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Kristin Batsel majored in art in
college, and worked for a few
years first as a package designer
and then as a freelance commercial artist before leaving
the workforce to raise her two
daughters. Kristin enjoys mixed
media art, mostly assemblage.
She has an obscenely large collection
of old tickets, postage stamps, Chinese
fortunes and old thrift
store books that she cuts
up to use in her art.
Some of her favorite
things include altering Altoids tins and
mixed media collage.
Kristin has been
an active member
of Craftster.org
since 2006 and is
currently employed
there as a contractor
where she moderates
the forum, writes
and posts for the
blog, and occasionally uses
and reviews
sponsor products. For the
past five years
she has been
a member
of
the Alpha
Stamps design
team, creating
projects for
them on a monthly basis. Kristin
says, “I try to spend a couple
of hours every day in the craft
room.”

Visit Kristin’s blog at: kbatsel.blogspot.com
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If you love vintage. cal Background stamp. Make your ornament look really shiny by stamping with clear ink and embossing the entire ornament using clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. These would be so fun to make with family photos and to tie with ribbons on a gift. Let the paint dry completely and lightly distress with extra fine sandpaper. shiny bright ornaments as much as we do. Let the ink dry completely. Rubber stamp “Joyous Songs” with permanent black ink and attach it to the vintage image. Rubber stamp the snowflake using midnight blue ink with the Red Lead Paperworks Musiwww.com 9. Instructions: Paint the natural wood ornament with aqua blue acrylic paint. . Apply Uhu glue to the smaller snowflake and sprinkle silver glass glitter onto the wet glue. Outline and speckle the snowflake with our favorite white pen . Make a hanger with silver tinsel and embellish with a drop crystal.by Chris Schwartz and Sharon Wisely of Red Lead Paperworks The ornament design was inspired by the Red Lead Paperworks turn of the century ornament collection.AlteredArts.the water-based fine point white Sharpie marker. here is a great technique to use on our wood vintage style ornaments. Punch out a vintage image with a circle punch and add a touch of glitter to the edge.

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Lilith Doily with Angel Wing DL263.General Pencil Company Inka Gold (Gold) . cut from the pages using the Lilith Doily and flowers die. Instructions: Print the collage page using only BLACK ink on Neenah cardstock. Miniature Rose B152. and Merry Christmas Holly Sentiment B366) .Supplies: Digital Collage Sheet (Holiday Postcards) Altered Pages Vintage Music Digital Collage Sheet Altered Pages 8” × 10” Stretch Canvas Cardstock . DG2. Color with a dark yellow marker. DR1. Die cut the fringe strip from white cardstock using the Black Eyed Susan die. Altered Arts • Bonus 2013 .Zig Memory System Modeling Paste . Fanciful Flourish B117. Attach a plain piece of vintage music paper to the canvas with Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage. Dirty Martini. Scissors or Craft Tool. Die Cut Snowflakes from white Bazzil Basics cardstock—preserving the negative to use as a stencil. Assemble the flowers with Designer Dries Clear Art Glitter Adhesive. GB5.Beacon Adhesives Designer Dries Clear Adhesive .Bazzill Basics and Neenah 6” × 6” Stencil (Capricious Swirls) .Liquitex Acrylic Gesso . Plastic Gift Card.The Crafters Workshop Dylusions Ink Sprays (Cherry Pie. Black Eyed Susan Strip B338.Art Glitter Adhesive Dies (Flourish Leaf Strip B178. DR5]). CR3. Snowflakes C146. Daisy strip B259. Overlap the edges of the canvas with three sides of the paper.Liquitex Fast Finish Decoupage .Ranger Industries Spectrum Noir Markers (TN1.Crafter’s Companion Wink of Stella Glitter Marker (Clear) . White Linen) . Edge the trimmed image with a Spectrum Noir Marker and mat it with cardstock colored with a coordinating marker.Cheery Lynn Design Charcoal Pencil (Black B4) .Viva Décor Spray Bottle of Water. leaving a couple inches of canvas. Once dry. GB2. Mist the vintage music papers with Dylusions Cherry Pie and Dirty Martini sprays. Color it with Spectrum Noir Markers and highlight the veil and berries with the Wink of Stella Glitter Marker. 12.

