Tag: Graphic 45

Mixed Media: Steampunk Mermaid Box

It was a rainy Thursday afternoon & I still had this gorgeous Graphic 45 “Voyage Beneath the Sea” paperpad lying around. Coincidentally, it was also Graphic 45 founder Diane Schultz birthday last month! It was cool to read the interesting article about her on the Graphic 45 blog here. I dediced to make this Steampunk Mermaid Box from two empty chocolate letter boxes (from Chocstar!) I kept in my stash for almost a year! The “before” boxes are on the last picture.

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Crafts: Mixed Media Study Canvas

I am sorry! It has been a long time… But now, I finally have a great camera AND an awesome hook up system for it! I made this canvas today, I had some old Graphic45 cards still laying around, so I made them into this:

 

Study - Mixed Media Canvas Study - Mixed Media Canvas Study - Mixed Media Canvas

And, I also filmed it! I finally got to use one of my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mists & my Rub n Buff! Below the video is the whole list of supplies. Enjoy!

 

  • ModPodge Matte
  • 7Gypsies Paris Tissue Paper
  • Gesso
  • Gold acrylic paint
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Copper acrylic paint
  • Bronze acrylic paint
  • Kaisercraft Damask Stencil
  • Tim Holtz Stamper Anonymous Text stamp
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Tim Holtz Speckles Stencil
  • Graphic45 Tropical Travelogue paper cut in 3 images
  • Tiny Alphabet clear stamp set
  • Engraver Collection Paper
  • Acrylic block
  • Chronology Label Plates
  • Tim Holtz Corners
  • Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist (Burnt Umber)
  • Texture paste
  • Misc. stencil (bought at HEMA)
  • Rub n Buff (Gold Leaf)

Inspiration: what you already have!

While I was cleaning out my paper stack, I stumbled upon these great Graphic 45 papers from the Le Cirque Collection! I love ALL the paper pads from Graphic 45, they always give me great inspiration. So glad I’ve picked it up at the time, since the paper pad seems to be discontinued in most places now..

Le Cirque Collection

I didn’t want to write a blog post about this paper in particular. I wanted to share one of my ideas on how to get more inspiration when you are feeling stuck. One of my tricks is that I carefully look through my paper stack. The papers that I’ve already got. Most of them are beautiful and a lot of them bring themes to mind at ease.

This trick gave me the inspiration today to make a paper clock & I think these papers are going to come in handy! So, if you don’t know what to do next, just let the paper speak!

Le Cirque Collection