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, 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
Hi friends! Lisa today and I'd love to share with you my new project for Rubber Dance design team with its fabulous stamps! To start my page I glued a big piece of collage paper with gel medium. So I cutted a circle of patterned paper and I glued it in the middle of the page. I brushed a coat of clear gesso and I took my Distress Crayons. I enjoyed using them with moistened fingers, playing with the same colors as the paper to blend it into the background. With a black watercolor pencil I marked the outline of the paper circle and I made scribbles to give a little contrast. Then I used Mixed Media Marks stamp set with archival ink to give more interest in the page. On a piece of watercolor paper I stamped flowers from Inky Flowers stamps set and I coloured with Distress Crayons and water. I glued the flowers as my focal point, I added a quote and finally I made splatters with white liquid paint. I used these products from the shop: https://www.rubberdance.de/big-sheets/inky-
Hello Rubber Dance fans. Happy June!! Gail here today. The first day of the month so we have a new moodboard. The team has created their inspirational makes using the moodboard. A moodboard is a great way to kickstart your creative muse. Use one or more colours, things, shapes, memories it inspires, things it makes you feel, etc. Here's the fabulous June Moodboard Summers here!!! If you are creating anything with Rubber Dance stamps this month, whatever your inspiration, please add it to the album in our FB fan group and you might be the winner of a voucher to the store. Now here's some inspiration from the team to get us started.... Kate used Inky Flowers Mariken used Textured Birds , Sketchy Flowers #2 and Pencil Marks 1 Josi used Sketchy Flowers 1 , Pencil marks 2 , Journal Words and Vintage Postcard Priscila used Inky Friends and Mix a Sentiment #1 Samantha used Inky Flowers , Textured Birds , Loose Florals #1
Gelliprinting on stickers.. I've done that, which will be for a next post as I have not finished the projects yet, or actually, the prints are super, but I want to create a project from them first. It made me think: stamp on stickers and use those to fill a card or in my journal, or even a bullet journal. Or even on a 'business' card .. or just tiny pieces of art on an envelope.. So, that's what I did and I've colored them with colored pencils. This A4 of stickers has a tiny strip of paper between the stickers vertically.... ... It adds to the interest of using these separately... .. as you can see I also filled the areas between the Sketchy Flowers with Mixed Media Marks and Old Book Page script in black. To be able to do that I masked off the flower images, of course. **** For the mere reason I wanted to show you what it looks like, I've made projects from all of them. To be true, there was only one sticker that had no interest on it, as it was a