Monday, October 20, 2014

EEK!

Welcome  to another day in the
Altered Pages and Art Anthology cross promo month.


The Altered Pages Design Team is also taking part in the
Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog hop. 
I hope you have been able to take a look at all the fun we have been having.
 
Today is Day 20 of the 31 Days of Halloween!


 

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Halloween of 1950's collage (AP-1347) - Skull
Halloween Memories (AP-1010) Collags Sheet - EEK
Art Anthology-clear disc
Adhesive
Gelatos
White Pen
Black ink pen
Stamps: banner, dots, domino's
Embellishments: dimensional items, buttons and flowers


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ghostly Goings-on!

Howdy from Sunny Arizona!
 
Celebrating our Partners for October




You will want to read to the bottom 
for a nice surprise!

I played with Art Anthology Dimensional Crystals this week.   I do like them because of the texture and glimmer they give to art.  This piece allowed me to have fun experimenting.
 
I actually added quite a few elements as I played. First I took a canvas board ( we carry various sizes at very affordable prices)  and brushed it with the Sunbeam color.   I love the purity and brilliance of the colors. You can see some of the great texture but sadly the sparkle doesn't show up too good.  Make sure to visit the store to see all the fabulous colors and styles of Art Anthology textural paints we have.

DAY 19 of the 31 Days of Halloween
 

Next I used washi tapes to color block the corner.
 
I added a diecut scrap (which I think are often as interesting as the die cut!) with 1/8 inch Double side tape
 
I have had this young lady, with the frightening hair, stamp for years and always thought of using her but the time never seemed right until NOW.  I used a Micron pen and wrote the word EEK on her shirt.  

I then used a stamp from a Halloween set of stamps for the starry sky and the arrow.   As you can tell I rarely do 'reality' art, I like to just let it happen in happy ways.  

But what was she afraid of to cause the EEK?   I printed a transparency of Children (AP 659), cut them apart & placed them hovering ghostly around her.   


 

I would say EEK if this was happening around me!  I enjoy the simplicity of this piece.  Hope you enjoy this little canvas. 

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Something Creepy For You Halloween Card

Hello everyone, and welcome to Day 18.  Barbara here with an extra posting for Altered Pages, who is also one of the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop sponsors.  Our Design Team is participating in this month-long hop, so if you would like to hop along, the blog roll is on the side bar!  Smeared and Smudged has a lot of prizes in their daily scavenger hunt, and a Grand Prize worth over $300.

To see all of the rules and regulations for 31 Days of Halloween 2014, please visit THIS POST.


To see Smeared & Smudged - Scavenger Hunt winners from previous days, please visit THIS PAGE

Welcome to Day 18 of the 31 Days of Halloween
Be sure to check back each day and see what our design team creates with our partner products from Art Anthology!  Also, be sure to post a comment right here  each day on the blog for a chance to win a prize package from ArtAnthology and AlteredPages.com.
 

Well, I seem to be on a roll making Halloween cards.  I just love them.  I had this cool stamp from the Altered Pages Mailbox Muse and have been dying to use it. 


Trim graveyard black card stock to 10" x 6-1/2", fold in half to make 5" x 6-1/2" card.

Trim purple damask print paper (Botanical Odyssey) paper just slightly smaller than the card.  Paint edge of paper with a thick line of AA Imperial (purple) paint.  This paint dries dimensional, so it looks like you heat embossed the edge with embossing powder.  
Die cut the largest accent tag from the yellow polka dot paper (Check-In paper) and highlight the embossed areas and around the perimeter by leaving the paper inside the die and inking with Milled Lavender distress ink through the die.  
Stamp stack of skulls image onto the accent tag with Gothic Purple StazOn.  I used a stamp positioner to ensure accuracy.

Make a mini rosette from purple multi-stripe paper (Botanical Odyssey) and ink edges with Milled Lavender ink.  Adhere Raven rhinestone to center.

Paint a chip tag with white gesso.  When dry, ink "Something Creepy for You" stamp with Versamark ink and black embossing powder.
Paint with Art Anthology Imperial dimensional acrylic paint.
Add a 4" ball chain through tag, and wrap around a foam dot placed where your rosette will be adhered.
Attach rosette to pop dot, and color giant rhinestone with a purple alcohol marker.
Lastly, I added black bling to the artisan tag, as shown in the finished photo.

Supplies:

Altered Pages:  Graveyard Black card stockKaisercraft Botanical Odyssey paper pad; Kaisercraft Check-In paper pad; Muse Gothic rubber stamps; Glitz Raven Giant Rhinestones; Bazzill Chip Tags; white gessoBlack StazOn ink pad; Black Bling
IMAGINATION Crafts/Tsukineko: Gothic Purple StazOn midi ink pad; 
Other:  lavender distress ink, dies, clear stamp

So glad you stopped by today, and remember to leave a comment for a chance at the awesome prize from Altered Pages and Art Anthology at the end of the month.  

Barbara



Friday, October 17, 2014

Book of Spells



Welcome everyone to another installment in the 
Altered Pages and Art Anthology cross promo month. 
The Altered Pages Design Team is also taking part in the 
Smeared and Smudged
31 Days of Halloween blog hop.  
I hope you have been able to take a look at all the 
fun we have been having. 


Be careful...I might need to use my 
Book of Spells on you....


