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Did you know ALTERED PAGES has  KITS  created by our talented Design Team? Each kit includes instructions & products to create the project.  Here are just a few!!!   Kraft Card Kit  It is never to early to start  Christmas Cards!   The Perfect Jewelry Gift    Wallet Book  For your Downton Abbey friends!  Tribute to Downton Abbey Folio   GO TO KITS on the website!


I love both my Scor Pal and Scor Buddy for crisp clean accurate folds. If you work with paper a lot, you will love these. Depending on the size of your project, both are wonderful tools to have on hand. You are able to align papers along the raised edge for perfect scoring. The lines allow you to score accurately, perfect for cards, accordion folds, boxes and more! Scor Pal is 12x12  Scor Buddy 6x6 Making rosettes with 12x12  paper is so much easier with a Scor Pal !  Have a smaller project? You get a clean fold on a card with a Scor Buddy ! My Scor Buddy is part of my traveling supplies! BOTH the  Scor Pal  and  Scor Buddy are on SALE

Altered Pages Banner Book in JUST STEAMPUNK!!!!

JUST RELEASED.... JUST STEAMPUNK Vol.4 So excited to share my Banner Book pictures on the lower half of page 94, made primarily with products from! This cover does not appear in Just Steampunk! The Banner Book  cover is is dirigible designed after a kit from Globe Craft that I made a couple of years ago: the oval frame with black paper background, steam engine parts and ship basket cut from craft paper. Leakey Shed Gears and Sprockets . Parts painted with gold and distressed with black ink.  Background paper Graphic 45 from the All Things French MuseBox Kit , trimmed with Steampunk Washi Tape , Brown German Foil and fibers! Edges distressed with brown ink !    Background Text Paper, Glitz Paper Pretty in Pink , Large Glitz Rhinestone, Steampunk Female Stamp  stamped on paper and on Mica , Leaky Shed Gear. Trimmed with lace and charm. Altered Pages  Gentleman Steampunk Hat Stamp Steampunk Male Unmounted On the last 3 pages the back


I loved making this book!  Almost all of this book is made with items you can get at the  Altered Pages Store  online.  I will point out the items, and give you the links page by page.  I am going to give you the general link, so you can see all the choices you have! First, the cover. I started with a book from  Glitz Designs .   I covered it with  Vintage Text Pages ,and  stencil ed on that with white ink.  That is the link to all the stencils Altered Pages has so you can find all the stencils I used on this book there.  I covered the center with  Joss Paper .  I got the  Altered Art Pack of Tags  and used them throughout the book.  The  Glass Tiles  and   Sari Ribbon  were added and of course, gauze and a flower. Again I used stencils and Joss Paper.  I also painted the pages with  Niji Pearlescent Watercolors .  The  Library Cards and Pockets  are super fun for books! These pages are painted, then text paper was added.  I used the Altered Art Tags here too.  I add

Fun with Altered Trading Cards

Hello everyone.  I want to share a couple of fun Altered Trading Cards, aka ATCs, with you today, and show off some more of the Altered Pages products with the Sin City Stamps .  The combination of the two companies gives you so much creative flexibility, and I think they are amazing together. Supplies used: Altered Pages collage sheets:   AP-585 Vintage Artist Trading Cards Backs ;   AP-1724 Collage Backgrounds Oriental ;   AP-779 Red ATC   Cream card stock Wink of Stella pens :  Clear; Red Metallic rub-ons  All Metals #2 Mix'd Media Inx :  Leather; Black; Patina Ranger Blending Tool Sin City Stamps Bingo rubber stamp plate Black embossing powder Tiny resin flowers (Prima) Tiny wooden birds (Recollections) Tiny heart punch (Martha Stewart) First, I cut my ATCs to size from  Cream card stock  and inked the edges with  Black Mix'd Media Inx  and  blending tool .  Then I trimmed the brown background from the  AP-1724 Collage Backgrounds Orient

Sunday in Arizona

Below you will find a FUN Video technique using our fabulous product - Faber Castell Gelatos.     BUT first - I like to keep people connected with our little spot on the map. In Arizona Hunting camels is prohibited.    It does make sense because at one time Camels were shipped to AZ for soldiers use in the desert.  There is monument between PHX & Yuma to the Camels and their caretaker "Hi Jolly"*. I know that's fascinating and all, but truth be told.....  YOU really want to see more about ART! Why did I tell you this?   I want to inspire you to draw, paint or collage a Camel.  Not any Camel but one that is Sophisticated or Silly or Sensuous.....share your creations on our Facebook page! Here is perfect Collage to start you off! *Jefferson Davis,  secretary of war in 1856, believed that camels would solve the U.S. Army's supply problems in the western US.  The animals could carry

Altered Pages & Sin City Stamps!

Today I am pairing Altered Pages Collage Sheets and products with one of the  Sin City Stamps   from the  Mannequin Tag 2 Plate.   Supplies: Sin City Stamps  Mannequin Tag 2  Stamp Altered Pages Collage Sheet - Vintage Hats Altered Pages Collage Sheet - Really Big Hats   Faber Castell Gelatos Manila Tags Vintage Text Glitz Paper Pack Laced with Grace 8x8 ON SALE Glitz Paper Pack Pretty In Pink 6x6 ON SALE Glitz Large Rhinestones   ON SALE Duo Gold Leafing Stickles Black & Brown Ink Stash - Ribbon, Embossing Powder Stamp Mannequin on Glitz Paper Pack Laced with Grace  and   Pretty In Pink with black ink, heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Mount on thin chip board and fussy cut.  Prepare Manila Tags with a light wash of Faber Castell Gelatos , let dry.  Distress edges with brown ink. Layer the Manila Tag with Vintage Text , Image from Altered Pages Collage Sheet, Gold Leafing and the stamped Sin City Stamps  Mannequin .

