Username Post: Inking Edges        (Topic#1511885)
flintridgescrapper
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What is the best way to ink the edges of a shaped chipboard album? I used the Stayzon pad, and then used a q-tip to fill in the blank spots, but I'm not satisfied with the look. It's just so hard to get in all the nooks and crannies! Any ideas? Thanks in advance!


 
Angelica
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In response to flintridgescrapper

I like to use sharpies!!


 
flintridgescrapper
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Wow! That was kind of a "duh" momentfor me. It makes so much sense, and would look so much better. Thanks for sharing. I'm still learning so much, and this forum is an awesome learning place.


 
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In response to flintridgescrapper

I use glimmer mist... ON EVERYTHING lol but it sprays over chipboard really nice


 
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I like to use ink daubers!
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Tina scraps
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In response to Rosita

you can also try smaller ink pads than stazon, like the cats eye ones from ColorBok.

I actually just learned something from you - never occurred to me to use a q tip to get into the nooks and crannies, I just skipped them


 
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In response to Tina scraps

I like the cats eye by ColorBox as well


 
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  • ekip2 on 08-04-09 04:45 AM
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Sharpies Never thought of that! LOL

I have recently fallen in love with Glimmer Mist but I'm not sure how you would get it in the nooks and cranies? put a bit on a nonstick surface and "paint" it on??

Great question and great tips!

Andrea


 
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I use Cats Eye, the Memento Dew Drop inks or the Dew Drop VersaMagic Chalk Inks and they work great. The small size makes them very easy to use.


 
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I did an album and used my SU ink on a sponge and inked all around the edges and had no problem.


 
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In response to cdjohnson

i havent tried it, but i have been told that using make up wedge sponges works really well


 
planty
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  • ekip2 Said:
Sharpies Never thought of that! LOL

I have recently fallen in love with Glimmer Mist but I'm not sure how you would get it in the nooks and cranies? put a bit on a nonstick surface and "paint" it on??

Great question and great tips!

Andrea



Do you have a pic of what your talking about? Ive never had problems with mist not getting all the area I want it to get.


 
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  • Ami G on 08-04-09 08:04 AM
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I use regular old makeup wedge sponges. The pointed end is perfect for getting into tight places.


 
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  • IzzyB on 08-04-09 08:52 AM
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I love the Tsukineko tool, Fantastix. TheSuperStore here sells the ink here but not the tool. I buy mine at M's. They are $4.99. The tool looks like a pencil but has either a point shaped dauber or small eraser size dauber that's perfect for inking. The set comes with 3 small round daubers and 3 small pointed ones. Just perfect for inking.

Fab product. They're called Fantastix.


Tsukineko Fantastix inking tool
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  • IzzyB Said:
I love the Tsukineko tool, Fantastix. TheSuperStore here sells the ink here but not the tool. I buy mine at M's. They are $4.99. The tool looks like a pencil but has either a point shaped dauber or small eraser size dauber that's perfect for inking. The set comes with 3 small round daubers and 3 small pointed ones. Just perfect for inking.

Fab product. They're called Fantastix.


Tsukineko Fantastix inking tool
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I agree that these are fabulous!! You just press the end onto your ink pad and it soaks up the color. Then you just ink around your project with the tool...they are awesome!


 
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  • stick on 08-04-09 02:07 PM
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Once you use a Fantastix, is it dedicated to that color? Or can you clean it and use a different color?


 
bellasmommy1
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In response to stick

Hmm, I always just used the ink pad too and it didn't look right to me either. This post has given me some good ideas and different ways to do it.


 
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In response to bellasmommy1

The Fantastix are pretty much a dedicated tool once you place color on them. I mark them with permanent ink when I use them. They are fairly cheap at M's, especially if you purchase them with a coupon.


 
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