by Noreen Doll.
Sometimes you want to paint or stamp on an item that lets the ink or paint bleed, such as unfinished wood.
An easy way to prevent the bleed is to coat the item you want to paint with white Elmers glue that’s been lightly thinned with water.
Cover the entire item with the mixture and let it dry completely. You can use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.
Then you can paint or stamp without spoiling your project.
The face on the left is the result before I covered the ball with glue. You can see the bleed on the mouth as well as the eyes.
The face on the right was added after the glue.
I like to use Sharpies to do fine detail like this.
The fine point works well for many things, and I like the extra fine point for tiny details like the mouth.