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 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
Tags: ATCs, Big Kick, cuttlebug, die-, die-cutting machine, embellishmenst, flowers, junkmail, recyle, scrapbooks
The days we spend in high school are usually the best ones in our life, and once you have passed those golden years behind it really helps if you have something that takes you back to that time so that you can relive some of those memories. Even though time machines have not been built just yet we do have scrapbooks to preserve our memories and capture the flavor of days gone by.
The scrapbook that I am sharing with you today is one that I made of my high school days. Concerts, Fundraisers, tough exams, parties, science projects, school council elections and impromptu get-togethers are all captured in this book.
I have used a number of different techniques on these pages and I will describe some of them here. Try these out and let me know how your pages turned out.
I recently got hooked to Altered Art and have been playing around with many techniques lately. I especially love to alter books and turn them into scrapbooks. Recently on a trip to South Korea I bought a book in Korean and had a blast using it as a backdrop for all the memorabilia and pictures that I had taken while there. It really is very simple to make great altered pages using very basic techniques. First I glued a few pages together and ripped others out to make room for all the extra stuff I would be gluing inside. Then I proceeded to give a wash of color to each new page.