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Old 03-07-2006, 06:58 PM   #1  
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This may seem like a really silly question, but how do you ink the edges (neatly)? What about with non-straight edges?
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Put a little ink on a sponge and start off the paper dragging (lightly) until you get the amount of ink you want. Or you can use a stipple brush to pounce the ink on.
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I've been using pigment inks (craft). qtip, cotton ball, makeup eye sponge to apply. If you make a mistake, go with the distressed look.
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looking forward to getting more craft inks to try distressing with....i think they will yield a softer look....
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Sponges that I lightly press into my classic pads. Start with a light layer of color and darken it to where you want it to be. I try to use soft "strokes" of the sponge, so I don't get dark lines instead of soft color.
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I just did some baby announcements where I did A LOT of sponging and got my "technique" refined. Put scratch paper down, then take a cut piece of sponge and dab it in your ink pad. I sponged away from the edge first, but found that the look is better if you sponge from the outside in. Sponge from the scratch paper onto your stamped image and vary the amount of pressure. This will put the darker ink on the edge and give you a wispy effect as you lift your hand off the paper. One of my edges was torn, and if you tear by hand, tear with the paper upside down so the torn edge is on the outside and sponge in the same manner...it should work regardless of the edge shape. I loaded the card into my gallery if you'd like to take a peek.

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I like using more of a "Direct to Paper" technique so I usually drag my edges along my ink pad. If I drag the cardstock forward across the ink pad, I usually pick up extra ink for a more distressed look. If I just want a soft outline, I drag my paper sideways so that only the side of it will come in contact with the ink pad.
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I WAS WONDERING HOW DO YOU POST A QUESTION ON HERE?

ANY HELP I WOULD APRRECIATE IT.
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All you need to do to start a new thread is to click on the upper left button that says new thread. It's gray. hth
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