The slate ink complements other colors. I've seen it used to decorate a gourd with stream. Fantastic colors. I don't like really dark colors like black, so this is the perfect fit for me. I, also, bought this in the Distress Ink and have used it frequently.
Slate for me takes me to many needed colors. It is like a staple, you need it on hand all the time. I can lighten up a dark picture, using slate and "That's It!"
I'm so glad that I bought this ink. It's a great addition to my growing collection of inks and I really wanted to buy an alcohol ink. It dyes my chipboard wonderfully and together with stickles made my layout perfect. I can't wait to use it some more.