I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again – this hobby of stamping is actually comprised of three very separate hobbies: collecting, creating and organizing. Today, I want to offer some organization tips for your sponges and sponge daubers.
Stamping sponges and sponge daubers are two of the handiest (but most underutilized) tools in my craft room. Both are perfect for adding texture and color to projects. Just dip them into an ink pad and then smear or tap away!
- Stamping sponges. The sponges are really large and come in a pack of three. I use my craft scissors to cut the sponges into fourths, so I can get 12 sponges out of a pack (and still have the surface of the sponge necessary to complete daubed effects).
- Sponge daubers. The sponge daubers come in a pack of 12. The daubers fit perfectly on my finger like a tiny little finger puppet and are also perfect for adding color and texture.
So that I don’t have to constantly monitor the color of the sponge I am using, I assign one sponge and one sponge dauber to a color and store them accordingly. I found this sewing notions plastic storage container some years ago. I have two of them and store all of my sponging accessories in them. With a hook on the side, they hang easily on the wall in my craft space:
I labeled the colors in the back “wall” of the individual container spaces and drop in the associated sponge quarter and sponge dauber:
To easily segregate and identify the color identity of the sponges, I punched a scrap piece of the associated color card stock with the Decorative Label punch, scored it and folded it in half. I pinched the part of the sponge that had previously been the inside of the sponge and stapled the label in place. Now, I have a perfect, little handle to hold the sponge and get to coloring!
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Stamping Sponges, Decorative Label punch
I hope you like this storage idea.
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