Altered Art Techniques:
Tips and Techniques for Altered Art

Although we have described them as altered art techniques, many of these methods or techniques can of course be used equally when making artist trading cards, and in other forms of mixed-media art, as well as in popular crafts such as cardmaking or scrapbooking.

There are many different techniques and materials that can be used in altered and mixed-media art. On this page we have done no more than to list all the categories that we can think of right now, but as this section grows you'll be able to click through to more and more pages giving details of each technique that we have listed, with advice on which are the best products to buy, and how best to use them.

Here are all those tips and techniques for altered art that we'll be looking at:

  • Collage
  • Designer Papers
  • Die Cutting
  • Embellishments
  • Fabrics and Other Materials
    • Acetate
    • Canvas
    • Chipboard
    • Fabrics and Lace
    • Fibres
    • Friendly Plastic®
    • Metal
    • Metal Foil Flakes
    • Paper Clay
    • Polymer Clay
    • Shrink Plastic
    • Stampbord™
    • Ultra-thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)

  • Glues and Adhesives
  • Paints, Inks and Glazes
    • Paints
    • Inks
    • Glazes

  • Rubber Stamping
  • Tools

If you know of any other tips and techniques for altered art that we haven't covered here, but which you think that we should include, please feel free to contact us here at We'd love to hear from you, and will certainly use the feedback from our visitors to help us decide what we should be featuring on the site.

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