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New Alcohol Pearls & Distress Archival Ink Pads by Tim Holtz!

Filed under Giveaways, New Products, Newsletters, Sale, Tim Holtz

NEW Alcohol Pearls
A cool new color line: the iridescent “pearliness” in each color are colored, too (so the final effect is more richly colored, and the color doesn’t shift white when viewed at an angle). Can be mixed with other Alcohol Inks. Use on glossy paper, dominoes, metal, shrink plastic, glass, and other slick surfaces. Made for non-porous surfaces (not uncoated paper nor photo paper).

See a video by Tim Holtz demonstrating these new PEARL alcohol inks!

New Alcohol Ink Storage Tin
The ideal storage solution for Alcohol Ink bottles. Organize and transport inks in this convenient tin. Features a clear window and hinged metal closure. Holds up to 30 bottles. Custom tray keeps Alcohol Inks in place for easy access..

AND… check out the Giveaway section below for a bright, cheery, beach-themed dominoes project by Design Team Member Laura Carson
that would be perfect for these new inks! (Did I mention it’s in the Giveaway?)

New Tim Holtz Distress Archival Mini Ink Pad Sets

Finally! 🙂

These TWELVE ink pads are classic, Ranger waterproof dye inks (not pigment inks), but now in the Tim Holtz Distress color palette.

Permanent dye ink is great for working with rubber stamps (you can paint or use wet media over the stamped image and the ink won’t run).

Nice, small 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ size. Easy to store or carry around (and can also be stored in the Mini Ink Pad Storage Tin).

ALL Tim Holtz Items ON SALE at 20% off!

Everything! From rubber stamps to metal embellishments… Over 50 options, including the new items above!

(Psst: There are still a few Tim Holtz items on the clearance site — and they are 50% off!, like the Fluted Metal Stars at right.)

The sale ends at midnight TOMORROW NIGHT, February 11th.

Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!


Mini Domino Book Giveaway!

I was thinking about projects that would be perfect for the new Alcohol Pearls, and this domino book by Design Team Member Laura Carson
came to mind. Note: these new Alcohol Pearls didn’t exist when Laura made this, but a hard surface, like plastic dominoes, would be great for experimenting with Alcohol Inks — Pearl variety or original.

So in addtion to the new Tranquil color of Alcohol Pearls, I’m including all the supplies from Laura’s project! Check that supply list link for all 7 items!

To enter the Mini Domino Book Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, February 11, 2019).

And what are you going to try using the Alcohol Pearls on?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Butterflies Tent Card Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Kathy Udlinek! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, February 10th, 2019

58 responses to “New Alcohol Pearls & Distress Archival Ink Pads by Tim Holtz!”

  1. Nadine says:

    These look very interesting! Fun to try new things!

  2. Olivia says:

    Would love to be the winning recipient of this domino book!

  3. Catharine McCammon says:

    I’ll try the ink on my hoard of seashells! Wow!

  4. Marykay says:

    I’m a big Laura fan! I adore this project!

  5. DeniseHumenik says:

    LOVE working with dominos! And using the seahorses as ‘legs’…brilliant!

  6. Jo says:

    These mermaids are SO CUTE!
    i like the ink tin – makes it so portable!

  7. bobbie howder says:

    LOVE Laura’s work! Please sign me up for a chance to win ~
    Thank you ~

  8. Kathy S. says:

    Pearl colors are an excellent choice for a sea and beach theme.

  9. Barb Faulkner-Davis says:

    Hello, everyone! I am awed at the new domino book project by Laura Carson- just love her stuff! Those inks would be fantastic for so many things- love the dominoes, though! Admire everything about your site, and it continually inspires my creative “bug”! Thanks so much!

  10. Ann F. says:

    I received some dominoes for Christmas and have been wanting to try alcohol ink on them. The Domino book is a great project.

  11. Celia says:

    What beautiful colors! I am anxious to try dominoes. Working with fairy theme for spring decorations

  12. Roe says:

    Awesome. I need a little summer right now.

  13. such a pretty mini book

  14. Debora L. says:

    This looks like or would be fun to try.

  15. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh – those Pearls are gorgeous!! What a darling project!!

