Thinking Inking Class Week 3: Part 1 - Paint Dabbers - my fave!

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Posted 6/29/2009 by pescaragirl in General Scrappin'
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Posted: 6/29/2009 8:35:54 AM
Hello again, everyone!

Welcome to Part 1 of Week 3 of our class. The first project/video/pdf for this week is up HERE.

This week focuses on Paint...Ranger's Paint Dabbers. Today's video talks about creating backgrounds with these acrylic paints.

And, of course, we need prizes! Each week we will offer a challenge. Just play along and we will pick a winner of some prizes from Hero Arts and Ranger. Please post your project by Sunday, 7/5 at 11pmEDT.

The challenge for this week is to use any of the techniques presented in the videos/projects for acrylic paints. You can use any products, but we would love to see some Ranger and Hero Arts! (Both companies donated a TON of prizes.) When putting them in the Gallery, don't forget to click the appropriate box indicating your project is part of the Thinking Inking Class, Week 3.

Also, please link your project here on this thread so that everyone can see it.

Have fun!


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Jennifer

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Posted: 6/29/2009 8:41:25 AM
Love your videos !
thanks !

I'll try to play with my dabbers !


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Posted: 6/29/2009 9:05:52 AM
Jennifer ... I am just LOVING these weekly demos ... so VERY inspiring! Makes me want to quit my day job and become a creative recluse! <grin> I actually have 3 unopened bottles of these paint dabbers - just wasn't sure what to do with them ... now I am bursting at the seams to run home tonight and take a run at it. THANKS so very much for all the helpful hints ... you rock!!

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Posted: 6/29/2009 9:11:53 AM
I"m with Lillianchild above... my poor children are feeling neglected cuz mama wants to play with ink and scissors

Keep em coming - these are awesome! Thanks for the hard work and effort on your part!


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Posted: 6/29/2009 9:25:24 AM
oh yeah - can't wait to pull out my paint dabbers - they've been feeling neglected lately. I'll make it up to them by bringing them with me to the lake (inlaws) over the 4th weekend so I can play!!

I am having so much fun with this Jennifer!! You're demos are awesome - seriously the hightlight of my Mon/Wed/Fri!! LOL!!


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Posted: 6/29/2009 9:33:59 AM
That's a little more work than I'm wanting to do on a card. hahaha I think I'll pass on this week. But it sure is pretty.

I LOVE the stamp they made out of you grampa's letter!!!

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Posted: 6/29/2009 9:49:41 AM
hi!

you can keep it simple. i just wanted to show you the many things you can do with these techniques. you could just take one element from it and go from there.


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Posted: 6/29/2009 9:57:24 AM
OK, now there is a shopping trip in my future. I have no paint dabbers!!!!! And I seriously NEED some now! I am loving these classes - just wanted you to know that!
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Posted: 6/29/2009 10:01:03 AM
Yay, I'm so excited that you are covering paint dabbers. I have seriously fallen in love with these, and I try to use them as much as possible. My collection is slowly growing...

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Posted: 6/29/2009 10:06:30 AM
Love that dabbers, can't wait to see you video!


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Posted: 6/29/2009 10:06:41 AM
Another totally awesome, technique filled video! WOW!

I have a few of the paint dabbers (the orange set, white and the gold) that I received when I took a couple of Tim's CKU classes (which rocked!) But I must have had spaced when told that they should be kept upside down because mine were standing upright along with my other paints! I hope that they will still work!



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Posted: 6/29/2009 10:19:11 AM
they will work fine. storing them upside down just keeps them ready to use!


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Posted: 6/29/2009 10:25:57 AM
Dang it! I knew I should've picked up some of those. Oh well. I have plenty o' acrylic paint. After going to 2 M's and ACM yesterday looking for blue embossing powder I don't think I'll be going back for awhile.

How cool that stamp was made from a love letter from your family. I've always been leary of certain script stamps because I don't know what they say or what they are about.



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Posted: 6/29/2009 10:47:29 AM
Thanks Jennifer! I have had some Dabbers for a while and didn't quite know what to do with them. You rock!
Vicky

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Posted: 6/29/2009 12:08:02 PM
I LOVE all those techniques. Working with acrylic paints is my favorite!
Thank you so much for all the time and effort you've given into the ongoing class.


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Posted: 6/29/2009 1:55:28 PM
Great video! So many fantastic and fun ideas! Thanks Jennifer!