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Set it aside to dry. doilies. To assist the ink in moving on the canvas.Once dry. mist with water. Use a heat tool to dry between drips and layers. You can use a palette knife or a plastic gift card like I did. continue applying modeling paste around the edges of the canvas. securing with glue. Sprinkle snowflakes around the canvas and adhere. “Merry”. Smear the charcoal with your finger. Smear Inka Gold on the edges and sides of the canvas.” Color the word “Merry” with markers or mists and adhere it to the canvas. With the negative stencil that you created with the snowflake die. Altered Arts • Bonus 2013 . Begin layering ink by misting the canvas and paper. dry-brush the edges of the papered canvas and vintage music paper. 14. Some of the underlying ink colors will soak into the wet modeling paste. Die cut the Merry Christmas Holly Sentiment die three times out of white cardstock and remove the word “Merry. Arrange the doily. Highlight all the snowflakes and swirls with the Wink of Stella Glitter Marker. colored collage image. With the Capricious Swirls stencil. Tuck in the snowflakes here and there. flowers and leaves on the right middle of the canvas and glue down. smear modeling paste into the left top corner of canvas. Highlight the edges of the canvas. and paste swirls using the black charcoal pencil.

making something beautiful with her hands each and every day. .AlteredArts.com www. and together they have a sweet shy Sheltie named Suki.com www.Annette Green is a former graphic designer now a work-at-home mom on a creative journey in life.com 15. Annette lives in Melbourne. 15. Florida in the beautiful Suntree community.AlteredArts. Visit Annette’s creative blog at: http://annettescreativejourney. She’s the mother of a teenage daughter.blogspot. wife of 21 years to Paul.

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7. Cut the center from the doily where you marked around the glass. on the painted area of the SmoothFoam base. Push down the center of each scallop on the paper doily and adhere it to the foam base with a gold-tone paper fastener. cover with Art Glitter and let dry. 6. 9. 5. Put the doily on top of the painted SmoothFoam and line up the center holes. Position the acrylic snowflake ornament and use a small amount of hot glue to attach it to the back of the candle holder and to the foam base. Place the drinking glass in the center of the paper doily and trace around the base. Use wire cutters to disassemble the decorative floral sprays and attach them to the foam base with hot glue or by poking them into the foam. Fill in areas with pine branches clipped from the floral sprays along with small silver branches. 4.ilovetocreate. Paint the top and sides of the SmoothFoam disc with Brilliant Blue acrylic paint and let dry completely. Insert the glass into the hole. While the paint is still wet. Hot glue it into place. Next.Portfolio Series) Crayola Acrylic Paint (Zucchini) . Repeat until there isn’t room for another row of baubles. Place a fastener in between each scallop. Start at the bottom and work up. dried floral sprigs sprayed silver with silver glitter.The Beistle Company Decorative Floral Sprays (2 of 3 different kinds) Christmas House (Dollar Store) Acrylic Snowflake and Reindeer Ornaments Christmas House (Dollar Store) Gold-tone Paper Fasteners .com. Place the drinking glass on top of the SmoothFoam disc in the center and trace around the base. permanent and strong adhesive that dries clear.AlteredArts. 3. Using a quick drying.Supplies: 10” x 1” SmoothFoam Disc . colored glass baubles with flat backs. 2. Custom paint the reindeer with green acrylic paint. 10. 8.com 17. push in each side of the scallop about 1/2” to create a “ruffle” and insert a gold-tone fastener. continuing.EcoGreen Crafts Tulip Art Glitter (Green) .Plasteel Corporation Quick Grip All Purpose Permanent Adhesive Beacon Adhesives Acrylic Paint (Brilliant Blue . . It may be necessary to allow two rows at a time to dry before www. a Duncan Enterprises Company 12” Paper Lace Doily . Directions: 1. adhere the colored glass baubles to the outside of the glass in rows. Cut out the center from the SmoothFoam disc where you traced the glass.HyGlo Company Misc: 3” x 6” clear drinking glass or other glass cylinder.

