Does anyone have any tips on inking?

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Posted 1/1/2013 by NativeNewYorker in General Scrappin'

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Posted: 1/1/2013 6:16:52 PM
I alternate between barely inking the edges of a page or it looking like I dropped my ink pad on the LO a couple of times. (Like the one I'm working on now...) If you can give me any tips or examples I would be most grateful.

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Posted: 1/1/2013 6:22:10 PM
I like to use my Distress Inks with a blending tool with foam applicator, also branded by Tim Holtz. It gives that subtle blending when you want it but it's easy to build it up if you want it a little darker. But it's always nice and blended instead of giving those harsh lines.

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Posted: 1/1/2013 6:25:35 PM
One of my friends inks by using cheap plain paper napkins from walmart to transfer the ink to the paper. She wipes napkin in ink and then onto edge of paper ...I keep saying I will try it, but I haven't (yet).

FWIW, I usually do manage to drop the ink pad.
So I usually brink the paper to the pad now, instead of pad to paper, if that makes any sense.



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Posted: 1/1/2013 6:30:53 PM
I also use the blending tool with the foam pad. That's what Glitter Girl uses!


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Posted: 1/1/2013 6:41:47 PM
I use either the blending tool with pads or sponge daubers. I think I like the daubers best. I have more control over where and how much ink is applied.

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Posted: 1/1/2013 6:42:04 PM
I use a sea sponge. I have one for every color family. I bring it down along the edge at a 45 degree angle.

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Posted: 1/1/2013 6:45:46 PM
Thanks for the tips!

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Posted: 1/1/2013 6:57:00 PM
I use the blending tool byu Tim Holtz, or a sponge.

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Posted: 1/1/2013 7:17:14 PM
I use my cats eye ink pads. They are pretty juicy so you get a lot of ink without pressing too hard. I usually get a good bit on me but thats ok.



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Posted: 1/1/2013 7:18:58 PM
I also love the distress inks to blend with, but almost any ink will do.
I use the foam pads to blend with, but I also like to scrape the ink pads on just the edge of the paper sometimes for a more defined inked edge.


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