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Slipping Through My Fingers...

It seems like just yesterday my daughter was born and now, just a short time later, she is turning 7 today. Where did the time go? I started this mixed media page with her in mind. The colors are representative of the two of us and just happened to tie in with the collage page  1662D A Visit to the Dollhouse. In addition to the above collage page I used Punchinella , Crafters Workshop Stencil , Maya Road Pearl Mist from the store. Additional supplies included Watercolor Paper, Acrylic Paint, Distress Inkpad and Reinker, Want2Scrap Bling and Buttons Galore Buttons. Lyrics to the ABBA song Slipping Through My Fingers  are printed on tissue and Mod Podged to the page allowing the textures of the background stenciling to show through. Happy Birthday Fancy Pants! I hope you enjoy my Mixed Media Page! Thank you for looking~ leslierahye

The Latest Graphic 45 papers are so beautiful

GRAPHIC 45 is one of our partners and we are so pleased  to showcase the newer papers for you! These are all created from the Place in Time collection.      Make sure to see the papers on the website

RONI JOHNSON's Egg Cup Baskets for you!

Make sure to see this Kit in time for Spring fun.    Roni used great images and fun styles. ENJOY

Easter Tag

I just love all the colors of Easter!!  All Altered Pages Collage Sheets   can be ordered digitally!!!! Happy Easter to all! Supplies: From Altered Pages: Collage Sheet Victorian Easter AP 415 Manila Tag Sakura Crystal Lacquer  (on the image) My Stash: Ribbons Paper Flowers Lace Gems Happy Easter Stamp (unknown) Green Paint Wheat Grass Spritz

Had to share this with YOU all

Mickey Bond is an artist on Sante Fe New Mexico.  She has such interesting tip's and techniques for simple yet dynamic results. Please see her blog Mickey used Rubber Cement (one of my favorites) and dipped a bit of paint into it...... rubber cement with paint inside it poured rubber cement clear and with added paint removing rubber cement leaves the line of paint behind white areas left by rubber cement, paint lines left by rubber cement with paint mixed into it  I know someo f you will LOVE this technique!  ENJOY.....

Faber-Castell Gelatos Are Here!!!

Did you hear the great news?   Altered Pages is now offering Faber-Castell's Gelatos for your artsy fun!!   I am so excited about this because this is such a fun medium to work with.  It's very forgiving, lovely to blend and despite its small size these sticks go a very long way.   Here's a fun little creation I whipped up just for you...   Spring Dreams       Altered Page Collage Sheets: Victorian Butterflies ; Wondrous Wings Other Supplies used:  Canvas Art Board ; Gelatos ; Stamps & Ink   Hope you're day is filled with lovely Spring Dreams!   Ink Stained Roni  

On March 26, 1937

1937 -  Spinach growers of Crystal City, Texas  erect statue of Popeye A great example of graphic art is in cartoons.   When we think of the artists of long ago, they did amazing things without any digital assistance, pretty good job!  

Sunday in Arizona March 2013

It's been warm here, seems like it's either HOT or COLD in the US this year, not much in between! Or we could say Medium?? I love 'in-betweens'  and by that I mean the sort of blending that Gelatos create.   In between colors and textures can be achieved.   The richness of the colors can be used for brights or can be toned down to create pastel beauty. The prices are very good and Gelatos last a long time, giving a wide diversity of images you can create.     You can go for basic color sets of two tubes or "colorways" of groups of 4 monotones or collections of complementary colors such as "The 50's Diner" or "Tropicals".   See the Gelatos here BUT WAIT ----  WE now have the very coolest product for you.   Mediums in an easy to handle size tube!   You get 3 different items; Gesso, Gel Medium and Glaze, 2 ounces each and SO EASY to use!   See the Mediums Here Mediums in introductory sizes to try with your new Gelatos.    This

So sorry, I missed my Sunday Post

Did I hear the word Gelato ?    No not the ones you eat, but they are YUMMY! Our newest Product will make you squeal with JOY!    For those of us who like instant gratification, this is the perfect item.   Then you can take your time and expand on the fabulous Art you can create after watching this video and getting your Gelatos from . Watch this short video to see how you can create professional pieces that will provide such satisfying visual results. Gelatos are a creamy pigment that can be manipulated with water, your fingers, brushes and imagination! Acid Free, Odorless and affordable! In less than 5 minutes JOY from Obsessed with Scrapbooking will create a fantastic canvas!   Watch to see how easily YOU can create too!  Make sure to visit Joy to see her lovely cardmaking and scrapbooking!