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black) . Merry Christmas Trees CL459. Starry Sky S5448.Ranger Industries Claudine Hellmuth Natural Sticky-Back Canvas .Tsukineko Distress Stain (Antique Linen. Polka Dot Person G5499. Antique Linen. Mini Hearts. Enjoy the Season CG210. Many Dots CL519.Ranger Industries www. Gesso . Place dimensional items in the niches and embellish the rest of the area with flatter items. Basic Lowercase Letters LL188) . Fabulous Flourish S5449.Ranger Industries Distress Stickles (Antique Linen.Ranger Industries Enamel Accents (white.Ranger Industries Perfect Pearls Powder . Tumbled Glass) Ranger Industries Adirondack Alcohol Ink (Ginger) . Magic of Christmas CL462.AlteredArts. This old book that I saved from being thrown away has now been given a new life.Advantus Corp. It is now one of my favourite Christmas decorations.Ranger Industries Wendy Vecchi Clearly For Art Modeling Film Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungeboard . .Ranger Industries StazOn Permanent Ink (Jet Black . Walnut Stain) Ranger Industries Jenni Bowlin Ink (Brown Sugar. Simple Frame S5324. The book needs to be fairly thick to accommodate the two deep niches. Designer Woodgrain S5208. something that I like to do in my art.I had so much fun making this altered Christmas Book with two deep niches.BasicGrey Cheese Cloth Dies (Ornamental.Hero Arts Tim Holtz (Mini Holidays. Christmas Reindeers CL540. Three People LP204. Platinum) . The niches can be embellished in many different ways. Sparkle Clear: Merry Always CL252. it only takes a bit of patience and some drying time. Watercolour Paper . Winking Reindeer H5457. so that the book will close nicely.Ranger Industries Distress Crackle Paint (Rock Candy. Two Houses CG182. and this doesn’t have to be a Christmas project at all. Timber Brown) . Picket Fence) Ranger Industries Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Gloss.Ranger Industries Sparkle Embossing Powder . The niches are perfect for building little scenes. Basics 12 x 12 ledger paper .Stamper’s Anonymous Christmas Song Stamp . Tiny Flakes CG387. Spice Tin) Ranger Industries Archival Ink (Coffee. It is easier than what it looks like to glue the pages together and cut out the niches. Mini Holidays 2) . Sending Holiday Cheer CL464. Holiday Sayings CL343. Vintage Photo. Faded Jeans.Stampelboden Distress Ink (Vintage Photo. Weathered Wood. Plaid Person G5500. Jet Black) . On the Fence. Mini Bird & Cage) Sissix Rubber Stamps: (Snowy Tree CG370. Supplies: Old Hardcover Book Shrink Plastic . Branch Tree.com 19. Rock Candy) Ranger Industries Stickles (Tarnished Brass.Daler & Rowney Nordic Holiday 6” x 6” Paper Pad.Hero Arts Embossing Powder (Seafoam White) .

