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IMAGINE Crafts Vertigo Flowers!

This is the last post for the month of June.  The Altered Pages Design Team would like to THANK IMAGE Crafts for the great products, to John Creighton Peterson  and all the Artists in Residence at IMAGINE Crafts for their wonderful projects... this has been a FANTASTIC PARTNERSHIP!    Now to share my final project! VERTIGO FLOWERS! First, rub  IMAGINE Crafts/Tuskineko : StazOn midi - Orange Zest, Gothic Purple and St. Valentine onto both sides of the sheet of white Vertigo.  Gently heat set.    Cut the flowers from the inked sheet of Vertigo. (Vertigo is a flexible plastic product that can be cut with scissors or a die cut.) Don't worry about being perfect.  Once the flowers are finished you won't be able to tell you cut one petal larger than another.   Carefully heat the Vertigo flower with a heat gun, bending the petals of each flower. CAUTION: the Vertigo will get HOT! Several sizes were cut (six, four and two petals). The smaller ones will be us

AlteredPages - Going Places

I wanted to give you run down of some of the fabulous happenings with AlteredPages with more excitement on the horizon.  Make sure to comment before the end of June to get in on the drawing for our Gift to one of our followers.   Read down to see what is coming! We have been so fortunate to partner with fabulous companies and have more top notch companies you will be familiar with in the next months.   June has been an amazing month of creativity and inspiration with our BLOG partner   IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko ,   John Creighton Peterson leads a team of exceptional Artists and we thank them for the supplies and the inspiration of diverse art work.   Here are a few highlights; THANKS to the Artists in Residence at IMAGINE Crafts/TSUKINEKO and to our own very Superb creative team at AlteredPages. TA DA-  some upcoming events & partnerships! July = Leaky Shed August = Sin City Stamps August Blog Hop with Craft Hoarders September = PAN PASTELS October =

Having a Smashing Good Time with Staz On Ink!

Teaming up with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko this month meant that each of us on the Altered Pages design team were very kindly given some of the various Tsukineko Inks to play with and I have to say I just love the midi size of the Staz On Inks that I received. Seeing them got me thinking about one of my favorite techniques using Staz On,  which also caters for my love of random effects.  I am talking about the Acrylic Smash Technique. Acrylic Smash Technique In this technique you take acrylic paint  and simply drip and drop paint onto a piece of acetate and then taking another piece of acetate, lay this over the top and squish, smash and smoosh them together similar to how you would if you were making an ink blot painting.  You may like to use your brayer to do this. Smash Technique Effect Once you are happy with the effect you separate the sheets and allow them to dry.  You can then cut the acetate to size, die cut or punch shapes etc. to suit your project needs.

Creating cards inch by inchies

Happy Friday!   It’s Robin here and Altered Pages is enjoying a month-long partnership with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko .   Our team has been having fun with the inks and other crafting supplies they have provided and their team has been creating with Altered Pages images and ephemera.   Remember to leave comments here all during June to be entered into a drawing for a great prize package! My project today features IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko StazOn Spiced Chai ink and is highlighted with one of their cool metal tags.   You probably saw Ink Stained Roni’s amazing house pendant made with one of their metal ATCs.   This is the same product but much smaller.   At 1” square it is the perfect complement to these cool wood squares I found in the hardware bin at my local big box hardware store. What do you do with 1” metal and wooden squares?   Inchies, of course!!    printed the Inchies Beauty collage sheet on matte photo paper and cut it into strips.   Once all of the strip

Shiny Gnomes--an atc pop-up book.

Yes, I'm a little pop-up crazy lately--but do you blame me?  They're so much fun!   Today I've got an atc sized pop-up book, full up of gnomes, stamped all over with IMAGINE Crafts /Tsukineko Radiant Neon Inks, the words stamped with some rich Memento Luxe, and the whole thing shined up with a good spray of Shimmer Spritz: 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches  Hey there, little buddy! You can find the gnomes at Altered Pages on the Gnomes And Trolls Page (just click the link!).  Those Radiant Neons really pop . . . ;) It makes me a little banananuts when you can't see the shimmer in the photographs.  So much so, I made you a little video: (Well, it shows up better if you can make the video bigger . . . but if you make it full screen, it pixillates.  Looks like I'm back to banananuts!!) THANK you to IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Don't forget, Altered Pages is having a giveaway this month--to enter, just leave lots of nice comments on an