Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Tuesday, 22 January 2008


A great textural effect simply made with paper tissue's and PVA glue. The glue was applied liberally to fairly thick cardstock, the tissue was scrunched up and then laid onto to card, I then painted over the tissue with Acrylic paint..... you can leave the PVA to dry if you want to but I'm far too impatient to do that! In this case I also sprayed the card with Adirondack inks, the inks seem to react with the paint and give a nice effect. Holes were then punched into the card and beads and wire were added. 'Dream' embellishment was made with shrink plastic.. either stamp or write the word on it before you shrink it, attached with a brad.

I often apply this technique to an A4 size bit of card and then chop it into slightly smaller than ATC size and mount it onto another piece of true ATC size card, the smaller border makes all the difference!.


  1. Hi All.. if you have got this far and not fallen asleep then I am impressed.....
    Please feel free to leave any comments criticism is good.. abusive comments aren't, Thanks for looking!

  2. Hi Nicks love your blog and am in awe of your work! Have saved you to favourites so I can bob in and out and see what youve been creating :) Thanks for sharing Clarky J x

  3. Wow Nicks - your blog is amazing!!! - you are fab at what you do like CJ I am in awe of your stuff - feel so proud of you my friend :0)

    Jac x

  4. oh wow what amazing stuff you have do you hold workshops as i would love to learn some of the stuff you do

  5. Hi Nicks, welcome to the world of blogging, like the others commenting here I think your work is great.
    Love this textured thing, will have to have a go

  6. WOW Nicks- your work is amazing- You have really inspired me- mind you bit scared of ya lol-your a dental nurse :) :)

  7. fab - I love this technique - Im a bit impatient & use the heat gun LOL


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