Have you tried these Jenni Bowlin inks yet? I recently picked up a few, used them on a few projects and have to say, it’s time to spread the word about how awesome they are.
I haven’t purchased new inks in a long time because after I discovered Tim Holtz distress inks a few years ago, I thought I had all the inks I’d ever need. I love my distress inks (and the chalk inks and solvent inks I’ve had for years), but recently I needed a grass green color and none of the inks I owned had the right hue or tone.
Enter Seed Packet. It just happened to be the exact shade of green that I needed. I really liked the results, so I started picking up other colors and I’ve been really happy with all of the Jenni Bowlin colors I’ve collected so far.
Here’s my personal opinions on the inks that I have purchased:
- The colors are unique. I would call them basic colors whereas the distress inks are more designer colors.
- These inks give you a deeper saturation the more you ink. But not in a distressed, shabby way. They just get deeper and richer but keep the same even color.
- They are similar to distress inks in that the ink pad has the same texture and you can use the Ranger Foam Blending Tool. In fact, stock up on refills now because if you start collecting these inks like I am, you’ll want a foam applicator for every color.
- Three new colors are debuting at CHA this week, including an awesome grey called Weather Vane.
- There are a limited number of colors. Ranger just announced that three of the original colors are already retiring.
- There are refills for the inks, but they are so popular, they are often sold out (especially in the colors I am always looking for).
If you’ve been hesitant to pick these up because you already have every color of ink in the rainbow, just give them a try. I think you’ll be as surprised as I was that these colors do indeed have a place in your ink collection.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week.