I purchased the original 12 colors of Distress Stains when they were first released. However, I really didn't use them.... maybe I used them 2 or 3 times. I loved the IDEA of the stains, but I didn't really know what to with them. To be honest, I was scared of them Then I took Tim Holtz's online class "Creative Chemistry 101". After the class I can tell you that I am deeply addicted to them. So much so, that I purchased the colors that were released as the second set so that I now town all 37 colors (and 2 bottles of Picket Fence). I cannot stop making beautiful backgrounds.
Love the color, easy to use & also works well with all your other Tim Holtz products. I have to get more. My only wish is that in he future they make the bottom bigger.