Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wearable art with stamps and stencils

Hi everyone, me again with another fun mini tutorial for wearable art using your mixed media products and some jewelry blanks

 This is so straightforward you just need me for the reference materials!
 I am using the lovely bloom mini, the one I used for the ring
 I am using the new Mini Sea Bubbles stencil by Kasia Krzyminska for The Crafter Workshop
Absolutely love her textures plus it had the perfect scale for my sunset background!
My favorite medium is Whipped Spackle by Faber Castell, it reacts beautifully to your paint
 isn't it fun, makes you want to touch it!
I used various things acrylics, silks and Tim's distress collection
yep, the best part you get to carry a mini piece of art for everyone to admire!
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial, see you next time

Monday, August 25, 2014


Happy Monday the sun is finally out, after rain for the past whole week it is a sight for sore eyes!
I am working this week with the Blue Fern August sketch challenge.

I am using the branch and the Moroccan bits, after prepping the chipboard I used Prima's "lime wedge" bloom spray and then stamped  it with one of their new Epiphany mini stamps!
I loved that you can see a tiny bird cage in one of the pieces and a nest with eggs in one of the leaves!

I used the new 3D gloss gel in the background , it gives the page such a beautiful shimmer and brings up the chipboard

see if you can find the nest with eggs!!!
here's the marvelous sketch that I mirrored imaged
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Dream, enjoy

Hi everybody! It's a wet Friday here in Puerto Rico, it's hurricane season so that means we get  a ton of rain in summer!  This month's prompt at OUAS is so dear to me.  My first child is off to College, there's an empty room in my house that I have to face everyday.  A constant reminder that he is away...I miss him so much.  I made a pocket out of his photograph an in tucked an envelope with my good wishes for him.  You know a mother has to give wings and let them fly, doesn't mean I worry any less.
I hope he's studying and learning and making new friends and good decisions of his own.

 He looks so grown up with that beard, I wish I had my baby back...
the absolutely beautiful stencil on my background is the new Mini Alhambra by Rebekah Meier for
The Crafters Workshop
 I used the cartographer collection for this , it was so manly man, LOL

I hope you enjoyed my sideways interpretation of the sketch!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Prima's August PPP

Have you seen Prima's new color palette for August?  It is absolutely delicious!  I knew I had to play and I have to confess I hoarded this Donna Downey bag for the longest time {Like 4 years...}, I have  no idea if you can still find it.  Anywhoo it was waiting for the perfect thing and Jamie's Free Spirit was it!
 makes me feel like going back to College, must be I'm missing my son...
but seriously I think it's the perfect crossover for College 15"x13"x3"

I had so much fun playing with my Silk glaze paints and she turned out so shiny, her hair was done in glorious shimmery chestnut brown, the pinks in the blooms was done mixing their liquid glaze with their Primary Elements pigments and the feathers with  Teal Zircon

of course I had to use more feathers...

I loved so much the white on white textural view I almost left her bare, maybe next, who knows I love that textural simple look too!
here's the palette I used

Thanks for visiting!


Friday, August 8, 2014


Hi everyone! it's a rainy Friday here in Puerto Rico, after storm Bertha we have been blessed with much needed rain! I loved Jennifer sketch for this month at Prima and decided to use it with Marilyn's moodboard over at Scrap Around the World!
I love that the mood is fashion inspired one and as I also love to sew myself decided to incorporate some of the sewing elements in my page using the wood embellies by Prima.  I also used some Shabby Chic dress form resin and frame by Ingvild Bolme.
I used Prima laces, old and new (the gold) as my the page structure from the sketch and sewed around the edges
there are various stamps used as well
I used an acqua bloom from the first photo in the mood board and touches of gold with the Gilded Color Bloom spray, from the last photo in the runway
And all my blooms are in fabric also a fashion statement ♥

the stamps I used are old from my stash so I don't have the packaging anymore but I took a photo so you know what I used and a new Prima stencil that I incorporated in my page as well
the papers are from the Prima Princess collection so adorable and feminine!

here's the sketch and moodboard for you to enjoy!
BAP Jennifersketch

thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Magnetic Bulletin Board

Hi everybody, the exciting month of August is here, in Puerto Rico it means school and hurricanes..
My oldest just left for College this past Sunday, sniff... it has been very hard seeing his empty bedroom in the mornings and the emptiness in the house from him is heartbreaking.
While he was packing for College he made a major cleanup at his bedroom and left behind an old magnetic memo board in the shape of a surfboard.
I had the immediate idea to transform it into a bulletin board for my God child who will be having a big birthday at the end of the month and is an avid surfer girl!
I decided to use the Bloom Girls August challenge and use their palette as inspiration!
I made an initial sketch for my work and in it I used 2 sets of Free Spirits feathers, after applying them to the board I knew I wanted more, I just loved the design it created on the board!

I could have easily done it all with those wonderful feathers!
I needed some magnets and what better way to use the Bloom flairs!

I think she is going to have fun pinning this to her board!

Of Course Miss Jing with her Hawaiian look was the perfect girl for this project

and here's the finished piece

I hope you make some time to play in the challenge, here's the palette

thanks for stopping by!


#Today, a gel medium tutorial

I have chosen to use the wonderful new watercolor paper by Jamie for Prima  for this page.  First layer a thin coat of gesso.  After it dries ( you can use the heatgun) layer your stencil on desired place and use a thin layer of gel medium.
once it dries it will be transparent but trust me it will be there I promise!
Next comes the color, I used Tim Holtz reinkers as they are dye based and thus reactive with water
The colors in this weeks palette were divine!
Draw the big circle with raspberry and dot the middles with some spiced marmalade

be ready with a water sprayer and don't be afraid to get it wet, seriously wet, as in need my Bounty roll to absorb wet!
can you spy the polka dots already?
it is so cool to see the reveal!

this is what it looks like after blotting

now to reveal those precious polka dots use a clean damp rag

 I used black ink and yellow ink for my stamps in the background, remember the rules if thirds!
this is how it looks tone on tone!

now some closies of the finished piece:

I hope this tutorial helps you in creating cool wet backgrounds in your next projects!
'till next!