Saturday, 27 February 2010

YES, YOU GUESSED IT RIGHT!


Some of you guessed right! These are a cunning tool for spreading distress inks - and much cheaper than the official Ranger applicators which are £4.95 EACH! This lost cost me about £8 for the lot, being just bare wood doorknobs from a DIY store! I added colour labels before I gave them a coat of clear varnish, and you must admit the pink looks FAB! All done with one 99p match pot and I've got lots left ...

Got to confess that this clever idea isn't original, but pinched off my lovely friend and almost next-door-neighbour Alix. I watched her use her knobs on a project and was impressed by how easy it made inking - I was doing it with just lumps of cut n dry foam, but was finding them hard to grip and had permanently inky fingers! So if you feel inspired, why not have a go yourself?? We could start a new fashion for pink knobs??

12 comments:

Carol said...

Neat idea TFS

Have a great weekend

Tess said...

Well I didn't guess rioght but I do love those pink nobs. I like Alix's blog too. Thanks for the link and introducing me to her wonderful blog.
I got the magazine, thanks....I'll be sending one your way soon (next week)

Wipso said...

I was wrong then. Having never used distress inks I'd never have guessed right :-) Love the pink you've used.
A x

Crafty Chris said...

Well done rosie excellent idea, I got the tim holtz one and I dont like the pads they are too stiff, loving the pink.
Christine x

Julia Dunnit said...

Happily wrong here too! They are a fab. Off to nosey round Alix's blog now!

Alix said...

cor your friend alix must be amazing ;0)

Lynn said...

Great idea Rosie, what will you do next? You have been on a good creative roll lately :)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Not only clever Rosie, but such fun! Saving money on fancy applicators leaves more money for other art supplies!
Happy March to you!
oxo

butlersabroad said...

Ooh, what a bloody brilliant idea! I use little finger daubers and need something bigger, but like you, don't want to spend a lot of cash. I was way off the mark in my guess wasn't I?

Brenda

Eiglas said...

Oh just LOVE this! If I hadn't already done a cheapie cheat already, I'd be doing this!
I have a couple of old post-office stamp handles onto which I've stuck Velcro!
Hugs,
Ei
x

LadyBug said...

Great Idea!!! how did you attach the cut n dry foam please? and would you mind if i borrowed the idea please???

sam said...

wow what a fab idea!....not just a money saver too! well done and thanks for sharing! Sam x