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, August 6, 2014

Landscapes with TCW Stencils

Hello Loves-!!!

I have been loving The Crafter's Workshop new Summer release of stencils. 

Here I created a landscape using acrylic paints and alcohol inks. Then added some great layers using these new stencils with acrylic paint.
TCW481S for the sky and TCW470S for the ground.

 Hope you get a chance to play in your studios soon.
Face the Brilliance of your Dreams.
Be Well-
The Crafters Workshop Design Team

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Eye Candy..... TCW Summer 2014 Release.

Hello Creatives....

The Crafter's Workshop has an amazing release this Summer 2014 season. OH MY Goodness. This is an amazing release.  I am so excited to share this particular stencil. I have so many favorites of this release.

Here is what I used on this latest project.  More to come. ;)
TCW495 Sea Bubbles

Thank you for stopping in and I hope this finds you in a creative mood.
Be Well.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Crafters Workshop Quote Layout

Hello Hello Lovelies....
I hope this finds you in a creative mood today. I have found myself so busy in my normal life lately as well as my creative life. I am sure this is ringing true for a lot of you as well. So I have been on the down and dirty creative inspiration as of late.

This Layout is a reminder to me everything begins with the courage to imagine. If you can see it in your minds eye, then you can achieve it. That is always the starting place.

Here is too you seeing what you want in your minds eye and then making small goals to meet your large goals.  I believe you can do it.

Here is the stencil I used:

Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
Be well-
The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Aquatic Summer Layout Using The Coral Stencil From TCW.

 Hello Creatives....

Sarinda here with a Summertime Layout using TCW Coral Stencil, TCW360 and Viva Las Vegas Stamps. I LOVE this frog on skates...

This is a quick layout. I used Cream card stock then laid the Coral Stencil on top. My choice was to use Modeling Paste as my medium. Then applied spray ink to the side an let drip horizontally across the page. Add Twine, Title, images and embellishments. You are done. The longest part was drying the page. =)

Here is the Coral Stencil that I used.

Thank you for stopping by..... Wishing you a very creative day.
Much Love-
The Crafters' Workshop Design Team Member

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Crafters Workshop Die Cuts.....

 Hello Artists-

I wanted to show you TCW Dies... I am LOVING these little gems. I wanted to show you how to make a quick fun Birthday Card with the dies. Really Quick and easy.

Plus it is my Birthday today and what better way to celebrate?!!!!

Step 1
Cut out a card blank in white paper. Then apply Pan Pastels with application in a diagonal across the page. I used an orange, pink, pale green and dark green. Be sure to round the corners of the card.

 Step 2
Use TCW1011 and cut a die out of gray paper.

Step 3
Attach the die cut gray paper to the top of the Pan Pastel sheet with 3D tape.
Step 4
Make a banner tag out of orange card stock. Stamp  STAMPOTIQUE Stamps "Happy Birthday" with Black ink and edge with Prima's Dark Bark Chalk Edger. Add to the front of the card with 3D tape.

Step 5
Cut out TCW Today TCW1034 in white card stock. Glue to the top of the banner tag. Then add an embellishment to the upper right corner. I used Prima's Wood Embellishments from the Cartographer collection.

Thank you so much for stopping in. My wish for you today is to be creative even if it is only in your minds eye.

Much Love.
The Crafters Workshop Design Team.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Kilnformed Glass Using The Crafters' Workshop Stencils

Hello Creative Peeps.....

I am beyond excited to bring you my first tutorial with The Crafters Workshop Design Team.  Have you noticed all the amazing talent we have here? This makes me do the Happy Crazy Bunny Dance....

How do you use TCW stencils with fused glass art? I am a full time glass artist by day and a paper lover by night.  I could not think of a better way to show you my passion. Kiln- Formed (Fused) glass art. There are so many ways to use TCW products artistically. Just requires to think outside the box.

Note: This is a very brief description of the kiln formed process and requires many more steps that I did not go into here.

Here we go.

Step 1: Making the glass part sheets.
Using a sheet of Bullseye French Vanilla glass, Bullseye powered black accessory glass and a sifter. Lay TCW Subway Stencil on top of the french vanilla glass and sprinkle the black power over the top. Carefully lift stencil and place into the kiln for firing.

TCW343 Subway Stencil

Step 2:
Cut the pre-fired  part sheets into 1/2" strips.

What the part sheets looked like after first firing.
Part sheets cut up.

Step 3:
Arrange the strips of glass in a pleasing manner.

Add clear glass to the top of the strip cut glass. Then next to that add a sheet of white glass and on top of the white add Oregon Gray transparent glass. Make sure the glass is really clean as whatever is on the surface will fire into the glass.

Now it is ready for a full fuse firing in the kiln. This process will take approximately 15 hours to ramp up to 1490 degrees and cool down to room temperature.

Step 4:
Add the lacy pre-fired powder glass to the surface. Fire the glass art at a tack fuse firing, Approximately 1350 degrees. Another 15 hours in the kiln.

Step 5:
Add a mounting system onto the back of the glass to hang on your wall. ENJOY.

Take care and thank you for stopping by.
The Crafters Workshop Design Team

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Crafters Workshop Design Team Announcement.


Hello Loves....

Happy Hump Day to you.

Here is the official announcement of the first ever DT for The Crafter's Workshop. This is an outstanding team with creative juices flowing. I am very humble to be able to play with all of them.

Enjoy yourself.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Prima National Scrapbook Day Winner-!!!

Hello Everyone.

Hope you are having a wonderful Creative Monday.

I have a winner for my Prima National Scrapbook Day Giveaway-!!!! Thank you for all your wonderful inspiring comments on my blog. I love the quality of Prima products and I am excited to share them with you.

 Drum Roll, Please.....

And the winner is....

Very beatiful project!!
I am following with Google+
Thanks for inspiration

 Mans De Fada, Please send me a private message at Sarinda[at]comcast[dot]net with your address so that I may send your Prize to you. 

Thank you again and I hope to see you here often.