Stampin’ Up! sell a range of tools to help you achieve colour on almost anything. Watch the video and find out more:

So great tips and ways to use these products:

Sponge Daubers and Sponges:

Sponge Daubers give you an easy way to sponge edges and they’re small enough to let you sponge in tight crevices.  You can also use them to make great polka dots!

The best way to use Sponge Daubers is to tap them on an ink pad to pick up ink.  You can also pick up ink from an Ink Refill for deeper colour.  Either way, the sponge end stains.  Very few ink colours will wash out completely.  But that’s not a problem, because the Sponge Dauber doesn’t transfer the stain.

You can clean a Sponge Dauber quickly and change colours by daubing on scrap paper until the first colour is gone.  If you keep one Dauber for reds, another for blues, etc., daubing on paper works just as well and the Dauber isn’t out of commission.

To get a deeper cleaning:

  1. Rinse the dauber in warm or cool water until the water runs clear.
  2. Blot on a terry towel to get rid of the excess water.
  3. Let dry thoroughly, usually overnight.

What to use Sponges or Sponge Daubers for:

  • Use to ink up paper or embellishments
  • Use to ink stamped images
  • Ink distress the edges of card, punches or die cuts
  • Use it to swipe colour across ribbon
  • Use to sponge colour on a background
  • Use to colour over an embossed area to achieve emboss resist
  • Use to colour Textured Impressions Folders
  • Use to pop colour through a die
  • Use for dabbing ink and other mediums onto your artwork/cards/scrapbook pages etc

Aqua Painters:

  1. You get 2 sizes of Aqua Painters: 12mm and 15 mm brush sizes.  The larger one is great for applying colour in large brushstrokes or over large areas.  You can add fine detail using just the tip of the smaller one to get into tiny places.
  2. After filling the barrel with your liquid, gently squeeze to saturate the tip. If the tip is too wet, just wipe on a paper towel to remove excess liquid.
  3. When you want to switch colours, simply squeeze the barrel and wipe the tip on a paper towel until the liquid comes out clear.
  4. When water colouring with the Aqua Painter, first stamp your image in Basic Black or Basic Gray. These inks are waterproof and won’t bleed.
  5. You can use the Classic Stampin’ Pads, Classic Ink Refills, Stampin’ Write Markers or Watercolor Pencils with the Aqua Painter filled with water.
  6. Use the Aqua Painter filled with water to colour wash a background or create beautiful sunsets.
  7. Stamp an image with any of the classic pads (other than Basic Black or Basic Gray) and then use the Aqua Painter to shade in and soften the look of the image.
  8. Use the Aqua Painter filled with water to seal your envelopes. No more tasting the glue!
  9. When you’re done using the Aqua Painter, empty the barrel and wipe the moisture from the brush tip for storage.
  • Water colour your stamps
  • Use for a background by dropping dots of re-inker onto an acrylic block and mixing with water, Either stamp this down on watercolor paper or use it as a palette to colour backgrounds with an Aqua Painter
  • Use with Stampin’ Write Markers, Ink Pads to Watercolor Pencils to colour images

Blender Pens

The blender pen is a dual tip marker which is filled with clear blending fluid. The tip of the pen can be cleaned by simply scribbling ink colour (from the last use) onto a scrap paper until it flows clear. Even though the tip appears stained, future performance will not be affected.

    Stamp an image using a Classic Stampin’ Ink pad. Use the blender pen to lightly stroke the outline colour into the inside areas. This will result in an image with several tones of the same colour; for example, a deep blue image with lighter, “watered down” blue inside.

Stamp an image by colouring the rubber die of the stamp with Stampin’ Write Markers. Pull colour from the outline to the center areas by stroking with the blender pen

Use a blender pen to apply marker ink which has been scribbled onto an acrylic block, blending the colours just like you would blend watercolour paints with a brush.

Use a blender pen to soften the stroke marks left behind when you have coloured an area with water based markers.

    Both of these tools are perfect for blending watercolor pencil colours, eliminating the need for water and a paintbrush. The colours intensify and blend smoothly, and the paper does not buckle from being over-moistened.

Stampin’ Spritzer

These are great for spraying larger areas. Use a box to prevent overspray on other projects or your work surface.

  • Use with Watercolor Pencils or Classic Ink Pads
  • Put rubbing alcohol in it and add some re-inker drops to colour card or ribbon (place ribbon in a self-locking bag and spray into the bag)

I will come back and do another video at a future time to show you exactly how I use each product. I hope you found this video to be informative. I’d love to read your comments.

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