Anna-Karin Evaldsson is from Johannesburg. Gold embossing powder was applied as a border. blogspot. The panel on the cover is natural sticky-backed canvas which was die cut and coloured with Antique Linen Stain. Mica flakes were glued to the base of the scene as snow and cotton wool was used as smoke. She also likes to include little meaningful details. South Africa. Finally. she also began to scrapbook and enjoys switching between the differently sized spaces of a card and a layout. sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and stamped. the book dried overnight. I cut the two niches with my X-ACTO knife. The frame was stamped on acetate. Anna-Karin Evaldsson has been doing arts and crafts her whole life. the covers were glued to the blocks and left to dry overnight. The background of both niches was created with blue shades of Distress Stain and misted with Perfect Pearls and water. The covers: The covers were painted with gesso and coated with Distress Crackle Rock Candy.book dried overnight under a heavy book and with wax paper in between the two blocks. folded in the center and glued together. The edges and the corners were tidied up with a file and gel was applied to the edges. She started making cards in 2002 and can still remember the exact moment when that idea popped into her head. to give it a gilded look I used Distress Stickles Antique Linen on the edges of the big window and Rock Candy on the small window. The inside: Stamps were embossed on the background with clear sparkly powder. Altered Arts • Bonus 2013 Mica flakes were added as snow. Visit Anna-Karin’s blog: www. The pages were covered with a light coat of gesso and a moist cloth was used to wipe the gesso off from the embossed areas. Right-hand page: The trees were stamped five times. The fence and branch were die cut from grungeboard. Weathered Wood Distress Stain was pounced on top in a patchy fashion. The heart was die cut from mica. Left-hand page: The people were stamped on shrink plastic and shrunk. playing with texture and colour are some of her favourite things. I used different Christmas stamps and sentiments to embellish the pages. Platinum Stickles was smeared to the edges of the book. Two years later. Now it was ready to be embellished. Building scenes. and coated with crackle paint. Anna-Karin loves trying out new and old techniques and to experiment and try different products and tools. heated and shaped and then coated at the back with Stickles. The spine was coloured with Antique Linen Distress Stain. The deer was stamped on modeling film. AnnaKarin also creates 3-D projects and home décor/gift items.com . coloured with alcohol ink. The bird is die cut from mica. When dry. Again. Crackle paint was painted as a frame around the big window. but papercrafting is the one that has totally captured her heart and mind. 20.layersofink. Glossy Accents and white flock were added to the fence and Enamel Accents and flock to the branch.

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Fibre Craft Christmas Greenery and BerriesGold Glitter Snowflake . and rub into various www. . and allow it to dry. Adhere the music.Creative Memories ZIG Memory System Wink of Stella Glitter Marker (Clear) . Cut two pieces of sheet music to fit over the front and back sections of the shoe..Kuretake Co. Vintage Rhinestone Button Heart Charm .Holiday Time Collage Image .ArtChix Studio 1 ½ inch Circle Punch .Supplies: Vintage Baby Shoe Vintage Sheet Music Vintage Distressed Lace Vintage Silky Seam Binding (ivory) Vintage Page Designs Folk ARt Gold Metallic Paint . Add gold paint around the edge of the sole of the shoe. 2.com 23.Plaid Enterprises Tacky Glue Adhesive 10mm Jingle Bells .AlteredArts.Blue Moon Beads Small Piece of Fine Wire Pencil Instructions: 1. Ltd.

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and then attach the charm to the bottom lace of the shoe. 3. Use a circle punch to cut out the face of the child. adding a glittery snowflake for extra shine.AlteredArts.spots on the shoe. Coat the entire outside of the shoe with the Wink of Stella glitter pen. 6.” 5. Add pencil marks where desired. giving it a slightly distressed look. and attach the photo image to the side panel of the shoe. Attach the vintage lace to the top of the shoe lacings with the length of ivory seam binding. Using a bit of fine wire. such as around the collage image. attach the jingle bells and rhinestone button to the heart charm. www. 7. 8.com 25. . Fill the shoe with Christmas greenery. 4. and adding words such as “Christmas Wishes.