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Posted: 6/29/2009 3:08:23 PM
Hi Jennifer!

I've heard some of the Peas chattering that they have had problems with the paint dabbers, after the first use, with trying to get the paint to flow out. I see that you store yours right side up. Any tips for the gals that are having a hard time with their dabbers?

I haven't bought any yet because of the chatter, but if you convince me, I'm headed out today!

Devon



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Posted: 6/29/2009 3:40:04 PM
Jennifer, loving this class. It has me thinking up ideas all day long. Question on the sponge - ink aplicator from week one. Is that the same wooden aplicator that is used with the alchol inks? Or am I looking for something different? I checked on the shopping list for lesson 1 and it was not there. I saw one at the store but it said for alchol inks, and I do not believe it had foam pads. Help?

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Posted: 6/29/2009 3:40:31 PM
i do believe that they have since changed the dabbers themselves. may want to contact ranger customer service.

they new ones work butter!

i store mine upside down.


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Posted: 6/29/2009 4:47:13 PM

Jennifer, loving this class. It has me thinking up ideas all day long. Question on the sponge - ink aplicator from week one. Is that the same wooden aplicator that is used with the alchol inks? Or am I looking for something different? I checked on the shopping list for lesson 1 and it was not there. I saw one at the store but it said for alchol inks, and I do not believe it had foam pads. Help?


Yes, the tool is the same. You can buy packs of felt for the alcohol inks or packs of foam for the distress inks and use the same tool. A couple of years ago when I bought mine on-line I didn't realize they were the same so bought one of each

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Posted: 6/29/2009 4:53:12 PM
Love this can't wait to try, but can't get the cut and dry!!. What else could I use while I wait and wait and wait for it to come.

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Posted: 6/29/2009 5:33:31 PM
Hey, Jennifer! I love your blog and videos! Thank you for the time you put into these!

I saw you are from Ohio. My husband and I grew up in Springfield. Love Cinci!!

Thanks again!


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Posted: 6/29/2009 5:46:39 PM
Okay, I never should have started watching these videos. I haven't picked up a stamp in a year, and now I have a shopping list so I can go out and buy the dabbers & mat & the ranger tool thing so I can do the awesome distress ink stuff. Not to mention the gorgeous stamps you're using! UGH! There goes my pocket book!!


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Posted: 6/29/2009 5:55:54 PM
Thanks Jennifer,
Just love these techniques !!! I love the "Love Letter" stamp, really beautiful. Off to play.

Bon

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Posted: 6/29/2009 5:56:08 PM
The dabbers are fun but a bit more challenging for me. Next time I do the marbled look I will used more of the metalic. Here is my first card.

Vicky

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Posted: 6/29/2009 6:00:11 PM
HEY! I'm unable to post my project to the challenge page. Thought it was extended until Tuesday.

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Posted: 6/29/2009 8:03:17 PM
OK, I need to work at this a bit more. You make it look sooooo easy Jennifer! I'm happy to practice though!

Vicky Elk Card

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Posted: 6/29/2009 8:46:22 PM

I've heard some of the Peas chattering that they have had problems with the paint dabbers, after the first use, with trying to get the paint to flow out. I see that you store yours right side up. Any tips for the gals that are having a hard time with their dabbers?


When I went to a workshop, even the instructor was having a hard time with the Dabbers. Everyone was banging them on the table. Then I watched Tim Holtz's Product Demo Video. He shows how to get them started. First you shake the bottle. He explains that there's a valve inside the tip. You don't bang the Dabber, you press it onto the craft sheet, and you squeeze the bottle. Just keep pressing until the ink flows.

If it has really dried out, you can unscrew the top, spritz some water into the bottle and stir it up with a craft stick. He said it will maintain it's properties and color even if you add water. Then put the top back on and shake it again. Spritz some water onto the craft sheet and start pressing the Dabber into that water to get it going.

I hope this works because I've had mine for a while and I've never used them.

Daria

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Posted: 6/29/2009 9:31:41 PM
djc - thanks for sharing that! in the handout, i also link to the ranger site with details on getting them to work. once you get the hang of it, they are fabulous. and the newer bottles have no troubles.

no worries - iwill find all the projects and make sure you are entered for the applicable week.


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Posted: 6/29/2009 9:31:47 PM
Hi everyone! I'm new to this site and I'm loving every minute of these videos. You're doing a terrific job, Jennifer!

