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, March 26, 2014 and My Mind's Eye Milo Collection: Springtime Tag

Hello Creatives.....

It sure has been feeling like Spring lately. Hope you are enjoying it as well.
I have a tag tutorial for you today that is fun and light.

Here is what you will need:


Additional Supplies:
 ·  Ribbon
·  Green card stock
·  3D Tape
·  Tombow Multi Glue

Photo Sizes:

  • No Photos used


  • Hole Punch
  •  Scissors 
    Paper Trimmer
    Boarder Grass Punch

Step 1:
Make a tag with the yellow and white stripe paper.

Step 2:
Cut 3- 1" strips of green card stock then boarder punch with grass punch. Adhere to the bottom of the tag with Tombow Glue.

Step 3:
Add the flowers and mushrooms from the chipboard stickers.

Step 4:
Making the sun, Find the Sticky Note tabs, the compass from the ephemera pack and the Happy chipboard sticker. Right under the Happy Sticker add the word Spring with the letter packs.

Using the Tombow Glue add the sticky note tabs to the back of the compass. Add 3D tape to the back and attach to the tag in the upper left corner. Layer the Happy Sticker with 3D tape on top of the compass ephemera.

Step 5:
Place the "Lovely Days Are Here" sticker right above the grass.

Step 6:
Add the Chipboard Banner stickers peeking out under the sun.

Step 7:
Punch hole with hole punch at the top. Add the ribbon and blue/green button to the top from the collection.

Enjoy the Sun.
Be well and take care.

Sarinda Design Team

Saturday, March 15, 2014

My Mind's Eye Now and Then Milo Card

Hello Lovelies.
I am so ready for Spring.... I can feel that it is right around the corner. I think this bundle is wonderful for Spring themed creations. The yellows, aqua, sliver gray and nautical blue is fun and cheerful. Great for a boy motifs such as anchors or girl motifs with wonderful doilies.

Hope you are inspired by this great My Mind's Eye I want it all bundle.
Be well-

Here is what I used:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Artistcellar: Art Is Not Optional-!!

Hello Creatives...

Sarinda here on Hump Day, again. I was delighted that asked me back to do a guest blog post. How Sweet it is.

Today I am using liquid watercolor from Dr. PH Martin's Watercolors.  I love these intense inky colors. This project is vibrant and fun.

Here is what you will need:

Step 1:
Spray watercolor paper with water. Start adding the watercolor from ink dropper right onto the page. I have my watercolor pad vertical with an easel so that I get the best drips and bleeding. The next few images are the stages of adding color. Rotating the paper for the best blurring of the watercolor.

 There are a few stages that seem to have a very ugly phase to it all. Keep with it and add more water and keep turning the paper.

When you get where you like it dry with heat tool.

Step 2:
Cut out the section that you like the best for your journal.

Step 3:
Lay stencil over watercolor. Take the gesso and sponge brush with a bit of water brush over the page.

 This is how my page turned out. I like how the gesso picks up some of the watercolor.

Step 3:
Do the same with the black gesso. Yet use sparingly in comparison to the white.
Step 4:
Cut the page into strips and corner punch each one. Then edge with sponge brush and black gesso. You can see how the black gesso picks up the texture of the watercolor paper.
Step 5:
Add to you journal with adhesive tape.

Step 6:
Write out with the letters "Art IS Not Optional" and stick them on neutral scrap paper and line with Pitt Pens. Cut out with scissors and adhere to journal page.

Step 7:
Color the Octopode Factory Stamp with Copic markers and fussy cut out. Adhere to the end of the word "optional".

I totally agree with slogan. For me this is how I live my life.
Thank you again for having me back on the blog.
Much love and joy to you.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Workshop at Hobby Lobby at Layton Store

Mini Mixed Media Notebook Workshops.
March 22, 2014
@ Layton, UT Hobby Lobby
Workshop Times 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
Click Link below for more information

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Prima Ambassador At Hobby Lobby In Layton Utah


Hello Lovelies-

This is what I was doing today from noon to 3:00pm. I met some lovely people in Layton at Hobby Lobby.  While teaching a stacked Prima flower demo. Everyone was excited to make these cute flowers and had great ideas for using them.

This also led to some questions about me teaching some classes at Hobby Lobby. After speaking to the Manager he was delighted to hear that everything went so very well. I will be talking to them about scheduling a class to make this small notebook. Approximately 3.25"x2".
 If I spoke with you today about this, please contact me at...


So that we can further discuss the upcoming class.

If you are interested in taking a class I will also be posting where I will be teaching at here payment is required before class.
Hope to see you soon.
Sarinda BoBunny Head Over Heels Collection and Gesso Tutorial

Hello Creatives....!
I have a tutorial using Gesso in a different way. This is a mixed media technique that I have used for years. Hope you will find some inspiration from it.

Here is what you will need:

-    Chipboard Stickers Flower, Love & Tag

·  Twine
·  Tag
·  3D Tape
·  Tombow Multi Glue
·  Distress Stain Dried Tea
·  Inks and Mists
·  Distress Crackle Paint White
·  Distress Stain Walunt
·  India Ink Black
·  Quill Pen
·  Gesso
·  Sponge Brush
Photo Sizes:
  • No Photos used
  • Heat Gun
  • Scissors

1.     Add gesso to the tag and use heat gun until the gesso starts to bubble. Use caution not to burn the tag or gesso.

2.     Add white Distress Crackle paint to a few areas. Let dry overnight for the best crackle results.

3.     Use Distress Stain Tea with water. Dry with heat gun. Add other sprays and mists, dry with heat gun.

4.     Add India Ink splatters with quill pen. Also do this with red spray ink by removing the spray valve and use the steam to splatter the ink.

5.     Add Distress Stain in Walnut to the Distress Crackle Paint so that it seeps into the cracks.
6. Add the black twine to the lower right side of tag as well to the top in the hole of the tag.
7. Add the chipboard flower sticker over the twine. Then layer the chipboard love sticker on top of the chipboard tag sticker. 

Hope you like the mixed media background using gesso and crackle paint.

Be Well.