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Look Back at 2015!!!

This has been a great year!  Blog Hops! Book Reviews!  Partners! Guest and Featured Artists... we have had it all!

It is that time of year again, to reflect back on all that we have accomplished.  I am very fortunate to work with an amazingly talented group of artists.  They are what make this blog special, full of artistic inspiration.  A BIG THANKS to the Altered Pages DESIGN TEAM
There was a new post on the blog everyday of 2015!  THANKS to the AWESOME Altered Pages Design Team, our guests, featured artists and the great companies we partnered with for making this possible!!! 
Without the commitment of the Altered Pages Design Team we could not provide our viewers with the artistic inspiration, video tutorials, product, guests and so much more through the year.
HERE IS ONE LAST LOOK AT 2015!




In 2015 we shared work of wonderful Guest and Featured Artists from around the world! Dina Wakely Lisa Fulmer Linda Chaves (Part 1 & Part 2) Karen Elaine Linda Anquoe Ingrid Vient Carolyn Addie Nancie Li…

Modena Soft Cuff Bracelet

Gift-giving is not exclusive to the holidays. There are plenty of opportunities to bestow a blessing that you created.Handmade gifts were all the rage this year!
Thank the hipsters for bringing crafting back in a big way.





(My crafty daughter, Kimberly, jumped in to make one of these cuffs her own. The dark inks give the appearance of leather.)

The Activa Modena Soft Polymer Air Drying Clay is a wonderful product for many crafting needs. I was able to mold and cut this light and flexible clay to create cute cuff bracelets.




To start I rolled a portion of the clay into a snake and then flattened it.  At about an inch wide and 2/8 of an inch thick (this will flatten when you stamp it.)


Use a textured rubber stamp to press the clay into.



Gently peel clay off of the rubber stamp and trim the edges until straight. 



Lay the strip of clay over a rounded surface to dry. I used the inside ring from a roll of tape.




Let it dry overnight. Punch 1-2 holes on each end for the fasteners. Fasteners could be Sa…

New Year Card with Dimension

Happy Holidays, friends!  I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!  I want to share a mixed media card with you today using molded embellishments made with  PermaStone Casting Compound from Activa® .  This product is quite versatile and very easy to use.


I mixed the PermaStone casting compound per the package directions and poured it into my roses and frame molds. I got busy making multiple pieces because I was having so much fun.  The PermaStone dries pretty quickly, in about 20-30 minutes.  



When completely dry, I removed from the mold and gave each piece a coat of glaze medium.


Next, I coated each piece with Timeless DecoArt Chalk Paint.



I painted three roses with Red Velvet Art Anthology Sorbet paint.  This paint is dimensional and thick, and has a beautiful glitter in it.  It even has a translucency to it if painted on thinly.  


I added water to a blob of burnt umber acrylic paint to make a wash to cover the frame.  Set frame aside to dry.




Resize and print lady on telephone from the…

Mixed Media Canvas: Merry & Bright Ornaments

Happy Holidays, friends!  Barbara here today.  I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!  The Altered Pages team has been working all month with some really cool products from Activa® .  Today, I want to share a project, not only using Altered Pages products, but also two Activa® products, Lumina Air Dry Polymer Clay and PermaStone Casting Compound.  Both products give fine detail from these molds, but each one works a bit differently.  Complete directions can be found on the packaging.


I began with a 6"x8" Canvas Panel, adhering a 4-1/4" x 7-1/4" piece of Kraft colored Adhesive Corrugate paper  to the front. I offset the corrugate paper, as shown, so I could add a strip of the brown Vintage Lace Tape along the left side.  I used Aleene's Tacky Glue to ensure I got good adherance to the canvas.


Paint canvas and lace with Timeless DecoArt Chalk Paints, but dry brush the color over the corrugate paper.  
Randomly spread sand paste over corrugated board.



Mix a small…