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ALTERED ART. “Altered art” is transforming an object, like a discarded library book, into a creative work of art. Typically it encompasses a theme and utilizes a variety of media and techniques. In a beginners’ workshop we start with ATCs (Artists Trading Cards) and manila file folders. This is the time to haul out scrapbook supplies, rubbing stamping tools, and your bins of ribbons, buttons, and fabric scraps. And a photo box of collage materials like photos, postage stamps, wrapping paper, magazines and scrapbook papers. You’ll need a basket of basic supplies: glue, scissors, gel pens, markers, paint, stencils, rubber stamps, stencils, wax crayons, watercolors.

Memorabilia like brochures and ticket stubs from your visits to museums, or your travel folder from your last vacation, can be used to create a keepsake.

Author: Bonnie Porter

Bonnie Porter is an artist who lived in Europe and now resides in Atlanta. A part-time art teacher who paints and creates with a love of color, line and composition, drawing on inspiration from everywhere.

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