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Spooky and Scary Stuff Past and Present

It's time to prepare for Fall happenings. We will be showcasing our team's art and our products for making ominous, bone-chilling, creepy , spine-tingling and yes, even cute projects!!! Look at the store for new collages to make your cards or scrapbooks even more exciting. Here are projects we've also gathered from AP fans... from Andrea Warner - from Michelle Jones - from Julie Mitchell from Michelle from Sharon Rogers AND FROM OUR TEAM,  old and new... from Robin Horasanian from Stephanie Siatta from Danie May from Lyneen Jesse from Trisha Neal from Roni Johnson from Trish Alger Glad you stopped by,  now be prepared to get CHILLS!

The art of Charles Gesmar

Are you familiar with the art of Charles Gesmar?  I wasn't. Until I found a collage sheet full of his poster art at Altered Pages, that is.  He was a French costumer and poster artist for most of the stars of the Paris Music Hall  and his artwork was big in the 1920's. Today I'm using Gesmar's poster art of Marion Forde on two cards.  I love this playful image.  Because it is filled with pink, I started with the Saucy 6x6 paper bundle by Authentique.  The pink floral background really stood out to me.  While I was flipping through the pad I found the "Domestic Goddess" saying and knew I had to use it.  There are also pink papers in the Fabulous paper bundle.  The individual 6x6 sheets of Fairy Tale Rose would also be cool. I liked this pink Bazzill Edge paper border to bring the two floral pieces together and a pink Dew Drop gave it a touch of shine. And since I had printed two of the collage sheets, I made a second card to share.  I c

But darling what if you fly?

Hi everyone Danie here with you today - this month is all about showcasing the wonderful digital images sold at Altered Pages.  What I love about Digital Collage Sheets is that with a simple editing program on your computer you can resize, recolor and shape them however you desire to create your project, you may even like to crop and cut out parts of the image and combine them with other digital elements and create a whole new piece of digital art. I have been working closely with images of the feminine of late and have been particularly drawn to the colors of the rainbow and goddesses with wings this past week or so, so I was feeling really called to play with a beautiful image fitting into this type of theme from the Lovely Ladies Collage Sheet. I started by cropping my desired image and saving her to a new file which I then resized and printed out onto a piece of A4 Paper so I could play in one of my larger journals. I simply added random color to the page for my backgroun

Bookmaking with Collages

The versatility of collages used for art and crafts is extensive. I created a book and will use collages  for the interior pages...the construction was heavy chipboard and kraft paper, plus decor papers. We also have corrugated Kraft Paper, also in white corrugated adhesive backed for beautiful book covers or interiors. For closures, I used our fabulous seam binding attached with  Super Adhesive Tape . For a fun touch - since this is a book for old time photos I used clock charms to hold the seam binding on the front. The tied seam binding neatly holds the waterfall pages in place.  I will use alternating old sepia and black and white photos with interesting collages for the finished Book. See the collage image here click for images Click for images Thanks for stopping by today, leave us some love with your comments.  Have a wonderful week, Jean

Finishing a Work in Progress aka WIP

Today, I am actually finishing a WIP!!!   I know you know the feeling...does that always feel great, or what?!   I am continuing on with that cute little  PaperClay  pot that was part of a previous post...remember that gold gilded incense burner that I  created a couple weeks ago?  Well, if you missed those projects, check out the beginning processes  HERE.    I am very happy with how the incense burner turned out.  I have even had a friend ask where I bought it so they could pick one up.  It was pretty satisfying telling them that it was a DIY and that they could easily make one of their own.  Here is a quick reminder of that piece.  Now, continuing on with the cute little clay pot.   I start by sanding it with my easy to use  sanding sponge  to give it a bit of a smoother finish.   I then decoupaged pretty floral tissue for the background and then a few beautiful gypsy ladies for my focal images.  You can find those lovely ladies  HERE.    You can use any images you

Collages provide a jump start for your mixed media

Collages can help create so many things. Above you see a banner that spells out WINE plus some lovely collage images as the finishing touches. ATC's are the perfect collage  partner!  For these I used mini cupcake papers, washi tape plus papers. ATC rounds are a fun new way to trade.     TEXT pages make the perfect base for collages. Collage images can become dimensional too! PLEASE visit and review our thousands of collages to find the inspiration for YOUR mixed media pieces. See ya! Jean

Fairy Dreams

It is no secret that one of the things I love best about Altered Pages is the large catalog of digital collage images.  They can be used as a single focal image on a project or combined in a seemingly infinite amount of ways.  This greeting card today uses images from several different collage sets to create a sweet floral fairy scene. I picked out three of my favorite images and cut each one out in detail.  There was a lot of white in both the daisy and fairy images so I grabbed my craft knife and started by pruning the daisies.  When I was satisfied with my trimming I used glitter glue on the daisy centers.  I printed off a second image so that I could mount the center flower on foam dots. I ended up leaving some of the white toward the bottom because there were other things going on.  I added a white flower border and pale yellow Dew Drops to the bottom.  I find that when you're making a scenery card, it helps your eye to rest when there is a bottom base.  Using