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hodgepodge722
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what's the best way to apply ink when i want it to look smudged on my paper? i want it to look sort of like it was smeared on but i'm not really wanting to use my finger. i use my ink pads all the time to edge my papers, and of course for stamping...what do you do for a smudged look?


 
GreenDragonLady
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In response to hodgepodge722

I use a sponge (you can get big round ones that you cut up, or smaller daubers that go on the end of your finger)


 
Jordannichole
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sponges work well or actually use your finger... if you don't want to get your fingers all dirty... just wear gloves. works every time!


 
cindy312
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Sponge daubers are the best! I like Tsukineko's. They don't have the fingertip ones in the superstore (they're awesome) but they do have a larger one that I've linked below.

Cindy


 
Shannonmarie123
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if you want a more crinkled look to it while you smudge, try bunching up some saran wrap and dabbing that onto your ink and then onto your paper.


 
Rosita
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This is what I use:
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Just G
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In response to Rosita

i use a triangle makeup sponge


 
hodgepodge722
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In response to Just G

thanks for all the help! guess i need to make a trip to the store. btw...i like the saran wrap idea...very cool!


 
rtay
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  • rtay on 03-25-09 11:37 AM
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  • GTGW Said:
i use a triangle makeup sponge


I do alot of inking and I use the make up sponges too...easy because they are cheap and disposable...


 
ScrapHappyStArLIGhT
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In response to rtay

FYI...I've found that chalk ink is easier to smudge than dye or pigment ink.


 
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