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When I exhibit my mini-theaters, I'm always asked how I get them to look so old-fashioned using mostly new materials.

The answer is simple: use reproductions of actual vintage paper supplies!

One of the easiest ways to achieve an antique look is to add Dresden scrap (often referred to as German scrap) to your project. Altered Pages carries a complete line of Dresden scrap - lots of colors and designs to choose from! You can click here and spend lots of time browsing and picking the perfect scrap for your project. I love the gold ones - they add a delightful shine and elegance to any project - but the other colors are wonderful, too. Right now I'm working on a mini Theatre with an Edgar Allen Poe theme, and I'm using a lot of black and red scrap. It looks terrific!

I hope you try Dresden scrap on your next project - or, if you're already a Dresden scrap fan, you check out the plethora of pieces available at Altered Pages! You won't be disappointed!

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Tristan Robin Blakeman
Altered Pages Design Team Associate


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  2. Love it Tristan. I agree about Dresden's one of my favorite supplies in my stash!

  3. Tristan, your work takes my breath away. The colors are fantastic. This French period was one of opulence and you certainly captured that feeling. AWESOME!

  4. Beautiful Tristan!! I have some of that trim in my stash, but have yet to use it! maybe soon!


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