Friday, February 21, 2014

Junque Bloom Tutorial


Junque Blooms are the perfect solution for all those tottering piles of paper threatening to bury your creative space in avalanche of creative chaos! Paper seems to mysteriously multiply, so it's always fun to have a way to use up all those extras. 


I shared a quick and easy tutorial for Junque Blooms on the Altered Arts Magazine Blog today. You can visit here for all the instructions. This method is my favorite way to make flowers, because it requires very few materials and it's so quick and easy!


When I'm finished with a project, I love to use all those tiny snippets of paper that are leftover to create collage backgrounds. With just a UHU glue stick, a brayer, and a sturdy background like card stock or watercolor paper, I can flex my creative muscles and recycle at the same time!



Friday, February 7, 2014

{Altered Books 101} Choosing a Book to Alter


I spent a fun day taking pictures of my book collection for a post on the Altered Arts Magazine blog! Getting started with altered books can seem a bit intimidating, but a good place to begin is selecting the book you want to use. In this post I share 4 criteria for choosing books, and some fun options to consider. You can read the full article here. Enjoy!