Posts Tagged ‘altered art’

Spotlight on: Art Shrines

Most of us are probably familiar with what a shrine is, but what about an art shrine? Art shrines are art tributes to a person, place, theme or idea. They’re usually three dimensional, but can also be flat. If you look in the Craftster tag cloud you’ll find shrine is pretty popular in these parts! […]

Swap Spotlight: Altered Paintbrushes

Every now and then a swap pops up that’s really fun and different. Such is the case with the Altered Paintbrush Swap, hosted by downtownmonsters. Each participant altered a 2″ wooden paintbrush for their partners by adding items, painting, or any other method of choice. It’s amazing how wonderful and varied all the paintbrushes are! […]

Bibliocrafting: Book Page Art

Bibliophiles hate to think of ripping pages out of a book. Crafty bibliophiles, however, sometimes must bring themselves to do so in order to produce… well, things like these: FoxyBlue made this lovely mixed media book page:  Phizzychick turned a page about fish into… a prettier page about fish! Jennique made these classically beautiful printed book pages: […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Altered Tin

Altered tins can be a great way to present a very tiny gift or just a way to share some art with someone on your list. The always amazing rackycoo shares the basics on how she creates gorgeous tins. You can find the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374080.0 The possibilities are almost endless but if you […]

Ouija Crafts, If You Dare!

This week, in honor of Halloween, we’re highlighting some crafts made from, or inspired by, the Ouija board. Ouija is a talking board, or spirit board. Users place their hands on a planchette, and “spirits” move the indicator to spell out answers to questions in a seance like setting. Ooo, spooky! Here’s what some of […]

Rock Paper Scissors: Altered puzzle

Papercrafters are always looking for fun things to alter. Any surface can be made beautiful with a little paint, ink, and collage. audio-astrophysics has taken an inexpensive 5″ by 7″ puzzle and transformed it into a work of art! This Rainbow Puzzle, with its bright colors and fun designs, would brighten anyone’s day. What a […]