About those dabber tops - sometimes the paint dries so completely in the sponge that you can't rehydrate them. At one time Ranger sold replacement tops because of the problem with them drying up but I think if you just store them upside down you'll be ok.

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Posted: 6/29/2009 9:40:54 PM
So fun!
Loved the techniques this week!

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~TFL~


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Posted: 6/29/2009 11:25:17 PM
I tried this out - I think I have to use a darker color next time:

thinking inking week3


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Posted: 6/30/2009 9:45:02 AM
Hello Jennifer,

Just posted a card that was for class week 2...but didn't have the option to post it in the correct place. Am I wrong in thinking that we still had today to post for week 2's class? I posted it on week three as I didn't know where else to put it. Sorry, I have never done this before, I'm a newbie still trying to get the hang of things. Please let me know and I will delete it if I should not have posted it there.

Thanks so much,
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Posted: 6/30/2009 11:16:05 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE paint dabbers!! Thanks for the fab class. Can not wait to go home and play!


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Posted: 6/30/2009 12:38:43 PM
Another great video!!! Thanks, Jennifer.

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Posted: 6/30/2009 12:40:17 PM
Here is my card for the masking and stamping. I am having fun!
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Sympathy Card

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Posted: 6/30/2009 1:16:06 PM
no worries - i will find all the entries.

keep em coming!


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Posted: 6/30/2009 1:47:11 PM

i also link to the ranger site with details on getting them to work.


Whoops! I haven't read through it yet. For some reason, it takes about two to four hours to print the Thinking Inking pdf files. I don't know why. Everything else prints fine, even other pdf files. These did too the first two times. After that, it starts to print, stops, waits 20 minutes or so, starts up again, stops, . . . You get the idea.

Anyway, while the Thinking Inking pdf files are printing, my entire computer slows down to a crawl. (The first time this happened, I thought it was my computer so I ran an extended scan, opened up the box and used canned air on it, turned it off for a while--nothing helped, but my computer is clean.) After this happening a couple of days, I started waiting until bedtime to print them. Only now, my daughter is sleeping in the front room with the computer because the cat is confined to her room for a few days (post-surgery). The cat keeps her awaake all night.

How's that for an excuse!

Daria

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Posted: 6/30/2009 3:31:20 PM
I don't have any paint dabbers and maybe like 4 bottles of acrylic paint! I didn't think I'd have a use for them! Now I have to make ANOTHER trip to M's! Seems like I've been going every couple days for something! But, I love the classes, Jennifer, and like everyone says, so inspiring!

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Posted: 6/30/2009 8:26:32 PM
This was fun! Sadly I don't have any paint daubers (they're on my list now though!) so I just used regular ol' acrylic paint and a make-up sponge.

Jennifer - I was pretty skeptical about the easy clean-up of the paint on the craft mat, but it worked just like you said. Fantastic tip!


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Posted: 6/30/2009 8:38:42 PM
Here is my first attempt. I need to go to the store!! Card


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Posted: 6/30/2009 9:04:50 PM
keep in mind - 2peas has all the paint dabber colors!


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Posted: 7/1/2009 1:02:19 PM
ASWESOME!!!


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Posted: 7/1/2009 4:09:50 PM
Here are my cards for week 3 part 1. I'm glad we are doing techniques with paint dabbers because mine have been unused for quite some time. Some were never even opened.
My cards

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Posted: 7/1/2009 6:28:00 PM
glad you are finding uses for your paints.


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Posted: 7/1/2009 7:37:21 PM
I love the ideas in the 1st video! It was the perfect inspiration for a sympathy card I needed to send.

Thanks for looking!

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1506005

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Posted: 7/2/2009 12:29:17 PM
Here's my card using the stamping and masking techniques shown on Monday. So much fun, Jennifer!!

Thank You

TFL,
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Posted: 7/2/2009 7:07:36 PM
Oh Boy was this so much fun. Here are the cards I made for this lesson.

Marble Backgroun Cards


Masking Cards




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Posted: 7/3/2009 1:31:39 AM
Thanks for the video Jennifer. So much information and ideas to do. Love it!

Here are my cards.



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Posted: 7/3/2009 1:46:23 AM
I am Rosie and I am 7 years old. My Mummy is doing this stuff and I wanted to do it to. I made these cards for my cousins using the paint in the video. I watched it on the laptop.

Mummy is helping me put this onto the computer.

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