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Old 09-26-2009, 06:02 PM   #3
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If I want to DTP just around the edges:

(I'm right handed)
I hold the paper in my left hand, ink pad in my right hand. Keep the paper steady, move the ink pad.

If I want just a little ink around the edges (such as to hide a white core paper edge), I hold the ink pad at almost a 90 degree angle and swipe/slide the ink pad along the edge.

If I want more ink to show (more of a grunge look), I hold the ink pad at about a 45 degree angle and start swiping. The more ink I want, the bigger or less carefully I swipe.

I can second the idea that watching Michelle Zindorf's tutorials for DTP are a great way to learn the technique for doing scenes on the whole paper. Here is her blog.

Practice on some scraps before working directly on your good paper.
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