Saturday, September 29, 2012

Paint Dabber Resist Tag


I’ve been wanted to use my paint dabbers for a while now and I watched a Tim Holtz video where he did a paint dabber resist. I didn’t want to go all crazy and use nothing but paint dabber paints so I chose one of my favorite colors from the Paint Dabber colors called Citrus.   The actual product is called Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber and Citrus comes from the Brights Collection.  Because it was my first time I went a little easy on myself and chose to make a tag using Ranger Craft Tags #8 manila.  I chose to use glue two of them together for more stability.

I took one of my large background stamps and covered it with the Citrus acrylic paint dabber and stamped the background design on the tag.  Then I used a few Distress Ink Pad colors – Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, and Pine Needles.  On the front of the tag I covered it with the spiced marmalade and vintage photo distress inks.  Then I took a paper towel and dampened it with a little water and wiped the distress inks off where the Citrus acrylic paint was stamped to remove the distress inks.  So easy to do and what a neat effect too.  Then I took a few other stamps I had in my stash and inked them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped all over the tag in various directions to give it a vintage flair. 

The next thing I did was take a tag which was not usable and tore two corner pieces off of it and glued them to the top and bottom corners of my tag.  I stamped them and also used the same colors of distress inks on them.  On the torn edges I covered them with Versa Mark and then added WOW! Embossing Powder in Metallic Gold Rich.  Took out the heat gun and melted the embossing powder. The look is really different because the edges were torn.  Then I added a couple elements (ticket, feather, and leather look ribbon) to finish off the tag.  Here are the photos of the completed tag.  Let me know what you think.

Paint Dabber Tag


WOW Embossing Powder View

WOW Embossing View 1

WOW Embossing Powder View

WOW Embossing View 2

Distressed Ticket & Feather View

Ticket and Feather View

Thank you for stopping by,

fran red


  1. OMG Fran! That is just beyond gorgeous and creative!


    Kim B

  2. Love it!!! That is very creative and beautiful!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Your tag is absolutely awesome! Wow! I love it! I really like what you did to the torn edges of the tag. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Fran...this is just gorgeous!! Love the way you used all the different elements!!!


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