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Faux Ceramic Tiles with EcoArtBoard and Crystal Lacquer

Happy Friday everyone, Leslie-Rahye bringing you a fun project that would be super as a hostess gift or a seasonal decoration for your message center or refrigerator! I'm a magnet junkie at my house...constantly we are crafting one magnet or another and my favorite are the ones that I've crafted on ceramic tiles. The problem with the ceramic tiles however is they are HEAVY and even with the super strong magnets can slide on your surfaces! That's where the EcoArtBoard is AWESOME. It has the thickness of a ceramic tile but none of the weight! Check out my procedure for creating these fabulous faux ceramic tile magnets!
The Process
For this project you will need:
Wicked Witches AP-458
EcoArtBoard
Paris Trunk Ink Black
Sakura Hobby Crafts 3D Crystal Lacquer
Beacon Adhesives
Strong Magnets (mine were from Staples)

I began by printing my Collage Page using the Photo Printing tools that allows you to print your "image" (in this case the whole collage page) as a 5×7" pho…

Using Gelli Prints for Cards & one more technique

Hi everyone!! Becky here today to share a few Christmas (YES! I said "Christmas!" It's NEVER too early!!) cards I created using some papers made from my Gelli Prints. If you haven't gotten your Gelli yet, you can find it HERE! They are so much fun to play with - REALLY! I took it on a girls trip this weekend & I spent HOURS making papers on cardstock & old book pages! Once my girlfriends tried it, they were hooked too! It's totally addicting!!
Anyway, on to the art! Here is one Gelli print that I trimmed to prepare it for the following card: I used a white card that was aged first with Paris Ink in Walnut using an Ink Sweeper; then I inked the edges of my Gelli print with more Walnut; stamped a Christmas text block on it & then added these adorable Victorian kids from a Christmas CD I've had forever, but AlteredPages has so many more FANTASTIC Christmas images that you could use - browse them HERE!  For these two, I again used a Gelli print for t…

Thanks to my Mentor Cindy Kovack

Jean here with an original design This project is perfect for decorating or giving.   We will have all the details on our website as a Kit.   Simple assemblage using altered pages.

We will provide the chipboard shapes, text pages, collages, inkpad and ephemera, glue, foam brush, instructions and more.   Each Kit will be uniquely one of a kind.   This is an example of  designs which will be available.  Save your mismatched jewelry pieces and incorporate them.  Scrumptious buttons you have been waiting to use will find a home on this piece. We will offer Holiday Ornament shapes and others for your imagination to take flight. 

Feeling a Little Witchy?

Aimee here, with a cute little witchy card for you!
I love this sheet of witches, and this one is so stinking cute! Fall is my favorite time of year,  and Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday.  I love dressing up, candy, fall leaves, being scared, corn mazes... ah, just all of it.
So, here's a quick little witch card for you. Grey folded card, with a little Black Soot Distress Ink on the edges. Blue corrugated card stock with the same ink swiped over the surface. Black Tulle wrapped around the card front and knotted at the top.
Print the witch and trim her out.  Use an Edge Distresser and rough up the edges. Add her to the card front. Add some black Stickles to her hat.
Add a couple of fabric flowers, and you're done!

And, here's a piggy. This little cutie is part of my family. His name is Papa Bear, and he's about a year old. He's such a fun little guy!



Lovely Lady Tag

I've got a tag here for you today.  It uses the emboss resist technique for the background.  Stamp and clear emboss an image, then sponge or spray inks over it.  The embossing resists the ink.  This is one of my favorite techniques that I use all the time.
I used a lovely lady from AP1855 Beauty in Pink for my focal image and a word from AP1430 mini words to embellish.  A shimmery ribbon tied at the top completes the look.

"Mirror...Mirror" Do You See an Altered Art Journal Page???

Welcome to Altered Pages and I hope you are enjoying your Sunday! Susan here bringing you another page in my Art Journal created using Altered Pages Digital Collage Sheets, Glitz paper and some German Scrap detailing.
I have to admit I have had quite a creatively exhausting day which involved dodging torrential storms from Tropical Storm Isaac {which is still passing through}. The weather had my creative muse in a tizzy and I have begun four separate altered projects - three of which are using embossed metal {my orginal planned technique for today}. It seems my muse had another plan today and this art journal page is the one of the four projects to come to full fruition today...and I love it! 

The great thing about "ALTERED ART" is that anything goes - AND - absolutely everything can be used for creating. To begin, I pick a few images to play with, get out some supplies and set out working very organically [meaning I just see where things lead]. I collaged the background an…

A Fluttering Bouquet of Whimsy

Happy Sunday to you all.   Jean here with a truly whimsical yet lovely  project for you
OH MY GOSH This has to be one of the most beautiful bouquets ever!
 YOU can make it.  I will be making one for Halloween  My Halloween bouquet will use AP collage 1787 Vintage Butterfly Graphicsand horrid dyed cheesecloth in place of the ribbon.    There may be a few bats flying thru the butterflies too!


