So what did I play with....Daubers! These are great and have so many uses. You can colour fabrics, lace and ribbon, give some colour to chipboards and like ink you can use them on stamps. Daubers have a sheen to them so when your dauber inked project catches the light, your project glows. With the daubers, I created my own stamped patterned paper...and I'm going to show you how I did it.
- White, or another pale colour, cardstock
- Radiant Rain Daubers. I've used three different shades of the one colour - Apple Blossom, Pink Azalea and Ginger Flower.
- Versa Colour Inkpads. I've used an old heavily used VersaColour Pine Cone and a new one
- Stamps. I've used three, a Basic Grey Flower, KaiserCraft Butterfly and a Prima Script stamp
HINT: When using daubers, make sure you shake them up until you feel your arm is going to fall off. All the particles that give the daubers their sheen settle on the bottom of the bottle and you need these mixed into the ink if you want your project to catch the light and shine.
1. The stamp you use first is going to create a repeating pattern covering your cardstock. Using the palest colour dauber, ink up your stamp and start stamping until your whole cardstock is covered. I used the Basic Grey flower stamp and Apple Blossom dauber for this first step. Don't worry if the dauber ink looks heavy on your stamp in some places, this will add to the whole affect when your finished.
2. Clean the dauber ink off your stamp and then with your old heavily used Versacolour ink pad, ink up the same stamp again. Lightly stamp over your first dauber inked stamps with the second colour. Get as close as you can to an exact stamp over the top of the first but slightly off will not matter. This will add some depth to the first stamp.
re-inked Versacolour ink pad, ink up the same stamp again. Go over your first dauber inked stamps with the second colour. This will add a bold definition of your stamps intricate pattern.
Enjoy your Sunday everyone.