Tim Holtz has line of distress pads but in the old days we used any type of dye base inks. His pads are smaller and easier to hold on to. Larger pads that are not pigment inks can be used with just the corners. You can look through your inkpads and see which are not pigment. Th dye base pads stay whetter so you can manipulate them and move the ink with more moisture ifyou want to add spritz of water. So much you can do with them to add that more vintage or finished look.