Monday, January 12, 2015

Mixed Media Book Art with DecoArt - Part 1

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year.  This is my first post of the year with Altered Pages, and we have a fabulous sponsor, DecoArt.  I am so thrilled to get to play with their products this month.

For starters, my project will be a work in progress this month.  I am going to make a book, starting with the cover.  I decided to do the tutorial with snap guide to make it easier for everyone.

Close up of front cover

Check out How to Make Mixed Media Book Covers-Part 1 by Barbara Rankin on Snapguide.I

I just want to say that the DecoArt products I used in this project were of very high quality.  I was pleasantly surprised at the matte medium.  It was very easy to use and quite invisible.  The gesso was very thick and a little went a long way.  The crackle paste, well, what can I say.  It made the most fabulous cracks without any effort on my part, and I have had my share of problems with other crackle paints and pastes.  As for the acrylic paints and antiquing creams, I was amazed at the quality and ease of use. Once again, they were highly pigmented and, again, a very little went a long way.  I honestly believe you will like DecoArt's new Media line as much as I do.

Altered Pages Supplies:

Collage Sheets:  A Little of This and ThatKlein PostcardsFun Ephemera
Vintage Text Pages
Canvas Art Boards
Chipboard Scroll Corners
Faber-Castell Big Brush Pen
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
DecoArt Media Products

By the way, we will have a giveaway of DecoArt Products and a very useful Brayer from AlteredPages.   (total value $35.00)  We ask that you share our blog posts on YOUR social media pages/sites to be eligible.    Comment here and let us know where you posted!   Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, google+ !"

Stay tuned for the next installment of my book project in two weeks.  In the meantime, however, please be sure to visit the Altered Pages blog for more daily inspiration from the team, and check out the store for your mixed media and crafting needs.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful, crafty week!



  1. Like you I love Decoart products, your book covers look fantastic!

  2. Awesome Awesome tutorial you have going on.. love the explanation, layers.. and your trusty *finger* tool!! :) So happy i got to see this!

  3. Loving all the yummy layers you are adding to the book. Look forward to seeing the rest of it as you go along.