Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Authentic Art Prints Inspiration Week- Altered Art with "Harmony"


This week we are featuring one of our BRAND NEW products.... the Authentic Art Prints! These 8x10 prints come in 3 of our new collections- "Favorite," "Radiant," and "Harmony." These Art Prints are ready to add to any scrapbook page or simply put in a frame to add flair to any bare wall, and perfect for home decor projects! 

There are several creative ways to incorporate these art prints  into your scrapbooking and home decor projects. Check back every day this week for new projects and ideas from our amazing design team!

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Kay Fatula

When admiring the Art Prints that came with the 'Harmony' collection--I felt that in addition to them making for lovely framed decorations in the home; they would also make for fabulous covers on albums.  So I went to work and created a chipboard based 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" inch ring binder & used the Harmony Art Prints to decorate the front & back covers of my binder.

I have a tutorial for making the binder in the works.  I'm currently without a scrap room (it's being renovated) and unfortunately I didn't have an adequate place to take pictures for a tutorial.  However, I enjoyed creating this binder so much that I'm sure I'll make another one in the near future.

This is the back of my binder.  The binder was made with heavy chipboard so I needed a way to keep the binder closed.  Once I start adding pages to the binder, it'll probably get even thicker.  So I added ribbon that when tied will keep the binder closed & adds a nice decorative touch as well.
This is the outside of the binder when open.  I adhered the ribbon to the inside of the binder.
Papers from the Harmony collection were used to decorate the inside of the binder.
Here's my binder ready to start getting filled with lots of pages, pockets & tags.  The seam of the binder is 1 1/2" inches wide so it can hold a good amount of memories.  The ring binder itself measures 5" inches long and when centered works excellent for this size binder.

Hope this project inspires some of you to look at the Authentic Art Prints in a whole new different light!

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week...
Products Used:
Authentique Paper: Harmony Collection, Harmony Art Prints
Ink: Tsukinkeko Midnight Black Chalk Ink
Ribbon: May Arts
Ring Binder: Tim Holtz Idea-Ology
Chipboard: Paper Accents

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Heather Conklin

This week we are all celebrating Authentique's Authentic Art Prints, and I have a fun upcycled cigar box to share with you today using the Harmony Collection
I started with a cigar box, then painted the majority of it with some white acrylic paint, focusing on the edges and corners. 
Then I inked the edges (since the paper was going to cover the rest) in a color that would coordinate with the papers I was going to choose to use. Make sure that this is really dry before you start adding the paper, or your adhesive may not adhere. 
Then I just simply cut down my papers and Authentic Art Prints to showcase the message that I wanted to display. I also covered the sides with coordinating paper (Zest) as well.
This cigar box was also labeled on the inside, so I used another Harmony Collection Authentic Art Print on the inside. Now I have a pretty place to store more ribbons!
Lastly, I decorated with some gorgeous Petaloo flowers and fun sequins.
Remember, anything can be upcycled into something pretty! Hope you enjoy!


Supplies Used:
Authentique Paper: Harmony Collection (Zest, Authentic Art Prints)
Other Supplies: acrylic paint, Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap), Xyron 900 Creative Station, sequins, Petaloo flowers (Forget Me Nots - Antique Beige & Antique Reds, Mixed Texture Layers - Ivory), May Arts ribbons
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What inspiration week would be complete without a GIVEAWAY? We want to give away a couple of sets of our new Authentic Art Prints. Simply join us here on the blog every day this week, leave us a comment letting us know what you would use these cards for. We will pick and announce a winner (along with all other prize winners) THIS Saturday right here on the blog! Bonus entries to those who share our posts on facebook throughout the week! 

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28 comments:

  1. Well, I love making altered items...so I think I would alter a large journal or cigar box...wouldn't these prints make awesome cigar box purses...the DT projects are gorgeous!!

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  2. These are so pretty and versatile, too. It would be a great idea to pop these into any frame that you would give to someone as a gift, as opposed to leaving the standard photo or plane Jane paper that is generally inside. TFS!

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  3. Wow these projects are so beautifully crafted, the patterns and colors are just so stunning and pleasing to the eye. I could totally see myself covering a journal or altering a box to hold jewelry with these art prints!!!!

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  4. I love both Kay and Heather's creations! These projects are both beautiful and I would love to complete something like these to place in my new guest room.

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  5. I would use these projects as my inspiration for gifts for special people!

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  6. I would use these projects as inspiration to decorate some old boxes I have sitting around!!! Love the album idea.

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  7. I love the versatility of these new art prints. They are so pretty.

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  8. Both Kay and Heather have done wonderful work with these cards! I love their projects. I would love to use them to make a mini album.

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  9. Thanks For all the Great tips on How using this Product, I love the box,ay give it a try

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  10. Such great projects. Love the Art Prints. I would use
    them for cards and shadowboxes.

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  11. What a beautiful binder and box!

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  12. More great ideas using these art prints.

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  13. I love that binder, that is so cool, I need to do that with some of my inspirational binders. Lets make them pretty!

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  14. Beautiful creations today ladies! I love it all! And I'd love to get some of the new art prints to incorporate into my cardmaking and mixed media art. Thanks!!

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  15. Such lovely projects today. If I had these beautiful art prints, I think I would frame them and add lots of pretty ribbons and flowers to it and then have something really special to see each and every day.

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  16. Such lovely projects today. If I had these beautiful art prints, I think I would frame them and add lots of pretty ribbons and flowers to it and then have something really special to see each and every day.

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  17. Love the binder and cigar box! I would love to make a scrapbook layout with these!

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  18. I have some 3-ring binders that I've been looking for a home. The notebook gave me a good idea to re-cycle and embellish them and give them as presents (or use them myself now that they look so pretty). Love the cigar box. I'm going to look for a cigar box. Love the collections.

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  19. My brother just offered to save me his cigar boxes and I declined....going to text him now and accept! Great idea. Love all the projects and I will definitely cover a box with the art prints.

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  20. Wonderful projects.
    I would use them for
    cards and to make
    framed art to hang.
    Carla from Utah

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  21. Ooh! I love te idea of using these print cards to decorate cigar boxes! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Stunning projects! I would mostly use these cards for scrapbooking but now that I see these ideas I might try some other craft projects!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Wow, these projects are beautiful! I love the pretty patterns.

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  24. I love these inspirational print cards. My favorite project today is the binder. I will defintely try this technique.

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  25. Loved the altered box! My first thought is frames and a beautiful canvas for my darling niece's room!

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  26. I love the binder! These cards would make great base layers for album pages and great dividers in the binder too: It would be easy to stick them to existing divider cards or maybe just add tabs to the cards themselves.

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  27. Wow what great projects. Thanks for sharing.
    I'd use them to create cards or framed art.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  28. How cool is this I would love to work with the cards!! And I will deff. buy them when they are in my LSS!! Heather & Kay their work today is just marvelous in love here xox

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