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Old 12-18-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Happy Wednesday to you! Iím 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! Donít you just love that background?? A really neat outcome!

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Hi there! Itís Lisa Spangler and Iím so happy to be here to share some of my favorite new Hero Arts 2014 stamps and some fun techniques with daubers!

First, hereís a look at my finished card!



I started off the card by stamping the new Five Line Background with Wet Cement ink on a kraft notecard. Love how it kind of looks like a basket!

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 wasnít always paying attention!



Then I stamped it on white cardstock. The pastel colors are so soft and pretty ó just perfect for a background! If youíd like an even lighter background and more blending you can mist the stamp with water before stamping ó 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 ďjust saying helloĒ 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 ó and that was that!

Thanks so much for joining me today! ó xo Lisa

Thanks for reading today and thanks to Lisa for being our guest today!



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What a true beauty of a card. Thanks for the inspiration. I don't have paint daubers, but have considered them. Seeing samples just makes me want them even more.
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I just love this! I like the technique..and the stamps! I really think I need those daubers now too..gah..enablers everywhere LOL
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