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July means EASY SUMMER ART

Howdy from Arizona,  It's HOT HOT HOT in JULY
AlteredPages got its roots in digital art and we will be celebrating by using our digital art this month.   Above is a piece I created for the patriotic holidays, using Mischief Circus digital pieces.
Our library of Collages totals over 3000 sheets that you can save to your personal files to use over and over again.
Or if you prefer, you can order them printed on high-quality cardstock, just send a note to Artsociates@gmail.com to obtain price and delivery information.
Thanks for stopping by, Jean

Fun with PaperClay

My favorite incense burner broke recently…so I made a new one with Creative PaperClay from Alteredpages.com! I also made a cute little dish to hold the jewelry I wear every day.
Using  Creative PaperClay  you can make one for yourself.  Just follow the package directions for drying time.  

It may take a couple days to complete this, but it will be totally worth it! 
Gather your supplies.  Grab a chunk of clay, wax paper, a rolling pin, cooking spray and a bowl or plate to use a guide for forming your clay bowl.  I have added a supply list at the end of this post.  I am so sorry, but I was so excited to begin that I forgot to get a couple shots of this beginning part of the process.   If you have ever rolled cookie dough then you know all there is to know.  Roll your clay out between two sheets of wax paper.   Roll it to about ¼ to ½ inch thick and in the desired size.   I found keeping a misting or spray bottle of water near by to keep the clay wet really helps with the molding process.  Tur…

Artist Trading Coins - The Latest Craze!

Small Makes are always a great way to use up left over bits and pieces from other projects be it collage images, text, stamped images, punched shapes, papers etc.  The latest craze this year for tiny creations to trade and swap are Artist Trading Coins, which are similar to an Artist Trading Card but instead of a rectangle they are circular - a circle 2.5 inches in diameter to be exact.

I have been once again tiding up my art space and found I had lots of Gelli Prints and handmade papers piling up, so I spent a few hours cutting these up into various smaller project pieces such as backgrounds for cards and ATC's.  Some I decided to cut into coins.




I then got out my box that I collect my left over scraps in and played around with ideas.


Finally settling on a few, I inked the edges of each of my elements and glued my selected bits and pieces down.  I kept mine as simple as this today, but you could always add further stamping and doodling to the backgrounds and edges too.




What are YOU making?

Here are some ideas for you.....

Summery, fun stuff to create.  See ART KITS category for summer selections.

Summer on the Boardwalk by Trisha

Seaside by Lyneen


Mermaids Galore

click here Beach Ball Memories by Jean

A great day for celebrating.

Simple Times,  A fun day for celebrating.   






Feel Free to save these images for your cards.  
Remember the days of youthful fun, picnics, and magical fireworks, ice cream, and watermelon treats.    Remember how our country was formed with the love of freedom and independence from oppression.   Be proud you are an American 



There's none more manly than The Duke

All through the month of June we're celebrating men.  The men in my family love to spend Sundays watching Westerns and there's no cowboy more manly than John Wayne, The Duke.  My card today is an homage to those rugged men in movie Westerns.  



I found a great black and white image of John Wayne (please don't ask me what movie it's from) in an old Mailbox Muse kit.  There were other Hollywood collages in that kit, which is where the words came from.  The other cowboy images were on the Old West and Vintage Cowboy sheets.  

The black bar border and white stars border gave me the old-time movie feel I was looking for.  I rounded out the design with two rubber stamps from the Muse Hollywood Movies stamp set.

Supplies Used: Muse Hollywood Stamps Old West collage Vintage Cowboys collage 12" Edgers 6" Edgers Glue & tape adhesive Black ink (to edge the images)
And if you like cowboys, check out this kit!  There is only one left!!

Bookmaking from Scratch and a Happy Father's Day

Jean here, I have been making books of various kinds and want to share them with you.


Each has different yet similar aspects.    Beginning with heavy weight cardstock or chipboard, many cuts are made and then construction begins.  Some may call these folios.


Double-sided tape is used to attach the folded layers together to create the pages.   I corner round many sheets too.  I use glue sticks for attaching the decor papers.

Each book contains multiple flaps, pockets, inserts and layer upon layers of great hiding places!

Waterfall flaps also hidden pockets for photos or???


I am also in process of a cookbook for my granddaughter, I found a perfectly sweet paper pad complete with cupcakes, cherries, polka dots, and checkerboard.  Vintage pinks and black.
The center is a waterfall to allow recipe cards to be attached or for photos of enjoying the finished meal.

I have darling recipe cards, waterfall portions and plenty of pockets for the recipe cards.  I will show you the finished books next wee…

Dad's Weekend

Celebrate Dads wherever you are.   



Funny, smart, sarcastic, strong, energetic, couch potato, they are all GREAT!

Favorite Stamp for Male Cards

I have a favorite stamp for Male Cards that is available at Altered Pages.  It is called Thick and Thin and given we are focusing on Men this month I couldn't resist using it.

I stamped it onto a kraft colored tag and then layered it onto a combination of papers, cardstock and border edges in manly tones from Authentique and Bazzill. 



A circle sentiment stamped and punched out added a greeting.


A quick and simple project to make!

Danie xx

Yeehaw, it's Fathers Day!

Howdy, It's Robin here today.  We are celebrating men this month at Altered Pages and this rugged cowboy makes a perfect Fathers Day card for the outdoorsy type.  

These two collage images share a color palette.  Even though the sky and ground were different on each of the photos, I trimmed the tree line on each one so that it would flow across the card.  

To make it a "manly" card vs. just a landscape card, I needed to add at least a cowboy.  This fellow and his horse are both on the same collage called Old West.  Perfect!

I pulled a lot of different images out to combine for this card and opted to use just five of them. I cut the bottom barn away from the sky in the photo to add to my background.  Putting this barn in front gave it another layer of dimension front to back, putting the original barn image further to the back.

The ground on this second barn worked pretty well with the rocky ground of the mountain image.

The white edge where the trees came together was touched…