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Friday, August 25th, 2017
Altered Mixed Media Tin Box

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share my new Altered Mixed Media Tin Box. The Altered Mixed Media Tin Box was inspired by Lindy’s Stamp Gang August challenge.     Altered Mixed Media Tin Box       I surprisingly used most of the colors of this challenge. I say surprisingly because I usually not a very big fan of pinks and purples but somehow I found myself really enjoying creating this project. I can honestly say I discovered these colors and I’ll definitely be using them in future projects.       Altering a tin box is kind of tricky. I couldn’t simply cover it with gesso or paint it because it will not hold on the metal. First I needed to cover the entire box with gel medium and only after it was dry I covered it with a layer of gesso. Then I added texture with stencils and modeling paste and some little stones. I sprayed …

Friday, June 16th, 2017
Steampunk Angel Notebook Cover Tutorial

Hi Crafty Friends! I have definitely found a new favorite thing to create: notebook covers. Today I want to share with you my new Steampunk Angel Notebook Cover tutorial. Notebook covers are usually so boring so why not add a little embellishment and color to them. This way you are not only creating something beautiful, you’re creating something useful!     Steampunk Angel Notebook Cover Tutorial Some of you might think that it doesn’t really look like an angel or even as a human, but I love her/him. This is what art is all about… no regular rules apply here. You can create a body that doesn’t look like a body, an image that is male or female or both with no hands but with wings and it’s ok. It’s beautiful, it’s interesting, it’s ART!     When I work with metal parts or other embellishments I ususally cover them with gesso, like I did in previous projects. But this …

Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Steampunk Altered Box Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends! How long can I go without creating a steampunk project? Apparently not long! Today I’m sharing my Steampunk Altered Box Tutorial. I’m surprised how versatile steampunk can be because it seems like all steampunk projects are the same but I always find new ways and embellishments to add so each project will look different.     Steampunk Altered Box Tutorial One important principle of creating a steampunk project in the way I do it is to cover the surface you’re working on with black gesso. Since you’re going to have a dark color scheme the best background will be black and not white.     After the box is dry I like to add texture with modeling paste and stencils. Then I arrange all the embellishments on the box. Try to give the elements height by adding pieces of chipboard. If all the elements are at the same height your project will look a little flat …

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Lighthouse Notebook Cover

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my new Lighthouse Notebook Cover. I always like to create beautiful projects but not less important is that they’ll be useful. There is always something to write in a notebook so why not make it beautiful too?     Lighthouse Notebook Cover The first thing you need to do is separate the pages from the cover. Carefully cut in between the papers and the cover and remove the pages that are glued to the cover. I use really cheap hard cover notebooks because their not so good quality makes this step easier. The next step is to wrap the cover with a fabric. I like to use fabric because it’s very flexible unlike paper. it doesn’t matter what color of fabric you’re using because we;ll cover it with gesso, just make sure you’re using a thin, light fabric.     The next step,like I mentioned before is to paint …

Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Altered Mixed Media Playing Cards

If until now you were not sure about mixed media, or a little scared to create an art journal page or even a canvas for whatever reason I assure you this series will open your mind and set your creativity free with no fear! Altered Mixed Media Playing Cards – 52 Mixed media Techniques! is the ultimate series to start and master mixed media techniques.     Altered Mixed Media Playing Cards There are 52 cards in every deck and we’ll alter each card with a different technique or material, some you might know or tried, but many will be new and definitely exciting! Playing cards are the perfect surface for mixed media. They are small and as simple as it sounds this makes them the ideal mixed media surface. They’re less intimidating, easily managed and making mistakes is much doable.   I wrote a blog post about 52 happy words and created my list of words. These 52 words …

Friday, April 7th, 2017
How to Create Altered Art

Today I want to share with you the basics of How to Create Altered Art. Altered art is transformation or ‘alteration’ of ordinary, everyday objects into decorative pieces using a wide variety of different techniques and materials. It describes a way of recycling, and giving new life to, all sorts of commonplace and functional (or perhaps even useless) items for ornamental purposes.     How to Create Altered Art Find your object First you need to start with finding the object you want to alter. It sounds a little easier than it is because when choosing your object you need to consider a few things. First what do you want to make. If you want to create a mini album you can’t use a plastic box. Second you need to figure out what materials you need to create your project. For example if you want to alter a metal box you need gesso to prime it, acrylic paints, waxes and alcohol …

Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Altered Mixed Media Playing Cards

If you are a mixed media fan then you’ll be excited about the Altered Mixed Media Playing Cards series. In the series I’m altering 52 playing cards with 52 different mixed media techniques. it’s a great way to learn new techniques, experiment with new materials and practice the techniques you already know. It’s not only educational but it’s really fun and much less intimidating than working on art journal pages or canvases because we’re working on a small space.     Altered Mixed Media Playing Cards each of the cards we are altering gets a power word from a list each of us made. Sometimes the card design fits the word and sometimes it’s just the background. In the end we’ll have an inspiring and empowering collection of cards that will not only give us strength but will be a reference book of techniques for future projects. Until now we have done techniques like transfer, stamping, spraying, masking, 3d and …

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