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.
Sarinda here with a watercolor journal entry using TCW Stencils. I enjoy using stencils to get my creative inspiration going. Be creative with the interior line work as well add some additional lines around the outside of each drawing for interest.
Using TCW2048 Maple Leaf Frags, TCW2044 Pods Fragments, TCW2043 Poppy Fragments. The line work was done with Copic Markers Multi Liner 0.3 Fine & 0.03 Really Fine.
Out line the stencils with the 0.03 Copic Pen. Then add in the inside line work and additional outside lines.
The thicker lines in the Poppy were made with the Copic pen 0.3.
Then just add color with watercolors of your choice. I like to go outside the lines and let the colors bleed together. The less perfect the better.
I have a jewelry project for you using Letter press Paper, TCW Stencil as an embossing plate to make a Mini Journal Necklace.
I used my Sig Shot machine from Sizzix and the black rubber pad to make a deeper embossing impression. Using thicker card stock or Letter Press paper will lend the best results. Do the suggested stack for the machine that you are using.
New Winter Release 2015 stencil TCW2081
I cut out the section that I liked used Distress Ink pad to add some color. Then added additional sheets of paper to the center. Punched two holes on the top, threaded steel wire and made a loop on each side.
String beads, crystals and chain from those loops to create the chain. I made this necklace long so that I did not have to worry about a clasp it just slips over your head.
Hope this will spark some creative juices in your own studios.
I wanted to share a recent Journal page tilted "Holding Space". As I am holding space for my Father I am aware of the people whom hold space for myself while Holding space. If interested in what holding space is please visit this link, Holding Space.
I often workout project ideas in my travel journal. Then I will do glass samples for a larger work. My hope is that this will turn into a wall mounted glass sculpture. Part of the overall process I wanted to share.
Out of uncertainty comes beauty.
Wishing you a creative day even if it is in your minds eye.
Thanks Dawn DeVries Sokol and your hard work and amazing talents of putting together a collection of inspiring journals. I can not wait to get my hands on this book. Much Love and Kindness.
My journal can be seen on pages 214-215.
Here is a fun creative card for you today using The Crafters Workshop Metal Die Horizontal Chevron TCW1025. These dies are great to use for cards, so fast and easy.
Using acrylic paint and a brayer with my "Gelli Plate". I applied the paint to the Gelli Plate and then with white paper pressing it onto the painted Gelli Plate. Pulling the paper off and letting it dry.
Cut the white card stock with the TCW die and Big Shot machine.
Note: TCW dies are compatible with Big Shot, Cuttlebug, Wizard, Epic, Revolution, Big Kick, and other die-cutting machines.
Cut a folding card blank from card stock. I used dark grey. 6"x4". Then also cut out the background for the white die cut paper from the acrylic painted paper. Glue that to the back side of the die cut white paper. Add ribbon, embellishments and glue to your folded card blank.
Having a cup of coffee or two..... and spending some time inventorying the amazing new stencils that I have received from TCW. They are so very generous with the design team and my creativity is off the charts with the new Winter release. OMG. Stunning.
Here is a simple way to use your TCW Stencils and create a fun art project.
I used my alcohol inks on a polypropylene paper known as Yupo. Make sure the ink is completely dry. Then using my favorite pen ever, Faber Castell Pitt pen in "S" Size and The Crafter's Workshop stencil TCW493S. Just outline, color in and add line work to the center details. Frame and hang. Really it is that simple.