Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Love the kits from Altered Pages... what is so awesome is you can do whatever you like with them when you get them.  I realize this isn't a "box" but in a sense it is.... so I am sharing my POE Coffin today!
AWESOME KIT available at HERE!!!
Supplies for my coffin:
Wooden Coffin Kit (used sheet music from the kit)
I painted my wooden coffins with black gesso!

Cover the coffin with sheet music, adhere with glue stick. Cut images from the Altered Pages collage sheets in the supply list and adhere with glue stick.



Monday, October 24, 2016

A Little Fright Tin-ed

Hello from Dog-Ma Studio!

Excuse the silly pun in the title.. I will do that on occasion.

In honor of Halloween (which in my opinion, should be celebrated anytime) I have altered a little tin box and added a bit of "Fright"

Supply List:

Tin box
Tissue Paper from my stash
Scrapbook paper from my stash
Jolee's stickers
Misc. Halloween stickers from my stash
Paper flowers
Gel medium
Aileen's Tacky glue
skull from my stash
Mica chips (hard to see but they ARE there)

Starting my choosing process.

Used gel (matte) medium to adhere all paper elements. Here I chose a couple of papers from my stash, they are not actually Halloween papers but the colors worked well for what I wanted.

After I cut and inserted the inside papers, I found some great green and orange tissue in my stash and began adhering that directly to the box. You don't want to adhere anything to the inside top of the tin or around the area of the lip where it closes otherwise your tin will not close. So closed the tin, marked in pencil around where the top meets the bottom and that was how I knew how far I could cover in paper.
Here I am using some really cute black rub-on paisley patterns that came from AlteredPages.com. The black stripe on the front is some really neat crimped paper I found in my stash. I used it inside the bottom part of the tin, around the edge, as well.

A little Stickles around the edges gives some sparkle and hides any unevenness or spacing caused by not cutting the paper exact.. Yes, I'm not perfect but you have to admit, this is a great way to cover bare spaces.

Here is a shot of the back side of the tin where I used a tiny bit of black and white patterned tissue to pull it together with the black and white on the front and inside the box.

Added some sweet purple and orange checkered ribbon round the outside (making sure to keep that edge clean so box will close) and made a flat bow to add on top.

Close up of the inside bottom - Missus ghost - there are some mica chips in here that are hard to see but add a little reflective surface on the inside of box.

Close up of the inside cover - Mister ghost.  All the stickers you see are Jolee's with the exception of the sparkly stars and bat on front.

Finished outside of tin

Finished inside of tin.
Well that's it for me!  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section and I will see if I can help.
Thanks for looking and Happy Halloween
Jen @ Dog-Ma Studio

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday is still a work day

Our new website is coming along and the work continues.....

sneak peek....

We are loading lots of photos of great products for you.     There will be a celebration....We will be unveiling the new site in time for our 6th anniversary of owning Altered Pages.

What will you be ordering now?    We want to clear the shelves so we can add new items, to help you we are offering a coupon code you can't resist...  40% off if you use code CLEANOUT.
(valid until 10-26-2016)

AP is your source for diverse and wonderful products and inspiration.  ORDER TODAY.


WE HAVE AWESOME TOOLS, THE KAI SCISSORS WILL BE ONE OF THE VERY BEST YOU HAVE EVER USED FOR PAPERCRAFTING.  And the KleanAll is the best answer to keeping tools in great working condition.

How about some papers or embellishments?

Grab Seasonal items before we put them away.



Saturday, October 22, 2016

October Viewer ATCs Week 3

We would like you to join us in the ATC Challenge!!! 

Submit your ATC Art to our Facebooks page and get in on the FUN. https://www.facebook.com/AlteredPagesArtsociates/
We will do monthly prize drawings for those who participate. 
If you use Altered Pages product on your ATC it will count as two entries in the drawing.
Use #alteredpagesATC with your photo Facebook posting.
Any theme, keep it clean and non-political please.

Here are the ATCs we received this week!

Iona B Unny
Debbie Chant Reid
Watch the blog this month for Altered Boxes!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Altered Tin With Surprise Giftie Inside

Hi guys!  I have a fun little altered tin for you today.  I think this just makes the cutest gift and I already have a friend in mind to give this to.  She LOVES Halloween about as much as I do, so I know this will be a hit. 

I began using a tin from Altered Pages that you can find here.   I added vintage text paper, a fun pumpkin collage and some ribbon and twin to cover the tin.  I really love the Gothic Lace Stickers that you can see here at the top and bottom of the tin.  They are a wonderful textural element and so easy to use.
Next, I added vintage black cat images to bottle caps using Crystal Lacquer.  You can find all sorts of wonderful Halloween images here.  The Crystal Lacquer was used under the image to adhere it to the bottle cap and again on top to create a resin type look over the top of the image.  Crystal Lacquer is self leveling so that makes it great for this application and it doesn't take over night to dry...Bonus!

And, I added a little charm bobble at the bottom for some extra fun and glimmer.
These skull charms would be awesome too!
I added a bit more Crystal Lacquer to the pumpkins eyes to give them a little extra umph.  I didn't really want to use the word pop seeing as these are eyeballs that we are talking about. Ew!  ;-)

I then added a little gothic label to the back so I could sign and date my creation.  When able, always sign and date your art or craft project...you never know what journey your works will take and whose hands they will end up in some day. 

Here are a few more shots... Can I Just say...look at that beautiful background paper.  That is from the lovely line of Sabor Papers that you can find here. 

Please join us all month long as we show you how to alter boxes, tins, bins, etc. 
Thanks for stopping by!   Stephanie Siatta for Altered Pages
Here is a list of supplies used for this project.
Halloween Collage Images
Metal Tin
Bottle Caps
Bottle Cap Clear Dome Stickers
Misc. Ribbons and Trims
Crystal Lacquer
Vintage Text Pages


Thursday, October 20, 2016

altered gift box with braille

I made a pendant for a  friend, and decided to alter a gift box to go with it.
This particular friend is blind, so I used paints, and then little jewels to spell her name in braille.

 (Have you ever tried to read braille?  It's hard!)

Here's the pendant--I'm going to add a ribbon:
Nothing fancy, just a little something fun!

I used paints for the box, but not inks and stamps?  Or even a little all-over collage, with occasion appropriate images?  Speaking of occasion appropriate images from Altered Pages, I also like to alter little jewelry boxes into Christmas ornaments, like this one:
instructions here.

Thank you for stopping by today;  there will be more altered boxes all this month at Altered Pages!  If you've missed some posts, you might want to scroll through and see all the wonderful ideas from the Design Team this month.
Happy Thursday to you,