Distress Ink Pad. Acid-free non-toxic fade resistant water-based dye inks. The 2" x 2" pads are made with a higher raised felt for easier use with direct to paper techniques. You can use these inks in so many different techniques and you can also add water to them and colour in images with a paintbrush. These inks can also be applied to a variety of media inclusing wood, chipboard, felt and many more.