Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dab a dab doo time!

Here is the second post on using those dabbers you have lurking in the drawer! It seems from the comments that most of you do have a dabber or two, and just don't use them! Shame, as they are wonderful products, and of course are in all the Adirondack colours too.
Today the letter E means Embossing! I stamped and embossed on a black chipboard tag in clear embossing powder.  Mix some colours of dabber on your non stick craft sheet, and using a piece of cut n dry dab all over the image and to the edges of the tag. I used gold. Allow to dry. Do NOT heat dry it, as the embossing will melt! When it is dry, spray some water from a mini mister onto a cloth, and gently dab away the dabber colour from the embossing. You will be left with a shabby chic look. This is the neatest and probably my favourite of the techniques. The grungeboard letter was dabbed in silver and gold.

A is for Crackle Glaze.. ok I now know I can't spell!! This technically isn't a dabbed piece , but you certainly can use Dabbbers on it. It kind of slipped into the set. Here I distress inked the tag with reds, and spritzed it with water. I then stamped onto it with one of Mr Holtz's bird stamps, using a darker distress ink. . If you wanted you could ink your stamp up with dabbers, and stamp as normal. Be sure that you clean the stamp with water immmediately, as it  will dry into the stamp and is more difficult to remove. I then distress crackled the entire tag with Rock Candy distress crackle paint. I love this product and have got through a couple of bottles already! A definite must for the craft box!!


I realised that the bird is on his side, and so even if I turn the tag picture, the A will be the wrong way round....I told you that sometimes I complete mess up, and this is one of those occasions! I will show the last two tomorrow, and if you have been inspired to get out those dabbers, and get messy, please show me, I always love to see.
Have a dab dabber do time!

9 comments:

Angelnorth said...

All these technique tags look great Jennie! I think the embossing one is my fave, great shabby chic look!

Hels said...

Loooove Rock Candy...fab tags xx

Katharine said...

Great as always. Tim would be very pleased with your use of his stamp and the fact of were you deliberately placed the A. xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Fab tags ... loving the A one especially!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Another terrific tag day, thanks so much for the "push"!

Lottie said...

Fantastic - I really love these tag techniques - it makes the so much more 'do-able' rather than struggling with big projects and lots of stamps that one might not have.

thank you

Hazel said...

Very impressive, Jennie (will have to get the dabbers out some time and have a play) x

Net said...

I ought to get mine out again. I like to stamp with mine.

Joy said...

Love your tags esecially the 'messed up one' and even more the one 'pearl' one below - awsome xx