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Saying Goodbye!

AlteredPages is proud to offer artwork in the month of March using products from Walter Kunze Deco-Accessoires.   Kunze is a premier producer of Dresden trims,  also referred to as 'German Scrap'.


Check in each day to see the wonderful art created by our Team using the fabulous Dresden trims of Kunze.
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March 1, 2015 ends an era with one of our  Design Team Artists....Roni Johnson.
Talented Roni has been with us over 2 years and added so much to our Team and our customers delight.   I wanted to showcase some of Roni's work with us.


Girlfriend Please!  Book

How do I love Thee - Mica jewelry

   Creative Adornment





Love Stories mixed media

Darling Bird House Jewelry

Roni will be missed by us all.  Her life is very busy at home with a successful business she runs with her husband, along with their farm and family and always new adventures, I really don't know when she sleeps!

Roni has promised she will stop by and maybe even add a little of her…

Where did February Go????

Altered Pages would like to thank all the great artists that joined us this month with  super suggestions to help us get organized!!! Dina Wakely Lisa Fulmer Linda Chaves (Part 1 & Part 2) Karen Elaine Linda Anquoe Ingrid Vient Carolyn Addie Nancie Lively If you missed any of the artists suggestions click on their name to find out what they had to share!
Stroll though all the posts this month and see the ideas the Altered Design Team shared!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  I have a quick St. Patrick's Day Card! Using the Altered Pages Erin Go Bragh Collage Sheet
Supplies:
Altered Pages Erin Go Bragh Collage Sheet Papers from Robin's Nest Dew Drops Ribbon Scor Tape ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now for the last tips of the month on organizing your space! I have a friend, Beth, that has an awesome little bead store here in Bremerton, WA.  It is  called Echo ArtWorks, it is filled top to bottom.  It is a very small space and has an amazing amount of beads, tools, and to much more in there.  I though…

Baby gift using the Mailbox Muse kit

Hi everyone!  I recently went to a customer garage sale at my local scrapbook store and got a box stencil for a quarter!  How cool is that?  And how perfect to go with my latest Mailbox Muse kit, Baby Baby Baby.  I cut out the box from dark pink cardstock and glued the collage images at random.  When the box was glued together I added sheer ribbon bow with ribbon from Altered Pages and some lovely daisies cut from a scrap of ribbon in my bin.  I also made a matching card to go with.




Mailbox Muse Baby Baby Baby collage sheet Sheer yellow ribbon Double-sided Adhesive Tacky Glue

Do you use baby wipes for clean up when you work?  I do.  And I like to buy the big bulk package because it's more cost effective!  But I don't need the ugly label on the box.  So I took these flower stickers that I found at a dollar store and decorated the container.  Now it blends in to my color scheme and all I need to do is buy the refills.

I like to recycle cans into storage for pencils, pens, markers, rub…

leftover Gellis and notebooks full up of goodies

What do you do with your leftover Gellis?  I always have a pile of leftover prints, and keep them around for using in whatever??  Today in the art room I found an abandoned, partially finished origami wallet fold book made from a double sided Gelli print.  It needed a cover and a purpose, so it's now full of atcs created from random bits from my collage notebooks (more on those later).
The origami wallet fold book has four pockets, each containing an atc made with more Gelli leftovers, Altered Pages images, and rub-on sentiments. Now for my organization tip.

Here's the thing--we have a baseball card store.  Okay, so we sell all kinds of sports cards and memorabilia, but the point is, I have an in with the fella that runs the joint, and he keeps me supplied in allsorts of plastic pages, the kind that fit in a three-ring binder.  The nine-pocket pages are perfect for holding the bits left from cut-up collage pages (not to mention ATCs--did you know that baseball cards and ATCs are …

Linda Chaves Feature Artist - Part 2

Today on the Altered Pages Blog Linda Chaves shares some of her AMAZING ART!!! If you missed the post yesterday read Linda's bio HERE!  Sunset over the Western Ghats, India
This was done on A4 Yupo paper, using Indian ink and fluid acrylics with a lot of texture work and a little collage. The script is in Malayalam, the language of Kerala, which I am trying to learn as I spend a month there every year. This was a spectacular sunset, the light turning from bright gold to lilac and purple, forming deep shadows over the tea plantation. Writing done with a metal tipped bottle and white acrylic ink.




Wisdom
Canvas, 40 x 30 cm using acrylics, fluid acrylics, charcoal, Pitt pen and oil pastel. There is quite a lot of collage in the initial layers, which I then worked over with colour and more texture. Inspired by the many Hindu festivals I have attended in Kerala, where the elephants are the stars!


Pink Dreams A simple piece using acrylic inks, Indian inks and fluid acrylics over Yupo, A4 size. G…