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 5, 2013

SDC124: Using Gesso


Hello Creatives.  Welcome to Stampotquie SDC124: Gesso

Sarinda here and I am asking you to rethink Gesso in this challenge. I find that I use Gesso a lot in my work and feel is an amazing tool to utilize. Yes, tool. Not only does is serve as a basic prep to your sub-straight, It picks up texture of a stencil, use it with a pallet knife, layer it. And if you are using it with inks, sprays, stains it will create unique depth to your backgrounds. Even try it on top of lace, fabric, tulle. Play and be free. I have a gesso tutorial (Below) if you need some extra inspiration.

I also wanted to take the time to Thank all of you for your wonderful, creative support over the years. This will be my last challenge I will be hosting with Stampotique. As my glass art business is demanding more of my time... This is good as I have been working for this moment over 13 years. I will not be a stranger to Stampotique as most of you know... I LOVE STAMPOTIQUE. 

Face the Brilliance of your most wonderful creations and Dwell on you Dreams.


 YouTube Gesso Tutorial here:

What I used for the Cheers Tag:


  1. Thanks for the gesso tutorial - I didn't realise how many different ways you could use it - I'm definitely going to have a play and see for myself how the texture works!

  2. Thank you for this tutorial, I have just bought my first jar of Gesso and didn't realise there were all these uses.
    Thank you again

  3. I love this tag. It's amazing! The Colors so brilliant. Thanks so much for the great tutorial. It is really helpful.

  4. Fabulous challenge and such a gorgeous tag. Love those colours xxx

  5. Love your tag Sarinda. You will be missed on the team but wishing you every success for the future xx

  6. What a fantastic challenge, Sarinda! I love using things I already have in new ways. I used gesso frequently, but always to prepare my substrate. I am now motivated to use it to create textured backgrounds in my work. I am one who learns by seeing, rather than reading or hearing, so I am especially grateful for this great video. Thanks!

  7. Great tag Sarinda, love the colour combination. It's one of my faves.... Shame you are leaving the DT but I wish you all the best for your other venture. I am sure you will succeed !
    Corrie x

  8. Wow, this is a fantastic tag Sarinda! I love the way you have used your gesso in your backgrounds. Thanks so much for the video tutorial.

  9. Great tutorial and tags Sarinda, thank you for the inspiration once more. I will miss your fantastic and spectacular works using Stampotique stamps that I really appreciated much... Hope you will continue also your crafty works in the future in parallel to your other essential activity, and post them on this blog ! I really wish you the very best !! Hugs, Coco xx

  10. Gorgeous tag Sarinda and a fab tutorial. You will definitely be missed on the design team, but I'm sure we'll all stalk you around blogland :-) xx

  11. Fabulous vid and the tags are amazing! Excited to try some of these techniques. xxD

  12. Awesome video and love your tag! These stamps are prefect together. XOXO