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.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Artistcellar Post

Happy Holidays Lovelies....
Sarinda here with a tutorial using the new TEXTures stencils. I made a tag that could be used as an ornament, gift packaging or on a bottle of wine. I love the versatility of using tags this time time of year.
The Artistcellar Design Team will also be giving away a set of stencils. Each day you will have a chance to leave a comment on that designers post for a chance to win. More information below the tutorial. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Let's Get Started.
Here is what you will need:
Step 1: Adhere the Ephemera with Matte Gel Medium and sponge brush.
Step 2: Light coat of gesso.
Step 3: Lay stencil on top of tag and apply Modeling Paste with palette knife. Let dry completely.
Step 4:  Apply another coat of gesso to the top and dry.
Step 5: Apply a bit of acrylic paint to the tag and spray with water. Let the paint bleed into the cracks and heat set or dry before adding another color. This helps the to stay true and not mix with other colors.
Add Yellow. Let Dry.
Add darker yellow. Let Dry.
Add darker Aqua to one side of tag and let drip horizontally. Let Dry.
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Step 6: Paint angel with aqua paint let dry. Then apply Pearl White Paint with finger.
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Step 7: Paint the snowflake and flower with white acrylic paint. As it drys a bit wipe off a little and let dry completely.

Step 8: Punch holes into the bottom of the tag add the crystals with the jump ring.
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Step 9: Layer the Snowflake, Flower and Angel. Then hot glue these together onto the lower left part of the tag.
Step 10: Add ribbon to the top of the tag and staple at the top. Add other embellishments that you would like. Crystals to the snowflake, a sentiment and so on.
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Dwell on your dreams.
There were technical difficulties with the blog hop last week so if you had troubles commenting – try again – the drawing dates are still going on!
Each artist in the list below will be giving away a FREE set of stencils to one lucky winner who leaves a comment AND their contact info. (This part is very important! Leave an email so they can contact you.) Each artist will decide when they will pick a winner so be sure to read the post. The schedule will be as follows:
*12/7 Artistcellar
*12/9 Sketchbook Challenge/Jill
*12/10 Brian Kasstle
*12/11 Mel Kolstad
*12/12 Kim Rae Nugent
*12/14 Effy Wild
*12/15 Tamara Laporte
*12/16 Jane Davenport
*12/18 Guadalupe Brizuela Cabal                            *12/19 Jill Berry
But wait… there’s more! The Artistcellar Design Team will also be giving away a set of stencils. Each day you will have a chance to leave a comment on that designers post for a chance to win. So that’s FIVE extra chances to win. Of course you can always buy TEXTures 2 by Jill Berry on the website.
Have FUN.


  1. gorgeous tag! love your tutorials, thanks for sharing :)

  2. Sarinda, this is utterly remarkable--both the background AND foreground!! It makes such a beautiful tree ornament! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step process that got you from a simple tag to an amazing piece of art!!

  3. Love all that texture and the way your paint settled in all the nooks and crannies !
    Great tag !
    Corrie x