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Altered Pages 2016 Highlights in Review - Pt. 2

As the year comes to a close w e are giving you a little recap and  in spirational look back at The Altered Pages Design Team creations over the past year.  Yesterday, Trish got us started with previous blog posts and projects created.  I thought I would continue that theme and do a sampling of some of the amazing products  that  we have had fun with this year.  No one compares to the collage database at .  It is just incredible and we are adding more frequently.  This is one of my all time favorites.  (1009 Ephemera) We have a great selection of Embellishments  too. Who doesn't love Giant Gems?!?! has a vast array of rubber stamps  and we expanded on that in 2016, by working in conjunction with  Faerie Song Art Stamps...  And, Rubber Stamp Depot   We combined Altered Pages products  with lovely Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.       We certainly had our fair share of fun with  Gelatos ,  inks and  waterbrushes

Altered Pages 2016 Highlights in Review

Let us all look back upon the creative awesomeness this past year on the AlteredPages  blog with our Design Team. In January  1/2/16  Lyneen Jesse created super cute "Not a Red Valentine Tag" with soft pink. February  2/15/16  brought fairy magic with Trish Alger's shaker reverse canvas  "Lucy On the Moon". Judy Wood whipped up March  3/7/16   fun with  "Acrylic Stamping". "Creating a VELADORA" shined a light on Trisha Neal in April  4/7/16 . Fabulous techniquing ( I'm sure that is a word ) was demonstrated in May  5/26/16   by Danie May in  "Packing Tape Postcards". June  6/13/16  belonged to Barbara Rankin with  "Father's Day Card From a Daughter". Stephanie Siatta kicked off July  7/1/16  and Dixie Belle chalk paints for "July Begins with Dixie Belle Paints". Back to school in August  8/26/16  made the grade with Robin Horasanian's  "You H

Angel brings hope for a New Year by Jen

I don't know what it is about angels but I love to create with them. Today I am bringing you a sweet little ornamental tin. This could certainly be made as a Christmas ornament, but I think I like it better as a hope-filled symbol for a bright New Year. The use of the silver tin and silver and gold accents to me, represents the old/new, just like the song. Supplies: Empty tin Tissue paper - from my stash Paper napkin - from my stash Matte medium E6000 Ribbon Dewdrops Angel collage sheet from AP ( I shrank the images down) Misc. floral from my stash Glass micro beads Shimmering watercolor Misc. jewelry findings and pieces for charm Clear acetate die cuts from K and Co.   My starting point. I get out anything I think I might use. I don't end up using it all, but I like my options. LOL   Using matte medium, I am now covering the inside of the tin with a paper napkin (I use the colored top layer of the napkin only, it acts like tissue paper).

Elves, Magic and Love

Happy Happy Christmas Eve to Everyone.  It is also the First day of Hanukkah~   ENJOY Enjoy the images and use them in your art.  Have a peaceful moment and savor some beauty this weekend.  We do make our own memories, make yours wonderful!   Happy or scary Elf memory? Dreidels and Gelt for all The tree is decorated  The love really is all about the children What magic will be there when they awake?   Precious memories must be made by us, we determine the magic and the everlasting heartfelt moments. Make sure to create your own memories and treasure them. MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS and  a HAPPY HANUKKAH  from ALTEREDPAGES     

Double Duty Holiday Blocks!

Happy Eve of Christmas Eve!   I love this time of year.  I know it can get crazy busy, but there is just something magical in the air, IMHO.    I wanted to make one more handmade gift over the last week or so. So, I decided on an ATB (Artist Trading Block) project.   This is a great double duty gift.  By that I mean it can be displayed with all of your Christmas decor and continued to be loved until VALENTINE'S DAY! Yes, just rotate the blocks for a whole new look.   This is an all skill level project as well - bonus!  With  Altered Pages  carrying everything you need from kits to embellishments, this is easily completed in a few hours (including drying time).      In the above picture you can see that my blocks have been painted black using craft paint - you can use whatever color, sheen or finish you desire.   Choose your background paper.  With your block as a template, cut paper to size.   I inked the paper a bit with a black  ink  pad.  Don't worry