Posts in category How-To Instructions

Easy Holiday Postcards

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A video how-to on making some odd holiday postcards.

Postcard Basics

My usual postcard layout.

Want to make some postcards? Learn the guidelines for making them to mail for a reduced rate.

How To Create a Simple Mixed-Media Ba...

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How to create a simple, flexible background.

A Crash Course On Altered Books

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Everything you need to know about altered books, all in one place.

What is an Art Journal?

A set of pages from my 15 x 20 inch art journal.

Here’s a quick rundown of the what and why of art journals.

Theme Ideas

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A big, long list of over 400 themes for altered artwork.

How To Make Rusted Paper

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Step-by-step instructions on making rusted papers, and applying them to a book.

How Discovering Gluebooks Changed My ...

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Ten years after my first article on Gluebooks, here’s my take on how the changed my art, my work, and my life.

How To Make Doodled Glass Bottles

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Recycle your glass bottles into colorful, whimsical art pieces! These simple step-by-step instructions will show you how.

Faux Marbled Glass Bottles

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Recycle glass bottles from your kitchen, using a little craft paint.

How To Make a Hidden Niche in an Alte...

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Learn the simplest way to cut a niche in an altered book, and hide it behind folded flaps.

How To Make Walnut Ink

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Walnut ink crystals can be so expensive! Here’s how to make your own, from black walnut husks.

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