Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers

Feb 11, 2011

I bet you were expecting another tag using Perfect Pearls? Well this one features Ranger’s Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers. When using paint I find it most inspiring to create whimsical pieces with brighter colors rather than my usual vintage style and shades. Kinda strange when I think about it. Also, did you notice I used my Canvas Album as inspiration for this tag? If you did, you are a very devoted blogger.

I always find it fun to use items around my scraproom to create designs… one of the simplest things to create are polka dots with the non-bristle end of my paintbrushes. All you do is dip the end of the brush into the lid of the paintbrush and start creating dots. Clean up is super simple too. All you have to do is swipe the end with a paper towel and you are good to go. I also like using lids to jars or the rim of a drinking glass to create circles. They always come out so perfectly imperfect. Oh and accenting painted polka dots with Diamond, Icicle and Crystal Stickles adds quite the sparkle. I let each layer dry before I add the next and once all three layers are dry you have awesome sparkley polka dots.

Supplies Used: Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers – Shell Pink, Lemonade, Watermelon, Aqua, Cool Peri, Snow Cap, Pitch Black; Stickles – Platinum, Diamond, Crystal, Icicle; Glossy Accents; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Art Brushes; Inkssentials Surfaces Manila Craft Tag – #8, Tim Holtz Alpha Parts – Newsprint; Maya Road Trim; Fiskars Heart and Circle Punch; Small Round Mirrors; Book Pages; Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Flower Stamp

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Next week, I will show you projects using new Tim Holtz products. You are so going to love these.

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  • HELP!
    For our young womens group we are trying to use a saying printed on vellum and use clear glue (forgot the name) to glue it to Tim’s clear fragment charms and the link bleeds or the vellum puckers

    what can we do? this is a specific saying we have to print to go on these for their necklaces

    I cant find anyone who knows how to get this to work
    my email is thank you!!

  • Hi Lisa!
    Your book ( Delihgt in the details) came in the mail today… wow just loved it. My head started to spin idees from cover to cover. Thank´s for sharing!

    Best regards

  • Lisa, I am loving your book!! Dimension, dimension, dimension!! And that’s what I’m seeing on your blog too. I just have to get those paper flowers down pat! Uh-oh…more Cuttlebug supplies needed! ;-)


  • Aunt Brenda

    Lisa… I want/need that tag!!! Just saying….