Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Witching Hour

Hello, my fine feathered friends!
Aimee here, with a Halloween tag just for you!!

I have to say, I love the way this turned out, 
and it actually came together pretty quickly.

Wanna make it?

Here's what you need:

Manilla tag
Distress Inks- Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Black Soot, Vintage Photo
Heat gun
Kromecote card stock
Beaded trim
Markers/colored pencils
Stardust glitter pen
Permanent black ink (I used Archival)
Miracle Tape- sheet and 1/4"
Baker's twine/ribbon/etc
Itty bitty bat punch, die cuts

 Ink your tag using Wild Honey & Rusty Hinge.
Flick water onto tag. Dry with heat gun.
Ink edges with Vintage Photo and Black Soot.
 Stamp the Harlequin background with Wild Honey.
 Stamp the tree background with Black Soot.
Rub some back soot onto the ribbon trim.
Adhere with Miracle Tape.
Do this twice.
 Stamp witch onto tag with permanent black ink.
Stamp her again onto the Kromecote. Dry with heat gun.

 Trim around the Kromecote witch, and put her onto the Miracle Tape sheet.
Color her (carefully!) and cut out.
Remove backing from Miracle Tape, and add her over the stamped image on the tag.
 Stamp "The Witching Hour" onto tag.
Trace over "witching" with Stardust pen.
Add three bats.

 Tie some ribbons/trims/fibers through the hole in the tag, and you're done!

Here's your wiener!
This is what happens when your wiener gets too hot!
They never want to come out of the blankets, no matter how hot they are,
so they just stick their noses out.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Blog Hoppin' With Altered Pages

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
the Design Team at Altered Pages 
has been working with PINK!

I LOVE pink, and I love Halloween, 
so I thought to myself,
"self, how can we use pink with Halloween?"

Well, I came up with an answer, and I hope you like it.

I used collage sheet 
"Screaming Skulls" for this tag, and use two image transfer techniques.

Here's a quick tutorial:

Ink tag with Distress Inks-
Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, and Worn Lipstick.
Stamp back ground stamp with Worn Lipstick,
and again (offset) with Vintage Photo.
Flick some water onto the tag.
Dry with heat gun, then ink the edges of the tag with a 
little Vintage Photo.
Print the Screaming Skulls collage sheet twice.
Cut out the anatomy skulls.
Paint the image with some matte medium,
mod podge, or cheap Elmer's white glue,
and slap it face down onto the tag.
Let dry.
Once dry, wet the back of the image, and
very gently rub off the paper. 
You'll be left with the ink transferred to the tag.
*this takes practice*
Now, rub some Worn Lipstick ink onto the second
anatomy image (you printed two, right?).
Slap a piece of packing tape on it. Burnish down well.
Flip it over and wet the back. Let it sit for a minute.
(alternatively, you could submerse it in water).
Gently rub the back of the image.
GENTLY, I tell you!
I didn't rub all of the paper off-
I wanted it to look old and messy.
Stick some lace across your tag 
(I used Matte Medium).
Adhere your packing tape transfer over the 
image that you transferred to the tag.
(again, I used matte medium)
Pretty cool, huh!
Give this a spritz of copper shimmer spray-
make your own or use what ever brand you love most!
(I used Stewart Superior)
Grab a white fabric flower, spray with your copper mist.
Dry it, and rub some black ink on it.
Get some beaded trim, and spray it as well.
Dry it, and adhere three pieces of it across the tag.
(I used Miracle Tape)

Stick the flower down on the tag with a good permanent glue.
(I used Quick Grab)
Glue another flower down, and then the skull.
I'll give this a few days to dry completely, 
and adhere it to chipboard,
and then add one of our adhesive easels to the back.'s your wiener!
Sammy sticking his nose out.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Etsy Shop Has Re-Opened

Hello my darlings!!

Here's the link to the newest newsletter, if you don't subscribe to it:
It contains the special deals to celebrate our grand re-opening!

And if you'd like to subscribe, look at the top of this page- there's a spot to sign up.

I thought I'd share some goodies from the shop with ya!

 Mixed media acrylic painting.

 Fall scrapbook page.

 Mixed media scrapbook page.
 Crystal Lacquer

 Super cute kitty stamp.

Cute little pumpkin.
I've used her to make super cute jewelry.

 Clear stamp set.
I've used this for jewelry, too.
 Collage packs- super cheap!

 Here's Papa cute!!
 And, the first fallen leaf in my back yard.