Sunday, August 30, 2020

Believe in Yourself art journal page by Lisa Rabellino

 Hi friends! 

Lisa today and I'd love to share with you my new art journal inspiration playing with Rubber Dance stamps! 

To start I made a little collage with old book papers and I brushed clear gesso on all the page. 

I rubbed with my fingers some acrylics paint and once dry I added white gesso with a spatula to create more texture on my background.

I made some stamping with Mix A Sentiment #2 and Grungy Circles stamp sets with archival inks. On a piece of white cardstock I stamped flowers from Loose Florals set and I cutted them. 

Finally I stamped some sentiments and I added splatters with yellow liquid paint. 

I used these products from the shop:

I hope you enjoyed my art journal inspiration! 
Hugs, Lisa

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Textured Bird ATCoin

Hello to all my crafty friends!  Mary here with another Blog post featuring Textured Birds on an Artist Trading Coin.  An ATCoin is a 2.5 inch circle instead of a 2.5x 3.5 inch rectangle (an artist trading card).  I used Dina Wakley collage paper, acrylic paint and a leaf stencil for the background, and I colored in the cute lil birdie with Distress Oxide Inks and a Posca Pen.  I've made a quick video tutorial so you can see my process.  

Here's my video:

Here are some close ups of the Artist Trading Coin:

The Rubber Dance Stamp I used:

I hope you like this quick and cute project and want to make one of your own.

Happy Crafting,


Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube as Motley Mixed Media


Friday, August 28, 2020

Spirit, journal page with video tutorial by Melina

 Hello creative friends!

It´s Melina here today sharing some stamping inspiration with you.
You´ll find a video of my process further down.

I go to my art journal when I need to work through a feeling.
The feeling are not always happy, like this time, but I guess you could not tell from this page!?
I tend to concentrate on the opposite of what I´m feeling, and hope I can somehow 
trick my brain into another mood or feeling. Do you see what I mean?

I wanted to create a loose, airy and kind of dreamy page. I used the Floral Wreath circle 
as a base point to build my layout around, and then added like half a frame using
Grungy Borders and Grungy Sequins. The butterfly from the Things with Wings
stamp set is my focal point on this page. It´s also a symbol of the things I 
worked through while creating.
You can watch the whole process of how I created this journal page HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Take care and stay safe <3
Love, Melina

Rubber Dance stamps used:

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Wish upon a star - an art journal page by Jessica

Hello and welcome to the RubberDance blog.

Today I have an art journal page to share with you. I have used the star from Grungy stuff and the title from Affirmations.

I have primed my pages with white gesso and then added a layer of modeling paste through a stencil. To color my page I have used Lindy´s stamp gang Magicals and Sprays.

I love the star from the Grungy stuff and it matches nicely with "Wish" text from Affiramtions. I have stamped with black archival ink.
A few finishing touches with a pinkish brush pen, a Micron pen and some splashes.

Here are the stampset I have used

Grungy stuff

Have you been inspired by the moodboard this month? Be sure to add your make on the Facebook page, in the album for August.

Have a lovley day!

Hugs from Jessica 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

An Art Journal Spread with Mixed Media Marks Stamp by Saadia Nawaz

 Hi Everyone,

Saadia here with an art journal spread for you. I hope you like it and get inspired by it. 

I made the background with acrylic paints, inks and old book pages. 

Background stamping was done with Mixed Media Marks stamp set. 


The focal image is from the Inky Flowers stamp set.

That's all for now. 

A reminder that we have a challenge that goes all month in Rubber Dance stamps Facebook group. You can find the link to the Facebook group here.

You can read more about the challenge here

Thank you for visiting, 

Take care, 

Saadia Nawaz. 

Stamps used:

Inky Flowers

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Celestial Wreath by Angie Coomber

Hello arty friends!

I hope you're all well and enjoying the summer.
Today I have a little wreath for you, using the gorgeous celestial stamp set.

As I often do (because I don't enjoy colouring in much) I prepared some stamping card in the colours I wanted to use, blue, yellow, gold and silver. I used Distress Oxides for the blue & yellow, acrylic paint for the gold & silver. I added gold splatter to the yellow card and silver splatter to the blue card.

I used black Archival ink to stamp images from the Celestial set, and a few stars from the Watercolour Christmas set, then cut these out. I stamped the first stamp (moon & sun together) in both colours so I could separate them and glue a blue moon to a yellow sun.

I used a compass to create a wreath shape from a piece of card (I have had this card for a looong time!) and cut it out.

I arranged the shapes on the wreath until I was happy with the composition, then glued everything down.

I added little glittery stars and some metallic gold thread, as well as a little doodling and the words from the stamp set.

Hope you like it!

Hugs from Angie x

Stamps used:


Monday, August 24, 2020

Atc´s coins Inky Flowers

 Hello and welcome to the post on Monday. How are you all keeping?. I enjoy and have a lot of fun creating ATC, today in round format (coins) and very colorful, I hope you like them,

Maybe you already have the new Rubber Dance stamps and as in my case, you couldn't resist releasing them.Such gorgeous brand new stamp sets. Have you seen them all? I chose the Inky Flowers , lovely truth? I've also been playing with Mixed media marks.

Very easy to do, we start. We cut watercolor paper that measures  2 1/2 inches diameter if you prefer in centimeters  by 6,4 cm approximately. And I color the backgrounds with inks.

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

Now we add textures and depth with black permanent ink, prints here and there.

One of the parts that I enjoy the most is the composition.I have to admit that it is usually the part that takes me the longest.  We already have our atcs ready.Now I leave you some photos with details of the project.

Here are the Rubber Dance Stamps I used

Enjoy your week and stay smart! Oh, and don't forget to join our rubber stamping room to see many more team inspirations.


Saturday, August 22, 2020

Mixed Media Fun with Inky Friends by Ellie Knol

Have you ever heard of making a masterboard and cutting it up in pieces to be used for cardmaking, or to cover a book with?
Here's how:

Stamp mixed media images in black onto a huge piece of paper, for instance an A3 size.

For your own convenience, tape it to a steady board first when using thin paper. 

Add various acrylic colors with your fingers to define areas and keep some white too . Best is to choose transparent acrylics, or semi-opaque, to make this layer see-through.
 It may look ugly... but keep going.. keep in mind that you shouldn't mix  complementary colors or you will create muddy colors.

Dab white (and/or light yellow for instance) acrylic paint through stencils. 

Dab colored acrylic paint (blue and red here) through stencils with bold images like a silhouette of a flower.

A close-up... 

Time for black stamping again; use line images (butterflies), mixed media and script stamps. 

A close-up... 


Cut it up in pieces after you've decided what you're going to use it for.
I created five cards for now from half of the sheet, and I will add some brief notes below how I finished these off. 

... tear one of the edges to create interest... 

... add more mark making with a white acrylic marker... 

... add extra color to the images you want to emphasize with a watercolor pencil.. 

... stamp and fussy cut a butterfly on white paper, and adhere to add to the composition of the card... 

... you may want to stamp onto the card base underneath the fussycut image to add to the composition. 

SO, when in doubt what to create.. create a masterboard.. 

PS.. all stencils I've used are from Magenta.

Rubber Dance Stamps: