Monday, July 26, 2010
Stamping with Paint Dabbers
I have these Adirondak Paint Dabbers sitting right above my craft desk, so I see them every day, but haven't used them for a while. Today was the day. Decided to apply them directly to my stamp........but couldn't get the paint to come out of the dabber. Thought I remembered someone saying that if that happened, to add a little water. Sprayed water into the bottle with a mister, re-capped, and shook vigorously. It worked very well and I was able to apply the ink to my stamp.
The paint was pretty thick on the stamp so I decided to stamp it lightly once and then again and these were the results I got.
The first image was pretty but my favorite was the second image, so that is the one that was used to make the card.
I cut the image with a nestability and gave it some texture using a PTI texture plate. Then added a little more color using a couple of copic markers and a colored pencil. Did a little distressing around the edges using the bundled sage distress ink and finished with a violet copic marker.
Found out something quite helpful at this point. Got a little heavy handed with the distressing and the color around the edge, so I just sanded it down with a sanding block and was pleased with the more subtle look.
The butterfly was stamped on vellum using the same color dabber and embossed with clear powder. Don't know if it was the vellum or the embossing but the color appeared quite different than the image on the card stock.
I think the paint from the dabber has a nice effect, it made the petals look like there had been a fine line traced around them.
Don't know about you but I wish I was at CHA this week!! Maybe one day..........
Can't wait to see what new products are available after the show. Hope the attendees will be getting some sneak peeks to us.
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