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Day Dreaming of LOVE!

Francine here, I am really excited to join the Altered Pages Design Team.

"Day Dreaming of Love" Canvas
To create the canvas, crumble the two pieces of tissue paper and adhere them with Gel Medium, let dry.  Add lettering and images from Altered Pages Collage Sheet Really Red.  Cut red doily in half and attach to the canvas.  Embellish the doily with paper rose and specimen bottle (with a love letter inside). Attach "Call Again" image from the red collage sheet with pop dots for added dimension.  Finish the canvas with German Foil and a few more roses.

Supplies: Canvas Altered Pages Collage Sheet Really Red Tissue Papers - Plain Red Tissue  and  Images on White Tissue Gel Medium  Letters Doily Specimen Bottle Roses Pop Dots German Foil


Undersea Fantasy! with The Mermaid MailBox Muse Kit

The Mermaid Mailbox Muse Kit arrived in my mail last Saturday.  Yours should arrive sometime this week!!!  I couldn't wait to play with the kit, along with some of the new Tsukineko Inks.  
This month the Design Team at Altered Pages has had a great time partnering with Unruly PaperArts.  I have combined several of my favorites to create the last Tiara post: my Mermaid Mailbox Muse Kit, Leaky Shed andImagine Crafts~Tsukineko Inks!
Supplies:
From The Mermaid Mailbox Muse Kit
Mermaid Stamp
Undersea Fantasy Stamp
Netting
Shells
Shell Diecut
Seastar Diecut
Dew Drops
Glitter Glitz - Tropical Rain
Other Supplies Nori Paste Leaky Shed Crown Embossing Powder Cardstock - White, Dark Blue, Bright Blue Heat Gun
The background panel was create with the Tsukineko Radiant Neon Electric Blue & Radiant Neon Electric Green applied with Ink Blushers.


Imagine Crafts~Tsukineko Inks:
Radiant Neon Electric Blue
Radiant Neon Electric Green
Radiant Neon Electric Yellow
Radiant Neon Electric Orange
Delicata Golden Glitz
Meme…

Feature Artist Becky Voth!!!

Altered Pages is delighted to share the art of 
BECKY VOTH!

I am so pleased to have Becky as our Feature Artist.   She has always been very creative, it runs in the family with her Sister and Mom!   I saw her grow to become a fabulous canvas artist through her diligent practice and taking many classes.  I knew she would move on and that made me a bit sad, but her talents have to be shared and grow even more!   She remains a friend and I will always support her artful endeavors!   Proud to have made the connection, Becky!   We still have her kits on our website and they continue to sell to people who like Becky's creative process. ~ Jean

Hello All!
I am super excited to be a Feature Artist on Altered Pages today! Some of you may remember me as a Design Team member here on Altered Pages, but this past January, I decided to take my mixed media art to the next level with commission work, shows & teaching.
In the past year & a half, we moved from Denver, CO to a wonderful small town…

The Miracle of Springtime Mail Art

Hello everyone!  Barbara here with my second regular post for April.  This month, the Altered Pages Team are cross promoting with the Unruly Paper Arts Blogozine. We are following along with their April issue's theme of Mail Art and Moos, and cross promoting with Leaky Shed to showcase their tiaras and teacups chipboard products.  
Unruly Paper Arts
For my second post this month, I wanted to include all of the above ideas in one piece of mail art.  So, I made another post card that is quite dimensional, but it can be put in an envelope to be mailed to its rightful recipient.  

Supplies used:

Altered Pages:  AP 2125 - Little Spring Birdies collage sheet; Tags Domestic Postcards
Art Anthology acrylics:  Baby Blue Eyes; Mint Julep; June Bug
Leaky Shed chipboard:  Tiaras and Teacups; Teacup
USArtQuest duo adhesive
Gold leafing
White Gesso
Fabric flowers
Rubber stamp:  Inkadinkado 60-00463 - flourish corner; Memory Box Miracles of Springtime
Sizzix die:  Bird Branch (Tim Holtz)
Versamark ink, Mi…

Have you tried NORI PASTE ?

