Saturday, February 29, 2020

Welcome Our New Design Team

Hello Rubber Dance fans.  Gail here today to and I am so excited to introduce our new design team.  We had so many applications from so many wonderful artists.  A huge thank you to everyone who applied.  Susanne had a wonderful time looking at all the applications and a nightmare whittling it down to a lucky few.  So much so that she didn't whittle so much LOL. 

Before I introduce the team we'd like to say a special big thank you and farewell to Majo and Evelyn.  Your arty creations have been amazing and inspiring.  We wish you all the best and hopefully you will continue to share your wonderful projects with us.  Thank you for being part of our team ladies.

Now, let's welcome the awesome new team
for March to August 2020!!
It's an amazing group of crafty ladies, many of whom I am sure you know, and we are proud to have them on the team and are looking forward to seeing all their arty creations with Rubber Dance stamps.

Check out this fabulous team!

Wow, what an awesome line up!!!
Check the Design Team tab to get to know everyone better.

It's gonna be an exciting year so we hope you will visit often,
stamp away and share your makes with us.

Friday, February 28, 2020

An art journal spread with Butterfly girl 2 stamp by Saadia Nawaz

Hi Everyone,
Saadia here with an art journal spread for you. I hope you like it.

I made the background with acrylic paints, stencils and a little bit of modeling paste.

I used Butterfly girl 2 as my focal image and added the sun and cloud image from In the air stamp set.

The words are from Journal Words stamp.

Art journal spread with Rubber Dance stamps, acrylic paints

That's all for now.

A reminder that we have a challenge that goes all month on our face book page which you can find here.

Thank you for visiting,
Take care,
Saadia Nawaz.

Stamps used:

Thursday, February 27, 2020

*FREE* ► Majo

Hello my dear friends and welcome to an ATC with one of my favorite flower stamps, but you all know that already :)

This is my last post for Rubber Dance Stamps. I have had a wonderful year amomg the most talented artists and of course with my dear friend Susanne, who I have known now for the better part of the last 7 years, when we both joined Rubber Dnace, then still owned by Bibi, what a great time.

Ok, without futher ado I show you an ATC I made with a flower again (What else is new?) 

I stamped and masked the beauty on watercolour paper and added the grungy border as well as some stitches. For the ground I just randomly
added inks with a brush. I colured my flower with Spiced Marmelade, Mustard Seed, Bar
n Door and Scattered Straw Distress Inks

Some watered down ink made some intersting drops on my background.

I stamped my sentiment, distressed all edges and matted my ATC.

I hope you enjoy it ♥

The stamps I used:

Doodle Flowers
Grungy Borders
Journal Words (Free)

Have a wonderful time, and as always: 
Happy Crafting♥

Monday, February 24, 2020

Journal Page with Butterfly Girl #1 by Evelyn

Hello lovely Rubber Dancer, it´s Evelyn here today!

This is my last project for the Rubber Dance Design Team and I decided to use my most beloved stamp, the Butterfly Girl #1 on a artjournal page.

I stamped the Butterfly Girl #1 with the help of my stamping platform on a watercolor paper.

When the ink was dry I colored my stamped image with watersoluble inktense pencils and cut it out.

Now I started to prepare my page with white Gesso,

then I added some texture with modeling paste, I spreat through a stencil.

When the paste was dry, I sprayed my page with water and sprinkled PaperArtsy infusion A Bit Jaded on top, added more water and dried it with my heating tool.

Next I rubbed some of the new finnabair matte waxes on top of the rised parts of my surface.

For my vocal point, the lovely Butterfly Girl #1 I needed a bright background to make it stand out, so I took white Gesso and rubbed it with my fingers to the middle of my page.

For more interest, I randomly stamped Mix a Sentiment #2 on top of my page.

Now I only had to give the Butterfly Girl #1 some shine with glossy accent, adhere her with some foam pads to the page, glue down some cut out words from the stamped and embossed Mix a Sentiment #2, frame the page with a black gelato and matte it on grey cardstock.

Lastly I glued some Glitter hexagons here and there and it was ready.

Here some close ups:

Now I hope you like my butterfly girl page and feel inspired to take your stamps out and maybe make something pretty for the moodboard challenge!

So I want to say good bye and thank you for your lovely comments!

stamps from Rubber Dance:

Butterfly Girl #1
Mix a Sentiment #2

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Mixed Media Made Easy Art Journal Style Cards with video Tutorial by Gerry

Hi lovely Rubber Dance friends, it's Gerry on the blog today with some easy mixed media art journal style cards. And I have a video tutorial were I explain it all.

Make sure to watch the video to see all techniques in action, there are lots of layers on the background done in different ways besides the fun painting technique.

I made a background on A4 size paper with paint and a wet wipe a fun and easy way to colour your paper. I used four colours dylusions paint.

I used the old bookpage, Mix A Sentiment #2 and Grungy Harlequin for the added texture.
For that I used different colours ink, Distress Oxide and Versafine Clair.

Here is the finished background with all the layers ready to cut to size for cards

I stamped and fussy cut the Textured Flowers and made a composition on the card. 

I added the Mix A Sentiment words stamped and heat embossed in white on black paper. And I added some Pearls, Mini Prils and Crystals for extra dimension, shimmer and sparkle.

I used the same flowers and word stamps for all cards but I made different compositions to get different end results. 

I hope you liked this post and make sure to keep on crafting!

Gerry van der Velden


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Cardmaking With Merry Magpie by Dot

Hi everyone,
welcome back for another quick tutorial.

This time Merry Magpie and Doodle Flowers 
have been brought out to play.
It feels like ages since Merry Magpie stopped by craft table for a visit.

The inspiration for this has come from our Mood Board this month.

Follow me and we'll see how this has come together.

Step 1:  Black Brusho has been sparingly spinkled on gloss card and spritzed with water. The colours automatically blend out and there are other colours that can be seen, like orange and blue.

Step 2:  It felt like a little more blue was needed so some splatters of watered down blue Brushos have been added. And just for the fun of it, a little white as well.

Step 3:  The background has been built up a little with some stamping.  The stars from Merry Magpie were stamped in white.  The words from Old Book Page were stamped in blue. The diamond gem and stars were stamped without the Merry Magpie.
You will see in the close-ups that there has been some stenciling added with light blue paint after this step.

Step 4:  Some cut out elements to add to the background.  Merry Magpie was stamped using a stamping platform. The leaves are from Doodle Flowers and are stamped in blue, then cut out. I really wanted a little more blue on the card.
And the words for this card are from Mix A Sentiment. 

Here are some close-ups of the finished card.

I like to go around the words with a black fine-liner to make the words stand out more.

Here you can see the little bit of blue stenciling that I mentioned earlier.

You can see here that I decided to add a few more stars. Simply mask off the bird with some scrap paper and only ink up the stars for stamping.
I ended up adding quite a few extra black stars. For balance! (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it).

Step 5:  Attach the elements and matte and layer the card.

Rubber Dance stamps used are:



Other products used are:

Don´t forget about our February mood board with gorgeous inspiration!
You can find the challenge here in the 

Happy Stamping!
Dot x