Monday, March 12, 2012

Featuring: Lisa Vollrath's Go Make Something

Before I sewed, I scrapbooked.  
I documented the baby and toddlerhoods of both my children with little pages like these:

authored by Lisa Vollrath.
I copied and pasted this directly from Lisa's Squidoo page:
Lisa Vollrath is a prolific mixed-media artist. Her work covers a multitude of techniques, from altered books to collage, from artist trading cards and decos to textile art and costume design. When it comes to artwork, there's nothing she won't try!
Go Make Something helped me expand beyond scrapbooking and delve into the realm of altered books and art books.  I altered encyclopedias and filled little journals.  I still have a few ongoing paper crafting and mixed media projects that I come back to now and then.  I probably always will. 

Some of the lovely things you'll find at Go Make Something are tons of free printables.  Lots of beautiful and cute vintage postacrds and labels absolutely free.

You'll also find tons of free paper crafting and mixed media instructions.
Here is a list of tutorials just about Altered Books:
  • What Is An Altered Book?
  • Cutting Niches
  • Preparing A Book To Be Altered
  • A Little Altered Book
  • How To Identify A Sewn Spine
  • A Crash Course in Tip-Ins
  • Creating a Double Foldout Page
  • Round Robin Sign In Pages
  • Drawers in Altered Books
  • Sectioned Niches for Bottles
  • Chipboard Letter Cover
  • Planning a Layout
  • Adding a Shaker
  • Theme Ideas
  • Altered Book Note Holder
  • A One Layer Foam Core Niche
It's a pretty expansive list, no?  That's just a small taste of what there is to offer.  

If you like what see at Go Make Something, you will love to browse through the Ten Two Studios shop.


The actual blog posts are very cool as well.  Just scroll through her homepage and be amazed and inspired.

Just so you know, I'm featuring Go Make Something out of the goodness of my heart because I love it so much!!!!   I'm just a huge fan and want to pass on some cool stuff to you all.  I hope you will check out this super cool blog and let me know what you think about it.

Happy crafting and big hugs from Montana,

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