Friday, 12 September 2008

Acrylic Adirondack Dabbers

Supplies needed: Acrylic dabbers, black permanent ink pad, medium gel, splodger (or an old credit / store card), tag / card stock, text from an old book, peel offs, rubber stamps, heat tool, craft sheet

Apply a thin coat of the medium gel to the tag / card stock using your splodger (or an old credit / store card)
Stick you tag / card stock to the page from an old book
Give it a quick blast with the heat tool but don't completely dry it
Take hold of the excess paper and gently pull

You will end up with something like these
Cover the whole of the tag with the lightest of your chosen colours
Heat set

Add peel offs (I'm sure you own more interesting ones than I do!!!)

Cover the peel offs with a darker colour, adding further colour where you would like. Heat set
Remove your peel offs

This should reveal the lighter colour you started with
Add another colour if you wish
Use the dabber to 'ink' up your stamp
Stamp the image but be sure to clean your stamp straight away
Ink up your main image using a permanent black ink (ie stazon)
Stamp your images onto your tag / card stock
Add fibres / embellishments to finish


hilmof said...

Great technique Sam

Deanne Stewart-Mills said...

Thanks for sharing. Great ideas here.

RubyMay said...

this is brilliant...I cant wait to try this ..TFS x

mommabear said...

looks great Sam