Fat Book Sticker Fun

Good Morning everyone!! Today I'm sharing with you this easy fat book page that is made with the fabulous 3D stickers and Giant Rhinestones [with sticker backs] from Glitz--which also happens to be on SALE in the store today!!!  I started with a 4×4" piece of cardboard [standard size for a fat book] and layered on paper, ink and stamps. Then I used some of the fabulous 3D stickers. They are layered with foam and then also have a bit of sparkle on them. Something fun I discovered while working with them is that the 2nd layer is actually on a sticker when I decided to used the raised piece only of the sentiment strip I was able to just peel that off [I used my piercing too to help separate the paper from the card stock sticker] and the adhesive on the back of that layer was enough to glue down the sentiment firmly to my fat book page! The yellow roses are also done in that fashion...I simply peeled them off their backing and stuck them down!  I finished off

Shrine Art

I love to make Shrines and Charms.I also love to add anything vintage and anything that sparkles. We have some new products in shop and some on the way and I'm excited about them. We have Silks. They are beautiful paints. Silky and metallic. I painted these shrine's with Silk paints in Plumeria .  I also added our Valentine collage images in my vintage favorites. Paper flowers , gems and our new Stickles !! So many fun colors!.They are going to rock your socks!  What will you create with our new items? Big Love Melanie 

Got Steampunk? Tag - Sin City Stamps Paired with AP Goodness!

Today I wanted to share a tag that I made using both Sin City Stamps  and  loads of fun goodies available at Altered Pages ! This tag was so much fun to make... I just started adding layers and kept going till I was happy with the look. I used the following Sin City Stamps:  Time Flie s  "Got Steampunk" & Mini Gears from the  Steampunk Phrases set.   I also used the following goodies available at Altered Pages: Tag Vintage Text Pages Leaky Shed Gears Cork Sheets Glitz Washi Tape Memento Ink - Black Ink Blending Tool Niji Pearlescent Watercolors Waterbrush I also used a few brads and a bit of bronze paper from my stash. Hope you have a wonderfully artsy day! Ink Stained Roni

Little Asian Houses

Hey folks, Melodee here with you this beautiful January Tuesday morning. I want to give a big SHOUT OUT of  congrats to Seerafeena ! She was last months "Colors of the Season"challenge winner. You go girl!!!!!  Today I want to bring you a closer look at the little Asian houses I created for this months Chinese New Year challenge. ( Have you checked out the challenge yet?) When I saw the collage sheet Mystic Asian I fell in love with it! AP's collage sheets are just so vivid and beautiful and these lovely images just said ooh lala to  me!! I really wanted to  showcase these beautiful Asian women uniquely and I was pretty sure I wanted to use canvas but was still not really sure of what I wanted to do exactly. Then while I was creating the idea of little Asian houses struck me!  So I grabbed a couple of 4x4 canvases, some cereal boxes,( yes, cereal boxes, Anyone who knows me knows I must recycle something in my art!! ) Dylusions Inks and several other lit

alter something sweet...

:: altiod mint tin   :: Start the year off by treating yourself to a zero calorie art project! This altered treat includes a tiny accordion booklet.  These imagines can be found  HERE materials used for this art project: altoid tin vintage paper   card-stock paper (color) collage sheets ribbon matte medium archival ink  Go ahead... and treat yourself to these amazing collage images  and see what delightful treat you can create.  You will find Design Team Artist, April Cole here-   creating more art projects and inspiring you to do the same, using our products


Dyan teaches us how to do more than just spray!  MAKE ART See Dylusions here   We also have journals HERE Did you know that if you purchased just the High Quality paper in a  Dylusions journal, it would cost $75.00? Get the whole journal for MUCH LESS!


We are so very pleased to announce the winners of great prizes from our Collaboration with Pink Persimmon Stamps.... Drumroll please............... HELENE HUBER OF ILLINOIS AND TRISTAN ROBIN BLAKEMAN OF CONNECTICUT They each receive a fantastic Pink Persimmon Stamp Set  and  a Glitz Paper Pad from AlteredPages

Announcements of Winners and New Products

So Glad to report the Challenge Winners from last month The Winner is Seerafeena !   She was voted on by the Design Team, it was a very, very close vote! Seerafeena will receive 12 digital collages and our other participants will each get 3 collages.    The Design Team Winner is Melanie for her gorgeous retro tree! CONGRATS Melanie! NEW PRODUCTS COMING We hope to "knock your socks off" with some of the new lines and products we will be adding to the website.    New TAGS and Envelopes are coming soon, along with gorgeous colors of seam bindings and twill ribbons.   Dyan Reaveley  'Inbetweenies' Stamp set SILKS -    These are easy to use paints that create a semi-gloss glaze that is  not too shiny; not too flat; but just right! This glaze allows silks to dry in- between coats to  keep the glaze layers distinct and create depth; or blend the colors while the glazes are  still wet if you prefer that effect. They are formul