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but only color the bow on the second wreath image.American Crafts Markers or Colored Pencils Double-sided Tape Foam Mounting Tape Pop Dots Scor-Buddy . Memento Inks (Tuxedo Black. (I used a combination of both). 1947L Brushed Gift.three times on white cardstock and once on decorative paper. Color the other images with markers or pencils.Stamps on Fire Directions: Cut 12” x 12” green cardstock in half to measure 6” x 12”. large) . Fold at creases and burnish with a bone folder. Lay aside.Scor-Pal Products Ltd. Rhubarb Stalk) . (This will cover up any bleed-through when coloring the bow and ribbon. 1465H Wreath. the brushed gift in Tuxedo Black . 1419H Five Socks. Score at 3” and 6”.by JoLayne Berry for Stamps on Fire Supplies: 12” x 12” Cardstock (dark green) 12” x 12” Cardstock (white) 6” x 6” Decorative Paper (“Jolly”) .) Cut out only the two sections on either side of the ribbon from the patterned paper image.com 27.AlteredArts. This will be the card topper. Northern Pin. Cut out the colored wreath image and layer it www. . Adhere it to the brushed gift image so it looks like it was wrapped. Cut white cardstock and decorative paper to 6” x 6” and tape together. Set aside. Stamp the Stamps on Fire images on the leftover white cardstock in the following ink colors: the fireplace in Rhubarb Stalk. Cut the last gift image so it will cover the back of the one you colored in. Completely cut out two of the brushed gift images and color one with the desired palette. 1428J “Loving Thoughts” sentiment. the wreath in Northern Pine (2x).Tsukineko Scissors Bone Folder Black Fine Tip Pen Paper Cutter Rubber Stamps (1422N Brick Fireplace.

28. There you have a wonderful easel card that will be a treasure to keep and display. Adhere double-sided tape across the first 3” x 6” section and even up the bottom edges of the card topper with the end of the green cardstock. Cut out all the stamped images. Layer the bow with mounting tape on the wreath and adhere the wreath above the fireplace with pop dots. If needed. and carefully remove the center from the wreath so the patterned background paper will show through. Altered Arts • Bonus 2013 . Flip the green card over so the image you just adhered is facing downward.on top of the uncolored image for a dimensional look. Cut small pieces of mounting foam to fit under the stockings and place across the fireplace just under the mantel. gently bend the bow upward to catch the topper edge which acts as a stopper. You should now be able to wedge the topper behind the gift image bow to create the easel effect. Center the fireplace at the bottom of the 6” x 6” patterned and white cardstock topper and adhere it with double-sided tape.

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children. Lightly move the blender over the images www. Mustard) – Ranger Industries Craft Sheet – Ranger Industries Snowflake Stamp – PSX Scissors X-ACTO Knife – Elmer’s Products. you would waste a lot of paint. begin applying the Chox ink using the blending tool. Rip or cut decorative paper into pieces to collage.AlteredArts. enhances a room with a more intimate finish. Rub and tap the blender over the surface of the ink pad. and art. Once the images are collaged to the surface. I have decorations to match the holidays and the winter season. Multi-Purpose Wood Burning Tools – Walnut Hollow Seam Pressing Iron – Clover Needlecraft Inc. Inc. a doorknob hanger is the sure thing for a festive touch! This hanger is filled with simple techniques including collage and encaustic (wax) designs. The die-cut looking piece was used as a focal point. Most encaustic artists use this technique to start their collage work. and add some aging to both the wood and the images. Supplies: Wood Doorknob Hanger Decorative Christmas Papers (“Silver & Gold Yuletide”) – BoBunny Rhinestones and Rub-on – BoBunny Hot Melt Art Wax Tool and Wax – Kandi Corp. Gesso is a thin white paint that preps the surface to receive media. One coat was used for this project. Without Gesso. Glue Stick Foam Brush Paper Towels Instructions: Seal the wood by brushing one to two coats of gesso on the doorknob hanger with a foam brush. Place the rub-on “Joy To The World” in place and use popsicle stick to transfer. Collage Image of Winter Girls Gesso – Liquitex Artist Materials Chox Ink (Driftwood) – Clearsnap Blending Tool – Clearsnap Distressed Paint (Peeled Paint. Homemade décor gives each room a homey feel. whether made by you.com 31. or art friends. Use a glue stick for a simple anchor as the wax will completely hold the images in place. .by Lea Cioci Decorating the home for the holidays is my favorite thing to do! From October to March. To add a special mood to a room.

