Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Happy BUZZDAY by Alan Scott


This is the first time I have set out to make a hopefully, Altered Art Project. It's been a very long time since I explored this style of Art. However after being inspired by the projects the Design Team have done and explained to fellow crafters, I thought I should just dive in and enjoy this great style of Art.
For this project, I used Stampers Anonymous Classic Favourites Classic #6 and Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Art For You.
For the background, I designed a digital paper (this is available for a FREEBIE DOWNLOAD here).
This will not so much as be a full on "how I make" but more of an suggestion list of how I made this tag.

After I had printed out the backing paper, I secured it onto a large tag that I had cut out of Manila card stock from an old folder I had. Then using the stamps from the Studio 490 and Classic #6, with the following Dew Drop Ink Pads - Red Magic, Sea Breeze, Galaxy Gold and Graphite Black, I started to build up some colour and imagery on the surface of the print out. Using white, orange and yellow marker pens again colour was laid down - this was done without taking great care as all I wanted was to have colour onto the surface.
Taking a hole punch I punched several holes around the top of the tag to give some detail.  I used a white marker pen for the dots which were placed around the holes, so that they didn't look just like 'punched holes!'
The fly was then printed onto white card stock and coloured using a selection of Pro-Markers. Then the magic glitter pen was used to give the fly some sort of dimension.  When they are looked at different levels, they look as if they are 'fluttering'. I stamped just one on its own onto the surface and highlighted the wings.
After they were cut out using a pair of good sharp tipped scissors, they were secured into place using a good strong clear glue to give height. They would then give their own shadow that moved as the light changed.
The final touch was to use my label machine and then using good sharp scissors, I trimmed around the wording and placed onto the tag. You could add extra ribbons or string through the punched holes but on this occasion I decided not to.
I hope that this project can inspire you to try this form of Art. The Design Team inspired me to try and to go out of my comfort zone. I want to thank them all for lighting that spark in my creativity. I hope to explore more and unleash the Altered Art crafter in me!


  1. Welcome to the world of altered art, Alan. Your tag is fab!

  2. Thanks for those kind words Deborah. Its a wonderful expressive world which l know lm going to enjoy. Mixing Digital with physical media is the route lm going.

  3. Oooh yes Alan, what a stunning tag, beautifully altered and gorgeous colours. x


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