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Happy Halloween!

Finally, the day of ghouls and goblins, pumpkins, witches, ghosts, skulls and black cats!!! The night all the little trick or treaters will come knocking on the door... Today we are sharing some of the SPOOK-TACULAR Halloween themed projects our design team created this month.  We hope you enjoy them!

Jessica Madaglia - He's Got Your Number Robin Horasanian - Ravens Take Flight Tisha - Trick or Treat Barbara Rankin - Hall-O-Ween ATCs Betsy Skagen - Tag I'm It Danie May - Tag-A-Long With Me Jean Moore - Spooky Eye and Stephanie Siatta Spooky Bottle
 Lyneen Jesse  - Miss Witchy POO
Lyneen Jesse - Frightful Halloween



THANKS to our wonderful product partner this month!!


Steampunk Tag Art

Hi everyone!  Robin here with tag art for you today.  What do you suppose it says about me that I like Steampunk, but I always make it pink? 


My set of pastels from Royal Langnickel has both pencils and sticks and also has a blending stump and kneaded eraser.  To really showcase these pastels, I chose to use the Steampunked Machines collage sheet.  The black and white images are perfect for coloring.  When you are using pastels, remember to seal your work so that the color doesn't smear or rub off completely.  You can buy professional fixatives or use hair spray.  Beware though, that if you choose to use the hair spray your work may yellow over time.


I colored the collage images with the pencils and colored the tag with the sticks.  To get the skin tone, I colored the gentleman lightly with pink then orange and blended the colors together with the blending stump.


I added a few embellishments.  Two chipboard gears which were dipped in a black ink pad give this tag a little dimension a…

Festive Skull

I was having more fun with my Royal Langnickel Gouache Paints!

What do you know about Gouache?  

Gouache [p] (/ɡuːˈæʃ/; French: [ˈɡwaʃ]), also spelled guache, is a type of paint in the category watermedia consisting of pigment, a binding agent (usually gum arabic), and sometimes added inert material, designed to be used in an opaque method.




On a Domestic Postcard Tag paint a background with  Royal Langnickel Gouache Acrylic Paints, add a skull using a Skull stencil and Gesso.


Use large flowers folded in half to create colorful headpiece, add a floral leaf and large rhinestone.












This month Altered Pages is partnering with Royal & Langnickel. In celebration of that along with October being breast cancer awareness month we are giving away this beautiful Pink Art Journal.

To be entered into the drawing all you have to do is just place an order of $10 or more with Alteredpages.com. The lucky winner will be announced on the blog as well as our Facebook page on November 1, 2015. Good luck!!



Cardmaking with pastels and embossing ink

I recently used Royal Artist Pastels to make fun background patterns for greeting cards. Below are just a few of the patterns I made. I'm Betsy Skagen of PaperCalliope and I already gave the birthday card above to someone special. 






Tutorial to make the pastel & embossing ink greeting card Step One: Use a palette knife to lightly scrape across the surface of a dark-colored pastel and cover parts of a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of white cardstock with chalk dust. Repeat with a second dark color.



Step Two:Use your finger to work the chalk dust into the card. Be careful not to leave any white areas.

Step Three:Position your stencil over the card. I used a length of paper lace. Press an embossing pad over the stencil, making sure you get fairly heavy coverage. I got carried away making my card and forgot to take a picture of this stage, but here's a picture of another card, where I used the same process.



Step Four: While the embossing ink is still wet, scrape a light color pastel…

Berry Girl Sketch!

Berry Girl Sketch Debi Tullier here today....

I love colored pencils. I love all art mediums and media…lol…. Royal & Langnickel products are all over my studio and have been for years. I love their products and could barely contain my excitement when AlteredPages began carrying them. 

So today I am sharing a sketch of my grand-daughter in her berry picking finery. This is a simple quick sketch and will be a gift for the up and coming holiday season. I was so happy to see one of my handmade gifts finished 9 weeks before Christmas!! One down. I hope you enjoy my watercolor pencil sketch as I show you my process. I didn’t use my regular photo to rely on. This one was from my memory and I love it. 





I am no stranger to color pencils...







These are just a few of my pencil drawings. I hope you don’t mind me sharing. I share so you can see my love…and obsession.


Supply list
Royal & Langnickel Essential Watercolor Pencils
Royal & Langnickel water brushes (these are super for traveling) (…

Howl-O-Ween ATCs

Howl-O everone, and welcome!  Barbara here today with some spook-tacular ATCs to share, using the ever-so-wonderful products from Altered Pages, but also from our sponsor, Royal Brush, aka Royal & Langnickel.  I received a wonderful Drawing Art Set from them, and I am going to show you how I enhanced my Altered Pages black and white collage sheets and rubber stamped images.



I first cut my 6x6 Black Mat Board into ATC sized (2-1/2" x 3-1/2") pieces.  I like to use something heavy, like mat board or chipboard, as a base.  It allows me to put heavier embellishments on my background without it collapsing under the weight, and even if I don't use anything heavy, I just like the feel.

I used gel medium to glue the Spooky Paper 12x12 to each ATC, reversing the paper on some for variety.

On the Boo ATC below, I fussy cut the phrenology head, added color with my Drawing Art Set, and glued it to the ATC.  I also fussy cut the  leg bone and column top, glueing to the ATC.  A sm…

We are 'IN THE PINK'

Good Sunday to you all!  

People look beautiful in Pink.
We are still celebrating and honoring breast cancer survivors and those we have lost.

Please do your self exams and make sure to remind your loved ones too!  There are so many shades of Pink, as there are many kinds of BC.  Stay alert!


Barbara Rankin loves lovely in her pink fascinator.


Robin Horasanian rocks her pinkness

Yes, this is me!



One of our loyal customers from PA, Jackie sent her photo



How about some pink fun from Becky Voth 



Danie May created this beauty for us


Katrina Rollings is adorably PINK


Act now, if you order 10.00  or more in October, you will be in the random drawing for a lovely pink item from  Royal Brush...