I started my project with a vintage law book and 
a few goodies from my Halloween decor supply. 
I have a number of them laid out here as
I was not quite sure which I would be using.


I began by laying down a very thick layer of hot glue in a messy pattern onto the book. 
I then embedded the plastic skull figure. 



Next, I used the hot glue to make a spider web and adhered the spider with more hot glue. 



The next step was to coat the entire book with gesso. 
I will be painting the whole book out and the paint would not adhere to the hot glue, 
so gesso is a must here. 



Next, came a coat of black matte finish craft paint. 
And, then some luscious Art Anthology to add some highlights.  

   


While the paint layers were drying I stamped some spooky images, cut out a ghoulish collage image and took to the printer to create the "title" for the spine of the book. 

   

You can see above that I used a couple brown and rust colored ink pads to "age" 
the paper for the title for the spine.  I then added a coat of amber colored 
craft medium to all pieces to age them and to add a bit of weight. 

Next, I added the collage and stamped images to the front cover.


And, the title to the spine. 


You can see the Imperial Art Anthology on the spider and the Vegas Gold on the texture created with the hot glue.  I dry brushed that on and in same areas (the web) just used my finger to apply the paint. 
   


I hope you enjoyed my Book of Spells!  Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure to comment on the blog to be entered in the drawing for fun prizes sponsored by Altered Pages and Art Anthology!

Supplies used;
Art Anthology Dimensional Paint - in Imperial (spider) and Vegas Gold (highlight texture and spider web)
Glue gun and lots of glue
Black matte finish craft paint
Black ink 
Brown ink  
Plastic skull and spider


Thursday, October 16, 2014

CREEPY BONES!!!

The Altered Pages Design Team has been treating us with a month full of SPOOKY projects! Be sure to check back each day and see what they create with our partner ArtAnthology's products!  Comment each day on the blog for a chance to win a prize package from ArtAnthology and AlteredPages.com


Altered Pages is also one of the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop sponsors. Our Design Team is participating in the hop... if you would like to hop along the blog roll is on the side bar!

Welcome to Day 16 of the 31 Days of Halloween

Tin was first painted with alcohol inks.  A thin coat of paste was applied to the top, when dry the top was painted with ArtAnthology Terra Cotta Dimensional Acrylic Ink. The outside was embellished simply with a keyhole.


Inside is gruesome!!!!  JUST BONES! The background is Altered Pages Collage Sheet Macabre Page, layered on top is a stamped skeleton, Skulls, gauze, chess piece and gargoyle!  


 Inside on the right is an image from Altered Pages Collage Sheet Creepy Anatomy





Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Are you a Good Witch or a Bad Witch? Hat

The Altered Pages Design Team has been treating us with a month full of SPOOKY projects! Be sure to check back each day and see what they create with our partner ArtAnthology's products!  Comment each day on the blog for a chance to win a prize package from ArtAnthology and AlteredPages.com


Altered Pages is also one of the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop sponsors. Our Design Team is participating in the hop... if you would like to hop along the blog roll is on the side bar!

Welcome to Day 15 of the 31 Days of Halloween


The question of the day is are you a good witch or a bad witch?
This witch in training wants to know....


She is perched on a hat fit for a stylish witch that likes a bit of bling while she's out on the town.  The base of this hat is actually a knitting cone, a cardboard circle and a bit of wire (to help with shaping) covered with a layer of unbleached muslin which was glued in place with Aleene's Tacky Glue.  The entire hat was then covered with a layer of black acrylic paint and Art Anthology's Imperial (purple glitter) Sorbet.


The little witch from the collage sheet - Frightful Images - poses the question as she stands among a couple  "Spooky" tombstones (Sin City Stamps) which have been covered with a layer of Trolley Grey AA Paint.

So, what is it.....
Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

Art Anthology Sorbet Dimensional Paint - Imperial, Trolley Grey

Altered Pages Supplies: Frightful Images Collage Sheet, Aleene's Tacky Glue, Brown Ink, Ink Blending Tool

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Quote The Raven....Nevermore.

The Altered Pages Design Team has been treating us with a month full of SPOOKY projects! Be sure to check back each day and see what they create with our partner ArtAnthology's products!  Comment each day on the blog for a chance to win a prize package from ArtAnthology and AlteredPages.com


Altered Pages is also one of the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop sponsors. Our Design Team is participating in the hop... if you would like to hop along the blog roll is on the side bar!

Welcome to Day 7 of the 31 Days of Halloween


I'm sure that this is one of the most used quotes for Halloween projects but why mess with perfection?  I thought I'd put a bit of a spin on Mr Poe...both figuratively and literally!  I started off with the spiral stencil and black PanPastel which I sprayed with hair spray to set it.  I then painted Trolley Grey Sorbet Dimensional paint over the entire image.    It toned down the white and added a beautiful sparkle (which unfortunately can't be seen in this photo).  

I then did a little surgery on Poe - grafting half of a skull onto his image.  The "skull" Poe was also painted with a layer of the Trolley Grey.  The regular side of Poe was left as is.


The card base is a panel of grey cardstock layered with a piece of cardstock painted with Imperial (purple) Sorbet Dimensional paint.  I also added the stamped Poe quote and a Mulberry Raven to top it off.


I hope you've enjoyed my twist on this very famous tale...
Ink Stained Roni

Art Anthology Supplies: Sorbet Dimensional Paint - Imperial, Trolley Grey; Stencil