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An ATB for Independence Day

We're making wooden treasures this month - many fun projects with Foundations Decor and other types of wooden bases!  Today I have a wooden ATB (Artist Trading Block) to share.  With the Fourth of July holiday so close, I thought a patriotic theme cube would be fun.

Altered Pages is carrying a beautiful 6x6 paper pad by Authentique called Heroic.   These are really super designs!  I chose to use 5 of them on my block.  The sixth side is really the bottom of the block.  I always decorate it anyway.  I used a red and white pattern from the 6x6 Authentique pad called Saucy for that side.  Attach your paper with glue or a quality double-sided tape.  One of the Heroic designs has a second side the is dark blue with polka dots.  I used that side for the cut out stars.  Use any cutting die, punch or stencil in your collection to get the look you want.

A slight wooden edge showed after the panels were glued in place.  Staz On blue ink helps the paper and block blend together.  Especially on…
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Wooden it be Nice!

Have you been enjoying all the wonderful projects being shared by the team this month?  There is so many wonderful wood items to choose from to get your creative juices flowing from Wooden Letters and Words to Flowers and Leaves to Photo Frames and Home Décor Pieces such as houses and hearts.

One way you may not have thought to use wood is as journal covers.  This is exactly what we used at the recent retreat I co-hosted with my friend Julie who owns my local art studio/store Time to Create.  With our seaside location in mind we thought we would capture the feel of drift wood with some light weight ply.  My co-hosts husband cut the wood to size for us and drilled the holes for binding and we then proceeded to add a few light coats of paint and scratched this up a little with the ends of a paint brush.

Each participant was also given a mermaid medallion for their covers and could add to them as they desired with further stamping and paint.  Here's a look at a few in progress.

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Disco Butterfly

I loved the Disco era. Styles and music were fun. You could get lost in the beat. So when I was sent the wonderful Eyelash fabric I could not resist....

Wooden Butterfly
Dixie Belle Lemonade Chalk Paint
Aqua Flo Brushes
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Rubber Stamp  - Rain Girl
Splash Inks
Crystal Laquer with copper mica powder
Eyelash Fabric
assorted brushes

I hope you enjoy my video see you next month!

"I Go Where I'm Towed" Glamper

Beautiful Glamper from Foundations Decor.

This wooden shape is solid, well made, and accepts mediums well. 
I wanted to use fabric and fibers. Into my stash I go: Tracing for sizing. Fabulous: One adhered for each side and piping around the edge. 
I did the other pieces as well, but ended up liking this shape the most. Thank you for joining our Design Team and our Product Partners for the month of June:
Ciao for now,
-Trish Alger

Pretty in Pink "Cake"

This cute little cake would look great holding a birthday picture. This little wooden cake is one of the many Foundations Décor products available at Altered Pages!

Foundations Décor Wood Cake Picture Holder
Dew Drops

To start I painted all the pieces: the cake base & candle pink, the frosting trim with white gesso and the candle flame yellow. Then let dry. Adhere pink dew drops to the cake frosting. Glue the flame to the candle, add a golden brown dew drop to the base of the flame. Glue pearl white dew drops to the base of he cake.
Once everything is dry assemble the cake. I am loving the Foundations Décor products. I hope to share the Sweet Heart Home soon. Watch each day for more inspiration.


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READY  TO PAINT AND DECORATE FOR SUMMER AND BEYOND.   Add stencils, paints, words, ribbons and more!