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Announcing our October Product Partner AND our Pink Project.

In October we are delighted to be Partnering with ROYAL LANGNICKEL.


And we will be doing some special ROYAL PINK things for October.  Read on.....


Royal & Langnickel is a pioneer and recognized leader in developing & manufacturing superior grade art and beauty brushes with over 60 years of brush-making experience.  A wide selection of art materials, art activities and accessories is available from Royal and AlteredPages.




As a family-owned and operated company, Royal's reputation has been built on integrity, quality and innovation. Royal products are carefully conceived and designed to meet and exceed the needs of the market. 

Water Brush Sets great for beginners Over the years Royalhasproudly been awarded several utility and design patents for our products. Royal has developed some of the best quality synthetic filament brushes with performance and durability in mind. Royal's natural hair brushes have unsurpassed quality and the blends of natural bristle and synthetic fila…

Crepe Paper flower boxes

Hi Everyone,

Jess here and I have a confession to make.  I am the crazy lady that buys the half used rolls of crepe paper you donate to the thrift store.  Yes, I have crepe paper in many, many shades just waiting to be made into something wonderful.  Today I am going to share one way to make flowers using that leftover crepe paper.


Start by using your circle punch to cut out as many circles as you can.  Layer your crepe paper before you punch.  Trying to cut a single layer of crepe paper will leave you with tattered paper and make for lots of grumbling under your breath.  Also, don't worry if the circles aren't perfect you are going to be squishing them so some tattering won't be noticeable.


Once you have your circle cut you will want to grab your hot glue glue and place a tiny dot of glue in the center of one circle.  Place a second circle on top of the glue to make a tiny sandwich.  Keep layering your circles like this until you have at least 7-8 layers.



Grab the top circle…

Evil Eye Piñata

Evil Eye Pinata 

This is my Evil Eye Piñata. I am enamored with AlteredPages products. I also have always been inspired by the wonderful creative artists that make up AlteredPages and their Design Team. I never would have dreamed that I would become part of this great group. Let’s get started…






Supplies
Oatmeal box (round cardboard )
Paper Mache Cones
Aleene’s Tacky Glue (on hand)
hot glue and gun (on Hand)
Mod Podge
Assorted Cardstock
Splash Inks
Gelatos
gesso
Bazzill Papers
acrylic paints
Sharpie markers
The Eyes have It Collage sheet
Pan Pastels
Silk Sari Ribbons
Dyeable  Seam Binding
Alcohol  for blending Sharpie ink on Seam binding.
Yarn for hanging


Here is my video offering:



Thank you so much and please look for my post next month.  Debi Tullier




Make Mine Chocolate Gift Box

Hi all!  As you probably know by now, our theme this month is "It's A Wrap", which is all about packaging and the way your gift is presented.  As I said before, the packaging can be just as beautiful as the gift itself.  But I think that a gift package can either excite or bore the recipient.  I vote for exciting the recipient and making them want to open their gift.



So here is my finished gift package.  I wonder what I will put in it ...  could it be CHOCOLATE?


Once again, I found this round, cardboard type of salt container in my stash.  Yes, I am a hoarder of all things possibly crafty!   What was especially nice about this particular salt container was that the top popped off quite easily, making it perfect for turning into a gift package.  Just look around and see what you can use in a similar fashion.

I measured the height and circumference of my can, and cut a piece of the adhesive corrugated paper to size. 

Next, I used a spatula to spread the Art Anthology Sorbet Pa…

New Season - New Products

Howdy Folks!
They say it's Fall in Arizona, considering it was 104 yesterday it is a vary warm Fall.


It's Jean here today to share some of our newest products and ideas.







Books for embellishing




Embellishments for Fun



Papers to jump start your ideas


I love to be inspired by the work and ideas of other artists.   It creates a jumping off point that you may not have considered. If you saw it somewhere, you can still make it your own with your touch!  Of course never duplicate!



Fantastic Watercolor Pencil sets 



WatercolorPaint on Fabric too
Well, that's a wrap!   Please join us daily for grand projects from our Team.

October will be a month for learning about watercolor, paints, giveaways and more!


See you back here! 













TRIMS for WRAPS

Hope you have enjoyed all the ideas our design team has been sharing this month for our theme "It's a WRAP".  We still have a few more days to go!

Trims can be used to wrap around a gift box, tie on the handle of a gift bag, attach tags and more!!!

Sometimes all a package needs is trims and ribbons to dress it up... See these trims & ribbons and more at AlteredPages.com


 Floral

Flat Jute Silk ribbon 1/4 inch wide Ivory, Champagne and Pink Cotton Ribbons Musical Notes, Bees, Crowns and Fleur de Lis
Hand Dyed Ribbons
Shear Ribbon


Lavender Daisy Ribbon
Baker's Twine Great color combinations! Festive Trims Red or Green And That's a WRAP!

Bright and shiny gift box

Hello friends!  My project for you today is a hand-decorated gift box for that special friend who appreciates a personal touch!


Would you believe this shiny jewel-tone box started out as brown Kraft chipboard?  Here's how it made the transformation.

Check out How to Decorate a Brown Cardboard Box by Robin Horasanian on Snapguide.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what other projects the Altered Pages Design Team has to share.  We hope to inspire you to create your own Wrap It Up projects.  When you do, please share them with us on the AlteredPages Artsociates Facebook page!



Supplies:
Gesso
Art Anthology Dimensional Paint – Shamrock, Imperial, Coral
Crystal Lacquer Mica Mixers
Bazzill Paper Flowers
Chipboard Gears
Texture Spray
Time Travel 12 inch stencil
Tacky Glue
Bazzill Mini Borders
 White Cord