peacock Feathers
Peeled Paint
Picked Raspberry
Picket Fence
Pine Needles
Pumice Stone
Ripe Persimmon
Rusty Hinge
Salty Ocean
Scattered Straw
Seedless Preserves
Shabby Shutters
Shaded Lilac
Spiced Marmalade
Spun Sugar
Squeezed Lemonade
Stormy Sky
Tattered Rose
Tea Dye
Tumbled Glass
Twisted Citron
Victorian Velvet
Vintage Photo
Walnut Stain
Weathered Wood
Wild Honey
Wilted Violet
Worn Lipstick
  • 0.5 oz. Reinker Bottle
  • Pad


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Ranger Distress Inks are a collection of twenty-four acid-free, non-toxic, fade resistant, water-based dye inks. They’re perfect for the new vintage, stained, aged effect crafters are creating in their altered books, scrapbook pages, cards, and paper craft projects.

These inks 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.

Inked pads measure 2 in. x 2 in. and are made with a higher raised felt for easier use with direct to paper techniques.

Reinker bottles of each color are also available. The bottles are 1/2 oz. (15 ml) and have eye drop applicator caps.

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Product Questions and Answers

Can these inks be applied to wood?

- Asked by Jeanne Steig on 01-Jan-14

These inks are recommended for paper and natural fibers. They may stain wood, but are geared towards paper crafts.

- Answered by MisterArt on 07-Jan-14

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Customer Product Reviews

Rated by: H Jordan in Salton City, CA
Best website to shop with. Great prices and shipping is fast.
Rated by: Sheila in N.Y.
Ranger inkpads and reinkers are the best. Great quality and color and exceptional price.
Rated by: Sheila in N.Y.
These ink pads are great quality,stack nicely , and take up very little space on my work bench.The colors are intense and the price excellent.I find myself using these more than my other inks.
Rated by: Marilyn L. in TX
What more is there to say? These distress inks are really great!
Rated by: Carmen C in Burlington, NC
I paint with these all the time and LOVE THEM! Great price and product!
Rated by: Sylvia S. in Carlsbad, NM
Love these inks! Ranger is the best!
Rated by: Pat D. in Eureka, CA
I love anything by t!m Holtz.
Rated by: Stacie D. in Wilmington, DE
This is the best ink I have ever used. Ranger is the best.
Rated by: Virginia A. in Highland Mills, NY
These inks are wonderful, they blend very well, allow you to add great effects when combined with water. These inks also can be used to add bits of color to black and white photo copies. The colors are slightly muted and warm, and yet they have really intense color. All the colors work well together as well. While I have many types of inks, I find myself using these more often.
Rated by: Fran V. in Woodstock, VT
I have used the product before and am impressed with the ease and consistency of result. HOWEVER, I was most impressed with the wide range of products offered by MisterArt.com...... PLUS the quick and efficient shipping. I am so glad I found this art supply source. The supplier/MisterArt staff deserves TEN Stars!
Rated by: Mary Jane W. in Staten Island, NY
I can't get enough of Ranger Distress ink pads.. they are the best!
Rated by: Tracy D. in na, IA
I have them all. These inks work with the Distress embossing powders too.
Rated by: elizabeth L. in South Boston, MA
Terrific ink at a terrific price. I've searched many art supply websites but MisterArt.com, by far, is the absolute best. I recommend it to anyone & everyone who needs quality art materials/supplies at a terrific price. The customer service is A #1 and shipping is super fast. The best!
Rated by: naomi o. in rio rancho, NM
Well when I first tried these, I was not impressed. However, after trying them again, I was hooked. I distress anything and everything :D great alone, but even better with the Tim Holtz (ranger) blender tool
Rated by: fern l. in Arlington, MA
I LOVE this product. With a small amount of effort you can achieve some really interesting, impressive results. These inks can be used for distressing, antiquing or just stamping. Its a high quality, fun item to use. My only problem with these inks is that I am now addicted and I MUST own them all.
Rated by: Raquel d. in Alexandria, VA
Excellent product. The ink pads produce great result, crisp stamped images and interesting effects on direct to paper.
Rated by: C. R. in Garden Valley, CA
I love these colors--they are quite different from all other brands I've tried because they vary from the usual red, yellow, green, blue, etc. Also, the pad surface seems to have a bit of texture which comes through when I use the pad itself as a stamp to apply ink directly to paper.
Rated by: Reba K. in Joliet, IL
Ranger Distress Inks are the best I've ever used. The colors in the bottles are gorgeous and vibrant. I have done many techniques using these inks and pads and like them very much.
Rated by: Rena B. in Boise, ID
This is one of the most versatile ink products on the market! With Tim's instruction, you could color the world!! We LOVE Tim!
Rated by: Yael B. in Los Angeles, CA
I like stamping with these Pads, the colors are beautiful and the given effect is perfect, I recommend this product A LOT.
Rated by: Nancy K. in Los Angeles, CA
Ranger has created a fabulous line of inks so that you can work in several mediums and still maintain color coordination--each ink playing its own role in your creativity! I wouldn't think of edging my cards with any other distressing ink.
Rated by: Leone G. in Gilbert, AZ
These are not your normal ink pads. Until I took a class from Tim Holtz, I just assumed they were like all the others. Use the reinkers with the little spray bottles that are sold by Ranger...one drop ink to the amount of water the little bottles hold...you can do all kinds of great techniques with them. Look through Tim Holtz distressing books/CDs to get ideas.
Rated by: Ramona B. in Tucson, AZ
They are the best ink pads. I have one in every color. Easy to use several ways. Great with embossing powders.
Rated by: Diana P. in Longmont, CO
GREAT product! I used them as soon as I got them, and they were everything I had heard about them.
Rated by: Lynn B. in Chico, CA
I love the distressed ink. Versatile and the colors are vivid.
Rated by: Victoria B. in Wichita, KS
These are my most used ink pads that I own. I love the colors and they give a nice distressed look to my projects. You can't beat the price either.

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