Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK's DAY
 
 
Cover paper mache box with pattern paper using double sided tape and paint with gold acrylic paint add trim around the box.  Adhere KUNZE German Scrap to the top of the box with Tacky Glue.
 
 
 
 
Cut the paper towel roll in half, cover with pattern paper, add German scrap around the top and bottom, attach to the center of the plastic lid.   Cut 4 straws the same length of the paper towel roll,  at the top of the straw wrap tassel German Scrap. Attach straws to the plastic lid.  Once glue dries attach the straws and paper towel roll to the top of the paper mache box.
  

 
Cut a circle larger than the plastic lid, cut a slit to the center of the circle, overlap and create a cone for the top and glue trim to the edge.
 
 
Fussy cut Altered Pages St. Pat's Day Collage Sheet glue to the straws, add Wink of Stella to highlight the images.
 

Supplies:
KUNZE German Scrap
Paper Mache Box
Paper Towel Roll (Cut in Half)
Plastic lid (cottage cheese)
Straws
Pattern Paper

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



March 17, 1913
Columbia Heights, Minnesota

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Little Girls Dream.... To be a Ballerina!

I know several little girls that would love to get a ballerina in a tin!
 
This easy to make tin would be a great place to tuck a gift card or a little bit of green for a special little someone!!!
 
 
 
To start: give the metal tin a base color.  This tin is covered with Espresso Alcohol Ink

 
Cut pattern paper to fit inside... Pattern Papers from Mailbox Muse Kit Baby Baby Baby.  Add gold bead around the edge papers for a finished look.
 
 
 Add wings to the ballerina.  Cut half of the wings from the KUNZE German Scrap Butterfly.

 
Tint KUNZE German Scrap Butterfly that will go on the lid.  With ink, then dip in clear embossing powder and set with heat gun, give the butterfly an enamel look.
 
 
Adhere papers with Tacky Glue. Add Geman Scrap Fringe to the inside top of tin create a stage for our Ballerina.

 
The Ballerina is on a tiny block behind a layer of paper... looks like she is floating!!!

 
On the out side add fibers around the edges of the tin with Tacky Glue.
 
 
On the top of the tin embellish with KUNZE German Scrap!!! 
 

 
Supplies:
KUNZE German Scrap
Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Ballerina
Espresso Alcohol Ink or other medium to paint
 
HAVE FUN MAKING YOUR TINS!!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Baby Baby Baby Mailbox Muse Kit

This month the Altered Pages Design Team is partnering with
KUNZE Deco-Accessories  
 
The team will be using KUNZE German Scrap 
with Mailbox Muse Kits! 
 
The Winter 2015  Mailbox Muse Kit was BABY BABY  BABY
 

 
In this kit you receive:  paper dolls, paper flowers & gems, glitter washi tape, collages, rubber stamps, CRAFT ATTITUDE, metal ATC tin + 4 projects including one video! 
 
 
With BABY BABY  BABY Mailbox Muse kit I made a paper doll and clothes with a pocket to keep them in. The instructions for my paper doll are included in the kit!

 
She needed a permanent place to reside.  I decided the perfect place was in my Fashionable Femmes book opposite the project I did for Unruly PaperArts last July.  A little make-over to the pocket would be necessary!!!!
 

Cover of My Fashionable Femmes book!

 
 
 
The blank page next to the Layered Art Doll created for Unruly Paper Arts is the where my paper doll will go!  The page had been prepared months ago just waiting for the perfect addition to the book!
 
 
Ink edges of the pocket with brown ink.  Adhere the pocket to the page with Tacky Glue IRrESitible Texture Mist was applied with my fingers around the edge of the page to give it a distressed look.

 
Add German Scrap  using Tacky Glue to the pocket.  A little Gold Leaf Foil  was added to give the two pages continuity. Use Duo with  Gold Leaf Foil.  Outline the Torso with gold pen.


Add a few Dew Drops to the lower right corner. 

 
Supplies for Doll and clothes from BABY BABY  BABY Mailbox Muse Kit. 
 
Additional Supplies
 
 
DOLLS DOLLS DOLLS
The finished pages side by side!!!

 


Stay tuned for the release of the
Spring 2015 Mailbox Muse Kit!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March is here!!!!

During February over on the Altered Pages Blog we had some amazing artists that shared super organizing ideas!!
 
Linda Chaves (Part 1 & Part 2)
 
If you missed any of the artists suggestions click on their name to find out what they had to share!
Stroll though all the posts  on the Altered Pages blog this month and see the ideas the Altered Design Team shared!!!
 
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 I have a quick St. Patrick's Day Card!
 
 

Papers from Robin's Nest
 
 
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Now for a few ideas for organizing your space!
 
I have a friend, Beth, that has an awesome little bead store here in Bremerton, WA.  It is  called Echo ArtWorks, it is filled top to bottom.  It is a very small space and has an amazing amount of beads, tools, and to much more in there.  I thought I would share a few of the ways she keeps organized!
 
 
  Bottles and jars contain anything from seashells to vintage Lucite!

 
 Then there are baskets....
 
Baskets display Lucite, ribbons, yarns and more!


 
Here is something you may not have ever seen....
 
These vintage metals are displayed on a repurposed Vintage French Bottle drying rack!
The posts bottles would rest on make great post to hang things on...
to use wasted space Beth added "S" hooks to hang more items from.

 
 A Printer Block Cabinet has a lot of cubbies for tons of storage!
I love the color coordinated drawers.

 
Anything with drawers makes wonderful storage!!!
 
  Thrift store finds make great units to store things! 

This has got to be my favorite!!! 
Do you have any old skirt hangers!!!! 
Put one or two on the wall and store one off items!
 
Every bit of wall space is used...

with shelves and racks of beads and more beads.
 
Maybe you picked an idea or two from the store tour.
 
Thank you Beth for letting me share pictures of your store!
 
I hope you have gotten some ideas this month to help you organize your creative space!
 
Comment today and share your favorite organization tip you read about this month.... or maybe you have one you would like to share.