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12 NEW T-REX Premium Alcohol Inks: Swatch Review of Warm EARTHtones Pack

Updated: Jan 13, 2022

Hey, there!

I'm so excited your here, in this post I'm discussing one of my favorite alcohol ink brands. If you've been to my page before, you know I'm selective about my inks, and I mostly use Ranger Tim Holtz inks and Copic Inks. BUT I'm also a HUGE fan of, T-REX inks.

Recently, TREX launch two new ink packs the cool EARTHtones pack and the Warm EARTHtones pack. I was so excited to receive these colors and give them a test run. Let's dig in...

An Overview

TREX alcohol inks are some the most stable and pure inks I've come in contact with on the market. Tiffani and Stephen (creators) are hyper-focused on developing the purest colors.

The Warm EARTHtones pack comes with 12 jumbo bottles, 11 colors and a bottle of metallic. The bottles are 20ml jumbo-sized bottles providing 33% more Japanese dye-based ink than other brands. The colors are so vibrant and pure with cute names to boot!

Let's break down the 12 colors in the T-REX alcohol ink Cool EARTHtones Pack:

Detailed information below is straight from T-REX inks

  1. SNAPDRAGON PINK gets its name from the beautiful flower that it so perfectly matches. Nothing else nailed this hue so perfectly. It is unabashedly pink, but in an earthy way, with muted notes that have an ever so light touch of violet underlying the warm pink tones. It is like the perfect shade of a spring-pink lipstick.

  2. CORAL BLUSH makes a dalliance into the red family while also remaining firmly pink. Apply it heavily for more of a red-tinged pink, or thin it out with our clear blender for a soft blushing pink.

  3. CABERNET is a deep crimson wine tone with all of its earthy notes and a robust burgundy undertone that bolsters this hue of red with a complexity of an expensive glass of vino. Thin it out for more of a cranberry color.

  4. MOJAVE DUST is arguably our most earthy tone with "dust" in its very name and Mojave coming from the deserts of the American Southwest where the setting sun illuminates ruddy sands. Pour it thick for a dusky auburn hue or thin it out with our clear blender for a wispy desert sands red.

  5. CANYON RUST is a wildly exhilarating color that spans from deep rusty brown when poured thick to an orange-brown cinnamony color when thinned. You can use it to get a robust ginger or copper-like (nonmetallic) tone making this a very versatile earth tone. It really pops with our Golden Hour metallic too.

  6. BUTTERFLY ORANGE is by far the brightest in the Earthtones packs because, after all, the earth offers some very bright tones, namely, that of a bright and cheery butterfly. One of the most exciting things about this hue is the surprise undertones you can bring out when you thin it. You will find yellows and pinks at the edges and a punchy bright orange in the center. It is like every color of sherbert in one color.

  7. ANCIENT AMBER is aptly named for its namesake fossilized resin we have all seen in jewelry and certain dinosaur-themed movies ("Spared no expense"). It is a caramelly, butterscotch-like yellow tone that is visually rich and yummy.

  8. AUTUMN YELLOW is the exact shade of end-of-autumn leaves just before they fall off the tree and cover the ground in that iconic fall yellow color you end up jumping into a pile of. It has a very soft vegetal green-yellow tinge to it that remains vibrant and almost golden like freshly poured olive oil.

  9. DRIFTWOOD offers an array of sepia tones much like the wide coloring of wood that washes up to shore. At the thinner edges, it is a pale hazel, and at its full intensity, a rich khaki.

  10. CAFFE CREMA is guaranteed to make you want a freshly poured espresso. It is a deep nutty coffee brown with warm latte undertones and roasty overtones.

  11. METEORITE is a stout charcoal tone that is hearth to the fire of your creativity. It calls to mind stoney colors, be it river rocks, pebbles, or an outcropping of slate.

  12. GOLDEN HOUR adds dimension to your work breathing depth and life into it much like the perfect lighting of a photographer's golden hour. This is not just a gold color, it really has a true metallic effect to it. Just make sure to shake it up really well first.

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Check out the video below to see them in action!

There you have it!

If you're curious about other brands or getting started with alcohol inks check my post Getting started with alcohol inks: A review of alcohol ink brands.

If you want to connect with other abstract alcohol ink artists, request to join the Facebook Group Abstract Alcohol Ink Artists.

xo, Mandy

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