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KITS GALORE at ALTERED PAGES!!!

Did you know ALTERED PAGES has KITS created by our talented Design Team? Each kit includes instructions & products to create the project.  Here are just a few!!!  

Kraft Card Kit  It is never to early to start  Christmas Cards!
The Perfect Jewelry Gift 
Wallet Book 
For your Downton Abbey friends!  Tribute to Downton Abbey Folio
GO TO KITS on the AlteredPages.com website!http://www.alteredpages.com/index.htm

SCOR PAL & SCOR BUDDY on SALE!

I love both my Scor Pal and Scor Buddy for crisp clean accurate folds. If you work with paper a lot, you will love these. Depending on the size of your project, both are wonderful tools to have on hand. You are able to align papers along the raised edge for perfect scoring. The lines allow you to score accurately, perfect for cards, accordion folds, boxes and more!
Scor Pal is 12x12 
Scor Buddy 6x6
Making rosettes with 12x12  paper is so much easier with a Scor Pal!  Have a smaller project? You get a clean fold on a card with a Scor Buddy! My Scor Buddy is part of my traveling supplies!
BOTH the Scor Pal and Scor Buddy are on SALE

Altered Pages Banner Book in JUST STEAMPUNK!!!!

JUST RELEASED.... JUST STEAMPUNK Vol.4
So excited to share my Banner Book pictures on the lower half of page 94, made primarily with products from AlteredPages.com!



This cover does not appear in Just Steampunk! The Banner Book  cover is is dirigible designed after a kit from Globe Craft that I made a couple of years ago: the oval frame with black paper background, steam engine parts and ship basket cut from craft paper. Leakey Shed Gears and Sprockets. Parts painted with gold and distressed with black ink.  Background paper Graphic 45 from the All Things French MuseBox Kit, trimmed with Steampunk Washi Tape, Brown German Foil and fibers! Edges distressed with brown ink!  Background Text Paper, Glitz Paper Pretty in Pink, Large Glitz Rhinestone, Steampunk Female Stamp stamped on paper and on Mica, Leaky Shed Gear. Trimmed with lace and charm. Altered Pages Gentleman Steampunk Hat Stamp
Steampunk Male Unmounted
On the last 3 pages the background is Glitz Paper Pretty in Pink and Graphic…

ALTERED PAGES BOOK

I loved making this book!  Almost all of this book is made with items you can get at the Altered Pages Store online.  I will point out the items, and give you the links page by page.  I am going to give you the general link, so you can see all the choices you have!
First, the cover.
I started with a book from Glitz Designs.  I covered it with Vintage Text Pages,and stenciled on that with white ink.  That is the link to all the stencils Altered Pages has so you can find all the stencils I used on this book there.  I covered the center with Joss Paper.  I got the Altered Art Pack of Tags and used them throughout the book.  The Glass Tiles and  Sari Ribbon were added and of course, gauze and a flower.
Again I used stencils and Joss Paper.  I also painted the pages with Niji Pearlescent Watercolors.  The Library Cards and Pockets are super fun for books!
These pages are painted, then text paper was added.  I used the Altered Art Tags here too.  I added some flowers and gauze.
Painted, Joss Pap…

Fun with Altered Trading Cards

Hello everyone.  I want to share a couple of fun Altered Trading Cards, aka ATCs, with you today, and show off some more of the Altered Pages products with the Sin City Stamps.  The combination of the two companies gives you so much creative flexibility, and I think they are amazing together.


Supplies used:
Altered Pages collage sheets:  AP-585 Vintage Artist Trading Cards Backs;   AP-1724 Collage Backgrounds Oriental;  AP-779 Red ATC Cream card stock Wink of Stella pens:  Clear; Red Metallic rub-ons All Metals #2 Mix'd Media Inx:  Leather; Black; Patina Ranger Blending Tool Sin City Stamps Bingo rubber stamp plate Black embossing powder Tiny resin flowers (Prima) Tiny wooden birds (Recollections) Tiny heart punch (Martha Stewart)
First, I cut my ATCs to size from Cream card stock and inked the edges with Black Mix'd Media Inx and blending tool.  Then I trimmed the brown background from the AP-1724 Collage Backgrounds Oriental collage sheet slightly smaller than the ATCs, inked the e…

Sunday in Arizona

Below you will find a FUN Video technique using our fabulous product - Faber Castell Gelatos.  

BUT first - I like to keep people connected with our little spot on the map. In Arizona Hunting camels is prohibited.    It does make sense because at one time Camels were shipped to AZ for soldiers use in the desert.  There is monument between PHX & Yuma to the Camels and their caretaker "Hi Jolly"*.

I know that's fascinating and all, but truth be told.....  YOU really want to see more about ART!


Why did I tell you this?   I want to inspire you to draw, paint or collage a Camel.  Not any Camel but one that is Sophisticated or Silly or Sensuous.....share your creations on our Facebook page!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AlteredPagesArtsociates/
Here is perfect Collage to start you off!

*Jefferson Davis,  secretary of war in 1856, believed that camels would solve the U.S. Army's supply problems in the western US.  The animals could carry more than mules and would require few…

Altered Pages & Sin City Stamps!

