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JUNE MAC Created this darling 'home'

I loved creating this little hanging wooden shape. I used a couple of different techniques but it was very simple to do. Firstly I did think of covering the house in paint but I quite liked the look of the wood itself. I used some brown ink on a sponge around the edges of the house. I  had a scrap of lace for the bottom of this but decided to use it as a mask/stencil.   I taped it to the wood and then sponged the brown ink over the lace for the effect you see on it. I think it turned out nice with a kind of distressed stenciled look. I then wanted to finish off the tag with something eye-catching so I  used a plain flower and inked it in light teal then covered it in holographic embossing powder for the sparkle although glitter would also work. I also embossed the brad with the brown ink and clear embossing powder. The orange spots were finally added using orange stickles for a fun look. I tied some plain twine in a loop through the hole in …
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Pretty in Purple - Cake photo holder

Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend.  It's HOT here in Arizona but I made a cake that won't melt, using a great little piece from Foundations Décor. Supplies: Cake Photo holder Scrapbook Paper Acrylic Paint Paper Flowers Stickles Glue  I started with these items. I have some acrylic colors in metallic and in matte but you can use whatever type of paint you like. Paper flowers, glitter glue, scrapbook paper, glue and wooden cake photo holder.
First I attached one side of the wooden piece to the opposite side of the paper I chose. I let the glue dry then cut around the piece.
I paint the rest of the wood a light purple matte acrylic and paint the "frosting" pieces with some metallic light colored acrylic.
I then painted the candle with a matte light green acrylic, the flame with the same metallic paint as the frosting and after that dried, I used glitter glue on the flame. I glue everything on the cake, add some pretty flowers and voila! Super easy, super quick an…

Red White and Bunco!

I was going to show you some wood pieces for Fallbut......

Instead, I got caught up making a centerpiece for my Bunco gathering this weekend.   Since we are so close to July 4th, I chose a patriotic theme.   




I first tried to use the deco mesh on the glass dollar store candles which is so festive...but that was a DIY DON'T.  The mesh stretches and i simply could not get it into place evenly. .  



so I ripped it apart and started over

I had a few red white and blue ribbons on hand and they worked nicely.

I have a galvanized metal tray that matches a drink dispenser and some other serving pieces, AHA.  I will use that deco mesh after all as the base for the candles.   I will tie the stars and stripes ribbon to the handles and added some dollar store stars for fun.

I hope your weekend is relaxing.



See more of the wood projects by the team. Thanks to our partner this month, Foundations Decor.


Did you miss any of the fabulous Foundations Decor projects?

The Design Team at Altered Pages has been very creative with Foundations Décor products.  Today we would like to revisit a few of the latest of the projects.  Click on the links below each picture to see tutorials on each project!
Cupcake finds a new HOME by Steph Siatta All American by Jen Rothstein Disco Butterfly by Debi Tullier
Wood Signs

An ATB for Independence Day

We're making wooden treasures this month - many fun projects with Foundations Decor and other types of wooden bases!  Today I have a wooden ATB (Artist Trading Block) to share.  With the Fourth of July holiday so close, I thought a patriotic theme cube would be fun.

Altered Pages is carrying a beautiful 6x6 paper pad by Authentique called Heroic.   These are really super designs!  I chose to use 5 of them on my block.  The sixth side is really the bottom of the block.  I always decorate it anyway.  I used a red and white pattern from the 6x6 Authentique pad called Saucy for that side.  Attach your paper with glue or a quality double-sided tape.  One of the Heroic designs has a second side the is dark blue with polka dots.  I used that side for the cut out stars.  Use any cutting die, punch or stencil in your collection to get the look you want.



A slight wooden edge showed after the panels were glued in place.  Staz On blue ink helps the paper and block blend together.  Especially on…

Wooden it be Nice!

Have you been enjoying all the wonderful projects being shared by the team this month?  There is so many wonderful wood items to choose from to get your creative juices flowing from Wooden Letters and Words to Flowers and Leaves to Photo Frames and Home Décor Pieces such as houses and hearts.

One way you may not have thought to use wood is as journal covers.  This is exactly what we used at the recent retreat I co-hosted with my friend Julie who owns my local art studio/store Time to Create.  With our seaside location in mind we thought we would capture the feel of drift wood with some light weight ply.  My co-hosts husband cut the wood to size for us and drilled the holes for binding and we then proceeded to add a few light coats of paint and scratched this up a little with the ends of a paint brush.


Each participant was also given a mermaid medallion for their covers and could add to them as they desired with further stamping and paint.  Here's a look at a few in progress.




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