Friday, February 24, 2017

Mail Art by Yasmina


Yasmina here today!

I have a simple project for you...  mail art.  I love receiving cool mails in my box.  It's better than invoices or taxes, right?

I used some acrylic paint, and two sets of Rubber Dance stamps... 

You'll find them in the fabulous new shop! :) 

For stamping on my envelope I used Archival Ink, which is permanent and very good for mixed media projects.

Here is the back...

I have a video tutorial for you!

I hope you enjoyed it! ;)

Don't forget our current challenge! It's HERE.

You have until the end of the month.

Until next time....

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Textured House Card

Hello.  Gail from the design team here today with a simple card using bright colours and some layers.

As soon as I saw the Time Out challenge picture I thought of these fun Textured Houses and the cute little daisy from Textured Flowers.  I started by drawing a line and stamping the small daisy with orange distress ink.  I water coloured with Mowed Lawn distress around all the daisies.  Then I needed some trees.......  OK, so they are mushrooms, but I think stamped with green distress they made pretty good trees LOL.  I stamped lots of the Textured Houses on card, coloured them with sharpies and cut them out.  Then I arranged them on my card.    Simple.  And even a few layers.  

That frilly bit at the top??  Oh, that's what you get when you watercolour on paper and then try cutting it with a craft knife before it's dry!!  But I thought the ripped paper looked interesting so I added it as a feature to the top of my card.  I do hate to throw anything away.  

Thanks for dropping by.  
Our current challenge is LAYERS and you can join the fun here

Have you seen the new Rubber Dance web shop?  It's so pretty!!  

Monday, February 20, 2017

Announcing our New Web Shop!

Hello everyone! We're really excited to share the news: Bibi has moved our web shop to a different provider and re-designed our web shop entirely! Come have a look!

We're super happy with this bright and inviting look. The new web shop is easier to navigate than the previous one, and placing an order is a breeze. Yooohooo! Our new web shop has the same address as before:

Our packaging prints have also received a face-lift with the same happy colours as our new web shop.

Before and After:

Isn't that just gorgeous? Susanne has designed the colourful background for our new packaging slips, and you might already know that she also designed these beautiful flower stamps :-)

Not finding the stamps you're looking for? More will be added throughout the week.... 

Come on over and have a look and let us know what you think! If you should find any errors, it being typos, incorrect links or anything else, please let us know in the comments below or email us at  Thank you! 

Wishing you a lovely, colourful day ...

Hugs from Bibi & Susanne

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mixed Media ATCs - Video by Susanne

Hi my dear mixed media friends!!!

Susanne writing today and I am sharing a new video tutorial. I created a set of two Artist Trading Cards with the Textured Feathers stamp set. I used many layers on this cards, so this is also a little reminder for our February Theme Challenge. You have time until the 28th to join our "Layers" challenge.
I hope you enjoy watching the video!

Here are some close-ups.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Susanne

Textured Feathers
Textured Flowers
Acrylic Paints
Lascaux Fineliner
Ranger Archival Ink
Glossy Accents
Art Anthology Colorations Spray
STAMPlorations Stencils
Joy!Crafts Stencil
Watercolor Crayon (Gelatos, Neocolor II)  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Artist Trading Block

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

I would like to share this ATB with you today, for which I've used the stamp set A Little Birdie 

It is fun project which can be your next home decor piece.

Here is the making process of this...

 I've used DCWV photo cube.  I applied white gesso to all sides.

Applied teal and brown acrylic color to the cube and let it dry completely.

To get the weathered look I applied white paint with a dry brush.

I stamped these lovely birds on the sides of the cube.

On watercolor paper I stamped these birds with black archival ink.

 I colored the birds with watercolor markers.

I added flowers, stones, lace and trims - and my ATB is finished.

I hope you will like to make your own ATB.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

For more mixed media projects visit my blog:  Neon diary

Friday, February 17, 2017

Let's Dance with Rubber Dance all over an Art Journal page

Hello my dear creative friends, it's Anita here today to show you step by step how to make an Art Journal page, like this:

As you know an art journal is a kind of a private journal, and many of the great artists had an art journal where they sketched and wrote down their big ideas. Often an art journal page would be a bit messy, and have some writing. And that is what I show you today. Everything is allowed in an art journal. As you can see I found some beautiful pictures in a magazine which I tore out and glued down on my page. That is also allowed, to find something beautiful and use it in your own art. Not copy it but just as a part of your own art. If you copy someone else's art you have to credit her/him.

