Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Technique Tuesday ~ Dabber Resist

Welcome to Technique Tuesday!!

By Judy Cantrell

This is Tim’s technique from Compendium of Curiosities Dabber Resist; page 37.

This is one of those techniques you will use over and over.   


Adirondack Snow Cap Dabber Paint (Ranger Ink)

Rubber Stamp

Ink Blending Tool

Distress Ink in assorted colors

Tag or cardstock

Ink blending tool with foam applicator

Mini Mister or fine spray bottle of water

Paper Towel or soft cloth


1.)    Turn stamp face up onto work surface; apply Paint Dabber on stamp until the design is covered completely.
This next step is important: don’t press too hard when you stamp the image onto tag otherwise it will smear the image. Lift off. Examine to see, it should be a clear design. (At this point I tried several designs before I found one that did well. I would suggest something that has open designs. Solid designs didn’t work well for this technique. )

2.)    Heat set to dry.

3.)    Place your tag on craft sheet. Apply distress inks in a circular motion using your foam applicator and ink blending tool, this can be done using several colors. Continue adding ink over the tag until you are happy with the results.

  Designers Note: Bold Distress Inks works well with this technique.

4.)    Mist a paper towel with water. (Tim’s suggestion don’t use baby wipes.)

5.)    With a gently swipe with a damp cloth remove the top layer of distress ink from the dabber paint image.

6.)    Embellish your tag or card!

7.)    I used a variety of supplies, dies and stamps; these all available from: OWSE

Enjoy and Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Glazing with Glue ~ Technique Tuesday

This tutorial is from viewing

 Stamp Art Inspirations DVD by MaryJo McGraw

1. Place a piece of laminate with adhesive/sticky side up on craft sheet. Add a dollar size dollop of dimensional magic, spread around. Drip one drop of yellow re-inker in opposite corners, then one drop of plum re-inker next to the yellow but not on top of it, add one drop of blue re-inker into the dimensional magic. Next, spread with you fingers but not too much as it will mud up the colors, you want to leave light areas. My piece is 4” x 5”.
2. Sprinkle a little glitter into the wet area.
3. While wet, add a crumpled up piece of white tissue paper to cover. Let dry completely.
4. Apply gold leafing pen to cover back of tissue.  When dry turn over.
5. This is when you have to decide where to stamp. Pick light areas if you have an image like I used in the example.
6. If you make a mistake you can erase it with StazOn Cleaner.
7. With glossy side up stamp image with StazOn black, let dry completely. Trim as desired.  Apply gold leafing to edge, set aside to dry.
8. The torn piece behind the stamped image was made with a few colors of paint that was dry brushed with white gesso. Tear as desired for a pleasing shape.
9. Red cardstock was used with a script embossing folder.
10. Alcohol inks were used to make the background piece.
11. Adhere all pieces and apply to folded card to finish.

Laminate with adhesive back: C-Line Products

Craft Sheet
Dimensional Magic
Re-inkers: Marvy Matchables
Fine Glitter
Tissue paper
StazOn Jet Black: Tsukineko
Gold Leafing Pen: Krylon
White gesso
Paints: Golden
Alcohol inks
Script emboss folder
Cutting and embossing tool
Red Cardstock

Glue Dots

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Technique Tuesday ~ Kraft Glassine

 Technique Tuesday
 I'll share
a tag I made using
 Tim Holtz idea-ology
"Kraft Glassine"

I love this unique paper. It can be used many ways in your artwork.
 The 36 pages are 5" x 8."
Clicking on the highlighted links will take you to OWSE club. You need to sign in to view prices.
Papillon Cling Mount Stamps
Kraft Glassine
Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Tag Die
Tim Holtz Tattered Flower die
Craft sheet
Tim Holtz Distress ink:
Tumbled glass
Broken china
Brushed corduroy
Fired brick
Dusty concord
Blending ink tool
Archival ink:
Distress Stickles
Clear rock candy
Studio Multi-Medium Matte
Brass stencil
Small paint brush
White card stock
Mini brad
Heat Tool 
Heavy Duty 14 pt. file folder (Staples)
Vagabond tool

1)    I used my Vagabond with Movers & Shapers bookplate die to cut a tag.
Designers Note: I use 14 pt. heavy-duty file folders with my tag die; the smooth finish works well for many of my crafting needs.  
2)    Place tag on craft sheet; apply Dusty Concord inks to foam applicator; in a circle motion cover the right side of tag working down and across bottom of tag. And then add Brushed Corduroy on clean foam applicator in center and then apply Tumbled Glass to the left of tag. Next, apply Broken China over the Tumbled Glass. And then, add Fired Brick over the Dusty Concord. Blending as needed to get the colors desired.  
3)    While still wet sprinkle a little water over the tag.
Designers Note: This is done by taking the tag to the sink. Add a very small amount of water in the palm of your hand and sprinkle the tag with a few drops.
4)    Quickly heat set to dry.

5)    Stamp script with Sepia ink over the inked background.
6)    Stamp butterflies with black ink. Heat set to dry.
7)    Stamp an addition butterfly on white card stock using sepia ink.
8)    Cut out butterfly.
9)    Add multi-medium matte as an adhesive to center of butterfly, adhere butterfly to tag.
10)    Add Distress Stickles over butterfly. Heat set to dry.

1)    To begin: crumble one sheet of Kraft glassine papers three times.
2)    Cut three flowers in one pass using Tim Holtz Alterations “Tattered Florals” die with you’re choice of a die cutting machine. I used my Vagabond die cutting tool.  
3)    Layer the three flower die cuts; punch a tiny hole in center. Add brad to hold the flower together.
4)    Add rhinestone to center.
5)    Crunch the flower to resemble a real flower.
6)    Use multi-medium matte to adhere flower to tag.
7)    Place brass stencil on tag, use paint brush to paint the number 5 with black dabber paint. Remove stencil and clean with water. Allow to dry.
8)    Add fibers to finish this tag.
Close-up of finished tag.

Thanks for looking and come back soon!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Technique Tuesday ~

 Sharing a mixed media page I made this past week while playing with my inks, paints and other supplies.
To begin I cut pages 4 1/2" x 6."
Note: The pages can be made with file folders or heavy card stock.
The cover page (cereal boxes) was cut slightly larger and then covered with card stock.
I used my Bind-it-All to make this booklet.

This is one of the pages I'm working on.
The page was inked with distress ink.
Sequin ribbon was placed down over the page and then sprayed with green distress reinkers.
Set this aside to dry.
 I used a variety of inks, dimensional paints and sprays on two pieces of canvas paper. A strip from each was applied as seen in photo; one on top and one on bottom. They were trimmed to fit the page. This is what it looks like now.

These are gathered found objects from my stash.
I placed the items above over the page and then sprayed it with Adirondack Cranberry color wash.
Here is the results of the spray with the found objects removed.
I haven't decided how to complete this collage. When I do, I share!

Thanks for Looking!
Have a nice day!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Technique Tuesday

by Judy Cantrell

Technique Tuesday
I was down with my mother and having so much fun I forgot to upload a project. So for my Technique Tuesday this week I'm sharing a project I made using a variety of paints, three paint brushes, watercolor paper and object found in my mother's home.
I generally load up the car with stamping supplies when we travel down to see my Mother for a few days but this time I only took Valentine stamps, ink pads, paint brushes, 4 bottles of dabber paint, stickles and dimensional paint. 
I showed my Mother Traci's videos from Strathmore Online Workshop, after viewing the videos we spent the next three days playing with the supplies we had on hand. It measures 8" x 10."