Spotlight On: Altered Art

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Hi and welcome to my first blog post for Craftster,  hope you enjoy.

What is altered art? After looking and reading the best and most brief definition I’ve found is this:

“The transformation or alteration of ordinary, everyday objects into decorative pieces using a wide variety of different techniques and materials. For example, rubber stamps, fabric, paper, paint and fibers. It can include many artistic styles or genres from Steampunk to Shabby Chic. It’s also describes a way of recycling, and giving new life to all sorts of commonplace and functional (or perhaps even useless) items for ornamental purposes.”

Altered art has a nice little corner here on Craftster, with many talented artists and growing. Any given day you may find clowns, fairies, buttons, flowers, rusted metal, paint and so much more popping up.

Here are some examples of altered art on Craftster:

The Buttoneers by Knickertwist

The Buttoneers by Knickertwist

The Buttoneers by Knickertwist

On our Craftster Pinterest we have no less than 3(!) boards for Altered Art!
Shrines and Altered Art
Altered Art
Altered Altoid Tins

In an effort to help you with your experimentation into new crafts here is a tutorial to get you started on your next or first, altered art piece!

Decoupaged Altoid Tin Tutorial by rackycoo

Decoupaged Altoid Tin Tutorial by rackycoo

Decopaged Altoid Tin Tutorial by rackycoo

Thanks for checking out the Craftster Spotlight. If you have ideas for a featured craft, let me hear’em!

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  1. rackycoo says:

    Great article! I look forward to following you on the blog!

  2. LimeRiot says:

    Lovely article! racky’s tin tutorial is a great way to get started in the altered art world.

  3. MissingWillow says:

    Rackcoo’s altered tin tutorial is awesome!

  4. HSG says:

    Glad you all like it! This will be a regular series, so please let me know if you have ideas.

  5. Pam says:

    They’re all so clever and I loved rackycoo’s tutorial! Coming back soon to do it. Thanks so much. 🙂

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