Monday, December 2, 2013

A little Dab will do ya!


Good Monday Morning Everyone!

Have you gotten your hands on the new Neon Dabbers yet? If not, you really should treat yourself to a set. The colors are so vivid and bold! I have been playing with them a lot lately and hope you will give some of these techniques a try.

First up, the Aurora Borealis Technique.

1. Paint a wavy line of white gesso across a scrap of black cardstock.


2. Using a light touch and a foam brush, gently pull the paint down from the line of gesso causing a streaking affect.

3. After allowing the gesso to dry, apply inks directly onto the painted streaks using the dabbers.


4. Tear along the original gesso lines and apply to white card base.


5. Stamp a quote from the Fire and Ice collection and add "stars" using a white gel pen.


I created these cards using the same technique just changed up the colors a bit.

Cape Cod kit sentiment
Comfort Zone kit sentiment
Next up is the Plastic Wrap technique.

1. Apply a generous amount of ink direct from the dabbers to glossy cardstock.


2. Apply a sheet of plastic wrap onto the colors and squish it around making sure the wrap is wrinkly.

3. Allow to dry for about 5 minutes. Carefully peel up the wrap revealing the intricate designs.




4. At this point you may still have a significant amount of wet paint left on the wrap. Press these down onto dry panels of plain white cardstock to create a mono print. I actually got 2 mono prints from one very inky sheet of plastic wrap. (Warning: this technique is very messy. If you don't like colorful fingers make sure to wear disposable gloves.)

Mono print panels
5. After creating with these Dabbers you will be left with a ton of fun panels to create colorful card creations! I promise to share them as soon as they are complete.



I really enjoyed sharing these techniques and hope you will give them a try.
Have a fantastic week!










Julie



 *********THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED************

Today's vintage kit is the Games Lite (formerly known as JR) kit from March 2003. This kit contains a dozen 8-1/2 x 11" premium printed and plain papers, a wood-mounted stamp, pre-cut photo mattes, alpha stickers, Cutaparts and more. The papers in this collection have the most amazing silken texture . . . you have to feel it to believe it!


To be entered in today's random drawing, simply leave a comment listing your favorite dabber technique from Julie's samples above. Winner will be chosen and announced on the December 3 blog post by 10am Central. Good luck!

The Day 1 Giveaway random drawing winner was comment #65, brenbramo! Congratulations! Please contact Karen at karen@clubscrap.com with your contact information so we can arrange to send you your prize!

81 comments:

  1. What great techniques, it is hard to choose. I think the gesso, because I love the northern lights.

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  2. The borealis technique is soooo cool! Nice idea!

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  3. Great techniques Julie! So very colorful.

    That Games kit IS a blast from the past as well.

    pat-czap

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  4. I should have said that I like all the techniques shown, hard to pick a favorite.Those dabbers make some cool and colorful art.

    pat-czap

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  5. I am going to try your techniques,thankyou Julie for some
    wonderful inspiration

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  6. Great techniques...love the aurora Borealis one. The games kit looks like fun!

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  7. Julie, both of these techniques are AWESOME! I think I'm leaning towards the Aurora Borealis one - those turned out beautifully! I think I'll try that in combination with the stamps from the Aurora Borealis kit. Thanks for the ideas!

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  8. Both techniques are fabulous! I think my favorite is the gesso - especially the "You Light My Way" card.

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  9. Anything that blends kitchen supplies (plastic wrap) and crafting gets my vote (btw that games paper is so velvety...it's almost creepy!) =)

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  10. Julie, I love the Aurora Borealis technique. As soon as my dabbers arrive, I'm trying it. Thanks for the idea. Chris (aka buechs)

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  11. I can;t wait to try the Aurora Borealis technique! Love it and my neon dabbers.

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  12. I really like the first technique using the gesso. I have some but have never used it. So now as soon as I get my neon paints I will be able to try that technique.

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  13. oh this is fun! Takes me back to the 80's when colors like this were staples in my wardrobe! I love bright. That technique is amazing! I'd love to try it out. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. I definitely can relate to that :) Had a few of those outfits in my wardrobe too.

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  14. Oooh, I love the Aurora Borealis technique. They are all beautiful, Julie.

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  15. I really like the Aurora Borealis Technique. I can't wait to try this one out.

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  16. Julie you are so talented. Thank you for these wonderful techniques.

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  17. I like the plastic wrap technique. That is so cool and looks like it will produce tons of panels. Great work, Julie!

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  18. "Cool" cards Julie! I didn't buy the dabbers at retreat but may have to - and Dec. is my b'day month so 10% off.

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  19. I can't wait to try the gesso technique! I love how thecolors really pop on theblack cardstock. I feel like I would get paint everywhere with the wraps!

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  20. Love the plastic wrap technique. Reminds me of my days of finger painting. LOL!

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  21. I have to pick just one? I love it all! I will say the gesso line pulling the paint down & adding the daubbers ~ really they are all awesome ideas!

