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Friday, January 16, 2015

A Tribute to Women (and to Rubber Dance ART Stamps!)

Today I am proudly sharing with you a small 5x7 inch canvas I created to link up with Rubber Dance Art Stamps monthly color challenge and to FEATURE some of their stamps... Now I need more stamps like I need another Child! (NOT - Grin) but this company makes some stamps that I just haven't seen before and I just had to get me someHere is my project using Rubber Dance Art Stamp's Da Vinci set ... I am Over-the-Moon Happy with the finished results:

First let me share that I have ordered stamps on-line from this little home-based Norwegian company, paid using my paypal account (easy, peasy), and my stamps arrived quicker than anything I've Every ordered from Blitzy, and in a BEAUTIFULLY wrapped package with a lovely personal note from the owner, and she threw in a Thank YOU gift to boot! Oh yeah and did I mention FREE World Wide Shipping on orders over about $75 Canadian and Flat Rate Shipping of about $8.00 Canadian on all other orders!  Now THAT's Customer Service (You can check out their store HERE).  Nope, I'm not working for them nor am I  being paid to endorse them either, Grin... but when you find a great deal you just HAVE to SHARE!
And here in pictures is a quick breakdown of how it all came together: 
Step 1. glue scraps of torn paper to a canvas using a gel medium or mod podge.  You can add sprays or inks to intensify your colors.  You can also add background stamps for interest in a waterproof ink, like Stayz-on, and use modeling paste and stencils to add texture (after you stamp).
Step 2. Choose a simple shape and create a mask, using paint or gesso paint out all around your mask... it's up to you whether or not to cover the background completely or to let some of the color show through.
Step 3. Stamp your images onto a thin white tissue paper using a waterproof ink like Archival.  Note: the thinner the paper the less you will be able to see it once it is down. Cut out and Paste your images onto the canvas with a liquid gel medium. I find Gel medium easier on tissue than Mod Podge. Use a light hand and a soft brush as the wet tissue is very fragile.
Step 4.  Using paint, gesso and sprays add and take away color until you are happy with your background, highlighting the texture and adding shadows to pop your stamped images.
Step 5. Stamp your sentiment and it is at this point when you are finished adding paint that you can add things like rub-ons and stickers.
Step 6. Embellish until you feel it is complete. 
I love the end result and I think I will frame this little canvas and hang it on wall where it can shine like the little jewel it is!

I am linking this up to:

I am also linking this to another of my favorite challenge sites: Craft Stamper January Challenge "Take a Stamp", Anything Goes but you have to use a Stamp on your project - (until January 28th)

And to a new to me site that I discovered through my arty friend Julie Short:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit-January Challenge- Anything goes mixed media or altered art only (January 31st)

So wish me luck and as always, Thank YOU for popping in to see what I am up to and please do leave me a comment if you like what you are seeing!
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera


  1. Awwwww, thank you SO much for your kind words, Lynne! I can't tell you how happy it makes me that you're so satisfied with my service and stamps!! Seriously, I want to print out what you have written up there and frame it!! *HUGS*
    I absolutely adore your Tribute to Women canvas!! Thank you for the step by step tutorial, that's so cool! Love how you've used my Da Vinci women stamps for this. THANKS!! :-D

  2. Hi Lynne! So glad to see you are using Rubber Dance stamps for your awesome creation. I love RD stamps too, they are not mainstream and have a super quality. And yes you are right - Bibi Lindahl is a darling and has a super heartfelt service.

  3. I love your Tribute card! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Wishing you the best~ Renee xx

  4. Fabulous Job! Love the stamps too!

  5. What a lovely make Lynne. I'm about to use some Rubber Dance Stamps for a DT project and I was stunned by the generosity and loveliness of what I got to play with too. Thank you for your comment too over at Rhedds - blogland is becoming inhabited by lookers not talkers which is sad.

  6. I adore this! This is my fave Rubber Dance set ever and what you've done with them is really stunning. I am lucky enough to be on their DT and it's the best experience ever :).

  7. That's a gorgeous project, fabulous. Thanks for joining in the Craft Stamper challenge, Elizabeth x

  8. Such a pretty canvas and thanks for sharing the process too. I loved the colors and of course the quote! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Rhedd'd Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck. Rupa, DT.

  9. What a gorgeous little canvas ..... love it!! Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  10. This is so gorgeous Lynne! I love Da Vinci's art and have an old unmounted girl somewhere that you've inspired me to find!

  11. This is gorgeous. Love the way you built up the colours and textures. Those are lovely stamps. Hugz

  12. Beautiful canvas! Thanks for joining us at our Rubber Dance Frosty Challenge!

  13. Beautiful Lynne, love the stamps ...thank you for joining in at the Take it, Make it Challenge xxx

  14. Stunning! Thanks for joining the challenge over at Rubber Dance.


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