Monday, September 29, 2008

It's All About the Daubers!

Yes, I said daubers! You know those funny little things to add color to the edges of things? First, I'd like to share an organizational tip with you. I use daubers with many different colors and had a difficult time knowing which dauber went with which color ink. So many of the blues look similar. So with my Cropidile and some jewelry tags, I marked which color was used.
Thread the jewelry tag through the hole and Voila! You now know which color goes with each dauber!

How about using those daubers with a mask? I used a Tim Holtz spider web mask found in Noel's Ghost Story kit.

When you peel the mask off, it looks like this!

Stick the mask on the paper of your choice. I used a patterned paper by Making Memories, also found in Noel's Ghost Story kit.

I used Going Gray for this.....

With inked up dauber spread, dab ink around the mask.

Peel off the mask and this is what you have! Cool huh?

This is what I created!

One more suggestion on using those daubers. Use them to make clouds! I bought this stencil eons ago and use it a lot! You could create your own using heavy card stock or tag board. Just lay the cloud template and dauber white ink around the edges.

This is a sample of the effect you would get! Experiment a bit with this to get the look you want! Who knew daubers could be so fun?!


Virginia said...

I love ALL of it- what fabulous ideas!

That cloud card is jaw-dropping gorgeous!!!!!

Deanna said...

This post rocked!

Greta Adams said...

girl this blew me away....i soooo need to do this....

Noel said...

I love daubers and I use them for mos tof my inking. First off, brilliant idea with the tags. I keep mine in a drawer and I usually just "dab and guess" as to what I have used it for before, so that's an awesome tip. And both your cards are AMAZING!!! This was a great technique post!

ashleym said...

great techniques! i love using masks but i normally just hold my cats eye inks and dab away but those daubers look soo much easier!!!! will have to try them out! thanks!

Jana Eubank said...

This is AWESOME!!! Love the way you put the little tags on the daubers. Brilliant! :D And your projects are simply STUNNING!!!!

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