Distress Inks really shine above other dye inks when it comes to ink blending. The colors mix beautifully and can be applied lightly or layered together for a rich, deep background. To create blended ink background, pick up ink from Distress Ink Pad using a sponge or a foam blending tool. Working in circular motions, apply ink to the surface, blending the inks as you go. Layering two or three ink colors together provides endless color variations and a beautiful graduations of tone.