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Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

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Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Looking for some winter inspiration in an island with no snow can be quite the task! So I searched my head and remembered one of my dreams, that of seeing the Northern Lights at least once in my lifetime! When Ranger put together an Alcohol Ink Kit I decided to jump in to have it all, again with the island situation, alcohol inks don’t fly so I patiently waited five weeks for them to come by boat! But I was soooo happy, in it was a set of stamps that had the perfect sentiment: Own your Dreams!
Tim Holtz has this quote in another set of stamps “Out of limitations comes creativity,” it’s one I’ve used quite a number of times because of the truth it carries. So back to my card, I wanted to create the Aurora Borealis but my kit only provided Stream, Sunshine Yellow and Red Pepper… Sooo here comes creativity to the rescue, I decided to experiment with Ice Resin tints since I had Lolite and Beryl and they looked like the thing I needed!

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 1: Squirt a line of beryl and lolite in your applicator tool with felt.

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 2: Swipe the applicator down your paper, I was going for the Northern Lights so I swirled and gave it some movement.

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 3: Squirt the Stream Alcohol Ink on your applicator tool and finish that sky!

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 4: Add some Blending Solution to help you shade the blue in the sky.

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 5: Add Archival Ink to your pine trees stamp. Check out the swirl I created at the bottom of the stamp by using the Applicator Tool to remove some of the ink and in doing so decrease the line that the stamp has. I did not follow protocol here, I started stamping some of the trees on the left and some of the trees on the right, varying the height and leaving my northern lights to be the star. We’re going for a forest vibe here!

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 6: Now you’re ready for a blizzard! Load an old brush with the Distress Grit Paste (insert addicted to the stuff here) and spray those trees away!

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 7: I used some Distress Rock Candy Glitter over the wet paste. Then I stamped Own your Dreams inside my card.

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 8: Here comes experiment #2! I squirted Ice Resin tints Lolite and Beryl and Stream Alcohol Ink along with some mixative over my Craft Sheet.

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 9: Using my stamp I swirled the colors together.

Own Your Dreams by Milagros Rivera

Step 10: I hand stamped over a blank porcelain mug!

Milagros RiveraHello! My name is Milagros C Rivera and I’m a mixed media artists who loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of mediums. I was raised in a creative home, everybody did something ceramics, sewing, baking, jewelry, wood, glass, no medium was off limits! I continue to play and learn without having to restrict myself to just one thing! I live in the sunny island of Puerto Rico with my husband, 2 amazing kids and a menagerie of pets that make my life complete! I’m currently on the Design Team and Social Media Coordinator for Relics and Artifacts. You can find me on my blog as well as follow me on Instagram, Snapguide, and YouTube.