This would be lovely for formals, prom and of course, a wedding.   Thinking out of the box, what about a party centerpiece in a basket or vase?
Alteredpages.com has fabulous Butterfly collages to fancy cut and then bind together. Find Collages, Glitter Tubes, Crystal Lacquer, Maya Mists, Washi tapes and Mixers at www.alteredpages.com

You will need: AP collages of your choice 1065, 1066 or 1787.   (4 or 5) depending on how full you want the bouquet) Crystal Lacquer* or gel medium in glossy or matte Maya Road Iridescent Mist(optional) Paris Trunk Ink pads Spool of medium weight Florist wire (approximately 50 …

Do you love deals, WE DO!

When you purchase any one of the three Glitz stamp sets (what beauties!) we will throw a FREE Paris Trunk Ink Pad at you so you can dive right in!    Yep, any set and you get an ink pad, buy three - get three ink pads!  (5.75 value)


 Above set is from the Love Games Collection

Can't beat that with a stick, right?  They have  from 9 to 13 pieces in each set.    You will love the deeply molded detail.    Go here to see them... www.alteredpages.com in the rubber stamp category.

Order NOW before we run out!

a few of my favorite things

We all have our favorite things, right?  Here are just a few of the supplies
I find myself reaching for frequently, some of my very favorite things you'll
find at Altered Pages:

Transit Tokens Gotta have 'em.  They're real, not reprodutions, a nice weight, have some
great texture, and a wonderful patina.  Perfect for any travel themed project,
and good grief, only $1.00 a package!


Ephemera Pack
Lots of variety in styles, size, colors, etc-- I've used up several packs of these,
as they are perfect for making the mini tag books I enjoy creating.  Well, if you're
going to use tags, you know they need embellishing, and my favorites for making
that happen are
Lightbulb Safety Pins
While it may not look like much by itself, it is PERFECT for adding embellishment
to a single tag, or for connecting several tags together.  Add beads, ribbon, lace,
bits of sequins waste, or even tiny shells, like in the Summer By the Sea book.

Finally , I'll share with you one of my fa…

Saving the world one Gnome at a time!!!

Hi all Kelli here today with a cute litte piece of jewelry!  Now what does that have to do with saving the world..... Let me tell you friends, we are using a water bottle for this bracelet.  Yep that's right a water bottle!!!  Now unfortunately I only have pictures of the finished product because I wasn't quite sure how this was going to turn out!  I know I know I should take photos anyway but I am sorry!!!

What you need to make this bracelet is a water bottle, the thicker the better, I used a VOSS water bottle but use what you have, a collage sheet from AlteredPages.com, I used the Gnomes and Trolls , sheet AP 2029, I love the Gnomes!!!, some old book pages,  some mod podge, a button, some cord, a big paper clip, and some patience. 

Unfortunately I don't have pictures of the process but will have a tutorial on my blog for it on Saturday!  Please come check it out!!!





Travel Time Card

Hi everyone ! Eunice here from The Little Things ! I created a quick little card or journal to either keep or give as a card for a reminder of some travels or you can use any theme you want !  I made this using a vintage tiny folder , but you can create one from card stock also in any color you want !! I  first stamped my little folder with stamps ( any theme you choose ) !

The photo above has one of my favorite stamps from AP , can be found here ! You can create any word you want with this set ! The bird is here !  I took a manila tag and glued an image on it , again , you can use any image that will go with your theme !  
I used one of my vintage maps and cut out the shape of my tag , then cut a slit so it will reveal your hidden image underneath ! You can "roll" the triangles a bit and distress with inks to age and distress if you like ! The above photo is using collage sheets with travel theme, I also attached a little tag with adorable suitcase's and used a brad for o…

FANTASTIC WORK DESERVES RECOGNITION! (and some gifts!)

Have I told you lately how fantastic our  AP Design Team really is? You've been seeing how fantastic, but sometimes  it just needs to be said out loud!
AlteredPages Design Team is represented from all over the US, Canada and England.   
Make sure to check out their Bios and their artwork on the website. AND please make sure to share their work with your friends too!











These are but a few of some creations.   I would say they know how to alter a page!
We will have an exciting Challenge for you all, but our Design Team gets to do it first!   Stay tuned for a truly fun project that we hope helps you find your muse. Their works will be displayed for everyone to vote on and the winning Design Team member project will receive.....(they did not know this!) a $25.00 Gift card to Bath and Body Works! They deserve some pampering! 
THEN YOU get to do the Challenge and the Design Team will choose a winner from your submissions!    What will your prize be?