Skip to main content

Altered Fairy Frame

Welcome! As always, there are fun things happening with Altered Pages.  We are very excited to be partnering with Sin City Stamps for the month of August. The first round of posts are going to be all things fairies. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. 

Today, I am using a beautiful wing stamp from the Sin City Anime Fairies 2 Art Rubber Stamps collection to create an altered fairy frame.  This is actually going to be a little decor item for my daughters bedroom.  It is whimsical and fun, not to mention pink and black...her favorite.

I began with a simple inexpensive metal frame.  I then added iridescent modeling paste  for a bit of dimension and texture. I added a rhinestone trim to the wet modeling paste and let that work as my adhesive. The black blingy trim is actually part of the most recent Mailbox Muse Hollywood Glam & Horror kit. The beautiful paper that I use here was also part of that same kit.  I could not resist that luxe foil paper.  
My fairy wings were stamped on black cardstock using my Versa mark ink followed by black embossing powder.  I then fussy cut the wings and layered them with an additional flower cut out from the foil paper.  To get dimension I used mounting squares for each layer rather than flat adhesive or tape. 


I then added this to my frame and began more detail work on the outside.  I layered charms and crystals.  My opinion here is more is more.  I stopped where I did, honestly, because I had to get to sleep.  HA!  I just might add some more.  I will let my daughter decide what else she wants, if anything.  I hope you enjoyed my altered fairy frame.  

I know there will be some awesome creations on the blog this month.  So, don't miss a single day and check back to see what the Altered Pages gang is up to while we partner with Sin City Stamps!!! 

Thanks and have a great Friday!


  1. Adorable frame!!! Great job!!!

  2. Ooh, I love all the bling on this beautiful frame!

  3. I love the wings and the gorgeous frame♥


  5. What a fun accent piece for your daughter! The combination of colors and embellishments are perfect together :)

  6. Such a lovely transformation of this frame Steph. I love the color combo of this piece and the wonderful details on your frame!

  7. Fabulously girly and wonderful! Love the dimension and the stamped wings are awesome!

  8. Wonderful Fairy Frame... I know your daughter will love it!!!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

 Handy Tip for Artists, Recyclers and Neat Freaks! I have a follow-up to the Citra-Sol method for creating fabulous background pages and collages.   I bought a big bag of navel oranges and realized I had the ingredients to make my own solvent!   Simply take a clean glass jar, peel the rind from the oranges and place all the rind/peels, without the pulp (tangerines, oranges, navels) into the jar.   Pour enough vinegar over the peels to cover them.    Allow the jar to sit for a week or two and VOILA!     You have made your own solvent for literally pennies.    You will notice the liquid getting a bit thicker than the plain vinegar and it does not smell bad!!! I now have a  HUGE jar on the window sill!       Be careful and only use this after testing on a safe spot.

DINA WAKLEY Featured Artist

We are SO Proud to present Dina Wakley with her ART and February Tip   (oops, she says she is totally disorganized, so there is HOPE for all of us!) Dina Wakley is a mixed-media artist and teacher. She loves everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it. Dina is passionate about teaching art. She teaches both in-person and online workshops.  She is a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum, where she gives tours to school groups and gets kids excited about art. As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dina designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more. Look for the Dina Wakley Media Line by Ranger at a store near you.  Dina's books Art Journal Freedom and Art Journal Courage are available now. Also look for three new North Light DVDs starring Dina, available this month: "Art Journal Mark Making and Throwing Ink," Art Journal Color Courage," and &q

Rolling with my Gel Press

I love experimenting with different ways to create texture and interest on my Gel Press and for many years now I have turned to fun foam to help do this when monoprinting.  I love to team the fun foam with my dies to create my own stamps and texture plates.  I used this techniques for my prints in January that I shared here on the blog. There are lots of dies that have detail, meaning lots of scrap pieces which you can randomly stick onto cardboard giving you a stamp as well as using the actually die cut shape as a stamp.  Another idea is using them attached to a toilet roll to create a brayer like roller was shared at my local scrapbook store and on a video by Birgit Koopsen last year.  I love playing with this method. The toilet roll is slipped over a paint roller handle. Here you can see some of my texture creations that I have on hand for my play today. One texture I love is created using a piece of burlap ribbon, which I have stuck onto a toilet roll. My first layer ab