Today. or heated metal tools can be used to manipulate the wax once it has cooled onto the surface. and other tools. damar resin. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood. though canvas and other materials are often used. Altered Arts • Bonus 2013 For this project. using the encaustic medium to stick them to the surface. I used my fingers to spread out the paint.” and the surface in a swirling motion. powdered pigments can be 32. though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment. Because wax is used as the pigment binder. encaustics can be sculpted as well as painted. but a soft. linseed oil. the techniques are simplified so that you enjoy the ease of creating your doorknob hanger. A tapping motion transfers the paint to the surface. heat guns. Encaustic Techniques: Wikipedia defines Encaustic this way: “Encaustic painting. involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. Add a small amount of Peeled Paint and Mustard Distressed Paint to the upper portion of the surface. “Professional encaustic artists use a griddle with little pots of pigmented wax and brushes. Other materials can be encased or collaged into the surface. watercolor brush can be used too. They may use an iron without holes. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax. The brush may be damp (not wet) if you want a more transparent look. tools such as heat lamps. or layered. but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxes. square. Wax sticks or pots can be bought through art .used. or other ingredients. also known as hot wax painting. Pure. “Metal tools and special brushes can be used to shape the paint before it cools. and other methods of applying heat allow artists to extend the amount of time they have to work with the material.

Finally. You can mix wax colors on the craft sheet. Stamping adds beautiful impressions into the surface. count to five. Turn the tool sideways and scoop up the melted wax. I have two tools with two different tips on them. Plain beeswax can be bought at a local craft store. Wipe off the tip to change colors. Turn the wax tool on and let it heat up. www. Although I like to work with natural beeswax products. Lovely texture is added. The tools used are up to your choice. carries the Hot Melt Wax tool. Kandi Corp. You will notice the difference between the good wax and the crayons as you work with them. Note: if too much wax was put down over the area and looks cloudy. Begin with the clear beeswax. and it is easy to clean with a heat tool by melting the residue wax. and wax. Stamp into the wax: Create a puddle of wax by using the above techniques to scoop up wax. Hold the stamp in place at least thirty seconds and lift. Use the craft sheet under your work surface. I mostly used clear wax on the images.com 33. Add raised textures to areas like the top of the doorknob hanger and around the die cut piece. move the trowel over the surface and spread it out more. Place the wax on the surface and immediately use the flat bottom of the trowel tip and spread the wax across the surface. and press your stamp into the surface. Place the back of the trowel tip on the surface of the wax Use white to add little spherical shapes for the white holly. wipe the excess color off on the craft sheet or paper towel. To change colors with any tip.and let it start melting the wax. Walnut Hollow has wood burning tools with tips that will also work well. but not on the exposed aged wood. Clover makes a small seam pressing mini iron that has a “trowel” shape that is great for encaustics too. tips. . stores like Dick Blick. and wiping away with a paper towel. Build a nice puddle. I used gold for this part.AlteredArts. Do not use clear stamps for this technique! Red rubber has been vulcanized under high temperatures and works well with this technique. crayons can be used in a pinch. Use the writing tool (or a pointed tool) and push the hot tip into the wax to pick up color. Green wax accents the holly and fir tree sprigs.

Add rhinestones and pearls for contrast. These came adhesive-backed. it will hold the rhinestone in place. but you can use the pointed tip tool to warm up the wax and then you can place rhinestone in the area and when the wax cools. This technique can be applied to make funky Christmas cards. and other mixed media art pieces. ornaments. you will become addicted to creating more art with this technique! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 34. Altered Arts • Bonus 2013 . Once you play with wax.

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Punchinella Paints to Coordinate With Papers Adhesives: DUO Embellishing Adhesive (for leafing) .Plaid Enterprises Hot Glue Sandpaper (if desired) 36. 1” x 1”) Lollipop Stick Christmas Chipboard Shapes . Ltd.Supplies: 8” x 8” Paper Pad (Bohemian Bazaar) Graphic 45 4 Wood Blocks in Various Sizes (3” x 3”. Mod Podge .Graphic 45 Gold Leaf Wink of Stella Markers . 2” x 2”.Kuretake Co.USArtQuest. Altered Arts • Bonus 2013 . Inc. .

