Scrapbooking Fun with Altered Arts Images

Hi, it’s Tessa from How to Make Art here to share a fun scrapbooking project with you.  Scrapbooking is one of my favorite hobbies, so today I decided to make a small piece about my dog, Ruby.  I used Yasutomo’s Fold ‘Ems Origami Paper because of their beautiful bright colors and the fact that the size of the pages fits perfectly into one of the pockets in my pocket scrapbooking system.  You can see the finished piece above.
*Altered Arts Collage Sheet, “15th Century Alphabet”
*Yasutomo Fold ‘Ems Origami Paper
*Niji Waterbrush
*Yasutomo Nori Paste
*Niji Pearlescent Watercolors
STEP ONE: Download and print out the Altered Arts Collage Sheet called “15th Century Alphabet.”  Use your scissors to carefully cut out the letters you wish to use in your project.  You should cut out a word or name that has something to do with the photograph you will show in your scrapbook piece.
STEP TWO:  Use your Niji Waterbrush to moisten the color of Pearlescent Watercolors you wish to use.  Let the water sit there for a few moments to moisten the color and really get it flowing.
STEP THREE:  Paint over the letters you cut out in Step One to add a nice, shimmery effect to your name or word.
STEP FOUR:  While you wait for your letters to dry, use your Nori Paste to glue the photograph to your origami paper.
STEP FIVE:  Now it’s time to glue your letters to the top of the page.  I started by gluing the first and last letters (the “R” and the “Y”) to the edges first, that way it would be easier to center the middle two letters in my word.  Use the Nori Paste to glue these letters on too.
I hope you enjoyed creating a piece for your scrapbook today!

2 thoughts on “Scrapbooking Fun with Altered Arts Images

  1. Your Ruby is so sweet… thanks for sharing Altered Pages on your layout!

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