Username Post: Is there a "tool" for this?        (Topic#1586907)
Vintageivy
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I love inking the edges of cardstock for journaling, photos, etc. On a couple of my layouts I also inked around letters that I cut out with my cricut and I loved how it looked. My question is-is there a tool that works for inking the edges of letters?


 
Vintageivy
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This is what I use to ink cardstock edges, etc. but it was tricky navigating the dauber around letters so I'm hoping there is another tool or trick I can learn about!
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cindy312
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I asked that exact question in a blog post and got some good answers in the comments. Hope this helps!

http://www.cindyderosier.com/2012/07/ive-seriously -been...


 
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I've never seen one. You can get Dew Drops though, little tear-shaped ink pads with a pointy end for getting into the nooks and crannies of alphas. That's about the closest I've seen to a tool.


 
Bxr-Linda
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I like the cat eye ink pads and stylus.

I also have a small ink (like a lipstick tube), that's easier to use in small spaces.

You could use a cotton swab, blending pen/stump, makeup sponge...


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CrimsonMama
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I have a set of these pens "grunge" colors for tiny tight spots and also small ink pads.


 
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  • stick on 04-11-13 01:41 PM
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Best tools I've found are Distress and Copic markers, I use them all the time to ink edges. I've also used wooden manicure sticks to add ink to surfaces. Paper smudgers (or tortillons) would probably work, too, as long as they don't soak up too much ink.


 
Vintageivy
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These are some great ideas! Thank you so much. I really like the idea to use an eyeshadow applicator. That seems pretty inexpensive.


 
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My absolute favourite that I use all the time are the Ingvild Bolme chalk inks....they have a pointy end to get into tight crevices and you can easily run the ink pad along the side to ink edges of cardstock....love them! They come in a ton of colours and they leave a nice fluid, chalky colour behind...not too overpowering...

Alison


 
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I use different innk pads like others said. I also use daubers, sponge make up applicators & q tips ink applying tools too. )


 
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I like the Ingvild Bolme inks too. They are pretty amazng and easy to use.


 
Sneezy1956
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You can also take a qtip which is what I use. It's cheap throw away and works great!


 
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I also like all the little inks and fluid chalks—Ingvild Bolme chalk inks and the cats eyes. I use them so often that I keep them on top of my work table in an old candy tin. But then, like Stick, I use a marker to get those little, really tight corners that nothing seems to fit in. Even if the color match isn't perfect, it's such a small area that it blends in quite well.~Judy


 
Just G
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
I like the cat eye ink pads and stylus.

I also have a small ink (like a lipstick tube), that's easier to use in small spaces.

You could use a cotton swab, blending pen/stump, makeup sponge...




I second the cats eyes with corners
I use cats eyes and the tim holz and just use the corners of the square pads as well


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