Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Hickory Smoke The Ranger Tim Holtz® Mini Distress Inks are water-based, acid-free, non-toxic, and fade resistant dye inks. Perfect for the vintage, stained, aged effect crafters are creating in mini albums , scrapbook pages, cards and other paper craft projects. Tim Holtz selected the colors and helped develop these inks to produce a realistic, weathered look on paper, photos and decorative fibers. These ink pads are a smaller version of the larger pads, with exactly the same ink formulation, but easier to store in the tins that have been specially designed to fit these pads. Ink pads are also stackable. Mini Ink Pads can be re-inked with matching Distress Ink Re-inker.