Using a Stipple Brush for Background Effects

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Scrapbook Techniques and other Scrapbook topics.

What is a stipple brush?

Using a Stipple Brush for Background Effects

A stipple brush is a coarse bristled brush used to add texture and color to the edges and background of your artwork. Stipple brushes can be used with inkpads or re-inkers to accent scrapbook layouts. Put some ink in a craft jar and gently dip your stipple brush into the ink and touch it on your pages in a swirling motion. You can “pop” the brush on the paper in short strokes for a different kind of background effect. Also holding the bristles together will give you tighter darker stippling. Stippling can be done with one color or multiple colors depending on the background effect you are trying to achieve. You can purchase stipple brushes at scrapbook supply or craft stores.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Scrapbook Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Carma Spence-Pothitt
Buy My Book