Sunday, February 26, 2017

Inspirational Flip Book

Jen Rothstein here for Altered Pages...

I have an awesome inspirational Theresa Collins Flip Book for you.  I used all Altered Pages products, with the exception of the quotes.

I don't know about you, but when I need a little boost (like when you don't know how to use your new phone), I love to look at quote cards or a book like this with a little inspiration to help get me through.

The cool color now is green and I used a few different shades in this one.

Supplies you will need:

Theresa Collins Flip Book
Altered Pages green ATC collage sheet Drop Ink in Pistachio
Deco Mache paper in green roses
Theresa Collins borders (Past Present Future)
Joss Papers
Vintage Text Pages
Bazzill Edges Mini 6x5
Ideas for what to put in the book include, but are not limited to:  Images, photos, quotes, journaling or maybe even ephemera from a trip!

All the awesome items I used!

I started by ripping images out of the Vintage Papers and gluing them on to the inside. I used the ink to roughly color around the edges on this page.

Here I used the Deco Pages in green roses, for a background, later I will embellish.

Used some of the Joss paper and one of the collage images to start this page

Here, after the glue dried, I embellished over the Deco Page paper with some collage images, text and some of the Teresa Collins borders.

Here is one of the sweet mini Bazzill 6 inch borders in a kraft brown color. I used the ink on top, just dabbing to give it a hint of the pistachio green color.

Another page(s) started, using vintage text background, joss paper on one side, Deco paper and a border on the other.

Here I am adding images to yet another page. I have used the vintage paper, collage images, Teresa Collins borders and my own printed quote.

More embellishing!

Here is the finished cover. I wanted to keep it simple because there was so much going on inside the book. I used one of the TC borders and some deco paper.

Here is a picture of the book, fully extended, you can see the front inside, back inside and the last page of the book.

Thank you for looking and I hope you make something like this book. It's really so much fun and easy to do. You can make it whatever you like, it's really versatile.

Jen Rothstein (Dog-Ma Studio) for Altered Pages.

What Adhesives are GREAT?

Good Sunday to Everyone. 

Today is a sharing day and we hope to help you learn!

We enjoy providing education for you to incorporate with your art creations.  No one can educate better than Susan Pickering Rothamel, artist, inventor and all around great person!   Susan will be back with us in the following months as a contributing author.  

Today, I am sharing one of her videos about her flagship product PPA Glue.   Both PPA and Perfect Pigment Paints were designed with the best quality and safety in mind.   They are a little more expensive BUT, they are PURELY formulated and have amazing properties.   PPA Adhesive is NON-STICKY!   WHAT?

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday Mail!

This week I placed and order online at 
My box of goodies arrived!!! 
I predict a lot of creating in my future! 
Ordering has been made easier at 
More categories have been added to help you locate what you are looking for.
FLORALS find them HERE!
ATB - Wood Blocks HERE!
You will find these under Paper, Books, Substrates HERE

Friday, February 24, 2017

Spring Dragonflies

I know it's only February, but the weather here in Michigan has been warmer than usual and that has me thinking of spring.  We're still celebrating GREEN here at Altered Pages Artsociates and that is the perfect color for spring! 

Products Used:
Graphic 45 Artisan Style 6x6 paper pad
Library pocket
Dragonfly Dreams rubber stamp set
Double-sided adhesive & glue stick
Ink (pigment, if you plan to emboss)
Clear embossing powder

The Graphic 45 Artisan Style paper pad has three different pages of green designs and each one is two-sided.  I used the paper as panels, strips and squares so that each element of my card blends seamlessly with the next.

I started by cutting 1" strips of each of the patterns.  Some of the strips got cut into 1" squares. 

I laid the squares out on the book pocket until I found a combination that I liked and then glued them down.  It wasn't until the pocket was finished that I realized I forgot to ink the edges!  Good thing I still had more squares.  Here you can see the difference between the two.  The tab at the top was trimmed off for a prettier card.

The edges of the card panels were inked to soften them.  The size of the green panel was determined by placing the tag inside the pocket and then measuring  to leave just an 1/8th of an inch over that size.  The words "DRAGONFLY dreams" were stamped behind the tag so that there won't be an empty space if the tag is removed.  Tags make wonderful bookmarks when they're flat so a book would be an awesome gift to go along with this card.  These library pockets are awesome.  You could easily convert this to a money or gift card holder.

For the tag, I glued down each of the dark pattern strips along the outside edges and then glued the light strip over the top and trimmed everything to fit.  Inking the edges of the tag helps frame them and makes it seem more like a sold piece.  When complete, just add some pretty yarn.

 Using my own pigment ink, I stamped and embossed two dragonflies of each size on a separate piece of paper.  This is the same paper I have used for my card base and it matches the book pocket.

Come back again to see another inspiring project from the Altered Pages design team.

Ready to give to my friend who loves to read!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Day for Green

With Greenery as our theme this month I once again turned to some paper off cuts from some previously used Graphic 45 and Glitz Papers along with some Gel Prints.  Nature always comes to mind but as it was a day for Green I turned to a day for Green - St Patrick's Day which is just around the corner.

One of my Graphic 45 Papers was themed with this day in mind so it was easy to find some wording and images of shamrocks.


If you are looking specifically for Green Papers then the Emerald Paper Pad by Authentique is perfect for you, you'll find it over in the Altered Pages Store.

For my project today I started by simply tearing up my paper offcuts and sticking them down randomly onto a piece of a manilla folder.  .

After this had dried I simply sprayed them lightly with some Green Ink Spray and once this was dry I cut 3 ATC backs and inked the edges with Green Ink and worked out placement of my imagery and text.

My green backgrounds are also well suited to use with nature themed collage images such as this Koala Bear in the Gum Tree.


If you are browsing over at the Altered Pages Shop be sure to check out the vintage St Patrick's Day Images, there is plenty to choose from similar to this Green Top Hat Image I have used on a previously made ATC.
 Here's a closer look at my third St Pat's Day ATC on my torn paper Green Background.


 Danie xx

PS.  Don't forget if you are making lots of ATC's and need to post them or store them Altered Pages also sells Protector Pages which are perfect for keeping them safe and dust free.