Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Altered Pages Two for Tuesday

Hello everyone, and welcome back for this month's Two for Tuesday with Altered Pages.  Featured products this month are Gelatos, Dylusions, and of course, Altered Pages' collage images.  We are also cross promoting with Niji Waterbrushes this month.  So, here goes.  Here's my finished project.
I began with a simple, small, heart-shaped paper mach√© box.  
I next selected my collage image from AP-2015 Angelic Hearts collage sheet, then began painting my strip of corrugated card stock.  For this job, I used my Niji water brush and Niji Pearlescent Watercolors.  I added a bit of aqua blue Gelato on the high spots, and with my water brush, I was able to blend the colors nicely. 
Now that I knew which colors were needed to achieve a good color match with my collage image, I painted the box and lid, and adhered the corrugated card stock around the bottom of the box.

Next, I fussy cut my collage image and edged it with a very creamy mixture of the gold Niji Pearlescent Watercolors, wiping the edge of the paper with the excess paint on my brush as I went around.  This left some really cool texture, and looked a lot like I had heat embossed the edges with gold embossing powder.  When it dried, I then adhered this to the center of the box lid.
I then used my metallic rub-ons to change the colors on each of my German Scrap pieces.  These rub-ons are awesome to use on all of your paper craft projects.  They go on so smoothly, and you can mix colors to get new colors without any muddying.  They really add a vintage feel to just about any project.  
Metallic Rub-ons Kit #2-Deep Gold, Nubian
Metallic Rub-ons Kit #3-Cameo Pink, Walnut
Metallic Rub-ons Kit #2-Nubian
I adhered the black-turned-golden copper German Scrap around the top, and the white-turned-peachy pink around the sides of the box lid.

The bright gold ornate German Scrap piece-turned-antique gold was then adhered to the front box side, as shown in the photo.

I wanted a bit more dimension on the top, and found this petite little flower trim that I was able to change the color of with my Niji Pearlescent Watercolors.   The top strip is the original color, and the two strips beneath are the ones I colored to match.
I cut each tiny flower apart and glued them randomly over the collage image, then adhered tiny pearls to the center of each flower.  I also added this metallic blue crown German Scrap piece atop the cherub's head.
The photo below shows a bit more dimension that the flowers are giving to the piece.
This box is very tiny and would make a really beautiful presentation for a piece of jewelry, or in this case, I decided to fill it with some beautiful seam binding ribbons that I colored with Dylusions Ink Spray and spritzed with water to soften the color so I could match my collage image.  (See photo of finished piece above.)  

Altered Pages Supplies used:

Metallic Rub-on Sets (Kit #3-Cameo Pink, Walnut) (Kit #2-Deep Gold, Nubian)

I hope you have enjoyed this edition of Two for Tuesday, and be sure to visit the Altered Pages Blog for direct links to each of the design team member's blog.  There you will find more creative inspiration from each of the designers as they, too, show you their projects using fabulous products from Altered Pages.  So hop on over to the Altered Pages online store to get all of your mixed media supplies.  

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week.



  1. Stunning Barbara, - love your romantic heart shaped box!

    1. Thanks, Astrid. It was so much fun to make, I might have to make more for gift boxes.

  2. Love the beautiful Victorian heart shaped box ♥

  3. Barbara your gift box is stunning, you have such a wonderful eye for color and attention to detail and you have combined everything so wonderfully to create such beauty. Love it! xx

  4. This is simply stunning Barbera. Wonderful use of product and the details Oh my. You rocked this!!!

  5. Very cool Barbara! I love how you changed the color of your Dresden Trim with the metallic rub-ons!

  6. This is just beautiful Barbara. The attention to detail is stunning. Great detail on your tutorial as well.

  7. Barbara I love your heart box. So much detail. Super tutorial!

  8. Thanks, everyone. I sure had fun doing this one.

  9. Finally made it to the swap. Your box is adorable. Love the blue and pink instead of red. Awesome as usual!

  10. Love your valentine box- so pretty. It really stretches your supplies when you can change the colors! I need some of those metallic rub ons