  16. Barbara A says:

    I love alcohol inks, so much fun to play with. I’d love to try them on dollhouse plastic plates. The regular inks are wonderful for them, and betting these inks would be stunning on them!

  17. Erin Gardner says:

    That teal color is really beautiful.

  18. Cathy Skrehot says:

    Love those teal colors…and the domino book turned out just stunning, Laura!

  19. Kathleen S. Cole says:

    I just adore alcohol inks; I’ve experimented with them on kinds of things. I’d love the chance to play around with these, and that tiny domino book is just so cute!

  20. Sue Pierson says:

    I’m a beach bum and shell fanatic. Would love to try the pearl alcohol inks on beach themed projects, especially shells.

  21. Jen R says:

    Those inks are beautiful. I also love that domino book!!

  22. Laural says:

    Laura is such an outstanding artist. I will have to give this idea a try.

  23. Daphne says:

    Gorgeous project! Everything Laura makes is beautiful, interesting art! And now I need more alcohol inks!

  24. Nancy Sherman says:

    Love these new inks!

  25. karen young says:

    I love alcohol inks. Don’t know how I got along without them all these years. Got a few last year and I am really hooked.

  26. Kat Cashwell says:

    Can’t wait to try these new Tim Holtz pearls! I think I’m going to try them on Yupo paper along with my alcohol inks!!!!

  27. Karen Mallory says:

    Fun new colors! I wonder what they would do on glass?

  28. LeAnn Aagard says:

    Love all things Tim Holtz.

  29. Laurie B says:

    This project is so pretty. I would love to try the pearl inks.

  30. Marilyn says:

    Hey, who’s going to win this pretty one?

  31. I’d love to try these on the insides of metal tins. The iridescence would make other treasures pop.Can’t wait to try them.

  32. Cynthia Penney says:

    I really would like to try them fabric or silk flowers.
    I am game for trying them on everything. I might be in serious trouble

  33. ricki walker says:

    Tim Holtz! What’s not to love?!

  34. Rebecca R. says:

    I would love to try them on the little dolls I make! Thank you so much! Super awesome as always!

  35. Angie M says:

    I love it all!

  36. Carol Slowik says:

    I would like to try on vintage bottles. Glass is a fav of mine!

  37. Denise Bryant says:

    Can’t wait to try the Alcohol Pearls Inks! I’d try them on Yupo paper!
    The mini domino book is adorable!

  38. teresa willis says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!

  39. Gail Shenberger says:

    Love anything to do with the beach / ocean . Would like to try making one of these .

  40. Janet Turner says:

    I have become obsessed with alcohol ink and I’ve made quite a few things with dominoes. I can’t wait to try the new pearl colors.

  41. Dona says:

    Looks interesting – would love to try it !

  42. Barb Macaskill says:

    Oh my! I absolutely adore the domino book! The covers are delightful and elegant looking! Would love 💕 to win this prize so I can make a domino book for my beautiful granddaughter! She would love it! TFS!

  43. Judy Goodwin says:

    I’ve never done a project with dominoes and the new inks look great. Would be a fun project.

  44. Marilyn Ray says:

    What a cute craft. I would love to work with dominos. And what nice beachy colors

  45. I love the domino book. I would use the pearls on a collage

  46. Lea Cook says:

    My next purchase will be these inks!

  47. Elizabeth H. says:

    Fun project!

  48. I just saw these inks at the store today, so was thrilled to see them as a focus in today’s blog! Can’t wait to try them.

  49. Rhonda S says:

    the colors are so pretty and bright.

  50. Leanna Alverson says:

    I would try them for sure – I don’t normally use stamps but I have a few waiting for the right project.

  51. Anne W says:

    Love those bathing beauties!

  52. Nancy E says:

    I love minis and this book is just wonderful. Have always wanted to try but never quite sure where to start.

  53. mindy says:

    awsome minis

  54. Jeanine says:

    I just watched the video on these new products! I’m so excited to start playing with them, however I’m going to have to make some room in my work area. Excited to experiment on all surfaces!!!!

  55. Sylvia L says:

    I would like to try the alcohol inks on some mini frames that I have
    Gorgeous colors!

  56. Jennie Ingram says:

    I love the color palette for these lovely mermaids!

  57. Arminta says:

    Pearl is always beautiful and what fun to add to the dominos to make pendants.