Hi, Jean here on a blogging Sunday.   Yesterday was very unusual in AZ, it was a bit cloudy, sprinkled and stayed below 80 degrees!    HEAVENLY.

ON to my Blog project.   I trust Karen Elaine from Yasutomo (Japan) and when she recommended Nori Paste, I said, that's good enough for me!   Karen is the artist behind Splash Inks, one of the BEST inks you can use for everything!


I tested Nori Paste on my Final project with our Unruly PaperArts blog partner.   The theme as you know by now, is Teacups and Tiaras.

I had a stash of small Chinese Take-out boxes from the Dollar Store and decided to use them for a Tea Bag Gift box.


I first took the box apart so I could cover the white inside surface with some decor tissue I also had in my stash.   This way the inside is colored and lovely with my theme on the outside surface.

I applied the tissue to the opened box with Nori Paste and it was a dream! Nori Paste is totally nontoxic, even safe for kids.   It washes right off your hands or work surfac…

Altered Pages with Attitude!

Today I needed a gift bag and didn't have one big enough for my gift, with no time to run to the store!!!  What does a crafty person do.... GET BUSY and make a gift bag!!

Supplies:
Recycle a brown paper bag with handles
Altered Pages Collage Sheet Little Spring Birdies
Craft Attitude™ printable film
12 x 12 card stock cut to size (POW Glitter paper)
Spray adhesive
Double Sided Tape
Lace
Ribbon
Glue

I had a few Altered Pages collage sheets that I had printed with my injet printer on Craft Attitude™ printable film.  The person this bag is for loves birds, I had a full sheet of Altered Pages Collage Sheet Little Spring Birdies waiting to be used. 
To make the bag, fussy cut each of the Craft Attitude printable film birds.  When cutting they became separated from the backing.  I held the film images with the backing as I cut to give the film more substance during  cutting.  Cut the 12 x 12 card stock to fit the bag.  The brown paper bag front and back are covered with cardstock.  Adhere…

New Faces at Altered Pages!

Help me give a big welcome to our newest faces at Altered Pages, Francine Perri and Deb McCormick! WELCOME LADIES!
FRANCINE PERRI

I am a self-taught Mixed-Media Artist, I design and make jewelry and I make Mixed-Media Collages which I find very fun to do. I also love to decoupage! I got married in June so I guess I am still considered a newlywed, we each have a son, both are in college, and we have a Poodle and a Chocolate Lab and we reside on Long Island, NY.


I have been published several times in Altered Arts Magazine as well as other magazines and a coffee-table book where I decorated a bra for a silent auction where the proceeds all went to breast cancer.

My blog is www.Artiswithinme.blogspot.com








DEB McCORMICK

Hi! I am Deb McCormick, I am in love with art of all kinds. I live with the President of my fan club, my husband of 37 years. If he has his phone, he is sharing my latest Mandalas or my latest Zentangles. I have three grown sons who have taught me the joy of unconditional …

Box for tea bags and trinkets

It’s Friday!!Hurrah!Robin here and I’m happy to be back with another project here on the Altered Pages blog.We are continuing our month-long partnership with Unruly PaperArts and Leaky Shed Studio products.I have an origami project to share with you today.I recently purchased a disk from HSN during Craft Month (a.k.a. March) and it has a wide variety of projects on it.I love this little triangle box.In keeping with the theme this month, it’s the perfect size to hold a tea bag and a little treat.
Sometimes origami can be a little complicated for me, but I was able to get this one right the first try and it only took a few minutes.You need one sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper.It can be single or double sided.I chose a two-sided pattern because I liked the thought of having a pretty inside to the box.You don’t want card stock for the box part of this project because it will make the folds too bulky.I am using Graphic 45 French Country paper. Cut the paper to a 9x9 square.The remaining 3” …