...Hellooooo... long time no see! It is great to be back with a tutorial for you which involves my favest kind of art making... Altered Art. So, what is Altered Art? Well, it can be defined as something that changes from its original state into a piece of ART by you adding inks, ephemera, paints etc. To me, it is just making art from old things or plain things :O)) I have done two pieces for the Tutorial - the first is actually taking an old thing and making it into something pretty, the second is taking a plain wooden piece and adding paints and stuff to jazz it up. As with all the Tut's that I do, I have typed the instructions onto the picture - which means that I don't bore you too much with all my chatterings here. If you can't read the pics as they are on the screen, simply just click on the pic and it will pop up on a new screen and will be easier to read.
I have a really bad habit of going around junk shops and car boot sales and collecting old spoons. It doesn't matter if they are just single ones or in a set, I have to have them! And why? Because they look like fab little gems when they are altered - and make lovely little pieces of art for pressies and for yourself too.
This is what the heart looks like once it is dried:
The next Tutorial is using a wooden box that I picked up at a discount store for a few quid - and as it has little compartments in it, it is perfect for holding my new Idea-ology stash :O))
ALTERED WOODEN TRINKET BOX
Most scrap or stamp stores have a range of wooden items ready for altering - an alternative it to use old pieces you pick up at junk shops and car boot sales. This piece has been made using a very basic technique that I use a lot - and a lot of peeps have been kindly asking me how I get the effect, so here is the how to :O))
I have a box already for Idea-ology but then they went and brought out some more.. so this box is just perfect to house my bits and bobs...
I really hope you have enjoyed this Tutorial and that you are now wanting to go and alter something for yourself. You might have noticed a lack of stamping on the items I have altered. This is simply because I wanted to show the basics - you can add on the stamping as you like ... just remember that if you are going to stamp onto the box with the crackles, make sure you stamp in a permanent ink, like StaZon, before you crackle it otherwise your image won't be a crisp one.
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!