Hi bloggers! Happy Wednesday to you! I’m pleased to bring you a second day of inspiration from the new Hero Arts releases for 2014! Today we have Lisa Spangler as a guest, and she shows us some fun ways to use the paint daubers from Hero Arts! Don’t you just love that background?? A really neat outcome!
First, here’s a look at my finished card!
Then I broke out a bunch of daubers and swiped them directly on to the Pattern Stripes background stamp, including the new pastel daubers. The colors blend together to form new colors, so I tried to stick to using colors that would look next to each other. I was having too much fun with this though, so I wasn’t always paying attention! ;)
Then I stamped it on white cardstock. The pastel colors are so soft and pretty — just perfect for a background! If you’d like an even lighter background and more blending you can mist the stamp with water before stamping — but I like it just like this.
*Designer Tip* If you happen to get a dark color next to a light one, just swipe your dauber a few times on scrap paper and it will clean right off.
Next I stamped “just saying hello” with black ink on cream paper, then positioned it on the background and stamped the bird over both layers. I stamped the bird two more times on white card stock.
Hero Arts daubers are water based, which makes them perfect for watercoloring techniques. Here I used them to color the bird. I started off by tapping soft peach, dark quartz and tide pool daubers on to a craft sheet, and then used a detail water brush to pick up the ink and then watercolor. The dark quartz and soft peach daubers blend really well together. To get the different shades of pool, I just added more or less water to the dauber palette.
Then I cut out one full bird and one wing and layered them to the card front. It just adds so much dimension.
To finish everything off I added some enamel dots from my stash in shades to match the daubers — and that was that!
Thanks so much for joining me today! — xo Lisa
Thanks for reading today and thanks to Lisa for being our guest today!
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