Ink Blending – sponge daubers

Ink Blending – sponge daubers

Hello Everyone – I have another idea for Ink Blending – sponge daubers for you today.

In my Ink Blending article I mentioned a number of tools you can use for your Ink Blending.  When working with a stencil I like to use sponge daubers.  These small finger tools allow you to pick up ink and concentrate it in a small area.  They are perfect for using with stencils.

I chose one of the patterns from the Plenty of Patterns set of stencils.  To add interest in the pattern, I chose to color different parts of the pattern with sponge daubers.  By masking the parts I did not want to color I could apply the color to the other areas and vary the depth of color I laid down.

I found the best way to get good coverage was to set the dauber down and twist it.  This applies a full coverage of ink in the open space and it gives a smooth look to the coloring of your image.  Keeping the colors to just 2 also helps with keeping the image clear and less chance of mixing of the colors.

Since I wanted my focus to be on the completed image I kept the rest of the card simple.  I added an embossed background and some sparkly ribbon.  Here is my Ink Blending creation.  I love the simplicity of this card.

Don't you love this simple image?  Makes for a quick and easy card.  Add an embossed background adds extra interest for this Ink Blending - sponge daubers creation.
Don't miss the Ink Blending - sponge daubers card front for this card.  The dots were a simple way to add some decoration to the inside.

Using the sponge daubers allows good coverage when ink blending.  This card uses another decorative mask to add color to the background.  They can also be used to add color to your images in specific spots like the wings of this dragonfly.


After seeing this image I am sure you are going to want to check out these stencils.  Here is the list of supplies I used for today’s creation.

Product List

Wasn’t today’s card so striking with that decorative mask? Pull out your stencils and sponge daubers and do some Ink Blending! Share you card with me as I would love to see it. Have a Wonderful Wednesday and thanks for visiting me today!

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