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, January 29, 2014

Gelli & Artistcellar Stencils

Hello Creatives....

I have a 3 day tutorial for you that will come to you on Hump Day for the next 3 weeks. I will be making Gelli Prints on Day 1 (today). Day 2 & 3 will be projects that you can make with the prints.

I love using my Gelli Monoprinting Plate quite a bit. Yet, sometimes I will get on a roll and I love it so much I don't use these amazing papers. I am not sure why? They are simple to make. And More reason to play with it. Anyway, enough of that glimpse into my art life. I would like to use these beautiful papers and I started asking what would I use these papers on? What would you use these papers on?

So let's get started...
You will see a lot of images of what I did and how. The best results for my taste was the ghost images or second or third printings. That is just me and my aesthetic. Do whatever makes you giggle and have fun.

Here is what you will need:
 Step 1:
Add acrylic paint to the Gelli I used a grey leaving some open spaces to add in ink sprays. I really like using the mix of both ink and paint.

Step 2:
Lay your stencil on top of the paint. Place paper on top and use your fingers or brayer to get the paint on to the paper. Here is the result of the first print.

Step 3:
Ghost prints.... So many ways to do this. This is the sequence that I did. By no means is this law. Do what feels good to you. I took off the stencil and laid the paper right on top of the Gelli.

Step 4:
Ghost print again.... just a finer version. I quite like the way this one looks. It has a lot of potential to add more ink, line work, doodles.

Step 5:
Clean up. Rather that waste all that goodness of ink and paint. I added water to the surface a bit of ink splatters. Then pressed the paper right into the puddles.  WOW... Ok this is my favorite one... Silly I know. All those steps to get this. ;) I just like the way the sparkle from the spray inks formed. 

Be sure to rise all your tools, stencils and Gelli Plate with water and dry.

Ok Lovelies I will be back next week to show you a fun way to use these papers. Hope you can get some play time in. I made four of these series. So much fun to make.

Be Well.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Prima Brand Ambassador Demos


Hello Creatives....

I wanted to share some exciting things with you that I am working on. As a Prima Brand Ambassador, I will be doing demos and a make and take at Hobby Lobby stores here in Utah. I will have more information as of when and what stores later in the week. But for NOW I have a sneak peek at what you will be making. Looking forward to seeing you soon and making a flower with you.

I will also be posting more information and details on my craft Facebook page.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

SDC ATC Exchange

Hello Lovelies....
Look at what I found in the mail today...
Stampotique Facebook group member Nikki Woodward  put together an ATC Exchange for us and wow... How cool is this ATC from Miss Cherry Creates.?!

Thank you. Thank you.
I love him.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Stampotique ATC's, Something Lurking in the Mushroom Forest.

 Something Lurking in the Mushroom Forest.
Fishy out for a swim.

Hello Crafties.....

I wanted to share some ATC's that I recently made for an exchange. 
Hope you can hop over to Stampotique's Design Team and see what craftyness they are up to.

Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dylusions Spray Inks and

Hello Lovelies....

As much as I love mixed media I also love to create scrapbook pages. This is a fun non-threatening, playing with color, treat for me.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to use spray inks and your Artistcellar stencils in a fun way.

Here is what you will need:
Step 1:
Get some color on that white card stock..... I sprayed through the stencil and then flipped it over to get a reversed image. I love how the two colors blend in the center. Do the same with the tag.

 Step 2:
I love the all in one bundles that you can buy at stores. They have everything that you could want in one shot. This is where I start to stage out the image and the items from the bundle that I know I want to use.
Step 3:
Add more to the spaces. I like using 3's in my work, whatever I create will have a variation of three. I like doing this so that my eye will move around the page and look at every detail. I do not start to adhere the bits until I am sure where they will permanently live on the page.

You can see in the above image that I outlined a rectangle for the journaling spot. It is good to see this as you are laying out the bits.

Step 4:
Enjoy your family photos with a whole lot of color.

Thank you for stopping by to see our creations.
Be well-

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Monday, January 20, 2014

The Octopode Factory Stamps


Hello Creatives-

I hope you have had a wonderful creative weekend.

I have been loving Lily Chilvers /The Octopode Factory digi stamps for a long while now and finally got off my butt and ordered some over the weekend.

Truly- I have fallen in LOVE with the out of the box, fun and whimsical work of Lily. With Valentine's Day coming up I saw this as a perfect opportunity to play with Eloise and Tell Tale Heart. 

What a toxic combination?!

The background is Distressed Stains with Pitt Pen line drawing, Copic markers for the coloring and Copic White for the highlights.

Here is what I used:

Thursday, January 16, 2014

SDC131: Stars

Hello Loves....

It is a Stampotique Day.  The challenge this week is to create something with stare in it. I created an ATC. I used Wee Owl for this and He is the perfect size. Sure Hope you will find some time this week to create. It is good for your soul. =]

Be sure to read the instructions on Stampotique's DT page before you upload your images as they have changed a bit. I don't want you could miss out on the winning prize.

Much love-

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Artistcellar "Let Your Heart Sing..."

Hello Lovlies.....

Sarinda here with your mid week muse and a tag tutorial that will create oodles of texture on your works. This technique is stunning on canvas as well as smaller works. Also this technique I learned from an Artsy friend. Her name is Magda and her blog is also fun to go visit.

I have a secret that I what to let you in on....  I use all the time.  I love color and often when I have a creative freeze  I hop over to Design Seeds and look at all the color inspiration. This will always do the trick for me. Below is the color inspire image from Design Seeds that I used for this project.

Here is what you will need:

  • Artistcellar Stencils TEXTures 2 and Tam's Inspiration
  • Pitt Pens
  • Tag
  • Gel Medium
  • Palette Knife
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Sponge Brush
  • Distress Ink Walnut Stain
  • H2O in spray bottle
  • Tissue Ephemera
  • Scissors
Step 1:
Apply generous Gel Medium onto your tag.

Step 2:
Adhere ephemera to the tag. I used an old pattern and some Tim Holtz Tissue. Then trim off excess around the edges.

Step 3: Add your layers of acrylic paint. I started with a Yellow.
Then a gray.
Next is white.
And Teal.

Step 4:
Find the TEXTures Stencils and add Raw Umber to parts of the tag.

Step 5:
Add a darker more intense Teal to parts of the edge and add water to blend.

Step 6:
Add Distress Ink to the surface and edges of tag.

Step 7:
Paint a yellow heart and fussy cut out.

Step 8:
Use Tam's Word stencil Loved.... Use the Pitt brush Pen and outline LOVE.

Step 9:
Give your new creation to a friend who needs to hear they are loved.

Thank you for joining me today. Wishing you all a very creative week.
Be Well-

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