Friday, May 29, 2020

Art Journal - Anything Grow by Dunja

Here I am again, with another page in my Art Journal. I've neglected it for a while, but hey, it's so much fun, I have to do it much more often :-)

Today I experimented with some things like gesso, acrylic paints, crayons.

I primed the sides with heavy gesso and used Gelli Plate Prints, cut out circles and glued them on the pages. Afterwards I chose crayons in matching colours and gave the circles more depth and dimension.

Then i colored the the floral stamps with watercolors and put them on the circles. With different stamps I set accents and stamped the sentiment. 

 Here are the stamps I used:

Thursday, May 28, 2020

A tag with Textured Sea creatures by Saadia Nawaz

Hi Everyone,
Saadia here with a simple art tag for you. I hope you like it.

I made the background with acrylic paints, did a little bit of background stamping with Art defined and Grungy swirls stamps.
Stamped, colored and fussy cut my focal image from Textured sea creatures stamp set.

Stamped a border from Doodle borders 2 set.
Finished the spread by adding words from Journal words stamp.

That's all for now.
Thank you for visiting.
Take care.
Saadia Nawaz.

Stamps used:

Grungy swirls

Journal Words

Textured sea creatures

Doodle Borders 2

Art defined

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Believe - art journal page with Loose flowers by Jessica


It´s Jessica here, hope everyone is safe and well.
Today I have an art journal page to share with you.

I have used words from the Affirmations set and flowers and leaves from the Loose florals set as a focal point.

But I started the page with old bookpages, a stencil and modeling paste and colored it with sprays.
Then I finished the page by adding contrast. Some of the things I did was coloring the letters and dry brushing on the raised texture.

Here are some close up pictures.

Thank you for stopping by!
Stay safe and well!

Stampset used


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Colorful Cards

Hello creative friends! How are you all keeping? Vero (@vero.kt) is here with two new colorful cards that I hope you like. I have been playing with some of the new stamps. Mixed media marks and Believe in You.

Very easy to do, we start. We cut watercolor paper to the size we want. In my case, the paper is smooth and hot pressed.

 The next step is to color with different oxide inks, (as if they were watercolors) to gradually form the background. To give that gloss effect to inks that are matte, I have added perfect perls powders to the water.

When the backgroud dries, I emboss in white, choose one of the stamps from the set Mixed media marks and Grungy Stuff .

Now we add textures and depth with black permanent ink, prints here and there. I have also used to stamp oxide inks.

After stamping and coloring, the funniest part comes, the composition and we would finish with our cards. 

Now I leave you some photos with details of the project.

Here are the Rubber Dance Stamps I used:

I hope you enjoyed and don't forget to visit regularly. The team has amazing inspirations every day, just for you.


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Art Journal - Dreams can be anything

Hello Rubber Dance Friends, i'm back today with my art journal. 

I was sitting in the garden when I did this, so please excuse me, no step-by-step pictures this time, just one. I chose something in my papers, which I designed with the Gelliplate. A bright pink. Plus the mushrooms from Rubber Dance, a great combo, right? With the StazOn you can work perfectly on Gelliplate imprints. 

I colored and designed the pages of my art journal with gesso and acrylic colors. Without a brush, I prefer to work with my fingers, you have more feeling and can work more precisely than with a brush. Give it a try :)) 

I finally cut out the mushrooms and glued them on the designed sides.
Some sentiments from the text stamp set and that's it. Here is a close-up for you

I hope you enjoyed it :)) See you soon and stay safe!   

Friday, May 22, 2020

"I'm not anti-social" Altered Book Page by Angie Coomber

Hello creative friends!

How are you all keeping? Angie here with an altered book page for you. I hope you like it.

To begin with I added some bits and pieces of ephemera and washi tape to my book pages to add interest. I glued these down with gel medium, then added some texture paste through a stencil.

When the pages were dry I painted them with the colours shown in the picture, then added some patches of white paint to tone the colours down a bit. I also used the same colours through a stencil.

I left a fairly light patch on the right and stamped the girl's face from the "Believe in you" stamps set  on this.

I added some patches of black paint, which makes the colours pop, white & gold splatter and white mark making, and used a purple distress crayon to create a darker background around the girl.

Finally I stamped the quote from the "Sarcastic Superpower" stamp set onto a piece of card, glued it onto the page and added some white doodling.

Stay safe and keep making art!

Hugs from Angie x

Stamps used here:


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Watercolor fun with Mixed Media Marks by Ellie Knol


Ellie Knol sharing fun watercolor backgrounds with you today!


This is where it all started.. watercolor play and trying to loosen up, on a big sheet of watercolor;  in the meantime getting the practice of brushstrokes and control of water in the process.
Not that I am new to watercolor, but practice makes perfect, doesn't it?

I did a watercolor workshop on Skillshare from Jo-Marie Barlow to create the backgrounds for the 10x10 cm cards and ATC format cards.

(as for Skillshare: 2 months for free!) 


 Why not play, and then cut it up?! 

 I gave it my own twist ..
... adding Mixed Media Marks... 

... and of course a stamped focal point....
 Grungy Butterflies and
Flowers Gone Wild and Doodle flowers on the ATC's. 

... I made 2 ATC's and 4 cards from the masterboard!!  

See you next time!

Rubber Dance Stamps: