Please visit the wonderful gang over at the Robin’s Nest to see the tutorial for Part Two of the Mid-Century Artist Trading Block, celebrating the marvelous mid-century.
I’m back with another artist trading block–this one celebrating the marvelous mid-century. Read all about how to make it over at he Robin’s Nest.
I use a nifty technique with pastels and embossing ink to create backgrounds for greeting cards over at Altered Pages this week. I hope you drop by for a visit. I will send you lots of air kisses if you leave a message there.
I used the technique to make this birthday card, which I already gave to someone special. I hope she liked it. Here’s some more backgrounds I made. It’s kind of addicting.
With Halloween coming, all the witches and wizards need to make sure they are amply supplied with toes of frog and eyes of dragons (sorry Mr. Shakespeare). I got busy in my studio and brewed up this altered art concoction for the folks at ColourArte.
Great stuff you will need
- Radiant Rains: Sunburst, Spanish Moss, Ginger Peach, Ocean Wave, Teal Zicon
- Twinkling H20s: Kiwi, Lemondrop and Hopeful Honeysuckle from the Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Set
- Silks Acrylic Glazes: Spiced Pumpkin, Olive Vine, and Azurite
- White cardstock
- Off-white cardstock
- Black marker
- Ranger Inkssentials Crackle Accents Precision Tip, 2-Ounce
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
- Pebeo Gedeo Crystal Resin, 150ml
Beacon Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive, 4-Ounce
- Old photo cover
- Three-dimensional adhesive dots
- Utility blade
I know Halloween hasn’t arrived yet, but I really love making Altoid altered art Christmas ornaments. (Now if I could only figure out how to use up all those mints!).
Please check out my tutorial over at Altered Pages for this Mid Century Retro Altered Art Altoid Tin Christmas Ornament.
What the hell is reflected in that lid????
Could this be craft porn taken to new extremes? I swear I don’t have naked men lounging about my studio admiring reflections of their love rods in my craft supplies. Really I don’t!
How do you know I’m telling the truth? Because if that were happening, there certainly would not be so much crafting going on.
You know the expression, a day late and a dollar short? Well since I’m eight months late with my 12 Tags of 2015, it’s a good thing you can’t put a value on art or I would be short a whole wad of moolah.
I may be late, but I sure as heck had a lot of fun creating the Tim Holtz August 2015 Tag. To see the tutorial for what ended up being layer upon layer of Halloween goodness, please visit my post on Altered Pages.
I’m coffin’ up some more Halloween goodness over at the ColourArte blog today with this Pile of Bones Treat Coffin. I hope you stop by and leave a little love.