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More Journal Steps with Inky Friends by Ellie Knol

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 Hi all, Ellie here again!  Another fun mixed media art journal page today: Remember this post ?     I've used the same recipe for another journal page and the other beautiful butterfly images from Inky Friends. Other colors, other stamps, other stencil.  I've used the same steps...  ... but heat embossed the torn strip in white after adding a layer of acrylic paint. When still hot, I stamped into the heat embossing with a script stamp. Some close-ups... Adding white splatters finishes it off.  As you can see, just changing a litlle makes for another beautiful art journal page.  Have a nice day!    Rubber Dance Stamps: The Rubber Dance Webshop Inky Friends Grungy Swirls Old Book Page   Mixed Media Marks

ATB Trio by Samantha Read

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Hello, Samantha here today, you may recall that I've recently made two Artist Trading Blocks....  Today I'd like to share with you my third which completes my project, beware - lots of photos! At first I found ATB's quite daunting, there's a lot of surfaces to be covered, but if you just take it one side at a time, it's great fun. It's a great opportunity to really raid your stash and get creative and use lots of your Rubber Dance stamps! Here are all three together, showing all sides. I hope I have inspired you, for more information please join the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge on Facebook here . Here's the stamps I used for my today's ATB: Purr-fect! Journal Words Pencil Marks #2 Pencil Marks #1 Carved Collection #1 Carved Collection #2 and Friends Fur-ever  Thanks so much for looking, wishing you a lovely day, Sam :)

Arty Hearty Tags with Inky Friends by Toni

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Hey everyone, Toni here.  Today I've got not one but two tags!  I mean why not when you have some oxide ink left over?  I call it the mop up tag....... Firstly I used some Oxide Ink in Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose & Black Soot  I wanted a watercolour effect Then I did some stencilling and stamping using Mixed Media Marks & Mix a Sentiment #1 as background stamps  I used my sewing machine to add more texture round the edge of the tags. I'm loving this affect at the moment! The I stamped two hearts using Arty Hearty , placed the smaller heart inside the larger one and adhered the butterflies from the Inky Friends stamp set  I used the inks to paint and add some detail then I stamped over the top with Mix a Sentiment #1 .  I also used some embossing glaze on the wings  And finally added a sentiment from the Mix a Sentiment #1 stamp set  Thank you for joining me I hope you have a fabulous week  I have made a quick time lapse of the tags' background, You can vi

MAY INSPIRATION

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  Hello Rubber Dance fans. Welcome to May here at the Rubber Dance blog.    April was an amazing month with so many fabulous projects and tutorials from the team and also Susanne's debut on the Craft Store TV!!!  If you missed it you can watch it on Rewind .  With all the work involved with this Susanne is taking a well deserved break.         You can still order from the shop and they will be freshly made and shipped when Susanne returns from her holiday on the 14th.  In the meantime......... The first day of the month so we have a new moodboard.  You can be inspired by anything on the moodboard; one or more colours, things, shapes, memories it inspires, things it makes you feel, etc. etc..  It's basically anything goes, but if you need a little help to get started Dunja has put together this awesome inspiration for you. Here's the fabulous May Moodboard   So pretty!!!! If you are creating anything with Rubber Dance stamps this month, whatever your insp

Textured Mushrooms Mixed Media Tags with Foiling

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Hey Rubber Dance Friends, I have mixed media tags for you again today.   The base is, ok, as always, a gel print. This time I made the tags out of corrugated cardboard, which gives a lot of stability. In addition, you can use shipping packages / cardboard boxes for this.  For the background I also used the FabFoils from WOW! Embossing for the background, do you see the incredible shine? The foils are available in so many different colours, here I chose white and gold. I first stamped the mushrooms on thin grey chipboard and cut them out. Then I stamped the hats of the mushrooms on gel prints and cut them out. This technique is called paper piercing. It's very cool, isn't it? I hope you like them :)  Happy Crafting and a wonderful weekend. Do not miss our next Rubber Dance Moodboard tomorrow, it's fabolous and lots of so so beautiful inspirations for you. Dunja xx Textured Mushrooms Greetings Mix A Sentiment #1   Rubber Dance links: Website Facebook Pinterest Blog Instagram

Monochrome Art Journal Page by Angie Coomber

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 Hello arty friends, how are you all? Today I have a monochrome page for you, I love how a little bit of colour on a black and white page really pops. For this I used my black Dylusions journal and painted a rough white background, leaving some black around the edges which will help frame the page. Next some mark making, using background stamps and assorted junk (bottle lids, old credit card, paint brush, Lego bricks...) After that I added some black background stamping, working from the black area into the edges of the white, which softens the contrast a little. I created a frame in the centre of the page using some paper strips and added a little bit of background stamping. Now for the fun bit: chose a bright colour that will provide a contrast to your black and white background. I particularly like pink for this, so I added pink marks, pink splatter and some doodling. I stamped the girl and clouds from the "What a girl wants" set, coloured them in and glued them into the f