Archive for November, 2010

Boxes

November 26, 2010

I feel a bit nervous: I can’t find anything I want since all my things are inside boxes at the moment. I am moving tomorrow from Madrid.

It made think of this pattern of statues I did, I wish all my stuff were organized as these statues in my boxes.

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Bon voyage!

November 24, 2010

I wil be leaving to Spain tonight: I am starting a new job on Monday : ) I’m not sure I will be able to post soon, I will try as soon as possible. In the meantime, enjoy this illustration! See you soon!

Printing with linoleum

November 22, 2010

I was excited about printing using linoleum. It has always been on mind but I’ve never done it before. I bought the material last week. You can find it in any professional stationary store. I drew my design on a piece of paper, then I carved it using the cutter. You should keep in mind that it works exactly like the stamp: everything that is left uncarved will absorb the ink, everything that is carved, will not receive ink, meaning it will not print. PS: Be very careful, I cut my fingers 3 times! : ) Once your design is carved, you apply a layer of ink using a rolller, I applied mine using a brush, because I didn’t have roller, plus, the brush allows you the use different colors of ink, whereas the roller applies on color on the whole surface. Once you have the ink applied, you get your paper and you print it.

You need:

  1. a soft linolium surface (I bought mine in A4 format)
  2. a linolium cutter comes with different blades (red tool in the picture below)
  3. paint ( I bought 3 colors: red, blue and yellow. You can mix colors together to get another one)
  4. a roller to spread the ink

Blossom

November 19, 2010

My latest pattern and a simulation of a how it looks on a wallpaper.

Mix and match

November 16, 2010

Few days ago, I was wearing my PJs (the fushia+orange fabric in the picture below) with my light blue Havaianas. When I was taking my pants off, I thought: Oh! what a beautiful color combination they make! The next day, I took a picture of them that I am posting below. Aren’t the colors so nice together?

Beautiful color combinations could be found in the most trivial things around us. One only has to look close carefully. Wherether it’s a monument, a fabric, or a picture… it could be anything. In my previous post, I talked about picking the right color scheme to your design. I will try to use this color scheme in one of my next post.

Red and blueberries…

November 13, 2010

I present to you my latest pattern. One the followers of my blog asked me to show and explain the process of doing a pattern. Below, you can see the initial drawings. The first thing to do is to draw some elements (4-5). You draw them directly on the computer or by hand then you scan them in. The next step is coloring your items. Choosing a nice color scheme is very important. For me, it’s the part I like most. I love picking a color palette, it really affects the whole design. Choosing the right colors together makes your pattern much stronger and attractive. Once you are satisfied with your colors, you start doing a composition with your elements. I see this pattern on a cushion in a salon.  Enjoy!

Water lilies

November 10, 2010

I have this printed piece of cloth in my small collection of fabrics that I use whenever I feel like doing some embroidery. I am trying to have a bigger collection, buying small pieces from here and there, you never know when they could be used.

The print on this piece of fabric made me think of lillies’s leaves floating on the water surface. First, I tried to do the flowers with threads only, but I realized I need more volume. I tried using “beads” and “sequins”, the result was much better.

El baile de los animales

November 6, 2010

I have been getting so many entries in my blog every day. I would like to thank everyone of you for the support. It means so much to me. A girl called Cecilia from Argentina contacted me recently. I’m so happy I am having constant viewers from different parts in the world. I will try to post more often, so make sure you constantly check my blog : ) . I present to you my latest pattern called: “el baile de los animales” or “animals’ dance”. Enjoy!

New clutch

November 3, 2010

I present you to you my latest embroidery and my new clutch!