I keep an old book handy right beside me to use when it is time to clean
the brush. I first wipe the brush on a page until no pigment comes off and then
I dip (I don't swish) it into my water jar and paint a page with the wash of
color. Very little paint gets wasted. Then I swish to clean the brush. You never
know, on another day, I will need just such a piece of paper for a collage or
OK, my Tip-Of-The-Day for today is: After using a stamp, especially those little foam ones that seem to slurp up that precious ink, go to one of your color washed pages (mentioned above) and stamp and stamp and stamp until it won't stamp anymore. You never know, on another day, you will need just such a piece of paper for a collage or whatever.
PS Do you enjoy seeing the clutter that surrounds me?