Grungy Butterflies Spring Cards with Distress Oxide Inks by Gerry with video tutorial
Hi Rubber Dance friends, it's Gerry on the blog today. Did you see the Rubber Dance Moodboard Challenge for this month? Today I have some ideas for you on how you can use the mood board. There are a bunch of ways you can go about a mood board, just go with your feeling and don't just don't overthink it.
In the video I show some fun and easy techniques with distress Oxide inks to add colour on your backgrounds, with just one colour and also for a soft multi coloured background. And I show you how you can add texture in the same colour so make sure to watch video to see all techniques.
This is the Februari mood board with super cool winter pictures and a few colours to help you get started. When you have an inspirational board like this, you can go about it in lots of different ways.
You can pick one of the pictures with the colours in it and work with that, you can check out the textures or the shapes like the birds or the branches and use those with your stamps for instance.
Or you can just use the colours that are appealing to you and then make a fun mix of the most of your favorite colour and add bits of the other colours.
There are a lot of options so just have some fun playing around!
I stamped the Small Grungy Butterflies with Clear Embossing Ink and heat embossed them with Ranger Ink Embossing Powder - Black Sparkle.
For the background I used Distress Oxide inks in the colours Antique Linen, Stormy Sky and Rusty Hinge.I added the colours in different ways to add texture.
I used the the same distress inks to colour the butterflies with a Water Brushto get a softer colour.
After drying I finished with a layer of Nuvo - Aqua Shimmer - Glitter Glosson the butterflies to get a nice subtle sparkling layer.
These are two of the cards done in just one colour for the background with the layering of the different techniques.
Hi everyone. One of the good things to come out of the pandemic is the reinforcement of how so very special our friends are. So this card is for all our friends, near and far. Would you like to see how it was made? I have a step x step for you. And I made a little discovery that uses masking (my favourite technique) but on a gel plate this time. The baby penguin, from Playful Penguins , is the first thing to be stamped. Mask off the baby penguin, stamp the mom, masking off again. Then stamp the moon from Celestial and the floating ice sheets from Playful Penguins . It's surprising how many stamps are in this set. I stamped the waves once, then masked the top of it so that I could add the seal. I wanted it to look like he is popping up out of the water to say hello. The seal is then masked and more waves are added around him to create the sea. This is where my happy little discovery happens. I wanted to have the reflection of the moon in the water. I decided to use my gel plate f
Hello. Gail here with today's CASual Friday post. I have made a clean and simple card with the wonderful, most favourite, Curious Cat . This cat comes with a tail, but I rarely use that, usually preferring to center him on my project. I stamped, embossed and masked the cat and then stamped and embossed the linked circles stamp from Round In Circles . I added some colour to the circles and the cat with Promarkers and a white gel pen. He looks a bit fierce, but he's just a very sweet pussy cat really. There are still a few hours left to join the challenge Thanks for dropping by. Hugz Supplies used: Rubber Dance Stamps Round In Circles Curious Cat Others supplies Grey pearlised card base Promarkers White Gel Pen Black and Clear embossing powder
Hi everyone, Verónica is here. Today I come with a colorful and fun series of Atc´s that I have made with the beautiful Textured Birds set . Let's go step by step, so you can cheer up and make your own.I hope you enjoy it and you like it, it is done with great affection. We cut watercolor paper that measures 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches, if you prefer in centimeters 8,9cm by 6,4 cm approximately. Now we create the backgrounds by coloring with watercolors, pigments, or inks. I have used pigments dissolved in water, to give it a watercolor effect. When they are ready and dry we apply textured paste with some stencils that we like. In my case Distress Textured Paste (crackle). We can use the embossing gun to speed up the process or let it dry. We continue, we are going to stamp these adorable and cute little birds with a waterproof ink. Comes one of the most relaxing and fun parts, the coloring. You can use what you have or what you are used to
Hello Rubber Dance friends. Gail here. October already!! Autumn is in full swing here in the north. 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 in case you need a little help to get started Dunja has put together this awesome inspiration for you. Here's the fabulous October Moodboard Oooh!!!! Spooktacular colours!!!! If you are creating anything with Rubber Dance stamps this month, whatever your inspiration, please share in our FB fan group . Now here's some inspiration from the team to get us started.... Dot used Inky Flowers , This Is Me and Butterfly Trio Kate used Pencil Marks and Textured Birds Mariken used Carved Whimsy Wood , Four Seasons and Mixed Media Marks Josi used Lion , Pencil Marks 2 , Sketchy Flowers 1 , Textured B