Monday, June 25, 2007

What is Adirondack® Acrylic Paint Dabber

I want to try alcohol acrylic paint dabber, I have came across so many beautiful artworks that they used paint dabber to create for. From the Ranger website, I found these:

Adirondack® Acrylic Paint Dabber

Adirondack® Acrylic Paint Dabbers are the perfect mess-free paint applicator for foam and rubber stamps, cards, scrapbook pages, altered books, canvas, frames and more. These matte acrylic paints were developed with the Beautiful Adirondack coordinating palette of Earthones, Brights and Lights. Dab them directly on stamps for mess-free paint application. Use direct-to-surface, for stippling, creating dots or full coverage. Remove cap for painting with a brush.

Some of the techniques:

• The ergonomic dabber design allows for ease of use with many “Direct-to-Surface” techniques such as stipple, dots and swirls, edging paper or canvas, creating stripes and plaids and achieving full coverage on paper mache, wood, fabric paper, canvas, etc.

• For “dry brush” effects on photos, paper or other surfaces, hold dabber in one hand and surface in the other and swipe across paper. By holding the dabber in the air, you’re not fully pressing down the valve, thereby restricting full paint flow, allowing for a light application of paint.

• To use as a glaze, simply mist surface with water using the Inkssentials™ Mini Mister™ and swipe dabber in a circular motion. This is a great way to achieve a subtle matte wash across vibrant patterned papers or over another layer of paint.

An example of the art work from Ranger:

She Loves Pink Fish Layout
Using the Coordinating Colors of Adirondack® Acrylic Paint Dabbers and Adirondack® Dye Inks, make this adorable scrapbook page!

Created by Cat Confer

Materials List

Adirondack® Dye Ink - Salmon, Mountain Rose• Adirondack® Acrylic Paint Dabber- in Coordinating Colors of Salmon, Mountain Rose, Red Pepper• Inkssentials™ Non-Stick Craft SheetInkssentials™ Glossy Accents™• Brittania and Vixen alphabet die sets, QuicKutz,• Squeeze tool, QuicKutz,• Beaded Curtain rubber stamp (1540-P), Rubber Soul,• Sketch Circle rubber stamp (B4343), Hero Arts.• White cardstock• Craft foam• Acrylic block• Double stick tape• Photo• Black Pen

(1) Cut a fish shape out of craft foam, and attach it to an acrylic block with double stick tape.(2) Apply Mountain Rose Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber to the fish stamp, and stamp in several places on the cardstock.(3) Apply Salmon Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber to the fish stamp, and stamp over the Mountain Rose paint.
(4) Apply Red Pepper Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber to the edges of the photo directly from the Paint Dabber.
(5) Cut letters for the title out of cardstock using the Britannia and Vixen alphabet dies and Squeeze tool. Dab Mountain Rose acrylic paint over the letters. Dab Red Pepper paint over the large letters, allowing some of the Mountain Rose paint to show through.
(6) Stamp circles on the background with Salmon and Mountain Rose Adirondack Dye Ink, and stamp the dotted lines as a journaling block with Salmon Adirondack Dye Ink.
(7) Adhere the letters with Glossy Accents to form the title, and add the photo to the page.
(8) Complete the page by journaling on the stamped lines with a black pen.
Happy trying!! I have another reason to shop online and will let you know the result !! :-)))

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Summer Treats

Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (6 to 8 limes)
1/2 cup water 1/2 cup triple sec*
1/4 cup tequila*
1/2 cup superfine sugar 1 pint strawberries, quartered *If not using alcohol, add another 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
Special equipment: ice pop molds

In a blender add the lime juice, water, triple sec, tequila, and sugar; blend until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside 8 strawberry quarters and put the remainder into the blender; blend until the strawberries are pureed. Skewer a piece of the reserved strawberries onto the end of each ice pop stick. Pour the margarita into the ice pop molds, insert the skewered sticks, and freeze at least 4 hours or overnight.
Unmold the ice pops and serve.
Summer Ice Pop with Seashells Card
Based on the June/July Paper Craft Magazine, I was so excited to make this special card. It's soooo easy.Just scan the pattern from the book, sandwich the ice-cream stick, adhered the patterned paper, sticks the seashells and chipboard on the paper,glued the rick-rack ribbon, that's it!!! Simple and fun !!!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

My Newest Card!!!

Well, after rest for about two months, I blog again.The stamping group i joined, RRM , has the fabulous COTM for everyone. We based on a"recipe" that posted every month to make card.This month's recipe is
I selected light blue and brown for the based cardstock.Stamped words stamps from Hero Arts on brown cardstock.Placed rick-rack ribbon on the light blue cardstock then glued the stamped saying.Arranged the prima flowers that my dearest friend , Birgit gave me as a gift when I went to visit her and another friend, Martina in Austria last couple of weeks.
The card is simple and easy, and definately beautiful, don't you think so ?? I will swap this card with the owner of RRM, Danette.