Monday, April 30, 2012

Distress Ink Pads How to Label and Storage

I have gathered this information from many other videos I've seen and came up with mine, this definitely is more practical and I have clear space from one side of my desk which was getting too hectic. The labels were printed out for Ranger's Website as well as the color chart for the Distress Ink Pads.

Very cool, now everything is nice and organized and more practical when you are working with this pads.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 - Marbled Stains

So this will be my 2nd challenge out three that Studio L3 is hosting. Challenge #3 is from the Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2 Marbled Stains technique, page 46 from Tim Hotlz. You can actually get this book at his website . The winner will get a  $25 gift certificate from If you would like to participate visit Studio L3.

So far this was very fun to do, I've used a tag again for this challenge and I've use Vintage Photo, Antique Linen Walnut Stain and Tea Die all the browns that I have. Some paper roses that I've stained with Vintage Photo and hand wrote the sentiment. The free image was taken from Feubels-Frebbies, I actually create the environment focused on the coloring of the image of the vintage lady. I've also use some Tim's Rubber Stamps and another set of stamp called around the world can't remember the name of the company who made it.

Overall I'm very happy with this tag very different form what I've been doing lately, love it!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 - Faux Patina

I've just joined the Studio L3 challenges that are techniques from Tim Holtz book Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. This challenge is about the technique Faux Patina. I created a background following the description on page 58 from the book and try my best to create a Mixed Media environment.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Yellow & Green Challenge

I found this challenge browsing other blogs and I thought it would be great to participate. The challenge is hosted by Tando Creative Challenges the colors that I need it to use are Yellow and Green. 

I choose a Tag for my challenge, so this colors were so easy for me to use cause they blend very well. The colors I picked for my tag were Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. I've also used glitter glue Green and Gold. The stamps were just plain fun to use cause I kind of wanted to do something different and fun this time so bird house, little birds and butterflies were my target.

This is the first time I do a video on how to do a Tag so enjoy!!!

PS: I think the out come came out pretty cute, I love it.

More Tags and Requested Altered Note Cards

I keep on working on requested Tags and Note Cards, this set of tags are very nice cause I had new Tim Holtz Distress Inks and colors to play with and the results were stunning. I also make a group of Altered Note Cards and the ideas were very random cause is way different then doing the tags, here I have to think more what colors to use what sentiments to write or stamp and also more organize creation so it was quite a challenge.

I hope you like them I had tons of fun making this cards and tags. If you have any questions on how to make this or if you would like to share a comment please do so you are more than welcome.


I will be hosting in this post a  a giveaway of one of my tags, I will select one winner.  

Want to join me for this challenge? What you need to do to participate is link directly to your creative card via Inlinkz below only one entry per person, be creative, have fun!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mixed Media Altered Rubber Stamp Center Display

This has been a very fun experience cause I've practically rescue a wood work piece that was going to the dumpster and created this rack in to something fun and useful. With my Mod Podge some crafting paper, newspaper, embellishments and Tim Holtz ideo-logy Stickers I'm very pleased with the results.

Now my wood stamps have a place to be other than a box, I don't have that many so for now is good for me. I hope you like my creation and inspired you to make something similar, Mod Podge makes wonders if you know how to use it the correct way.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shrink Gears, Keys and Stamp Embellishments Tutorial

Here is the tutorial on how to Shrink Gears, Keys and Stamps. Now you can actually do whatever form and shape you want and also paint them with other type of materials like Ink, Acrylics, Markers, Embossing Powder, Stickles etc.

In this video I'm showing you the process on how to do do this, is very fun and is working for me beautifully. This is a good way to make your own charms and not spending so much money on metal charms. Now is obvious that the finish look with metal charms is outstanding and if you want to make your embellishments to standout having the real thing is the best way, but I like this alternative and I will save money down the road but I will use both ways for my creations.

I found out recently that Ranger has this paper called Shrink Plastic from the Inkssentials line and apparently is not easy to find, and Tim Holtz has a video about this. I used Shrinky Dinks and it works awesome.

Shrinky Dinks

Tim Holtz Ranger Shrink Plastic

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Distress Ink Different Techniques With Tags

I made a bunch of Tags with different techniques with Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger. I love them all LOL!!!

