Maker Forte Color Hive Inks!

Hey y’all!

Today I’ve got an ink review for you. If you’ve been here a minute you know I love me some Tim Holtz Distress ink. Distress, Distress Oxide  or Archival I love it all! And well I own it all, not that Thomas loves that but hey, it is what it is! So what’s an ink lovin’ gal supposed to do when asked to look at a new to her ink? Well she says yes and puts it through it’s paces!

The above picture is the finished tag from my playing around with the Maker Forte Color Hive inks. I was sent 3 colors; Bubble Tea, Icy Mist, and Eclipse Black Ink. I started with Distress Tags by Tim Holtz. First I smooshed ink on the the tags. I then used my sprayer to wet the edges to see how they would react to ink. Since I use the Distress Tags a lot I know how Distress inks react on this paper. I wanted to use what I knew to see what these inks would do. I was very impressed with how the inks smooshed onto the paper and how they responded to water. I love the ink spots that the water left. Next I inked up a Stampers Anonymous stamp and stamped over the smooshed ink area. I LOVE the color difference, the tone on tone, that this produced. Next I ink blended some of the Icy Mist onto a tag. I was so surprised to see that the ink rebounded to the area where I had used my blending brush. I mean it was like the ink was moving back over to where I had pulled some ink. I have never seen that with any stamp pad. Once I blended I inked up a stamp and stamped over the area.

Before we get into the black ink comparison, I want to talk about this pad style. First the pad is an octagon. I’ve never seen a pad in this shape and I LOVE it! I love how it feels when you hold it. It fits comfortably in your hand. The actual pad is a foam. I have had other foam pads, like the Stampin’ Up! pads. These came very juicy. I did notice some ink around the images and I think that is because I was heavy handed with inking my images up. That said, I really love the coverage of these inks, the way that they felt in my hand when I held them, and how they stamped.

Here is the video that I made. It really is a first reaction to the inks and y’all it’s honest and raw. LOL. The second half is my black ink comparison. But in a nut shell… the Eclipse ink will be one I reach for! It even stamps OVER alcohol inks!! This is the card that I made from that “test”.


I can’t wait to hear what you think about these inks! I can’t wait to get my hands on a few more colors.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you give the Color Hive Inks a try.

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