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Feature Artist ~ Cindy Kovack

Altered Pages is honored to share with you the TALENTED CINDY KOVACK Cindy is a mixed media artist living in Phoenix, AZ.   She’s had a passion to create from childhood. Coming from a large, economically challenged household, she lacked funds for her creative projects. She’d hike to the local dump and salvage reclaimed parts and pieces for her art.   She’s a self-taught artist who learned to paint with house paint and model airplane brushes. She has since fused her love of paint, collage and upcycling into a way of life. Shortly after her late husband’s death, she found she was able to channel her grief into her art. To this day she uses her creativity as a form of meditation. Cindy is a published artist who has taught painting, drawing and varied mixed media techniques throughout her career at seminars, educational facilities, galleries, local shops and retreats. Mixed Media Artist: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Encaustic Wax, Collage, Upcycled Assemblage

Haunted Craft Art Shadow Box With Pan Pastels!

Haunted Craft Art Shadow Box With Pan Pastels! I am in love with Alteredpages wonderful products! They really make my crafting, mixed medium, and art projects come together! This week I created a one of a kind artsy haunted craft creation. Supply list: Serviette Papers eBrush with Prismacolor markers PanPastels Gelatos On hand Fixative and assorted cardstock Hollywood Star Stencil Glue makeup foam wedges from Dollartree sketch pencils on hand.

It's the end of September!!!

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY.   FIRST UP, LET'S GET EXCITED ABOUT PANPASTELS!   ONE LUCKY READER/COMMENTER WILL RECEIVE AN AMAZING SET OF PANPASTELS THIS MONTH !   I wanted to reminisce a bit with you, since we are getting so close to the Fall Holidays. Perhaps you have not seen all of the Holiday Kits we have on our website.   Here are some photos and links to the website. Enjoy the projects that our Team has created for YOU.  Make, keep, give, it's all fun.   Roni Johnson Coffin Tags Stephanie Siatta Anatomy Barbara Rankin Fall Beauty Trisha Neal - Poe Arches Jean's Spooky ATC's Robin Horasanian's Horrific Canvas Jean's Frightful Flutters Canvas Make sure to leave you comments letting our designers know how much you admire their artwork.  It's always nice to receive a compliment!   Makes the day even better!

Lisa Fulmer Launches a Fantastic Book!

We are lucky to be acquainted with Lisa Fulmer!    Lisa invited us to help share her new book and we are Tickled Pink to do so. Lisa Fulmer is a well known craft industry professional and she will show you how to take control of your CRAFT STASH like a PRO!   Lisa's book helps you maximize your storage, manage your materials and get the very most out of your Stash!   To celebrate her new book we will give away a copy to one of our Blog commenters and it could be YOU!   Comment on THIS blog post and add our Blog to your Facebook page by using the Facebook comment link below ~  random drawing Sept. 30, 2014 You can also visit Lisa at and make sure to order a signed copy of the book at Our Design Team Artist, Stephanie Siatta shows you how to Craft your Stash: Hi, Stephanie here and welcome to the Altered Pages Blog.   I hope your having a wonderful Saturday! You probably have heard the buzz lately about Lisa Fulmer&

Loving these vibrant Pan Pastels!

Hi everyone!  It's a beautiful early fall day here in Michigan and I'm waiting for the leaves to start turning into the gorgeous fall golds, reds and shades of brown that we all love here in "the Mitten".  I love all the brightly colored foliage and I can't imagine a prettier place to live this time of year.  When I first learned about pastels many years ago I ran out and bought a set of pencils.  They're fun to use but the colors in that set were very muted, much like my chalks.  So all of the talk about Pan Pastels really didn't grab my attention.  I didn't expect to get such vibrant reds and yellows as I did on this project!  I had fun with my first card earlier this month but I only used two colors on it and didn't really get to see how wonderfully they blend.  I sure found out this time! Altered Pages has a collage sheet of beautiful coffee images and I chose one with lovely red, green and yellow in it off the We All Enjoy Coffee p

halos, highlights, and Halloween with Pan Pastels

Have you seen the amazing "paintings" that people do with Pan Pastels ?  They're fabulous.  But you won't see one in this post--waaaaaayyyyy beyond me!  However, I still REALLY like these pastels, and am having a great time incorporating them into my creations.   One of the things I tend to "do" is halo, or highlight, around people or words, sometimes with gold paint, but most commonly with white crayon.  However, I'm seriously considering trading in the white crayon permanently . . . Let me show you some before and after photos.  Here is an atc I did a while back, the background is a collage of papers from a Vintage Text Pages Pack , paint, etc.  Around the stitched heart is a subtle halo/highlight of white crayon.                                                                                                                                                           Here is the same atc, but with white Pan Pastel for the halo/highlight.  

For the Love of Coffee

Hi Everyone, Danie here with you today, back sharing another one of my plays with Pan Pastels. I mentioned in my last post that I had been sick, during which time I was avoiding drinking coffee as it was making me cough more. Now I am a little better and back enjoying my coffee I decided to dedicate a page in my art journal to my love of this beautiful beverage.  My starting inspiration for my background was my favorite coffee cup.  You can see my oversized coffee mug in the video I made showing the creation of this page.     For this page I have used the Exploring Mixed Media No 1 Set of Pan Pastels and the color Violet. Stamps from Alice's Mad Tea Party Kit from Mailbox Muse, Altered Pages Art Stamps, Collage Image from Good Morning Collage Sheet. Versafine Black Ink, Memento Markers. You can also see on the other page I have been coloring some book pages with Violet Pan Pastels and using this paper to die cut some flowers.  Just another way you can use them.

New Design Team Member ~ Karen Conner

Altered Pages is really honored  to have  Karen Conner  join the Altered Pages Design Team     If you missed when we introduced Karen on Facebook we are sharing again!  Hi! I'm a southern girl with the drawl and all! Live in Southern Virginia with my husband of 35 yrs and our furbaby-Snickers.  I love designing, drawing, crafting, altering-everything art related! I started off making cards with a Stampin Up group. I found out you can use those supplies and scrapbook. Then I discovered You Tube! A whole new world of crafting opened up for me!! What's stuck the longest and is my favorite is altering things. Canvas, clipboards, boxes, chipboard. Mixed Media is now a way of life too. Using multiple methods to alter items just makes sense to me. I love people too! Making new friends and sharing my love of art with them is always fun!  Karen shares a beautiful mini album she made with products she won from! Watch her video as she talks a