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Distress ink blending with "normal"/cheap brushes from the piantstore

Distress ink blending with "normal"/cheap brushes from the piantstore

lining up sentiments with the MISTI can be hard, the grid is either on the door or underneath the image, I use the acetate with grid a lot, but I find this small triangle ruler works great, esp with cut up sentiments or small ones like this. You use the straight edge on the side of the MISTI and the other straight side for the sentiment, or stamp image, you slide the ruler up and down the side to find your spot! then pick the stamp(s) up with your door and remove ruler

lining up sentiments with the MISTI can be hard, the grid is either on the door or underneath the image, I use the acetate with grid a lot, but I find this small triangle ruler works great, esp with cut up sentiments or small ones like this. You use the straight edge on the side of the MISTI and the other straight side for the sentiment, or stamp image, you slide the ruler up and down the side to find your spot! then pick the stamp(s) up with your door and remove ruler

Silicone bakingsheet  to emboss with dies. Also works to emboss the diecuts after cutting

Silicone bakingsheet to emboss with dies. Also works to emboss the diecuts after cutting

homemade enamel dots, Enamel dots can be rather bulky, not good through the mail. These are punched out shapes, stuck one gluedots (just leave them on the sheet) colored with markers and then topped with glossy accents. once dried they are nice and shiny and have a bit of dimension to them. if you have coloured cardstock that coordinates with your project  no need to color, so even easier, try patterned paper ans use up scraps

homemade enamel dots, Enamel dots can be rather bulky, not good through the mail. These are punched out shapes, stuck one gluedots (just leave them on the sheet) colored with markers and then topped with glossy accents. once dried they are nice and shiny and have a bit of dimension to them. if you have coloured cardstock that coordinates with your project no need to color, so even easier, try patterned paper ans use up scraps

personalized distress mini ink holders/tins. saw this idea on Youtube, sorry can't remember who it was, she also did some coloring with alcohol inks, which i loved! but i don't have any alcohol inks. the colored washi tape will tell you which colours are inside whilst stacked up on the shelf. great idea, so simple and free as we all have washi tape...right?

personalized distress mini ink holders/tins. saw this idea on Youtube, sorry can't remember who it was, she also did some coloring with alcohol inks, which i loved! but i don't have any alcohol inks. the colored washi tape will tell you which colours are inside whilst stacked up on the shelf. great idea, so simple and free as we all have washi tape...right?

home made mini blender for distress inks. Today i finally got some mini round ink blender foams, but the store didn't have the handle, would take 2 weeks....i had some sticky back velcro dots, found an item (glue stick) of the same size or there abouts and made my own handle, works great!

home made mini blender for distress inks. Today i finally got some mini round ink blender foams, but the store didn't have the handle, would take 2 weeks....i had some sticky back velcro dots, found an item (glue stick) of the same size or there abouts and made my own handle, works great!

Money Saving Misti Tip and a short personal message

Money Saving Misti Tip and a short personal message

New improved and updated Wow! swatchlist

New improved and updated Wow! swatchlist

small birthday haul and the WRMK Precision press stampingtool

small birthday haul and the WRMK Precision press stampingtool

ever tried mirror stamping? it works perfectly with a silicone baking sheet or acetate, you might already have in the house!

ever tried mirror stamping? it works perfectly with a silicone baking sheet or acetate, you might already have in the house!

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