After I finished prepping the
Close to My Heart Footloose Kits
I decided that since we were going to be stamping our own
multicolored embellishments like these
where we have to layer on--or DAUB on--different ink colors
to the stamp-
I decided that having one set of daubers for an entire group
(we're talking 6 ladies but still...)
just wasn't going to cut it time wise.
Nor was it cost effective for me to purchase 4 daubers per person
at the cost of $ 1.31 each plus shippingx6---we're talking (b/s)
Just not happening people!
Not after I found on the web
and I apologize-I can't remember who or where....
how to make your own
out of make up sponges and PVC pipe!
Hubby is a handy-man diy guy
so the pipe we had on hand
(he cut me---38...I am gonna guess it was maybe $3 worth of pipe...).
Now I gotta say--
it wasn't pretty.
We're talking plumbing pipe people-unused but still...
it had been downstairs in his stash-outside--and had pipe info stamped on it
and is a funky off white color.
So after he cut these--gonna say the pipe is 3/4" diameter
and about that long...guesstimating
I sanded the rough edges down
I washed them off good
leftover CTMH Wings dp and Modge Podge.
I had cut the paper into small strips--used about 1/2" of a 12x12 sheet...
I put a layer of MP on the pipe, wrapped the paper around the pipe,
and coated the outside with more MP, trimmed off any excess paper
and left them to dry.
Once they were dry, I carefully stuffed them with those
triangular make up sponges-one per dauber
working to make sure that it squished up so that the top was smooth
(no sharp edges from the sponge poking out...)
Here's what they look like
The best part is---
the sponges can easily be changed out..
and they were basically free---
I paid $ 1.37 for 37 sponges!
Everything else I had on hand...!
They are a bit wider than what we sell...
but hey---that doesn't really matter!
Not perfect-but quite usable
and an easier option to covering them---
had I wanted to drive an hour round trip
and spend a little more money
would have been that pretty decorative
Or that wasi---or whatever it's called--tape! ; )
Oh yeah-that would have cut down on the time
But-it was fun. They are pretty.
Solved my situation for class!
to go make my sample pages!
I'll post those tomorrow maybe...
Until next time
happy stamping and scrapping!