altered art Archives - Einat Kessler
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Sunday, April 29th, 2018
Paper and Quilling Altered Frame

Hi dear crafty friends! How do you present your favorite photos? Are they tucked away in albums, are they framed and hanged on the wall? Today i want to share with you a Paper and Quilling Altered Frame I created to present one of my favorite family photos.     Paper and Quilling Altered Frame I started this frame with a shadow frame i got at IKEA. They come in a white color, which I didn’t like. So I covered it with gesso and then painted it with brown acrylic paint. When the paint was dry I added a little white strokes with a dry brush to create a vintage distressed look. The next step was to create the details. First I cut all the large pieces of flowers, butterflies and the background. I layered them all on the inside of the frame and around it. To create dimension I added the flowers on the inside and outside of the …

Sunday, March 11th, 2018
Secret Garden Album in a Box

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my Secret Garden Album in a Box made for the Graphic 45 design team. You know I love boxes. They seem to capture my imagination and I always try to come up with new ways of incorporating them in my projects. So I took a box and made it into a mini album…     Secret Garden Album in a Box At first glance it might seem like a regular box that I covered with papers and embellished. But this box is actually a mini album…        To create this mini album box I used the Graphic 45 kraft ATC box. I love its size and that it’s deep and can fit a lot inside. I cut the side of the box and attached a binding mechanism. This way the box is both a box and the cover for the mini album. Then I added the pages of …

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
Altered Toys Configuration Box

Hi dear crafty friends! I just went over my blog and realized I never shared with you my Altered Toys Configuration Box that I create a long time ago. This project is from such a long time ago the photos are not so good and I didn’t even wait for the glue to dry before I took them… I did remember to share the video though…     Altered Toys Configuration Box What do you do or did with your kids old toys? I’m a sentimental girl and it’s hard for me to throw things away especially if they have a special meaning to me, like toys my kids used to play with. So I didn’t want to throw them away I wanted to preserve them in a way but not forgotten in a drawer.     I decided to present them in my own configuration box. After collecting a few small jewelry boxes I could start working. I covered …

Sunday, February 4th, 2018
Home Decor Steampunk Altered Brushes

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my Home Decor Steampunk Altered Brushes. If you have old unused brushes this project is a good recycling idea for them. If you don’t have old dry brushes then remember not to throw away the brushes when you can’t use them anymore.     Home Decor Steampunk Altered Brushes I’m terrible when it comes to cleaning my brushes. I always forget to clean them and I leave them with all the paint or glue on. his results in many ruined brushes I can’t use anymore. BUT I almost never throw things away, including my brushes because there is always something to do with them… This time I took all my old brushes and glued them together to create a surface to work on. I covered the brushes with rust paste to add to their degraded look. Then I added all kinds of metal embellishments and embellishments I created from …

Sunday, January 7th, 2018
Steampunk Altered Box for Scrap & Craft

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share my new Steampunk Altered Box for Scrap & Craft. They have the most amazing steampunk theme laser cut chipboard that are just perfect for steampunk projects.  Steampunk Altered Box for Scrap & Craft     Now that the holidays are over I thought I’d take a break from the Christmas and winter theme projects and do something a little different. As you know I love steampunk! That industrial look with the cogwheels and mechanical parts is just magical to me. Today I want to inspire you with an altered box created in a steampunk style.         I took an old paints cardboard box and painted it with black gesso. Then I added layers of chipboard and metal embellishments. When you create a project like this layering your embellishments with extra height will make the difference between a nice project and an amazing project! You don’t want your creation …

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Deck the Halls Shadow Box New Online Class!

Hi dear crafty friends! I’m so pleased to announce the Deck the Halls Shadow Box New Online Class! It’s that time of the year again…the weather is getting colder and you can smell Christmas slowly coming. You must be thinking about gifts and decorations and how can you make this holiday more beautiful and better than last year. Well…you are in the right place!  This class is for those of you who want to create this beautiful festive shadow box. You can create it for yourself and add to your holiday decorations or preserve family heirlooms. You can also create it as a gift for someone special. Or better yet… create two shadow boxes one for you and one for a gift!   In the Deck the Halls Shadow Box New Online Class! you will: Learn how the process of constructing a shadow box from scratch Find out what supplies you need to use Discover how to create your own …

Sunday, November 12th, 2017
Shabby Chic Notebook Cover. Scrap & Craft DT

Hi dear crafty friends! I’m so excited to announce I was asked to join the Scrap & Craft design team. This is an amazing store with a wide selection of papers, chipboards and other craft supplies. I recommend you check it out! Today I’m sharing my first project Shabby Chic Notebook Cover. Scrap & Craft DT     Shabby Chic Notebook Cover. Scrap & Craft DT I think a notebook cover is meant to be embellished right? There are some pretty covers out there but if you want an inexpensive notebook then its cover will probably be boring. So the best thing to do is add some fun things to the cover.  I first painted the cover with gesso. This served a double purpose: changing the color of the cover which was purple and create a base for easy gluing and other mediums. Next I attached a piece of paper to cover the entire front. I went with a shabby chic …

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