I was playing with distress inks to see what means of coloring I liked best. I don't have the reinkers just the ink pads. I have used a wet brush and picked up the ink off the pad before and that works fine but I read about using a dove blender pen so I decided to try it. I don't know if it was the pad or the rough coldpress paper but that method seemed to be messing up my blender pen. Then I tried stamping the ink on an acrylic block and picking the ink from there with a wet brush. I don't know why but I seemed to get a more concentrated color doing that.
Here is the card I made coloring with the distress inks.
Tilda's dress is colored with lavender ink, the flowers and cheeks with spun sugar, leaves with peeled paint, face with tattered rose, hair with scattered straw and a touch of brushed corduroy. Tilda's shoes, flowers and kerchief all have stickles on them. Those are purple nail head stickers on the white ribbon. The black dp is from the retired black tie basic grey collection. The flowered dp is from the wisteria basic grey collection. The words are from a retired set from the angel company. Then a few different kinds of pearls are strewn around. Hope you enjoy and found the information on distress inks helpful.