Today I have a fun altered art project to share, using all sorts of mixed media, dies, stamped images, and collage images. We are sponsored this month by another fabulous company, Altered Pages, who have provided us with some wonderful collage sheets to share with you in our projects this month.
Sin City Stamps: Romance (banner); Dressforms (wire dressform)(lace border); Rosette Hearts (three rosettes); Art Journaling with Terri Sproul 2 (bricks)(flourish)
Altered Pages AP-785 Brown ATC collage sheet
Eileen Hull's Window Box die (Sizzix)
Ink pads: Adirondack Espresso, Colorbox Frost White pigment ink; Memento Art Print Brown; Distress inks in Frayed Burlap, Evergreen Bough, Dried Marigold, clear embossing
Embossing powders: detail white, clear
Astroparche paper; 60lb Mottled Parchment Paper, Prima print paper scraps,
Grunge paste (Paper Artsy) (modeling paste or spackle will also work)
Gesso (any brand)
Acrylic paints: Vintage Lace and Nougat Fresco (Paper Artsy)
Mini button brads
Cut window box from mat board and put window box together following directions on die. Do not attach the box to the window frame just yet. Spread grunge paste all over window frame and box front. Allow to dry.
Paint window box and frame with white gesso.
Stamp bricks randomly onto window frame with Art Print Brown ink. Smear and wipe off with paper towel. Remember, this is a very old shoppe, so we don't want perfect bricks. Distress window frame with Frayed Burlap distress ink.
Computer generate "Dressmaker's Parfumerie Shoppe" onto a sheet of paper, then align the stamped banner image over it and tape in place. Run it through your computer again to get the phrase printed inside the banner. Fussy cut image. (TIP: Place the wording page on your monitor and let the light of your monitor help you see through the page with the stamped banner image to align it for printing.) Adhere over photo wheel with foam tape.