Skip to main content

Mariachi Scrapbook Page

May the Fiesta last all year long!! 
What does a combination of Sabor papers, an adorable Mariachi skeleton stamp, a cute set of mariachi kiddos, and tons of mixed media texture add up to? My favorite scrap page yet!

Now, how festive and cute-as-a-button is this?!

Here is my abbreviated supply list:
Sabor Papel -assorted scraps
-trim, embossing powder, flowers, leaves, mini clothespin, etc...
That's just the beginning of what you can use. Destash people!

I grabbed a textured 12x12 paper that was handy. I gessoed over for a great surface to work on. It cuts down on warping.

I mixed my inks, chose some sprays and I was off and crafting.

I needed a few layers of texture as my foundation. Scrape the mediums through stencils.  Love to use black gesso as a texture.

Color and more color.

If you spritz some water first, then the colors "bloom", and the edges soften and blend in.

The layers of color just keep coming.

Change up your layers. Inks, some paints, then glazes, repeat.

Texture for miles! (Okay that's an exaggeration). 
I used the circle stamp with white paint.

Dimensional paints, pencils, and markers. Even oil pastels on last.

Scattered dots continue to unify the circular design pattern.

Set it aside to completely dry.  Using strips and scraps of Sabor create a couple of banners. Top with some trim.

My friend, Melissa, shared her Mariachi kiddos with me. So stinkin' cute! 
I adhered the photo to a piece of chipboard then trimmed it.

Use pop dots on the back of the photo and banners, it will raise it above the textured surface.

Next up are the Skelly Mariachis. Embossed and watercolored, then fussy-cut.

 I used pop dots on them as well.

Let's assemble the rest. A tissue flower with Stickles and pom pom trim over silk leaves.

I clipped a word from the vintage image sheet, covered it in glaze, and used a mini clothespin to hold it in place.

What a colorful memento to gift a friend.

I am having a personal scrapbooking revival! This festive page was just the process to rev me up. Come on! Scrap along with us. The amazing-est Design Team is working hard to bring you inspiration. Please let us know you were here and what projects you are working on.

Ciao for now,
-Trish Alger


  1. I am wildly in love with this!!!!!

  2. Aww, thanks Jean! I'm kinda partial to it myself! Ha.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

 Handy Tip for Artists, Recyclers and Neat Freaks! I have a follow-up to the Citra-Sol method for creating fabulous background pages and collages.   I bought a big bag of navel oranges and realized I had the ingredients to make my own solvent!   Simply take a clean glass jar, peel the rind from the oranges and place all the rind/peels, without the pulp (tangerines, oranges, navels) into the jar.   Pour enough vinegar over the peels to cover them.    Allow the jar to sit for a week or two and VOILA!     You have made your own solvent for literally pennies.    You will notice the liquid getting a bit thicker than the plain vinegar and it does not smell bad!!! I now have a  HUGE jar on the window sill!       Be careful and only use this after testing on a safe spot.

Get on Over!

We like having you visit,  Make sure to subscribe... Just click here - easy peasy November will be filled with Die Cut ART,  join us. Embellish premade pieces art by Barbara Rankin Cut your own pieces Paint or Foil to add interest art by Lyneen Jesse Combine Die cuts in a variety of mediums art by Jean Moore Create with your manual die cutting machine  or buy premade

DINA WAKLEY Featured Artist

We are SO Proud to present Dina Wakley with her ART and February Tip   (oops, she says she is totally disorganized, so there is HOPE for all of us!) Dina Wakley is a mixed-media artist and teacher. She loves everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it. Dina is passionate about teaching art. She teaches both in-person and online workshops.  She is a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum, where she gives tours to school groups and gets kids excited about art. As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dina designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more. Look for the Dina Wakley Media Line by Ranger at a store near you.  Dina's books Art Journal Freedom and Art Journal Courage are available now. Also look for three new North Light DVDs starring Dina, available this month: "Art Journal Mark Making and Throwing Ink," Art Journal Color Courage," and &q