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  22. love the Aurora Borealis Technique...the variety, the sayings that it can complement...one of my favorite ways of seeing God's handiwork is in the northern lights!

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  23. I like the gesso technique better.

    MsScarlett

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  24. I liked the Aurora Borealis technique.

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  25. I love how a person can learn something every time they come to this blog!
    Diane Young
    empressoftheuniverse@shaw.ca

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  26. Love, love, love the plastic wrap technique. I'm going to have to pull out my paints to try this one for sure! Thanks for sharing Julie!

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  27. Julie, you are so clever! I love the Aurora Borealis technique - would never have thought to do that! Congratulations to the Day 1 winner!

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  28. I'm from the land of the Northern lights, so has to be the gesso technique.

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  29. Both are beuatiful - but the aurora borealis is breathtaking. Can't wait to try it; but not familiar with light torch. Can you elaborate please? Thanks for sharing

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    2. It was supposed to say light touch. So sorry about that typo. It has been fixed.

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  30. Another fun kit that was before my time - would love to have in my collection.
    Thanks for the tutorials....I'm going to order those neon dabbers and that stamp set soon...

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  31. Great ideas=:) And I go for anything that gives me colorful fingers.....who needs nail polish anyway??

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  32. Julie- theses ideas are awesome. Hard to choose but my fav is the aurora borealis. Just stunning.
    Marian Biegel
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  33. I love this technique it makes such pretty cards. The Games kit has some cool possibilities - hummm

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  34. Love your cards Julie. Since I have to make a choice, it would be the plastic wrap. How much fun squishy is. These dabbers are on the way and I can't wait to try both
    techniques. Dottie

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  35. Julie...I love everything you have done with the neon dabbers and you still keep coming out with more! You go girl!!

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  36. OMG Julie! That is totally awesome! I love howthat technique turned out. Have to try!

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  37. I really like the first one shown with the gesso before hand.

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  38. I love the plastic wrap crinkly effect.

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  39. I LOVE the aureoa borealis technique.... I love how the black makes the colors pop.

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  40. I love all the techniques but the one with the gesso and then the colors added is really ne. technique is really cool.

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  41. Meredith Meredith245 at yahoo dot comDecember 2, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    My favorite technique is aureoa borealis.

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  42. Love the technique that you shared! Can't wait to try it

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  43. OMG my favorite is the aurora borealis technique it is sooooo cool! Thanks for sharing! Love the ideas!
    Lisa K.

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  44. Love the Aurora Borealis! Great ideas, Julie. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  45. I really like the plastic wrap technique! TFS, Julie.

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  46. Awesome Aurora Borealis!!! love love love it! Paula

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  47. Any particular brand of gesso you recommend, Julie? Your techniques using grasp are amazing!
    Love the silky games paper.

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    1. Hi Ann, I actually used my homemade Gesso from the Creative Concoctions workshop from Retreat 2012!! It works terrific and smells great too!

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  48. Love the Aurora Borealis Technique - absolutely gorgeous!

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  49. Julie, love the Aurora Borealis technique! What a truly clever idea! I've got some ideas brewing now to try that myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  50. Julie, love the new techniques! I also love all the comments posted.

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  51. I love the Aurora Borealis technique. I would somehow get more ink on me with the plastic wrap..I can be such a clutz..

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  52. Thanks to Julie for showing off these fantastic techniques. I will have to use the borealis one for the Alaska ice palace photos I just had printed up - will make a cool background for those layouts.

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  53. I love the gesso technique. It makes me wish I had purchased the dangers.

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  54. Silly auto correct! However the dabbers could be dangerous!

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  55. Both these techniques look like fun but I think the plastic wrap one is amazing.

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  56. The Aurora Borealis is my fave - would love to try making this - looks so impressive!

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  57. I have them and mine will not look that good. Beautiful cards!!

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  58. Love these techniques and can't wait to use them!!

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  59. I love them all of course, but I'm partial to the Aurora Borealis, it was one of my favorite kits too! Might have something to do with the fact that I live in the north!
    Blessings,
    Melitta

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  60. What creative techniques -- these can be used in so many different ways.
    Regina Harris

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  61. The plastic wrap technique is my favorite one. I can see doing this for a lot of different things.

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  62. I like the gesso. Really like getting to use something I already have in a new way.

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  63. Love the gesso technique with its icy, crystal colorful look !

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  64. Oh I don't think I can pick a favorite. Love both techniques and I love getting messy! The neon dabbers are the greatest! Awesome techniques Julie!

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  65. Fun Julie!! I really love the AB technique! Games is one I don't have!!

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  66. Love the techniques that were shared today and some of my favorite pages were made using papers from the original CS Games kit. That silky touch paper was just luscious

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  67. Loved the plastic wrap technique! I love the unique and unusual pattern when using this with the Fluorescent dabbers!

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  68. Love the plastic wrap the most, but both are awesome.
    I can see my kids and students having lots of fun getting messy doing tis. Nothing beats having fun getting messy.

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  69. What a fun technique!! I love the neon colors and what cute cards those panels will make!!

    Mariana in California

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