To find this kit. messy is fine! 4. Insert the painted stick into the hole in top block.com/shop/Kits/p/ BOHO-CHRISTMAS-STACK-x2378592. Dry brush coordinating paint colors onto the blocks.AlteredArts. If desired. It should feel tacky to the touch . Using white paint & punchinella. Use the Duo glue sparingly to apply gold leafing randomly around the blocks. When the glue is dry.feeling tacky is GREAT to apply the leaf! 5. Duo glue & most leafing glues are sticky and you must allow it to dry. 3.) 6. Stack the blocks and shapes as desired. add texture to the blocks. add glue to hole before inserting.) Voila! You now have a lovely centerpiece for your table or mantel for the holidays! Altered Pages has a kit with everything you need to make this great project. (The hole is pre-drilled for you in the kit from Altered Pages.com 37. hot glue together. simply outline some of the BOHO designs with a black pen. sand the edges. . go to: www. 2. Cover the blocks with various papers from the Bohemian paper pad. htm www.by Becky Voth for Altered Pages Instructions: 1.alteredpages. (My blocks were not centered completely on top of one another to allow for the shapes to fit here & there.

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I used some of these lovely notions to create the luminary wraps. and bits and baubles of all kinds. and decorative stitches with the thread of your choice. Add vintage beads. trims. Use fabric glue to collage the vintage linens and trims to the fabric strip. and Beads Double-Sided Tape Instructions: Measure the circumference of your candles and cut a strip of fabric for each one that is 3” tall and 1” longer than the candle. I love flameless. www. . batteryoperated candles for their ease of use and the safety factor.com 41. and now they are ready for their close-up! Over the years. and of course.AlteredArts. Buttons. Use double-sided tape to attach the wraps to the candles.May Arts Ribbon Vintage Linens. I decided to jazz them up a bit with some pretty stitched and collaged wraps.Crafter’s Pick #8 Perle Cotton . I’ve gathered a vast collection of tattered vintage linens. buttons. but they can feel a bit Plain Jane. buttons.Thread Art Embroidery Needle Snowflake Trim . The beauty of using these finds is that no two luminaries will be alike. a good book. Trims.by Kimberly Jones A cozy winter day calls for a cup of hot tea. So get out your stash of goodies and get ready to embellish your candles! Here’s what you need for this project: Materials: Flameless Candles Fabric for the base Fabric Glue . the warm glow of a flickering candle.

and Foam Dots Instructions: Paint the wood star white and let it dry. White Tree. a Duncan Enterprises Company Misc. Altered Arts • Bonus 2013 . Inc.: Sheet Music. Moore. 42. Acrylic Paint (White) – Plaid Enterprises Multi Medium Matte – Ranger Industries 12” x 12” Paper (Christmas Emporium) – Graphic 45 12” x 12” Paper (Christmas) – Anna Griffin Snowflake (Radiance Snowflake) – Creative Imaginations Christmas Boy Image – Altered PagesBlack Button – Melissa Frances Aleene’s Tacky Glue – iLoveToCreate.Supplies: Wood Star – A. Tissue Paper.C.

so the piece looks like a bow. Cut the snowflake in half and attach to the front of star. www. Cut four strips of striped patterned paper 1 ½” wide x 12” long. Cut a “v” in the bottoms. Adhere the flags under the bottom of the rosette. and add more tissue paper to the top of the cone. Bend half of a third strip and cut the excess off. and glue. Now. Cut another strip of paper 1” wide x 12” long. using glue dots.com 43. glue the centers of the bent paper strips together.by Daniella Hayes Using the multi medium. ends to the middle. Use the remaining 3” x 12” of paper to hide the glue by using it as a band around the bottom of the cone. . Add the little snowflake to the rosette and the button to the top. Glue the edge so the paper is stuck to itself. Make sure to bend and not fold. Glue the star to the cone. Bend the paper. Use the reverse of some of the flag pieces too.AlteredArts. Fold the circle inside itself and apply glue to make a rosette. attach the sheet music to the star. Cut the other two strips into 3” long and 4” long pieces. Glue the rosette on top of the bow. and glue the ends together. You want the bends to form a bow at the end. Glue the bow to the star. Add tissue paper to the inside to help keep the shape of the cone. like a flag. Bend the second piece of paper the same way. The cone: Take the gold patterned paper and roll it into a cone shape. Add the tree and boy image too. Accordion fold it.

