Crafters with very creative mind and look at common objects and envision their potential to be made into something three dimensional. There is a term for this type of crafting, it's called Altered Art. Altered Art is about being resourceful, about taking everyday objects and ephemera and making a beautiful piece of artwork.
The inspiration to create a piece of Altered Art can come in the way of just about anything from an antique image or photograph, to newspaper clippings and book pages, to found objects like jewelry, buttons and watch parts, and even what you find in you junk drawer.
Altered Art and Mixed Media Art are sometime interchangeable, but distinctly different. Whereby, Altered Art used a collection of objects to create dimensional project, and mixed Mixed Media uses more than one medium, such as paint, ink or paste, layered on a surface to create visual art.
Both Altered Art and Mixed Media are fairly new craft styles to the world of paper crafting and rising in popularity. For paper crafters, it's a natural segue to create these dimensional work of art using many of the products and objects already in their craft supplies.
Due to the rising popularity of Altered and Mixed Media art, Handy Hippo Crafts now brings a special category of Textured & Altered Art Mediums. This category features all the must-have mediums for altering and adding mixed media handmade cards, mini-albums, scrapbook pages and Ready-for-Art objects. Here is an overview of the product ranges you will find when shopping for Texture & Altered Art Mediums: