Friday, October 30, 2009
Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS,artist grade)
Paper Blending Stumps (the ones made in Taiwan are the best)
File or sanding block
A Good Permanent Ink that will not bleed (recommended Memento Ink)
Good quality cardstock
First, Stamp your image. If you are using Memento ink, there is no need to let it dry- it is ready immediately for coloring. I am using my all-time favorite Rubber Romance Image. I love this Martini Girl!
Next choose a color and start coloring. For best results in shading keep your color to the outer edges of the image
Next, take your blending stump and dip and soak the end with OMS. Use the blending stump to pull the color from the edges towards the middle using circular motion for best results.
When you are done blending this is what it will look like. You can do more or less depending on your desired result.
Continue to use the same technique on the rest of the image. *** Make sure you file the blending stump between colors to prevent mixing of colors.
Here is the image colored and blended.
Now you can add fun accents to make your image more unique. I chose to add Stickles to the earrings and Crystal Effects to her lips to look like lip gloss. :)
Now my image is ready to be added to my project. I hope I inspired you to try something new today! Be sure to be on the lookout for my finished project on my blog.
Thanks! Sherry Campbell- Rubber Romance DT Member. :)
Monday, October 26, 2009
These would make such cute favor bags for girls birthday parties!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Your favorite Rubber Romance stamp....here I used Denise has a Birthday
Coloring medium....here I used Copic Markers
I start by stamping my image in black ink onto the tissue paper. I then colored her with Copic Markers. Make sure you have a piece of paper under the tissue paper to absorb the bleed thru.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Here are the rules:
-Post your card on your blog or public gallery and link it here, using the Mr Linky below.
-Please link to your actual post and not your entire blog.
Please contact myself or Robin with your mailing address, congrats!
Stay tuned for Oct 20th Card Sketch Challenge!
Here you can see how the charm looks on the stem of a wine glass. For non wine drinkers, they can be used on the handles of mugs, too.
You'll need shrink plastic to get started. Cut your shrink plastic to the desired shape. I used my circle shaped nestabilities to cut the plastic. Scissors work fine also.
Next, stamp your images onto the rough side of the shrink plastic. I find Staz-on ink works best for this. The up close image uses Wendy, one of the Rubber Romance Divas. The other Divas I used for this set of charms include: Babs, Diva Artist, Diva Chef, Lulu, and Jane. You can check out the Rubber Romance Divas here. The Divas are perfect for this project, they make such fun and sassy wine charms. Your girlfriends will love picking out a charm to use, that most closely represents them.
After stamping your images, color them in. You color on the rough side of the shrink plastic. I used Prisma color pencils and Sakura stardust pens for my coloring.
Punch a hole in the plastic before shrinking. Shrink them according to package instructions. I like to do mine in the oven, but you can also use a heat tool. Don't walk away from the oven, they shrink pretty fast. Don't worry if they look all curled up, they will flatten out, just give them a little more time.
This is how they look after shrinking. They shrink to about one quarter of the original size.
Add a jump ring to the pre-punched hole in each charm. Jump rings are found in the jewelry making section of craft stores.
Thread the charm and some beads on a wire hoop earring. Here is the whole set together. I usually make six or eight as a set.
I tie a ribbon through all of them to hold them together, then on to packaging.
I packaged mine in a little cello bag with a topper. I computer generated the words, so the recipient would immediately know what they were. Added some prima flowers and bling for sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and will try it out!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Here's a close up of Melanie:
The pink actually doesn't look all that hot on the slightly gray-ish background like that. But after you cut the solid parts out and piece your image - its really pretty...
Its still a little "floaty" on the edges so outline with a black pen to confine it a bit
Then make up your card like always....
Monday, October 12, 2009
Step 2: Place your mask on your background and use your tool of choice to apply ink above, and to the sides of the cardstock mask
Step 3) Move your mask down and to the side and repeat until desired pattern is achieved
You can create similar clouds with other tools such as an ink blending tool:
I hope you'll try this technique on a card and pair it with a great Rubber Romance stamp! There are plenty that would be awesome such as Lets Walk the Baby, Tiffany in April Showers and Cutie Pie home Tweet Home (Pictured below)
Friday, October 9, 2009
Complete a card by October 20th at midnight eastern with this card, and Rubber Romance stamps for your chance to win a great Rubber Romance prize.
Post your card on your blog or public gallery and link it here, using the Mr Linky below. Please link to your actual post and not your entire blog.
Aside from the usually stamping sentiments onto cards and such, I love to use sentiments added to handmade embellishments to add a bit more to my cards and scrap layouts! It’s a great way to get so much more out of that sentiment stamp you have just sitting there and adds detail, character, and your own personal touch to a card or layout. Today I am going to show you how to make some great little fan flower sentiments for your next project! Be sure and read to the end for a sweet little giveaway!
First, gather all the supplies you will need for the project. Choose your sentiment stamps. Rubber Romance has some great sweet sentiments that are the perfect size for these type of embellishments! You will also need, your ink pad, glue, round and/or scalloped paper punch, adhesive dimensional, stapler, and your paper of choice. I have 5, ¾ inch strips, of 12 inch paper I pre cut with my trimmer.
Third, fold one strip back and forth into an accordion like pattern.
When it is all folded squeeze it all together in your fingers to help it hold its shape.
Next you will staple the two ends together as best you can as the ends sometime make it tricky!
You can now lay that part down and get one of your circles you punched for the backs and apply a large dollop of glue to the circle.
Then you will take the folded paper and push the inside corners down into the center of the circle into the glue. Work with it for a minute as you will need to position and hold carefully. When all the edges are down, you will see the shape of the flower . Place something heavy, in my case I used a full glue bottle, on top of the flower to hold it into place as the glue dries. After the glue has dried, use an adhesive dimensional to adhere your sentiment to your flower.
Place on a card or layout of your choice for a unique, dimensional look!
And now for the giveaway part- become a follower of Rubber Romance Stamps Blog and comment on this post for a chance to win 3 of these sentiment embellishments I have made. I’ll happily send them on their way to one of you guys for helping us spread the word about Rubber Romance Stamps. Post about this tutorial or any of the great tutorials from the amazing DT girls, with a link back to this blog and you will be entered twice more! (Leave us a comment on where to see your post!)