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.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Kilnformed Glass Using The Crafters' Workshop Stencils

Hello Creative Peeps.....

I am beyond excited to bring you my first tutorial with The Crafters Workshop Design Team.  Have you noticed all the amazing talent we have here? This makes me do the Happy Crazy Bunny Dance....

How do you use TCW stencils with fused glass art? I am a full time glass artist by day and a paper lover by night.  I could not think of a better way to show you my passion. Kiln- Formed (Fused) glass art. There are so many ways to use TCW products artistically. Just requires to think outside the box.

Note: This is a very brief description of the kiln formed process and requires many more steps that I did not go into here.

Here we go.

Step 1: Making the glass part sheets.
Using a sheet of Bullseye French Vanilla glass, Bullseye powered black accessory glass and a sifter. Lay TCW Subway Stencil on top of the french vanilla glass and sprinkle the black power over the top. Carefully lift stencil and place into the kiln for firing.

TCW343 Subway Stencil

Step 2:
Cut the pre-fired  part sheets into 1/2" strips.

What the part sheets looked like after first firing.
Part sheets cut up.

Step 3:
Arrange the strips of glass in a pleasing manner.

Add clear glass to the top of the strip cut glass. Then next to that add a sheet of white glass and on top of the white add Oregon Gray transparent glass. Make sure the glass is really clean as whatever is on the surface will fire into the glass.

Now it is ready for a full fuse firing in the kiln. This process will take approximately 15 hours to ramp up to 1490 degrees and cool down to room temperature.

Step 4:
Add the lacy pre-fired powder glass to the surface. Fire the glass art at a tack fuse firing, Approximately 1350 degrees. Another 15 hours in the kiln.

Step 5:
Add a mounting system onto the back of the glass to hang on your wall. ENJOY.

Take care and thank you for stopping by.
The Crafters Workshop Design Team

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Crafters Workshop Design Team Announcement.


Hello Loves....

Happy Hump Day to you.

Here is the official announcement of the first ever DT for The Crafter's Workshop. This is an outstanding team with creative juices flowing. I am very humble to be able to play with all of them.

Enjoy yourself.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Prima National Scrapbook Day Winner-!!!

Hello Everyone.

Hope you are having a wonderful Creative Monday.

I have a winner for my Prima National Scrapbook Day Giveaway-!!!! Thank you for all your wonderful inspiring comments on my blog. I love the quality of Prima products and I am excited to share them with you.

 Drum Roll, Please.....

And the winner is....

Very beatiful project!!
I am following with Google+
Thanks for inspiration

 Mans De Fada, Please send me a private message at Sarinda[at]comcast[dot]net with your address so that I may send your Prize to you. 

Thank you again and I hope to see you here often.

The Crafter's Workshop NEWS-!!!

I am doing the HAPPY BUNNY DANCE.......

Glad to announce that I will be playing on The Crafter's Workshop First Ever Design Team.  I am truly honored to be working with such wonderful and creative talent.

Here is the link to The Crafter's Workshop site to see the design team announcement. Very exciting days ahead.

Thank you for your support and love over the years.

TCW Design Team Coordinator is Cheryl Boglioli.

TCW Design Team Members:

8 Guest Designers

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Prima National Scrapbook Day and Blog Hop

Hello Lovelies.....

Happy National Scrapbook Day-!!

I am so glad to see you here on the PRIMA Blog Hop. I have created a 6"x6" layout centered around using this quote.

"Change your thoughts and change your world" 

By- Norman Vincent Peale

I really love this quote as life can be just this simple.  

GIVEAWAY: I will be giving away 3 Packs of PRIMA "Say It In Crystals" and some lovely PRIMA Stackable Flowers. See image below. 

Just leave a comment on this blog of how you would use this prize as well as follow my blog to get a chance to win this fun prize-!!! I will use a random counter to award the prize and I will announce the winner here on my blog on Monday.

Wishing you much love and kindness in your world.
Be Well.

Here is what PRIMA has to say about the BLOG HOP.


Welcome to the NSD Prima Blog Hop! 

Prima has a fun-packed day planned with the wonderful Ambassadors, 
the talented Design Team, and our amazing Educators! 

We hope the projects inspire you to dig out your crafty supplies and 
have fun along with us. 
Prima will be giving prizes away all day long on 
ALL of their social media outlets, along with a stunning main prize 
hosted on the Prima blog, so make sure you hop around and then comment on Prima's blog here

Not only do we have TONS of inspiration, but we are offering free classes too! Want to learn new techniques? Join in on the marathon of "Live With Prima" classes filled with gorgeous projects kicking off at 7 am PT! Click here to watch!

Here is the Blog Hop List....