I love using blending tools to create backgrounds and edging. The only problem is I'm impatient and the original rectangle version ends up leaving darker corners all over my papers. I was trimming the pads which helped but did not solve the problem. I jumped on this round version and I'm super glad I did. I still get darker areas but they aren't harsh angular marks -- they're nice smooth rounded, cloud-like, quarter moon puffs. The round shape also doesn't catch on rough areas or collaged edges quite as much. I wish Ranger made this version in a larger size because I'd buy that one too!
to use with the small inks that Tim Holtz is also selling. This enables me to have a wider range of colors and see which I use most often (which then I'll buy the larger ink). This tool is perfect for the mini inks, but it also is great for getting into tights spots or edging items giving projects a more polished, finished look to them. Love it, very high quality, great value.
This is so awesome and doesn't leave marks where you started or ended. It is so much easier to ink with this one on delicate things...so much better than the rectangular blending tool. Love this...so happy with the purchase! I still love the rectangular blending tool...just love all Tim Holtz products!!!!
This is my first time using the blending tool...haven't even used the rectangular style. Love, love, love the round tool!! It allows great shading on edges without a "line" accidentally appearing, as can happen when using the ink pad to edge or shade!