Hi all. First, I must say while clenching my jaws, I hate winter.
But I love the information that Nancy from Victorian Motto Shoppe shared in her post.
My friend uses stamp pads for antiquing but never did I think to use a brush for control until I read Nancy's post. What a difference.
You can use very light shading and continue until you get the look you're after, but the important thing - you can get right up to the floss without it seeping as dye, stain, and coffee does. Or brush over the floss too for more of an aged look. I took her advice and am so thrilled.
Here's the latest Santa from book 53 with changes to his hat. The beard didn't have much contrast to the linen so I used my angled brush and very little ink, and added some depth around the beard. On the left side, I just touched around the beard, and on the right, continued down the rest of his body. I like the control, it's not wet, doesn't need rinsed, a little bottle of stamp cleaner cleans the brush! This color is coffee and I have the black also to use on dark unbleached fabric. Just test on the edge of the piece for depth and brush excess off on paper if necessary. A very light touch of the brush on the pad is all that's necessary.
Happy happy happy. Thank you so much Nancy!!
I've been doing a little shopping - online so there are no "incidents"- but it was for all the family brats. Wal-mart has a decent price on the pricey flea control.
These two are very much like me, and could not stand to be out in the white crap.
I found some Santa cards while roaming in my mess, and will show you next time.
Have a snowfree day and thanks for visiting!