With my last post, I used distress ink applicators that I made because they fit into my stamping budget. Yep, I can’t afford to buy handles and blender pads (Cut n’ Dry foam) for my Distress Ink colors right now. I love these applicators that I made tho’ – I still used the Cut n’ Dry foam – it’s awesome because it holds ink differently than the porous sponges I had been using. By having an applicator – no more inky fingers!!
Several people asked in comments, and several others emailed me when they saw the funny applicators I was using, so this post is for you!! I took pictures when I was making them…just in case I needed to explain…you know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Just so you know….the real applicators are ones have a wooden handle and velcro to attach Cut n’ Dry foam – you can see them here. Most people dedicate a square of foam to each ink color they have. Some people have a handle for each ink color they have and some change out the foam depending on which color they are using. I wanted these things badly since I use Distress Inks a lot, so I came up with this solution.
I re-purposed a set of stamps that I had. These stamps are currently available at Michaels, so I ended up purchasing an additional set at 50% off – they ended up being $6.00. ETA: If you do this don’t feel like you have to use round stamps, the square $1 stamps at Michaels work just fine!
Apply labels so that you can tell them apart.
Here is what the whole set looks like.
Hope this helps those who had questions!!