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.

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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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  1. wow great tag, love the colors!

  2. Sarinda, your tag is stunning! Love everything...the colours, the texture and all idea. The stencil is fab need to find it &buy :P Hugs xxx

    1. They sell them at Look for the TEXTures set #2. I love these... Set #1 is nice too. xx Glad you like it.

  3. Great colour combination. Love your tag !
    Corrie x

  4. Magnificent, Sarinda! I love all the texture and color here. Super idea to use only part of a stencil. This has me looking at my stencils in a new way!! Mwah!