More Gelli Plate Fun

Hi Everyone!  Danie here today and like Becky yesterday I too have been playing with my Gelli Plate. Whether your project is big or small the Gelli Plate can cater for them all.  You can Paint, Stamp, Stencil and Draw your way to fabulously fun and totally random backgrounds and prints. You can press stamps into the paint to remove the paint and leave the image.  Or press the painted stamp onto the plate to create additional layers. Layering a second print/color over your first stamped layer adds color to define the stamped image, you can add further color with stencils which work similar to stamps by removing paint to give you outlines, or painting over them to add blocks of color in the patterned design to your plate.  These prints are great for journal page backgrounds. Some stamps may even surprise you in just what look they will give you. Take the above print for instance the white lines were created from a flower stamp which had three stems with flowers

With Gratitude!

Hi all! Becky here today to share some thank you cards I made using my Gelli Plate , the flower stencil, washi tape &  some images of Mae West! color blocked by only pressing a portion of card onto plate I started with one color & the flower stencil & printed directly on my card. I then repeated the process for each color layer using the same stencil, but moving the stencil & paper around each time... this was a ghost print of all the layers another ghost print with just a few of the colors I printed "My cup runneth over..." on white card stock, tore the edges & then layered it over washi tapes on the front. Inside, I layered tape again & added the printed "with GRATITUDE!" on top. This one was done with the " Grandma's Doily " stencil (as well as a couple others I have in my stash) with a few colors as well. Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

butterfly bingo

Have you checked out the latest Altered Pages Challenge ? image from the Cutie Pies page It's almost spring, and in keeping with the idea of lovely blooming flowers, the challenge is Lavender Thoughts.  Doesn't that sound delightful? As always, there will be a goodie pack full of yummy Altered Pages prizes, so think spring, and join in the fun. :)trisha

A Mixed Media Tip | To Seal or Not to Seal...

Happy Friday fans! I wanted to share a tip with you today for working with digital collage papers. You can purchase your images preprinted or buy them as digital images and print them on your own media. Many artists will choose to print their images on laser imaging machines so that they will take on the liquidness of mediums, sprays and adhesives for their projects. I like to print on my own inkjet printer. Because of this preference, I treat my images before using extra-wet products over the top. Below I share with you what happens with various media before and after treating them with a "sealer." For this demonstration, I have used Elmer's White School Glue for my sealer. Primarily I use this as I buy it in bulk during back to school sales and have quite a bit on hand at all times--we like to glue at our house! I also prefer this as a sealer as it has some fantastic properties--when used with paint it will naturally crack and when used with Distress C

Pretty Pot Easter Basket

Easter is almost here...just a couple short weeks so I wanted to offer up a fun project you can make for kids of all ages.  Pretty Pot Carrot Easter Baskets! Start off with these darling chipboard pots.... Add a bit of color.... A few Gelato dirt marks.... Some hand cut fringe.... And you've got yourself a darling Easter Basket! A warning might have to fight off the Easter Bunny for this one!   Have a wonderful day everyone!!   Ink Stained Roni


We are so looking forward to Spring here at  Altered Pages  that we are pulling out the pastel colors at our  Challenge Blog! The challenge is "Lavender Thoughts".  All you have to do is make a project using the color Lavender and link it up!  There is a PRIZE too!! Here is my piece: I made mono-printed paper with shades of grape and lavender for the background paper.  We sell the new  Gelli Plates  at the AP shop so you can get yours and start making your own backgrounds!! I stamped the green tree and made the bird cage and bird from a die.  I put the music paper behind the cage and the light bulb clip on top.   The clock  represents the time change that tells us to "Spring" Ahead!  Click any of the links above to go straight to the item in the shop. You can check out all of the design team's projects at the  Challenge Blog .  I hope you join us!!! xxDaniella

Techniques for Experimenting

Happy Sunday to everyone!    Did you remember to set your clock appropriately?   Arizona never changes time, as we get enough sunshine already!  BUT this week we got H AIL, yes in Sunny Ari zona!     I wanted to share some Transfer Techniques, some you may have seen.  I think it's always fun to see other works that may have just that one little bit of info to inspire us!    All of the images below are on cream cardstock as a base, mists of various colors were sprayed on and in some cases I also use ink direct from pad to help age and enhance.   When using mists or water soluble inks, you may want to heat set your base with a heat gun or hairdryer before proceeding.   You could dilute the inks if not heat set.  The first transfer is done with good old packing tape, you may have done this one.   Print an image on copy paper.    Cut a piece of packing tape a bit larger than the image and adhere the image to the tape, (sticky side on the image).   Burnish with a bone fol