Tagged altered book

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May Challenge Winner & Features

We had a couple of amazing projects entered to our May Challenge. YOU all our followers inspire us so much! We love to see those gorgeous entries to our challenges from ALL around the globe. That is one of our biggest goals with our challenges is to reach crafters all over the world.   We want to say THANK…

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Guest Designer Natassa Blazaki

From time to time we like to invite one of our followers to be a Guest Designer for a month and in March our Challenge prize was to be our Guest Designer in May.  Natassa (Anastasia) Blazaki was our winner and today we want to introduce you to this great source of inspiration. Please join us…

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Trash to treasure – Transform packaging into a display book-box

People often ask me, ‘What is altered art?’ While there is more than one definition, it usually involves the transformation of every-day objects into artistic pieces. Although many consider altered art a relatively new phenomenon, its roots go back to the Middle Ages when monks would write new text over old manuscripts in order to conserve costly parchment….

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Featured Blogger – Rae Missigman

We are inspired by the world around us and love to showcase new and exciting artist, designers and crafters and our guest designer series is a great way to inspire our Crew as well as each one of you to try something different, show off a new style or help you think outside of your creative box,…

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Creating a Patina Effect Using Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Kits

Hello, it’s Dana Sanchez! People who know me often point out that I like to make new things look old, rusted, and well used.  I have dearly loved things found in the attic, treasures marked by age and history or touched by the color of time.  This is one of the reasons that I use the…

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Pieces of metal wire and other junk on a Vintage Art Journal Page

Art Journals are so ‘in’ this season and here, at Canvas Corp Brands, we have everything you might need to get started. From 7gypsies Starter Journals and Architextures Books (which can be your bases), through a variety of embellishments like brass domes, Architextures basis and loads more, to Tattered Angels paints of all imaginable type and colour. With all…

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Create A Bookshelf For Your Mini Books With An Old Book

There are many ways in which you can alter old books. You can take a book (old, new, recycled or multiple) and cut it, tear it, glue it, fold it, paint it, rebind it, create pop-ups… You can add pockets and niches to hold other items. Or, like Crew Member, Lena Holmstrom, you can turn it into a…

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Nautical Mixed Media Journal ‘Dreaming of the Beach’ – Exploring Crafting with Canvas

With the rain and wind outside, maybe even snow if you’re lucky, a beach is probably the place that most of us dream of. Rather than wearing our winter coats and wellies, we could sit under a palm tree and dig our feet into a hot sand. oh, how wonderful! To make those experiences more achievable…

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An Altered Book of Love

 Altered books have been around for some time, even before recycling, reclaiming and repurposing were all so trendy.  Today on the blog is a very updated altered book that is filled with wonderful tones of pink, messages of love and mixed media techniques that will make you swoon.  Crew Member Ewelina Gryglak walks us through the steps of making your own altered book…

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How to Make A Halloween Chipboard Book – “What Witches Do”

With Halloween just around the corner, all our favorite spooky craft supplies and colors are coming out of the woodwork to create the most amazing Fall and Halloween goodies.  Halloween is a fun holiday to craft around with so many great icons, colors, papers, spooky techniques and more.  Halloween is also one of the most…

This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.