Definition: Aggregate is a collection of items that are gathered together to form a total quantity.

The fleeting moments of knowledge in which we discover our existence are facts that can be committed to memory. We can enlarge this aggregate memory and refashion it as we go through a lifetime. By saving these memories on paper and reconstructing the images of our lives. We see the art of our lives unfolding before us.

Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
I believe in teaching, the sharing of ideas and playfulness of creating.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gratitude with Artistcellar Stencils

Hello Creatives.....
I have gratitude to be where I am today and being able to create on a daily basis. As well be able to share information so that others might be inspired to create. This is important to me as there was a time, for many reasons that I was not able to play and create. This is an amazing place to be in.
I have a card tutorial for you as it is close to Thanksgiving here in the United States.
Here is what you will need:
  • Artistcellar Stencils Constellation and Gratitude
  • Silks Acrylic Paint
  • Gelli Plate
  • Brayer
  • White and Black Paper
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Ephemera Paper (I used a page out of a dictionary)
  • Pitt Pens
  • Distress Ink Pad Walnut
  • Distress Blending Tool
  • Glitter Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Button

Step 1: Add Silks to the Gelli Plate.

Step 2: Brayer the colors to create a smooth surface. I try not to blend the paint too much.
Place the stencil on top of the acrylic paint. Then place the paper on top of the stencil.

Then place the paper on top of the stencil brayer the paper into the paint. Dry with heat tool or let dry.

Step 3: Add Distress Ink with Distress tool to the edges of the paper.

Step 4: Place the Gratitude Stencil to the left side of page and trace with Pitt pens.

Step 5: Cutting Feathers..... I love this part. Draw some 3 feather shapes onto the Ephemera paper of your choice. Cut out with the scissors and fold down center. Now cut the fringe along the side. Add glitter to surface then draw veins down the side.

Step 6: Tie the twine into the button and make a bow out of the ribbon. Stage the feathers to the left of Gratitude.

Hot glue the feathers, ribbon and bow. Cut black card stock into card blank. I add a lighter color card stock as an insert to the inside of the card to write on.

Step 7: Glue the gratitude top to the card base.

Thank you for joining us for some creative fun. Wishing you all a great Holiday in the United States.

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  1. Love this ! Happy Thanksgiving to you !
    Corrie x

  2. Gorgeous! Love the Silks on the Gelli, got to try this too! XOXO

  3. Sarinda this is gorgeous! I love your choice of colours, and the stencilled 'gratitude' looks brilliant xx

  4. What a magnificent piece to celebrate Thanksgiving, Sarinda!! I, too, am very grateful for being given time to create whenever I am moved to do so! Thanks for sharing this with us!