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Birdie Page by Angie Coomber

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 Hello arty friends, how are you? It seems to have turned cold here so a good excuse to stay indoors and make some art. I have recently rescued a pile of packaging paper from a delivery and I thought I might use some of it. I cut some of it into A5 (ish) size. I used embossing ink, white embossing powder and some of the Doilie stamps to create a background. The embossing ink soaks into the brown paper quite quickly so I only did a few at a time. I stamped some of the Sketchy Birds onto watercolour paper, coloured them in with watercolours and cut them out (I forgot to take a photo at this point!) I created a branch by cutting out some black and white scrapbook paper and glueing it to the background.  Then I arranged the birds on the branch, used coloured pencils to add some shading and applied some Stickles glitter. I matted the whole page onto a darker background and added a quote sticker. These little birds really make me feel happy! Until next time, Hugs from Angie x Stamps used: La

Mixed Media Foliage by Ellie Knol

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A fun mixed media project from me, Ellie, today.  Gather papers in purples and greens to be used for the collage. It's about the color, not the images.  Tape a 13 x 13 cm heavy weight watercolor paper to a board with masking tape, leaving a frame of 10,5 centimeters in a square. Stamp some Mixed Media stamps onto the paper with a brown and black ink. Adhere the colored papers onto the paper, overlapping some of the text, starting with some neautral papers, and adding colored ones. Leave to dry.  Scribble onto the surface with Neocolor II crayons in matching colors. Blend the colors with a little medium and/or gesso, scribble in it, apply gesso and paints with a brush or fingers until you are satisfied with the background. Leave to dry, remove the tape, tear the edges for the background to fit the card base. Use the background as a backdrop for some stamped images.  I chose the leaf only stamp from the Inky Flowers set as it is autumn now, and also because I did not want the image t

ROMANTIC CARD "FIND YOUR DESTINATION"

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  Hi Rubber Dance friends!!  Josi Tomàs is writing to show you a new tutorial, step by step, on how to make this beautiful card using the Vintage Postcard stamp that reminds me of the gorgeous letters from lovers. Do you agree? ___________________________________________ STEP BY STEP 1. I created a little background using old book sheet paper and music sheets and my Gelatos in three colours combined with black. Close up view 2. To give it and age effect I painted with white acrylic paint and dried very well.  I stamped Doodle Flowers , embossed with translucent powder and Distress Oxide ink in violet. 3. To finalize the background I painted it with two spray colours, applied crackle paste and let it air dry.  4. Once the crackle paste dries I stamped the beautiful Old Book Page with black ink around the project and decorate as follows: a. I stamped the Grungy Butterfly on yellow card stock b. I stamped the Vintage Postcard in a white card stock, crumpled it and stained

Free Soul by Lisa

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 Hi friends! Lisa today on the blog and I'm happy to share with you another art journal page playing with beautiful Rubber Dance stamps! First I brushed white gesso on the page and then I stamped some mandalas from Rubber Dance stamp set with versamark pad, so I embossed with white powder. After that I used my favorite watercolors to color the background and I added some stamping with Mix A Sentiment and black archival ink. Finally I added a butterfly with a sentiment and I made splatters with teal liquid paint! I used these products from the shop: https://www.rubberdance.de/big-sheets/mandalas/#cc-m-product-14481624633 https://www.rubberdance.de/big-sheets/inky-friends/#cc-m-product-14383086833 https://www.rubberdance.de/small-sheets/mix-a-sentiment-2/ I hope you enjoyed my art journal inspiration for today! Hugs, Lisa

Be A Star by Dot Leathbridge

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 Hi everyone, Today I'm sharing some more inspiration with you using one of my favourite stamps. The elephant from African Animals. This is a slimline card. I had a gel plate that was just the right size for this project. The gel print uses a couple of colours from our Mood Board this month. I put down the purple, then placed a stencil on top.  Using some photocopy paper I removed some of the paint from between the stencil design. The light colour is what I applied to lift the print. Once it was dry I stamped some leaves from I Love Leaves and Big Maple. If you are having a go at this, you'll need to allow plenty of drying time. Both for the paint and the stamping parts. On a scrap piece of gel printing from a past project, I stamped  the elephant from African Animals . I sat it on the gel print to see what space it took up. As I wanted to be able to still see the leaves I decided at this point that I only needed to add some words in order to finish it off. Plus a little doodl

Atc´s Flowers

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   Hi, I'm Vero (@ Vero.kt) and I welcome you to today's inspiration. How's everybody ? I've been playing with   Mixed media marks ,   , Mix a sentiment  2  ,  Sketchy Flowers 3    and  Pencil marks 2   to create a  colorful Atc´s that I hope you like. A few days before, prepare several backgrounds with the Gelli plate and acrylic paints, we are going to use them for the base of the atc's, we cut to a size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches, if you prefer to work in cm, 6.4x8.9.  When the backgrounds dry (we can speed up the process with a heat gun) we will add texture and depth with different inks, in my case I have used  distress oxide.To start, I choose a stamp from the  Mixed media marks  and  Mix a sentiment 2   apply the inks, spray water, and stamp, (I'm not looking for definition, I'm looking for a watercolor effect, watery) . Help myself with the dryer and go back to stamp with different inks, to continue adding depth and texture. I choose one of the stamps from t