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!!


Unknown said...

gorgeous tags!

Kathy Eddy said...

love them both Judy!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love this technique. Great tags.