Okay not those kind of daubers. I’m expecting an angry mob of old ladies at my door any minute.
A few weeks ago, I talked about Ranger Distress Crackle paint. This is another sort of Distress-related post. But not really. Really it’s all about the daubers.
Distress paints come in these cool bottles with dauber tops. They are super awesome and easy to use, especially when you want to cover a lot of space with a minimal amount of effort. As you can probably tell by my HUGE STENCIL ADDICTION, I’m all about a minimal amount of effort. This is what the top looks like:
Spongy and painty and delicious. And convenient!! They even work with stencils. The dauber tip is about the size of a nickel, just for informational purposes.
I have been on a bookbinding spree, and there is lots of spreading of glue involved. All of that frantic brushing of glue, trying to get it spread out before it dries, got me thinking: What if I could put it in a dauber bottle? OFF TO AMAZON!!
SCORE! Empty bottles that come with screw-on caps. Just what I wanted. I immediately ordered and filled one with matte Mod Podge, which is what I like to use to cover the backs of canvas panels with paper. It worked BRILLIANTLY. I am so in love. (edited to add, Russell noted below that these are available at Oriental Trading Company, and it looks like the same bottles as the ones I bought from Amazon but at a third of the price: http://www.orientaltrading.com/api/search?Ntt=dauber )
I then immediately filled one with gesso and another one with fluid matte medium. The stars on the Journal52 page of my last Chronicles spread were all attached with the matte medium dauber, and it was so much quicker and easier than using a brush.
As you may or may not be able to tell, the tips on these are quite a bit tinier, smaller than a dime. But still totally workable. I can’t wait to fill up the rest of them. At least five will get fluorescent paint and then??? Who knows?!?!
Have you used any of these paints? Are you addicted to Bingo? How do you feel about 80s music? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll choose a random person on Sunday, March 30, 2014, to receive an empty dauber bottle straight from my stash to yours!
Disclaimer: I am receiving no monetary or other compensation for this post. But seriously, Ranger? Hook a girl up. 😉