Wednesday, September 29, 2010

with just a dab...

one of my favorite Ranger products is their paint dabbers...

I use them in almost every class I teach...
in one way or another...

I LOVE the paint, but I REALLY LOVE their ease of use & the NO MESS factor...
and no brush to clean up...

I can't live or teach without these 4 colors...

basic black, juniper, gold & silver...
oh...
I like snow cap white too...


it's best to store them upside down, so the paint is right @ the tip & ready to use...

to activate the paint flow, just remove the clear cap, press onto the craft sheet & LIGHTLY squeeze...

the bottle is remade & so much softer...
just a light squeeze does the trick...


I find the dabbers perfect for edging tags, mini books, cards, layouts etc...
it's a small detail...but very effective...

they are awesome for painting chipboard & grunge...

and there are tons of colors to choose from, so there's one to coordinate perfectly with any project...

the dabbers are PERFECT for altering lots of different things...

today, I'll show you some altered flowers...

this cutie is a resin flower from Maya Road...
I loved them so much that I bought 500...
yep...it's true...

isn't it CUTE?



I bought LOTS because I knew the dabbers would be perfect for customizing them, to fit my workshop projects...

here they are altered with the 4 colors listed above...

just that little dab of paint totally ( & EASILY) changes the look...

add a gem in the center if you'd like...


the same magic can be used on tim's ideology foliage flowers...and the leaves too...

it's the perfect extra touch...



and speaking of flowers...
I may have said a time or 2...
(ok...500)...
that I see flowers in lots of odd things...

here's an example...

what do you see?



I saw flowers...
just turn the wings upside down...

add a Maya Road scroll...

tada...
a cool flower...

here's the whole mini page...
with those cutie bingo numbers...


one more thing...

the GOOD 4 letter word...

SALE!

it's over @ eclecticPaperie...

enter the code to get 10% off your order...even NEW things...

the new studio 490 stamps are included too...


the code is OWHCARDS

the sale is good thru Sunday Oct 3rd...

happy shopping!

I already shopped...so...

I'm off to...

make art!
wendy

26 comments:

Nancy said...

Wowie zowie.....those flowers are gorgeous! How cool is your "dabber drawer"! See you at Hannah's!
Nancy

Mall Rat said...

Love the drawer you keep your dabbers in .. I never thought of that :) Beautiful flower !!

Scrapthat said...

Cool examples! TFS

Kathy Eddy said...

gorgeous and great idea. i will have to get some of the new bottles.

Anita said...

Stunning! Thanks for the tips!

Nancy said...

I so agree with you, Wendy! I LOVED the paint dabbers! I need to get more colors - I've about worn out my Pitch Black & Gold ones. *lol*
Love all of the flowers ... very pretty!
Ooohhhhh ... a sale, huh? Great news!

Sandra said...

I love the dabbers too, but I have all the old bottles, and they are not as much fun to use - I had to laugh when you said gentle squeeze .... anyway - maybe some day - when they work they are wonderful!

Love what you shared with us - the tulip made with the wings is very cool!
now off for me to make art!
Sandra

SusanK said...

Love the paint dabbers...when they work. They are so easy to use on everything, like you said. Cool flower! Just got a full box from EP the other day. Now to make the time to play in my art room. :)

Helen said...

Glad to hear the new bottles are easier to use - I have lots of trouble with mine too. Love the effect on the flowers and stuff you've used, amazing.

jan said...

Creative tulip! Love my daubers too, keep them in a drawer similar to your, upside down, its amazing how they perform!

Gloria h said...

I only have black, white, copper, gold and silver daubers and love them! The flower is to die for, you are just so smart and creative!!
Gloria

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh GF, I am luvin the wing flowers, how cool is that! need to make some...hugz

Etta said...

GENIUS, my friend, GENIUS!!!

Debby said...

Nice work. Would never have seen a flower in the wings! Thanks for the tips on the daubers. Have a great weekend!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, how fun! I LOVE the winged flower.

Erika M. said...

Very cool!

Marijane said...

I love the paint dabbers, too! I have several of Tim's craft spinners to hold my blending tools and I also keep my most frequently used dabbers (black, gold, white & silver) upside down in the clip "arms". The resin flowers look great touched with paint, and the winged flower is gorgeous! You are GENIUS!

Hels Sheridan said...

NEED those resin flowers... LUSH!!! And... please don't laugh at me but... the Maya Wings... I seee... Moustaches... seriously, and I am taking my meds and all ROFL ... hope all is okies with you hun x
PS... almost forgot to say... LOVE your art... and... LOVE LOVE LOVE your book... mine arrived yesterday from Ellen... tis DIVINE! xx

Tona said...

Those rsin flowers look great. I love the wing flower that you made too.

Liz in MO said...

I have the old dabbers and never thought about storing them upside down. Maybe I need to try some newer ones. Love the flowers.

michelle said...

Love the resin flowers from Maya Road! WIngs to flowers only you would have thought of that one! Love the way you mind works!

Anonymous said...

Very cool idea with making flowers out of the angel wings. Love it. Thanks for the tip on the SALE. Heading over to eclecticPaperie now.

Sue Bockrath

WheatLDee said...

Beautiful Wing/Flower- it is just "heavenly"
(ok,you can groan now)Seriously so pretty and creative. Thanks for sharing another way to use products.

Amy said...

wings to flowers - geneous! Love it!

Kathi said...

The wing to flower idea is brilliant. I love the result.

roxallen said...

yabba dabba dabbers! love all your blogs - beginning to end!