Today I wanted to share a quick tip.
Tim Holtz recently released his Ink Blending Tool in a new size. It’s smaller with a round end. I watched a couple of videos that Jennifer McGuire recently shared (one here with her review of why she loves this size and another tutorial showing the mini blending tool in action).
I have to admit, she totally sucked me in. After watching these videos, I wanted a set of these mini blending tools because the smaller round size is awesome.
The only problem? I’m not really interested in buying new tools. I only have 6 tools now. I never saw a need to have more than that. I have enough foam refills for all of the distress colors I own and just change the foam out for whatever color I need. Now I have to buy new tools to get the smaller size?
My Hobby Lobby had a package of the mini foam refills and as I stood there in the store, I wondered…why wouldn’t they just work on the tools I already have?
And YES! It totally works.
I am not bothered in the least that the tool I have is rectangular and these new foam pieces are circles. Because the foam adheres to the tool via the Velcro, it does not matter what size the foam piece is. You still get the benefits of the smaller round size even when you adhere it to the larger block.
I also thought I would share with you how I store ink blending tools and my foam pieces.
I keep the foam refills in small plastic bags labeled with the color name.
The bag is large enough so that I can just add and store the new small round foam piece in the same bag!
I can keep everything together in one small bin!
So trust me, just buy a package of the round refills and add them to the tool you already have. But if you don’t have any Ink Blending Tools, go ahead and get the smaller ones. The smaller size is more versatile than the original size. And the new ones come in a package of two so you only need to buy one or two sets.
Thanks for stopping by today!