Friday, February 8, 2013
Tutorial - DIY Ink Blending Tools
I have tried Tim Holtz blender tool and Tsukineko large rounded sponge dauber as well as small ones you can put on your finger. And truth be told I find that the best ones for me are the large rounded sponge daubers, because using TH blender tool I sometimes get straight edge lines in the middle of my inked project, but with the rounded one it doesn't happen.
I have tried to cut rounded shapes from some sponges, but I just can't get them round enough. It was couple weeks ago when one of my crafty friends showed me her DIY blender tool - she had taken a large, rounded champagne bottle stopper, covered it with flat make-up sponge and wrapped with fabric. As an additional bonus, you could also put your finger in the stopper. Well I didn't have any stoppers, but I got a bit different idea:
Wrap the fabric around your sponge and pull fabric so that a perfect ball shape has formed.
So go on - go get yourself some blender tools!