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 28, 2012

SDC76: It's A Wrap

Hello Crafties.....

Wrapping those last minute gifts in a Stampotique way!
My team mate Jo Capper-Sandon  is asking us to be creative with our wrappings.

I would like to share my wrapping idea with you... This is so easy.
Using an ornament as part of your wrapping.
A gift within a gift-!

What you will need:

Kraft Box
White tissue paper
Ornamental die
Sizzix Big Shot
Dictionary paper
Archival ink
Stampotique stamp Front Door Shrubbery
Wire Cutters
ICE resin
Ranger Craft Mat
Foam Brush
Copic Markers
Glossy accents
Glass Glitter

Step 1: Make the ornament. I am using a larger jewelry type Kraft box. The ornament is made with dictionary paper and Stampotique stamp Front Door Shrubbery #6158. Bend some wire into a desired shape with a loop on the top. Stamp image onto the dictionary paper with Archival ink. Place the ring on top of the image. Mix ICE resin following the instructions apply over the top of wire and paper. Let dry overnight. Add Copic markers to the top of the ICE resin. Tip: Make a whole bunch at one time then the wrapping process is much easier.

Step 2: Die cut tissue paper and glue to the top of the box. Add the twine over the top of the die cut tissue tie a bow with the ornament attached.

Step 3: Place some glossy accents onto the top of the box lid and sprinkle the glass glitter on the glue let dry and remove the excess glitter.