This tip actually comes from the Veranda Work Shop On the Go. The first preparation procedure is to sponge StazOn ink on the Filigree Charms. What? Being the "make it according to the directions" person that I am I went ahead and sponged. Then I went crazy. I sponged all metal accessories: Designer Brads, bookplates, photo clips, etc. I even sponged some buttons because I didn't have enough cocoa buttons for my class.
Here's your challenge: Get out your brown StazoOn and sponge away. Let me know how you did.