It seems like computers are taking over the world! Everywhere you go there they are…being an engineer by profession I guess I can’t avoid them and so it seems the best course of action is to embrace them and try to find ways to use technology in my hobby! Of course we have all heard of the cricut expression and I am sure most of us have fallen in love with it, it is one of many ways in which technology has helped crafters…there is also lots of software to help us make the most of our art and to help us share it with one another…which brings me to the subject of this post….Digital Downloads!
I was playing around with a paint sample book from Home Depot and I thought it might make a nice altered book…but not just a plain book but one filled with…
I have just found this amazing website where they have a limited time offer! You can download nine e-magazines for free!
I love to recycle items and that’s why I am an altered art fanatic! I have started cutting up junk mail, painting it and turning it into flowers. These can be used to embellish ATCs, altered books, scrapbooks and even handmade cards. Not only are they fun to make but you’re also doing your bit to save the environment while having fun! Continue reading
Categories: Altered Art Projects, Altered Books, Art and Craft Projects, Artist Trading Cards, recycle, scrapbooks
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I made these fabric ATCs using some antique embroidered fabric. I absolutely love it! It si like an old patchwork quilt and no matter which way you cut it, something beautiful always makes it’s way onto your ATC. I sed very little embellishment on top as I did not want to spoil the look and feel of the original fabric!
(Fabric is available at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6414967 I have some more pieces available so if it says sold out let me know!)
I have been making some fabric ATCs and using supplies that are from my home country, Pakistan. After many queries from the members of the groups I’m part of, I decided to…. Continue reading
Since school is going to start soon I took this Saturday off as a day for “creating”! I have joined a few ATC groups recently and there was a long debate about fabric ATCs on one of them. Having read many different ways of dealing with fabric, and seen some gorgeous work done by other artists, I armed myself with fabric scraps, ribbons, beads, glue, paint, card and some needles and thread. Laying everything all around me (this is the only way I can work, in a mess =) )I picked up a piece of fabric and started. I created a collage of fabric and it was so much fun. I tried
Who knew it would take me all of one week to get hooked onto ATCs and Art Dolls! Well I have fallen in love with this craft, not only that, I am also enjoying connecting with other artists via different art groups. Another reason why these on line groups are so cool is that you get to trade ATCs and participate in swaps. This is pretty crucial as ATCs stand for Artist ‘Trading’ Cards =). I have just mailed some Continue reading
I have been very lazy over these winter holidays and have come to the conclusion that I need deadlines to function =). Well one way to overcome that hurdle was to join an art group. After much research I have joined an Artist Trading Card group and have just finished my first batch of ATCs using tissue paper and foam!
I strongly urge all of you out there interested in collage and mixed media to try their hand at ATCs. The Artist Trading Card Workshop be Bernie Berlin is an excellent book to get you started, but let me warn you…ATCs are extremely addictive =)…