Monday, August 21, 2017

Frida Kahlo, Alcohol Inks Symphony

I've combined Sandra Evertson's new Muse stamp alongside my drawing to create this piece.  The response has been tremendous and it will be a class coming to Paper Boutique on Wednesday September 6, 2017.  We will have a lot of fun experimenting with this medium!  As well as foil with Rebekah Meier new mixed media mediums!  Hope to see you in class!


Friday, June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Venus, a Muse stamp by Sandra Evertson

As the unveiling of the new curated stamps Muse by Sandra Evertson happens this evening here's a piece of jewelry I created using the new stamp over the Relics and Artifacts big cameo!
I used watercolor to paint her

I Want to express, art journaling with Dina Wakley Media

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. ~Aristotle 
Create a piece of art that shares with us your “why.” Why do you create? What compels you? A new challenge on the Ranger Ink Blog


I create because I want to express my feelings and emotions through my art. There's a need in me to do this everyday, to try new things and challenge myself!


 I used her awesome mixed media journal to create a page using DWM paints and stencils. The pages in Dina's journal are scrumptious weather you use watercolors or acrylics the paper is ready!

I started by applying ocean, turquoise and white with a brayer
Then I added different Stencils words, Viney and scribble faces. You'll notice that I flipped it and made a full face. I love the expression in her eyes



Here are the challenge rules!
Challenge Rules: 
  • We will announce monthly challenges on the Ranger blog on the third Thursday of each month. 
  • Use at least one Dina Wakley Media product in your project. If your product is not obvious (like paint), please list the colors you used.
  • You can make anything you like—a card, an art journal page, a tag, a canvas, anything!
  • Interpret each challenge any way you like. You can be literal or you can use it as a springboard and see where it takes you. Let the challenge inspire you and stretch you. 
  • Try to journal on your piece. Write your thoughts about each prompt. You can write a little or you can write a lot, but do your best to incorporate your thoughts and feelings into the piece.
  • When you complete a challenge, please share it on your blog and social media (Instagram/Facebook) with the tags #showusyourMEdia and #rangerink.
  • We will do two random drawings each month for a prize. We will search the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on Instagram for one winner, and then on Facebook for the second winner. To be clear, you must use the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on either Instagram or Facebook in order to show up in the search and to be eligible to win. You have until the third Wednesday of each month to complete the previous month’s challenge.
  • We will announce the previous month’s winner AND the new challenge on the third Thursday of each month.

Monday, June 12, 2017

A secret Shrine, Relics and Artifacts

Today I'm up on the Muse sharing my secret shrine, an homage to Virgen de Guadalupe.  Come visit to see what's inside!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Mixed Media Zine with Rebekah Meier

I have a new video for you using the amazing mixed media products Thermoweb made for Rebekah Meier!And using some of her awesome TCW stencils as well! I hope your're able to find my new stamps designed for Penny Black I used them as well!

Pues para que los quiero, Crafty Chica Frida Stencil

Come check out my new guide, using The Crafters Workshop Stencils! Check out How to Paint Frida Using TCW Stencil by Milagros C Rivera on Snapguide.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Watercoloring a face in your Art Journal

I've created a  Snapguide For you using the amazing Dina Wakley scribble  sticks, get ready to play in your art journal!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Poetic, stamps release for Penny Black

I'm over the moon excited to share that I have designed three stamps for Penny Black! Beautiful Isabelle and Grace and Be.. sentiment! I hope these beauties give you a lot of joy in your art creations as you use them as is or as starting points in your cards, journals and more!
They were expertly colored by Jill Foster aren't they awesome!!! It's beautiful how she incorporated the flowers and vines in their hair!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Bag essentials using Dina Wakley products for Ranger Ink

Visit the RangerInk blog today to find a tutorial on creating a mixed media journal perfectly sized to carry in your bag! Afterall you never know when inspiration will strike!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Be in love with Art, Rebekah Meier line for Thermoweb

the new mixed media line done by Thermoweb for Rebekah Meier is a dream I've put together a tutorial so you can see some of her products in action!

Check out How to Create Layers With Rebekah Meier Mixed Media Foils by Milagros C Rivera on Snapguide.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Love us, Finnabair rust paste

Mother's Day is coming here's some inspiration for you! Scrapbook layouts make thoughtful presents!
And here's a close up

Loving the beautiful rust paste!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cityscape Suburbia Tim Holtz dies

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I do a full tutorial on my blog so here's one that'll make for all the ines I've missed. Inspired by the graffiti streets in Melbourne Australia I've used recycled Ice Resin wood spools to make a cityscape!
For this you'll need yummy Dylusions colors, Ranger watercolor paper and Tim Holtz dies
Ck out how the height of the buildings correspond to the spools!
Prepare your paper, ive used this Instagram photo as my inspiration

Here's how it looks on paper

Now I'm ready to die cut
So many yummy colors!
You'll use the distress collage glue to add the to your spools and to glue tiny frame windows and such
They fit perfectly on a Relics and Artifacts wood canvas, now it's time to prep it
Ive also added more buildings inside
For the trees I went with distress oxide
Then I gave them a coat of ice resin to seal them on top
Then they were ready for assembling
The tiny clothes 😍

I do hope I get to visit Melbourne some time in the meantime I had a lot of fun art traveling!

Relics and Artifacts and That's Crafty Collaboration

We had such a wonderful week exploring the mix of That's Crafty substrates along with the Relics and Artifacts both teams made amazing projects. Visit the Muse at www.sandraevertson.com to see them all!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Rose for Mom, Ice Resin

Head over to the Ice Resin blog to read all about my new necklace for mom.  Inspiration just in time for the upcoming Mother's Day this May!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Faux Mercury Glass Easter Egg

Today on the Relics and Artifacts I'm sharing some whimsical, Easter inspired treats! Chocolate bunny wrapped in foil! Come check them out!!!

Butterfly Kisses, Ice Resin post

The perfect pendant for spring! Come visit the Ice Resin Blog! For a full tutorial on how to make it!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sweet, a Foil Exploration

Come  visit the Relics and Artifacts Muse to see my foil exploration today using Thermoweb Decofoil new Transfer gel, over my TCW stencil Mia!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ICE Resin choker tutorial

Come visit the ICE Resin blog for a full tutorial from sketch to completion using Ice Resin, IR putty and IR tints!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Own your dreams! Ranger Ink, alcohol inks

Head over to the Ranger Ink to see a cool tutorial using a combination of Ice Resin tints with alcohol inks!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Inspired by Iceland Collaboration

Artist Tina Walker created a Facebook group of artist to challenge ourselves to be inspired by the magic of Iceland and its magnificent Northern Lights!
I jumped in because it's in my bucket list to see them!
I took a metalsmith class last semester and day one I drew what I wanted for my final project. Little did I knew the way the class would take me. But I achieved the focal piece just like I envisioned! This was challenging and fun!
Focal piece was created after sawing the brass and filled with Ice Resin and Ice Resin tints to represent the Aurora Borealis
I hammered the stars around my sky
And here's my initial sketch