Here’s just two simple things you are going to need: 1/2″ PVC pipe cut at 1 1/2″ pieces and a pack of sponge beauty wedges.
Take a sponge and fold in half.
Take said sponge and smoosh it up into one end of the pipe….
…till it comes out the other end and looks like this. Don’t push too far as the square edges will show.
Proceed to ink the little sucker up with your favorite ink. Proceed to beautify everything in sight then congratulate yourself on a job well done. The roundness creates a nice soft edge. When I used to use the sponge without the holder, I always got hard lines. Drove me crazy!
Word of caution, keep your finger in the hole. I have a mighty daub so I have a tendency to push the sponge back in the tube. If you are a kinder, gentler inker, you may not have this problem. Another good thing, when your sponge gets yucky, pop it out and replace with fresh sponge. More cost savings and they are so cheap, you can have one dedicated to every color!