Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dib Dab dob!

I know what a terrible title, but I was wondering did you get them out and try them.. the dabbers that is? Here are the two final tags, and we start with the letter T for wood effect. This is one of the techniques I learnt while at Ranger, and it is fab for distressed looks, and backgrounds and in this case a tree.
With a dragging movement flick your chosen colour dabber across the tag using up, down movements. Do not fill the whole tag, just random swipes. Allow to dry.
Take a darker colour distress ink, and ink over all the tag. Mist with water a cloth or paper towel, and wipe all over the tag. The distress ink will be removed from where the dabbers are, and voila! you have a wood effect.
I stamped the tree and birds over in the same colour distress ink, and the T was coloured in with the same colour dabber and highlighted with distress ink.

Fo rthe final letter E I used a gold dabber, and just stippled it all over the tag. Add more a nd build up the layers to create a fab hammered look. This is my attempt at Halloween, and the skulls come from the Mini Grungeboard. In fact all the grungeboard is covered in silver dabbers, and the skulls with black dabber. E for eeek???? lol

I have had great fun showing you these techniques, and if it has inspired you I am happy!
Have a Creative Day!


Lottie said...

Wow - love this technique - gorgeous

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing all those techniques.....might just try something I've been meaning to do for ages this weekend!!!

Hels said...

Cool tags, the bottom one looks like suede x

Katharine said...

Love the T tag great stamps too.

Sid said...

Loving these Jennie, the first one has such atmosphere, and the dabber resist technique is fab as a background effect !

Julie Ranae said...

Really love how this technique brings such texture to a piece.

Blasé said...

I like the way you "dib dab dob"!