Monday, May 25, 2020

My Creative Monday for Magenta - Flower on stencilled background

- Apply structure paste through a stencil and leave to dry.
- Apply Nuance colors to the background.
- Stamp the flower onto a seperate piece of cardstock, color it as shown and fussycut it.
- Use a black marker to emphasize the edges of the stencilled structure paste.
- Assemble the flower to the background to the card base.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Playful and colorful flowers for Rubber Dance

Playful, colorful, alcohol ink on yupo, background, mixed media... these are labels that I can classify these mixed media cards with..
.. happy to share these with you here now too... 

Please follow me in my process... 

Stamp the flowers from the Flowers Gone Wild stamp set onto a colorful background and fussycut these flowers. Add extra color with a brush and Distress Oxide ink. 

On the right hand side the leftover piece of the background I used to stamp the flowers on; I've used the yellowish part mostly. Yes, I forgot to photograph it before stamping and cutting, sorry..
 Create three cardbases from yupo paper and alcohol inks in orange and blue colors to match the colors of the flowers.  

As I stamped on a colorful background, I added some white to the flowers with an off-white acrylic marker.  

Stamp with different stamps in the background using a color that blends in with the background. I love this effect...
The Mixed Media Marks stamp set is ideal for this... and of course script stamps, for example the Art Defined stamp. 

Assemble as shown. 

 To make the flower pop even more I added a strip of white punched cardstock with a torn edge.

The raster stamp from the Mixed Media Marks stamp set adds a bookpaper feel to it. 

I am not a big fan of alcohol inks, but I think these backgrounds turned out beautifully...
and.. never try to dry yupo paper with a heattool.. I learned that from this project, lol..
 hope you haven't see that.. ..

Be inspired.... 

Rubber Dance Stamps: 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Watercolor fun with Mixed Media Marks

I have a Watercolor play on the Rubber Dance blog today.. one of the finished projects here: if you want more details and 5 other projects, please hop over to the RD blog!

Monday, May 18, 2020

My Creative Monday for Magenta - colorful mixed media backgrounds

I created some mixed media cards for you today.. just let the stamps show me the way.. it fell into place all on it's own...

Giving the leaves extra color makes them pop.. without losing color/texture from the background. 

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Rubber Dance colors.. May

The color challenge for May at Rubber Dance stamps is well on its way... 

Come join in the fun and win some awesome stamps from Rubber Dance!

The background is from leftover paints from a brayer while gelliprinting. I intentially keep these as one layer, as they make for beautiful backgrounds.

I chose to do only very subtle stamping in the background with a script stamp and purplish paint splatters.

Why add more.. the butterflies are beautiful all on their own.. 

This is the color mood board, pick any of them, or anything goes... 

Rubber Dance Stamps: 

Monday, May 11, 2020

My Creative Monday for Magenta - watercoloring with help of a stamp

As you can see: I had a play with watercolors.. 

 Stamp the foliage stamp in a very light color; I stamped it with a shadow ink. Basics: Wet the petal, drop in the color, scrape in the surface to get the vein to show up. 

Splatter with color all over the card after it has dried. 

Add some background stamping, coloring with colored pencils.. and  more splatters (lol) as shown by masking the foliage if needed.

Hope you like it... 

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Colorful flowers... for Rubber Dance..

I have a blogpost on the Rubber Dance blog today.. 
three colorful cards... 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Inspiration TIMI challenge time

If you fancy to enter a challenge.. go join in with the TIMI challenge.. 

I  LOVE making mixed media cards..

If you join the challenge you could win: 

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Monday, May 4, 2020

My Creative Monday for Magenta - Tulip bliss

 OK, I confess..
 I LOVE this tulip stamp..
I am in the Magenta team from 2011 onward, and never felt the urge to have it in my collection.. until I saw a sample (in a craft shop, online) from Miranda Degenaars, one of my teamies at Magenta. 

The background was created in stages.. a stencil, structure paste and Nuance powders. It sat in my art journal .. until I made the fussy cut tulip and decided they were a perfect match. 

I also stamped some script and background stamps in the background, and added more color with a watercolor pencil into the images in the background. 

 It is a perrrfect stamp for stamping in layers with lighter colors first and then adding darker ones .. I've used watercolor markers to achieve that. 
To tone down the red and green a little, I added touches of yellow with a colored pencil.. and of course.. white glimpes with an acrylic marker. 

Enjoy crafting

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