Friday, September 30, 2016

September Recap - inspiration de luxe!

Hello, everyone! It's been yet another busy month here at Rubber Dance, and as always at the end of the month I want to share some of the things that the fab team and I have made with Rubber Dance stamps. Lean back, scroll down and enjoy! :-)

Many thanks to all the designers for their awesome work! ♥

To see all the cool details while Anita flips trough the pages in her album, click here.


Guest Designer Liesbeth:



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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The whole box of crayons : Art Journal spread

Hi everyone, it's Liesbeth here again.  This time I would like to show you an art journal page using some Rubber Dance stamps.  As I'm very much in love with this couple (from the stamp sheet Travel),  I used them as the focal point.

This is how I created these pages:

Cover a journal spread with old bookpaper and add a layer of gesso.  Keep it translucent at the top of the page and more opaque at the bottom.  Add torn pieces of different washi tape as shown.

Using black StazOn ink, stamp some text stamps here and there.  I used stamps from Travel and  Collage Mix

Add structure with some stencils and molding paste.

Let dry well. Stamp some circles  (Round in circles)

Add colour by using Gelatos.  Blend the colours with a waterbrush.

Accentuate some borders and edges and the circles by drawing with a black water soluble pencil and a waterbrush.

Stamp the couple and the sentiment (Something wonderful)  onto a separate piece of paper, cut them out and sponge some Vintage Photo Distress ink onto it. Glue them onto the page and draw shadows around it with  a water soluble pencil and water. Stamp (fragments of) the map stamp with grey StazOn ink here and there, and stamp the watch and the tower using black ink. ( all stamps from Travel).

Finished spread once more:

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like it !
Have lots of fun creating and see you next time  :-)

Take care, 

Liesbeth XX

Blog: Liesbeth's Arts & Crafts

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dreamcatcher Tag by Susanne

Hi everyone!

It's Susanne writing today and I have a step by step tutorial for this Dreamcatcher tag. I used the brand new "Textured Feathers" stamps plus some patterns from the "Textured Flowers".

In addition to the stamps you need some watercolor crayons, gesso, pastel pencils or markers, black marker and a black ink pad. I worked on watercolor paper.

Step1: First layer. Add some warm colors and blend them with gesso. You can either use a brush or your fingers.

Step2: Second layer. Let the first layer dry. Add some cool tones and blend them with gesso.

Step3: Third layer. Add colors of your choice, after everything is dry. Blend them with water.

Step4: Make more marks with pastel pencils or any other markers. Not everything will work fine on the crayons. Just try it.

Step5: Draw the dreamcatcher ring and add the feathers. I used a black uniPOSCA marker and black pigment ink for the stamps.

Step6: Add some more patterns with stamps from both sets, the "Textured Flowers" and "Textured Feathers".

Step7: Stamp all your feathers on white cardstock and cut them out. Add them to the tag.

Here are some more detailed images. I finally add some more doodleing with the black uniPOSCA marker and mounted it onto a base tag.

I wish you a nice day! Thank you for stopping by and all your lovely comments.
Hugs, Susanne.

Products from Rubber Dance:
Textured Flowers
Textured Feathers