Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dina Wakely AND A New Product plus a WINNER!

We are nearing the end of March and that means our fantastic partnership with Kunze Dresden will come to an end.   BUT the beauty of the products remains.  
THANKS to Kunze for allowing us to showcase the elegant Dresden Scrap that is manufactured in Germany with care and pride.

I have been dabbling with paints and markers, so I have a few items for you to see....

My Dina Wakely Class project, done with non-dominant hand.  Gesso, Acrylics and stiff brushes with black ink.

signed by Dina, my work mat!

For my book cover - Light weight canvas, gessoed then with very wet black acrylic paint, random shapes created by using my non-dominat hand to make the eye travel  from side to side.   Three rivets were inserted for the cords which will hold the signatures (a sheet of paper printed with several pages that upon folding will become a section or sections of a book) in place.   I will use both waxed cording and decorative fibers.  This was such fun!  

Creating book signatures by using more gessoed canvas and paint with similar motif.

We cut interoffice envelopes in half and folded to make book pages with pockets....

Paper lunch or sandwich bags were also painted (without gesso this time) and then glued together back to back making open pockets on each end.

A gaggle of tags were painted and some were cut down, some left large to insert into the signature pockets.   Writing on the tags and the pages with personalized notes makes for a fun touch too.  I will add collages to some of the pages as well.   

GREAT exercise in making yourself be free and allowing you to let go!  THANKS DINA!  

Now for some exciting news about our latest product
These fun, ready to go kits get you off and running on the most fun projects to come along in a while!   (the original thought came from Janette Lane as a swap item).  

We have taken it to a new level and provide you with all you need to get started.    To see and order one, click here

We will also separately offer binders to hold your pages.  Whenever you need a note card, greeting card or gift item, simply pull out a page and choose from your already prepared art.   

As a clever gift, a filled pocket page in a binder is the perfect gift for a Bridal Shower, Baby Shower or Graduation gift. The pockets are just the right size for giftcards too!    Have each guest add thier own touches to each window art by signing or even creating an altered page.

You get; 

  • 2 Pocket Pages each holding 9 creations, 
  • 10 sheets of coordinated papers by themes, 
  • washi tape, 
  • double side tape, 
  • embellishments,
  • collage images.                                                     Plus a tutorial with photos to help you start.  
I made you read all the way to the bottom for the WINNER'S name .... CONGRATS....


May your week be filled with creativity, happiness and all good things. AlteredPages is always there to help "alter your creativity".


  1. What a fabulous idea for a kit! Love the pocket pages idea. And it looks like you had a blast in Dina's class, your project pages are so colorful and fun!!! TFS

  2. Jean, I like the pages from your class with Dina♥ It takes skill to use the non-dominant hang, You rocked!!

  3. What a great time you must have had at the class - I really like the work you produced!
    The pocket pages are an excellent idea ... oh, no! Now people will use those instead of buying my handmade albums to display their work in! Love the idea of the kits - seem like a terrific gift idea.

  4. I'm glad you had so much making art with Dina. What a great way to still be creative while your hand is out of commission!

  5. Look at your creative works jean!! How wonderful that you were able to take Dina's class! Love your pieces! ")