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Altered Art – Avon Bottle Haynes-Apperson 1902

Hello all,

Bringing you a twist to the altered bottle trend that is going strong right now.  This is an altered Avon bottle of a Haynes-Apperson 1902   Haynes-Apperson was a car manufacturer in Indiana that produced cars between 1896 to 1905.  Isn’t this bottle so cool?!?

I have a few more of these vintage Avon bottles that I am looking forward to altering.  I love how well this one Steampunk’d up!  For the step by steps, check out the Mixed Media Quick Tips video below (edited by Carri Sue).

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Altered Avon Bottle

Final side view 2

Products & Materials:

 

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

Hope you enjoyed this project.  If so, let me know below.  If you would like to see something different, let me know that too!

Happy day!

L

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A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

 

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Mixed Media Art Journaling with Inks – Imagine Crafts Blog

Hello all,

I am over on the Imagine Blog today with an Art Journal project featuring Tsukineko Inks and Creative Medium.   It’s a fun project and a great introduction to art journaling with inks.

Spring Mini Art Journal

Supplies

Imagine

• Creative Medium – Clear
• irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Gold, Bamboo Leaves
• StazOn Pigment – Snowflake, Piano Black
• Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Angel Pink
• Sheer Shimmer Stix – Rose Gold
• IrRESISTible Texture Spray – Gold, Wedding Gown
• Sheer SHIMMER Craft Spray – Gold
• Fabrico Dual Markers – Lemon Yellow, Lipstick Pink, Spring Green
• Neon Amplify! – White
• On Point Glue

Other

• TCW Stencil – Spring Medallion
• Faber Castell PITT artist pens – Warm Grey, Cold Grey I, Cold Grey VI
• DecoArt DuraClear Varnish – Matte
• Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk stickers
• Tissue paper
• Decorative Napkin

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

 

Happy Day!

L

COMPANIES THAT I AM AFFILIATED WITH AND/OR DESIGN FOR MAY HAVE PROVIDED ME WITH SOME PRODUCT TO CREATE THIS PROJECT. THE OPINIONS I SHARE ARE SOLELY MY OWN.

 

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Upcycled Arts & Crafts

Hello all,

This weekend I finally made my way over to the new location of theClever Octopus’ Creative Reuse Center now located at 2250 S West Temple Salt Lake City, UT.  This company is a nonprofit company with a wonderful vision and great practices.  I love using recycled and reclaimed materials in my art work and the Clever Octopus is one of my favorite places to get it.

Even the oddest thing can be turned around into art work, like these square plastic graduation tags.  I thought these would make great little embellishments of cards, art journaling and mixed media.

For the examples below, I covered them in gesso, applied texture paste through a stencil and then painted with metallic paints.   It is a great little technique to upcycle these reclaimed tags.

Recycled art - plastic tags

  Another treasure I found were these 3.5″ x 6.5″ tags.

Tag Art Journal Upcycle project

I think these will make a great Mixed Media Tag Art Journal.  I have so many of them that it will be perfect for a workshop.  I am thinking that maybe a two day workshop where we make everything from the cover to pages.

Well,  that is it for me today.  I hope you will try using reclaimed and reuse items on your next mixed media project.  Not only is it just plain fun, it is a great way to help the environment as well!

Happy day!

Lori

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Create a Valentine’s Day Treat Box with VersaColor and StazOn Pigment — Imagine Blog

by Lori Warren Treat a special friend with a hand stamped Valentine’s day box this year, filled with their favorite treat. Gift giving is the greatest part of Valentine’s day! Skill: Intermediate Time: 20 minutes Directions Supplies Imagine VersaColor – Cardinal, Charcoal StazOn Pigment – Piano Black Other Simon Says Stamp Set – Valentine’s Day […]

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