Altered Art News Archive -2-

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Desperately Seeking Information?

We've now made it even easier for you to find the altered art information that you're looking for. We've improved our Site Search facility so that you can easily locate the pages on our site where you'll find what you're after. Just enter a few relevant keywords, and click the button!

As part of our site refurbishment we've replaced the dedicated Site Search page with a small search box at the top of every page. There's still the larger search box on our Site Map and Altered Art Questions and Answers pages, and even if you've been unlucky enough to find yourself following a bad link to our site there's a search box that you can use to get yourself back on track.

Art in Hand: The World of Artist Trading Cards - Awards

We've heard that the exhibition entitled Art in Hand: The World of Artist Trading Cards, of artist trading cards by local, national and international artists, held in April 2009 at the historic Smithville Mansion Annex Art Gallery in Eastampton, New Jersey, has been a great success...

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Any Questions?

We've improved our Ask an altered art question feature, which offers you the opportunity to ask us any question about altered and mixed-media art that you can't find the answer to anywhere else. If we think that it will be of interest to other visitors, we may decide to feature your question on our Altered Art Questions and Answers page, which means that other visitors will be able to read our answer, and add their own comments and suggestions.

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Art in Hand: The World of Artist Trading Cards

We've heard about an exhibition of artist trading cards that's due to take place in April 2009 at the historic Smithville Mansion Annex Art Gallery in Eastampton, New Jersey. It will be called Art in Hand: The World of Artist Trading Cards, and will feature work from local, national and international artists. Anyone may enter, from professional artists and designers to those just starting their artistic journey. Prizes will be awarded for the best artist trading cards submitted, and there will be a card swap at the end of the exhibition.

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My Favourite Artist Trading Card

If you've been an artist trading card enthusiast for a while you've probably made and swapped dozens of these miniature works of art, but is there one that you're particularly proud of, and would like to show off? Have you tried a great new technique that you'd love to share with your fellow enthusiasts? Well, here's your chance...

David chooses his favourite artist trading card from all the beautiful examples that Maria has made, and invites you to share your favourite from your own collection.

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Linking Made Easy!

We've made it really easy for you to make a link from your blog or web page to the page on our site that you've just been viewing. We've added a new Link to this Page button to most of the pages on the site.

Just click the button, and you'll find a working link, so you'll know what it will look like, together with the HTML code that you'll need to put it on your own page. You'll also find a few links to the Home Page: there's a text link, a button and also a larger banner, each with the appropriate HTML code.

All you need to do is to choose the one you want by clicking on the radio button to the left, right-click on the highlighted text and select Copy from the menu, then simply paste the HTML that you have just copied into your own page code.

My Stamping Corner

ATC 'Just Teddy and Me' by Maria Adams

As well as having a keen interest in altered and mixed-media art, Maria is an enthusiastic rubber stamper, and also enjoys other arts and crafts, such as cardmaking. She has recently launched herself into the world of blogging by setting up a new blog called My Stamping Corner, where you will find not only the kind of work that you are used to seeing on but also some more fun stuff.

Why not take a look?

Your Pages launched!

We are pleased to announce the launch of Your Pages at Over the coming weeks and months you will find more and more opportunities to make your own contribution to our website.

Have you made an artist trading card you're particularly proud of, and want to show off? Have you an altered art project you just can't wait to share? Perhaps you have a relevant story to tell?

Well, here's your chance...

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Tim Holtz - the Lone Ranger?

To many people the name of Tim Holtz is almost synonymous with that of altered art today, but Holtz himself believes that many are also surprised to find a man involved in an activity more often seen as the preserve of the female sex...

You may well have used some of his many 'Tim Holtz' signature products from several different manufacturers, which include inks, embossing powders, embellishments and rubber stamps.

We wanted to discover the man behind the brand, so we asked him a few questions...

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Altered Board Book Ideas

Looking for ideas for making an altered board book? Remember board books from your childhood? Here's an account of how we altered a board book from a charity shop that might give you a few ideas...

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