This time I used my new Tim Holtz clear stamps and I also used the Schrinky Dinks to make embellishments, I had so much fun making all this tags specially the Alice in Wonderland ones. Very inspired by the Tim Burton's movie,  I didn't make all the characters because lack of time but I did work on some of them. I hope you like them.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Art Journal Page - The Queen

Inspired by my nickname I guess I've made a self portrait of myself LOL. I like how this one came out and it was easy and fun to do.

I've notice that in this video I'm not holding the products long enough and the camera is not focusing, my apologies for that I will do a better job next time.

If you like it please leave a comment and rate this video :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Art Journal Page - Moon Man

This was very fun to do, I didn't add to much to it cause I wanted the Astronaut to be the main focus on this piece.

I hope you like it as much as I do :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Art Journal Page - Skip Time

This is my first page done in my Mixed Media  Art Journal, and it was fun every minute of it. My work here is called Skip Time and I used several materials to accomplished what I wanted for this piece.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

More Steampunk Clay Fun

After all this Art craziness with my Mixed Media Journal I manage in behind the scenes to do this clay work for you guys to enjoy. I hope you like them :)

Steampunk Polymer Clay Steam Dude, Ghostie, Gargoile, Dragon Fly

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mixed Media Art Journal

Well, I finally started a Mixed Media Art Journal recently. I've been wanting to do this for quite a while but it has taken some time cause I've been gathering some material that I didn't have to create this project. But after hard work and patience I got some cool things, not the best though but art material that will help me create my art. I want to thank all the people that have help me and donate money to keep me going with my Art projects they know who they are.

Mixed media has been one of those things that I've always liked, when I was at Art school people was more concentrated on doing perfection while I was going wild and there is when I've realized that I love to worked with Mixed Media Art. Unfortunately I don't have any of the things I did in the past, long story but I'm here now to show you what I'm capable of with my mind and hands. Someone I knew a while back always told me why I don't get back to my Art, but I was to busy in the business world and got caught up with the day by day life. But that is all in the past, this is my new life, my new me and here I am to show you my creativity.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Polymer Clay Different Brands

Different brands for Polymer Clay in the market that I use for my figures, but not all of them are great.

My preference will be Sculpey brand, but is always fun to check other brands to know how they are and work with. I know there are other brands out there like Kato and other brands but unless I buy them online I can't find this type of clay where I live. So get out and get some, start creating beautiful things :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Stamped Tag With Bandana Technique

This is a process on how to use The Bandana Technique using Tim Holtz Stamps. Inspired by Rach0113.

I've learn this technique from Rach0113 visit her channel she has awesome Mixed Media Art that is amazing I love her work

I've used Ranger Distress Inks, Versifine Ink, Tim Holtz Clear Stamps, White Pen, Black Stickles Crackle Accents and a Tag. Very easy and fun process, can't wait to learn more of this technique.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter 2012

I'm loving the Mixed Media concept every day more and more, so I was just surfing around the Internet and found this Mixed Media Piece by Theresa at 612 Riverside.

This piece is a representation of Art in a beautiful and funky way, I'm getting there were I will create projects like this I love this cause is so me. I've always liked this type of Art, when my friends at Art school were just looking for the perfect piece I was just doing crazy stuff to bad I lost most of all my work but I'm back to give you more. So exited about new techniques I've learned and also the challenge of using new materials that are amazing. back in the days we didn't have so many choices like we do now. 

Happy Easter to the World :) 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Distress Ink Painting and Mixed Media Tags

More of the tags, I've made a different set of this tags with new techniques I've been implementing.

Monday, April 2, 2012

12 tags of 2012 - April

Well, yesterday I show you the tags of March, today in the morning when I was checking out Tim Holtz's blog he posted for the Tags of April. I couldn't wait so I went I ahead and just finished this project.

This one is very pretty I like the Bird branch die though, like I said in my previous post I don't have any of this things, not the dies nor the machine to cut. But I manage like old school days scissors and paper. My results were amazing I love this tag very much, Tim has very great ideas.