Friday, July 8, 2011

Grungy #14: A Dabber here, a Dabber there...

Welcome once again! Linda over at Studio L3 has once again handed out our secret technique mission....another time warp to 2008 with Tim Holtz's March Technique Challenge. This is an adaption of the dabber resist, creating your own perfect pearls mist, and going from there.

I have to say: I was having issues. I had 2 colors, peeled paint and Rusty Hinge made up from the compendium challenges last year (and first, has anyone noticed a smell after storing these? Kinda musty when sprayed? Just an observation) And I might not have used a full dropper full of reinker, but they sprayed on nice and dark. For this challenge I also mixed up Scattered Straw, and did use a full dropper. They sprayed on so rich and dark, but you couldn't see the resist underneath. I then went to dry with the heat gun, and the colors just faded away. I added more reinker to the older colors, but it didn't seem to matter. I finally ended up sponging some color back in. Did I use too much perfect pearls? Anyone else have this problem?

I also had to wipe the resist area over with a damp paper towel to get it to show. And then, as Tim had said, the photo doesn't do it justice! Well, I couldn't get a good shot at all, finally went out on the porch, and had to boost the contrast. So, here ya' have it. The leaves used for the resist is from Penny Black, the black leaves are from PSX and the saying is from Impression Obsession.


  1. Beautiful tag, the sentiment is lovely. yvonne x

  2. Smashing tag Kim with a great verse. Annette x

  3. Kim, your tag is just lovely! Love that sentiment and the colors are stunning!

  4. oh kim this is one gorgeous tag love that sentiment hugs cheryl xxxx

  5. Lovely Kim nice colours and leaves just a lovely tag ;0)

  6. What a unique and utterly captivating work of art this is! Kim, you've outdone yourself. This is so elegant and gorgeous-- the GM14 technique looks great, and the overstamping couldn't be better. The colors are perfect for the imagery.

    The only time I've had trouble with this technique was when I didn't let the paint dabber get bone dry. The resist just went away. I'd never have guess you had any issues creating this, seeing it now. It's just beautiful!


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