Today I am pairing Altered Pages Collage Sheets and products with one of the  Sin City Stamps  from the Mannequin Tag 2 Plate.   Supplies: Sin City Stamps Mannequin Tag 2 Stamp Altered Pages Collage Sheet - Vintage Hats Altered Pages Collage Sheet - Really Big Hats Faber Castell Gelatos Manila Tags Vintage Text Glitz Paper Pack Laced with Grace 8x8 ON SALE Glitz Paper Pack Pretty In Pink 6x6 ON SALE Glitz Large RhinestonesON SALE Duo Gold Leafing Stickles Black & Brown Ink Stash - Ribbon, Embossing Powder Stamp Mannequin on Glitz Paper Pack Laced with Grace and  Pretty In Pink with black ink, heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Mount on thin chip board and fussy cut.  Prepare Manila Tags with a light wash of Faber Castell Gelatos, let dry.  Distress edges with brown ink. Layer the Manila Tag with Vintage Text, Image from Altered Pages Collage Sheet, Gold Leafing and the stamped Sin City Stamps Mannequin.
Add one of the Glitz Large Rhinestones and a little bling to the Sin City Stamp…

Fat Book Sticker Fun

Good Morning everyone!! Today I'm sharing with you this easy fat book page that is made with the fabulous 3D stickers and Giant Rhinestones [with sticker backs] from Glitz--which also happens to be on SALE in the store today!!! 
I started with a 4×4" piece of cardboard [standard size for a fat book] and layered on paper, ink and stamps. Then I used some of the fabulous 3D stickers. They are layered with foam and then also have a bit of sparkle on them. Something fun I discovered while working with them is that the 2nd layer is actually on a sticker backing...so when I decided to used the raised piece only of the sentiment strip I was able to just peel that off [I used my piercing too to help separate the paper from the card stock sticker] and the adhesive on the back of that layer was enough to glue down the sentiment firmly to my fat book page! The yellow roses are also done in that fashion...I simply peeled them off their backing and stuck them down!  I finished off my qui…

Shrine Art

I love to make Shrines and Charms.I also love to add anything vintage and anything that sparkles. We have some new products in shop and some on the way and I'm excited about them. We have Silks. They are beautiful paints. Silky and metallic. I painted these shrine's with Silk paints in Plumeria . 

I also added our Valentine collage images in my vintage favorites. Paper flowers, gems and our new Stickles!! So many fun colors!.They are going to rock your socks!  What will you create with our new items?

Big Love Melanie 

Got Steampunk? Tag - Sin City Stamps Paired with AP Goodness!

Today I wanted to share a tag that I made using both Sin City Stamps  and  loads of fun goodies available at Altered Pages!

This tag was so much fun to make... I just started adding layers and kept going till I was happy with the look.
I used the following Sin City Stamps:  Time Flies  "Got Steampunk" & Mini Gears from the  Steampunk Phrases set.

I also used the following goodies available at Altered Pages:
Tag Vintage Text Pages Leaky Shed Gears Cork Sheets Glitz Washi Tape Memento Ink - Black Ink Blending Tool Niji Pearlescent Watercolors Waterbrush
I also used a few brads and a bit of bronze paper from my stash.
Hope you have a wonderfully artsy day! Ink Stained Roni



Little Asian Houses

Hey folks, Melodee here with you this beautiful January Tuesday morning. I want to give a big SHOUT OUT of  congrats to Seerafeena! She was last months "Colors of the Season"challenge winner. You go girl!!!!! 

Today I want to bring you a closer look at the little Asian houses I created for this months Chinese New Year challenge. (Have you checked out the challenge yet?)

When I saw the collage sheet Mystic Asian I fell in love with it! AP's collage sheets are just so vivid and beautiful and these lovely images just said ooh lala to  me!! I really wanted to  showcase these beautiful Asian women uniquely and I was pretty sure I wanted to use canvas but was still not really sure of what I wanted to do exactly. Then while I was creating the idea of little Asian houses struck me! 







So I grabbed a couple of 4x4 canvases, some cereal boxes,(yes, cereal boxes, Anyone who knows me knows I must recycle something in my art!!) Dylusions Inks and several other little supplies and went to…

alter something sweet...

:: altiod mint tin::
Start the year off by treating yourself to a zero calorie art project!
This altered treat includes a tiny accordion booklet.  These imagines can be found HERE
materials used for this art project: altoid tin vintage paper card-stock paper (color) collage sheets alteredpages.com ribbon matte medium archival ink 
Go ahead... and treat yourself to these amazing collage images and see what delightful treat you can create.  You will find Design Team Artist, April Cole here- aprilmariecole.blogspot.com creating more art projects and inspiring you to do the same, using our products www.alteredpages.com

FABULOUS DYAN TEACHES

Dyan teaches us how to do more than just spray!  MAKE ART
See Dylusions here

We also have journals HERE

Did you know that if you purchased just the High Quality paper in a  Dylusions journal, it would cost $75.00?
Get the whole journal for MUCH LESS!

PINK PERSIMMON BLOG HOP Winners

We are so very pleased to announce the winners of great prizes from our Collaboration with Pink Persimmon Stamps....

Drumroll please...............


HELENE HUBER OF ILLINOIS
AND
TRISTAN ROBIN BLAKEMAN OF CONNECTICUT
They each receive a fantastic Pink Persimmon Stamp Set  and a Glitz Paper Pad from AlteredPages




Announcements of Winners and New Products

So Glad to report the Challenge Winners from last month
The Winner is Seerafeena!   She was voted on by the Design Team, it was a very, very close vote!

Seerafeena will receive 12 digital collages and our other participants will each get 3 collages.   

The Design Team Winner is Melanie for her gorgeous retro tree! CONGRATS Melanie!



NEW PRODUCTS COMING
We hope to "knock your socks off" with some of the new lines and products we will be adding to the website.    New TAGS and Envelopes are coming soon, along with gorgeous colors of seam bindings and twill ribbons.  



Dyan Reaveley  'Inbetweenies' Stamp set


SILKS - These are easy to use paints that create a semi-gloss glaze that is 
not too shiny; not too flat; but just right! This glaze allows silks to dry in- between coats to 
keep the glaze layers distinct and create depth; or blend the colors while the glazes are 
still wet if you prefer that effect. They are formulated for all surfaces. This jar contains one 
ounce of Silks A…