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adventures and even missteps on her blog.” Amy shares her creative discoveries. Amy Bowerman’s motto is “Create to inspire. com. especially mixed media. .com 45. “Some might say I ‘think outside the box. www. “I enjoy working with many art forms. where creativity is always in bloom. inspire to create!” You can find Amy’s blog at: pluckingdaisies. Amy believes that creating art keeps her inner child alive. Plucking Daisies.AlteredArts.Amy Bowerman has been creating since she could hold a crayon.” Amy reflects.’ but I’m not afraid to alter and enhance the inside of the box as well.

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Holiday Time Jeweled Embellishment . Be sure to sign and date the back of each ornament. Instructions: 1. making one circle for each ornament.Supplies: Vintage Canning Jar Bands (one for each ornament . using the jar lid liner as a pattern. like a small shadow box.Prima Marketing. Metal Key . vintage Santa images slightly raised with foam dots.optional) . and glue one to the inside of each canning jar band. Inc. Finally. as well. a strip of corrugated paper with a bit of twine. 3.Stampin’ Up! Holly Christmas Trim . but you may want to try a Christmas pattern or color. 4.K & Company Bits of Corrugated Paper . Altered Arts • Bonus 2013 cardstock side should show from the back (what would be the top) of the jar lid. Take the dried sheet music/cardstock combination and. First. Velvet Milliners Leaves . Try using rick-rack.Prima Marketing. and a lovely bejeweled “bouquet” (from Prima) tied with a bit of raveled jute twine. Here is what I used in mine: velvet leaves and jingle bells.Altered Pages Foam Dots . I used plain cardstock. adhere the vintage sheet music to a piece of cardstock. standing in a “snowy” base of Tacky Glue and Stampendous Mica Chips. for “berries”) Fibre Craft Apple Barrel Paint (ivory . then given as gifts themselves or used as extra special gift tags. allowing the music and metal to show through. Lightly coat the inside and outside of the ornament with ivory paint.Plaid Enterprises These altered canning jar band ornaments make sweet ornaments that can be uniquely personalized using specific colors and embellishments.Tacky Glue Frantage Mica Chips (for snow effect) Stampendous! Collage Images . adhere a jute twine loop to the back of each ornament for a hanger.7 gypsies Tiny Jingle Bells (10 mm. and glue the shape over the jute on the back side of the ornament. cut out a one inch circle or square (or use a punch). 5. Cut out the sheet music circles. 6. plus a metal key embellishment. and the 48. Inc. Add embellishments to the inside of each ornament.new ones are okay) One Canning Jar Lid Liner (for use as a pattern) Jute Twine Cardstock Vintage Sheet Music Adhesive . to give the appearance of holly and berries. For a more finished look and a more secure hanger. The sheet music should show on the inside of the band. . draw around the liner with a pencil. or Christmas trims. additional jute. Additional embellishments are easy to add to the outside of the ornaments. ribbon. 2.

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Altered Arts • Bonus 2013 Using your finger or palette knife. Add lace sticker shapes.Close to My Heart 50.Ranger Industries Rubber stamp images . Cut cardstock into a tag shape or use a manilla tag and cut off the top inch of it.Imagination International Inc. Stamp the angel image. distress all pieces with distress ink and cut out. Adhere all items to the canvas. Adhere the matted verse to ribbon scraps using glue or a tape runner. if desired. Tie a piece of ribbon around the canvas and secure in back with glue or tape.December Home Opaque Pearl Stickers . . spread gesso randomly across the canvas.by Antoinette Herrin Materials: 6” x 6” Stretched Burlap Canvas . Mat the bible verse with black cardstock. then tie colored twine around it.Canvas Corp Distress Inks.Inspired Stamps Lace Ribbon/Accents . Distress and staple a ribbon to the tag. Stickles . Stamp images on paper. Gesso Copic Markers . Feathers .

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