Okay, so here we go:

Step 1:

Find some nice pictures in a magazine an tear them out and glue them down on your page.

Step 2:

Let dry, then use some clear gesso all over your page. Clear gesso to not hide the nice pictures you have glued down, and also prepare the page for more to come :-)

Step 3:

Take a stamp, modelling paste and embossing stamp pad. First swipe out a suitable layer of modelling paste three places on your page, then first push your stamp into the embossing pad and then in the modelling paste. I push my stamp in the embossing pad so the modelling paste does not stick so firmly in the stamp (it's easier to wash it afterwards). This stamp is from the set called Round in Circles.

Step 4:

Let the modelling paste dry over night or at least for several hours. Do not use your heat gun, you don't want to get bubbles! When it's dry take your Distress ink and your Distress tool and swipe gently over the stamped images. I've used the colour Picked Raspberry on my page.

Step 5 :
Then I changed my mind and I used my fingers and stroked gently outward white gesso on the page, but not over the tulips and the stamped images.

Step 6:

Now the real fun begin - the stamping :-)  I stamped the woman from the Collage Mix set and the Old Book stamp on my page.

Step 7:

Then I stamped the Diamond stamp a little here and a little there.

I stamped Rubber Dance with the letter set Alphabet in stitches and coloured them with my pink Wink of Stella pen, so I achieved a little glitter. And on free hand I wrote "let's dance all over the page".

Step 8:

I took the black Archival Ink an rubbed gently over the modelling paste stamped images.

Step 9:

With my Derwent Metallic pencil I drew along the the tulips and then used my water brush.

Step 10:

Time for some splatters, pink and blue-ish.

Step 11:

I made a heart with my glue gun and pink glitter glue, and glued the heart down on my page (remember everything is allow in a art journal).

Step 12:

I also stamped the curves from the set Round in circles a little here and there.

And glued down some buttons, three blue-ish and three pink. I also did some white splashes on the page for.

The final result:

I hope you like my page and that I gave you some inspiration to join our current challenge which started the 15th this month and goes on until the 28th. The theme is LAYERS.

 Thank you for visiting. Bye for now.

Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February Theme Challenge - Layers

Hello friends! It's February 15th and it is time for our first mid month Theme Challenge! Yeah! I am excited :-) Our theme this month is...

*         Challenge Rules:          *

Stamping must be obvious on your project.  
You do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate.

You have to match our theme with your entry

Max 3 entries per person. 

Entry via the linking tool with a direct link to your post (not just your blog). 
No backlinking to projects posted prior to the start of our challenge.

You may combine with other challenges, as many as you like.

We reserve the right to remove entries that don't meet these simple requirements.


The prize:
Winner will win five fab stamps from Rubber Dance!
PLUS five more stamps if the winner has used Rubber Dance stamps on her entry! 
(Please mention the stamps you've used from Rubber Dance in your Post) 
The owner of Rubber Dance will pick some nice ones out for you.

The winner:
is our DT Pick of the Month, selected among ALL entries.
You do not have to use our stamps to enter!

We also offer a Guest Designer spot to our DT Pick of the Month,
who will (if she wants) get her challenge card featured amongst the inspirational makes here on the Rubber Dance blog when we announce an upcoming challenge.

Honourable Mentions:

goes to some fave entries where our stamps have been used.
Fame, glory and braggin' badges awaits! ;-)

The winner and honourable mentions will be announced 
on the 5th of March.

The Design Team created some awesome projects to inspire you!

stamps from Textured Flowers

stamps from Round in Circles and Fly with Me

stamps from Textured Houses, Collage Mix 
Pick a Number and Round in Circles

stamps from Collage Mix , Weed Love
and Vintage Script 

stamps from Round in Circles and Think again


Now it's your turn! Have FUN! :-D

Deadline: 28th of February, midnight Central European Time.
Winners of both our February challenges will be announced on March 5th.

Our Next Colour Challenge begins at 7 am CET, March 1st.
Our Next Theme Challenge begins at 
7 am CET, March 15th.