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.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mixed Media Place Challenge: Glimmer Mists

Hello Lovelies....

I am entering my new art journal in the current challenge at Mixed Media Place, How U Use...Glimmer Mists.

These images do not to the glass bead gel medium justice... the way the light picks up each glass bead and the glimmer mist adds just enough shine to pull your eye in closer. I love layering with gesso, then molding paste and gel medium with stencils. This creates the depth that I am always looking for in my pages. I also included two inside images, just for fun.

Thanks for checking in.

 Here is what I did for the cover:
1- I layered two coats of gesso waited until dry and used the Playful Pods Stencils from Artistcellar and added some background texture with gesso and a stencil. Then I used another stencil and molding paste to add another layer of texture. THIRD time is the charm?! So I took a Crafter's workshop stencil Microbial and used gel medium with the glass beads. I love the way the light picks up the glass beads and creates that bit of shimmer to the matte look of paint. And it suits my purpose pretty well.

2- I added color with Tattered Angel Sprays, Distress stains, Silks Paints (colors I used: Honey Amber & Key Lime) and Viva Decor's Inka Gold in Old Silver just to add some pop to the gesso'd stenciled bits.

3- Then doodled a page liner on chipboard and some small doodles to get it all going.

Here is what I used:


  1. not fair: with your amount of talent, you should only be allowed to enter the DT call if you make a creation with one hand attached behind your back and an eyepatch on one of your eyes. that would be fair.

    good luck, hon!

  2. Ha ha... France you crack me up. Much love Darling. Thank you.

  3. Beautiful art-journal cover! I love it! Thank you for playing along at Mixed Media Place :)

  4. OMG, I love it! Beautiful project!
    Thank you for joining our challenge!