Here is an Altered Cd I made yesterday – I had a lotta fun making this!

Think Happy Thoughts Altered Cd

Supplies Used:

  • Blank Cd
  • Model Magic Air Dry Clay (Crayola)
  • Swirl Background Rubber Stamp (Clearsnap)
  • Bottle or rolling pin to flatten the clay with
  • Light Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Watered Down Gold Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Adirondak Alcohol Inks ( available from – colours used – eggplant, stream, stonewash and bottle)
  • Pom Pom or Felt Applicator
  • Textued Print Blue Scrap Book Paper
  • Black Memories Inkpad
  • Meaning Of Life Background Stamp (Hampson Arts)
  • PVA Glue (or any clear glue)
  • Glossy Accent Adhesive
  • Blue And Silver Micro Beads
  • 3 Mini Square Gold Brads
  • Gentlemen Clock Image (Oxford Impressions)
  • Number Strip Image (Paper Artsy)
  • Think Happy Thoughts Image (Paper Artsy)
  • Various Colour Card Stock and Inkpads colours of your choice.
  • Circle Punch
  • Good Strong Double Sided Tape
  • Blue Button


1. Roll out model magic onto flat surface with rolling pin/bottle.

2. Stamp the swirl background into the model magic. Allow 24 hours approx for the clay to air dry properly.

3. Once clay is dry paint paint over the surface with pale blue acrylc paint – you want a good solid base coat. Let dry.

4. Thin down a little gold acrylic paint with water and brush quickly over the top of the blue basecolour – the reason I thinned it down was so the blue was still visable through the gold sheen. Let dry.

5. Take pom pom or felt applicator and randomly dot colours of alcohol inks over the surface of the clay and blend together. Set aside to dry.

6. Stamp meaning of life background onto blue textured scrapbook paper with black ink pad. Glue this onto half of your cd with white glue.

7. Now cut the model magic in half so it fits over half of the cd. On the left hand side pierce 3 holes and put in 3 square brads. Next glue the model magic clay onto the cd, let dry.

8. Using glossy accents, apply a line of adhesive all around the outer edge of the cd and across the middle.

9. Place cd inside a box or ezeepour tray and sprinkle on silver and blue micro beads. Tap off excess.

10. Take the glossy accents and apply it over the entire left hand portion of the cd to cover the stamped word background. Let dry overnight.

11. Stamp images onto various colour card stocks with inks of your choice. Cut around images and assemble as shown, add button to embellish using good strong double sided tape.