-- When you first open the Dabber, take off the protective plastic cover and GENTLY press down on the sponge dabber to feel the little internal valve in the top. Feel it pump up and down.
-- When pressed down, the valve is in the open position so paint can flow through
-- Before painting with the Dabber, SHAKE DABBER THOROUGHLY
-- To paint with the Dabber, turn the bottle sponge side down and GENTLY press down onto your paper or stamp to open the valve while pressing on the sides of the bottle to squeeze the paint out into the sponge dabber… hold for approximately 30-60 seconds
-- DO NOT bang the dabber repeatedly as the valve cannot stay open long enough for the paint to flood the chamber and you can damage the valve.
-- When finished painting, wipe the Dabber sponge through a small puddle of water on your craft sheet and brush gently over a wipe or stamp cleaning pad. Replace plastic cover!
If you're reading, Tanis... thanks for the tips!