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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!
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...
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 ********** Heather Conklin
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.
Lastly, I decorated with some gorgeous Petaloo flowers and fun sequins.
Remember, anything can be upcycled into something pretty! Hope you enjoy!
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
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!