Did you know Altered Pages carries a selection of Lifestyle Crafts [Quickutz] cutting dies and emboss folders? I recently ordered a few to play with since halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I ordered the frightful edges set which comes with 2 extended border type dies [dripping and fangs/grass] . In addition I also got the tombstone die [it's a 2 plate 2×2" die that also has the letters R I P. Here I wrote my own grave markers! These tags were easily put together with watercolors, tag, die cuts and some Black Paris Trunk ink for stamping and swiping the edges! Some fun black cheese cloth from the dollar store and Maya Mist Sprays finish off my holiday tags! I hope you enjoy them! Have a spectacular Halloween!~leslierahye
Handy Tip for Artists, Recyclers and Neat Freaks! I have a follow-up to the Citra-Sol method for creating fabulous background pages and collages. I bought a big bag of navel oranges and realized I had the ingredients to make my own solvent! Simply take a clean glass jar, peel the rind from the oranges and place all the rind/peels, without the pulp (tangerines, oranges, navels) into the jar. Pour enough vinegar over the peels to cover them. Allow the jar to sit for a week or two and VOILA! You have made your own solvent for literally pennies. You will notice the liquid getting a bit thicker than the plain vinegar and it does not smell bad!!! I now have a HUGE jar on the window sill! Be careful and only use this after testing on a safe spot.