Monday, December 20, 2021

My Creative Monday for Magenta - Joy To The World

 Hi, me again with a quite easy card. 

I LOVE the 'JOY to the WORLD' stamp as it reminds me of the song with the same title. 
The words are by English hymn writer Isaac Watts, based on Psalm 98 in the Bible. You might want to listen to it: this one is from George Fox University

The how-to: 
Create a colorful background with distress inks. Leave to dry. 

Stamp the image/text in black and heat emboss in clear. 
Apply bleach to the petals of the flowers. 

Add white accents with a white acrylic marker as shown. 
Add white splatters with a white acrylic ink or paint. 


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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Watercolor a Sketchy Flower Tutorial for Rubber Dance

Did you ever think of water coloring a stamped image by just using the stamp as the sketch?
It's a lazy way of watercoloring lol

Here's the very easy How-To:  

1. Stamp the flower from stamp set Sketchy Flowers #1 with a shadow ink onto watercolor paper. Stamp it on a piece of paper also with a darker ink to be a guide during the water coloring process, as some stamped lines might become a little invisible when adding darker colors.  

2. Basically fill in with color one petal or leaf at a time, by wetting it a little with water with one brush and paint with another brush to add a base layer of color. Let the water do the work for you.
Leave to dry. 

3.  Add a layer of a warm yellow over the first layer of paint; this is called glazing. Make sure the yellow is not an opaque color.
It will make the colors richer; blends all the colors a bit together too.
Leave to dry.

4. Add depth to the images by adding a darker color of watercolor, or use an easy way as I did here: fill in the lines as you like them best with a brown fine tip marker.  
Add a few white accents here and there with a white acrylic marker. 

5. Cut a mask for the image, and put in top of the stamped/watercolored image. 
Ink the numbers from the Pick A Number stamp set with an orange ink, stamp it to a separate piece of paper first, then stamp it onto the background of the watercolored image; it's called second generation stamping. 

6. Before removing the mask, stamp the Old Book Page script in a brown to the background too, as shown. 

7. Assemble it to a card base, draw a scribbly line around the edge and it's done. 

You might choose to frame it of course. 

I hope you will give this technique a try. It's easy right? 
It's best to use an image with a lot of white space. 

See you next time!

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Friday, December 17, 2021

Watercolor of a Poinsettia - just for fun

When I saw the inspiration from Cecilie Okada Design 
of watercoloring a poinsettia
in my inbox through her newsletter,
I had to get my watercolors out. 

I LOVE the colors of a poinsettia.. 

a scan of it.. so white: 

I stamped a script in the background:

I am entering this in the challenge of 
The Flower challenge

Monday, December 13, 2021

My Creative Monday for Magenta - A poinsettia and a wreath

 I first made a gelliprint with purples and pinks on the round 4 inch gelliplate. 

I stamped the poinsettia stamp on top with a dark purple ink and heat embossed it in clear. 
It was colored with alcohol markers. 

I applied Versamark ink through the TM253 stencil and heat embossed it with green embossing powder.

To fill in the stems and other 'missing' parts from the stamp I used the stamp to guide me in drawing the darker green with an acrylic marker. I by now realized I could've used the stamp to heat emboss it, but I wouldn't have had two greens then.  

I stamped the script Every Season has its own Beauty in the background with the same dark purple ink. 
Happy crafting!

I am entering this in the challenge on 
The Flower challenge

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Monday, December 6, 2021

2021 Topic 15: Journaling Gratitude with EGL {by Ellie Knol}

 2021 Topic 15: Journaling Gratitude
my post in this topic has gone live yesterday !

A short presentation of the process of choosing the right background: 
(please head over to the PA blog for the whole blog post. )

Grungy Stuff and Christmas !? for Rubber Dance

This card is done in a style I don't do often. The big star and the circle gave me an idea: creating a christmas card with non-christmas stamps.

The background was created with a roll-off of a brayer with Fresco Finish paints and infusions while gelliprinting.

It took me quite some time to figure out the composition and also the placement of the colored stamped images. 

In the end it took six stamp sets to finish the collage of stamped images. 

I especially like the look of the faux-tissue tape,
and the blue of the background peeping through. . 

Have a good day! 

Rubber Dance Stamps:

My Creative Monday for Magenta - Poinsettia collage

For this card I used a cleanup page from gelliprinting. 

HOW to: 
- Place the backgrounf in a stamping platform and stamp the christmas foliage in black.
- paint the flower's petals white with an acrylic paint. Leave to dry thouroughly. 
- Stamp the christmas foliage and words in black and heat emboss it in clear. 
- Sponge the stencil in the background with yellow, orange and red distress inks. 
- Add white accents with a white acrylic marker. 
- Assemble as shown. 

I added some red color to the berries... 

I am entering this in the challenge of 
The Flower challenge

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