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Graphic 45 Projects

This is a compilation of projects that I have created using Graphic 45's collections. Most of these projects have been featured on my YouTube Channel, and detailed high resolution images are also available in my FlickR gallery.

Graphic 45 Steampunk Calendar

This is a desktop calendar using the Steampunk Debutante Line. The calendar base was created with the Tim Holtz Baroque die. There are lots of hand made flowers, Prima bling and Tim Holtz metal embellishments. The calendars are removable and could be replaced every year or a photo used instead.

Steampunk Calendar

 

Graphic 45 Cards

I love to make cards with scraps from left over projects and recycled packaging. Below are two cards that were created with the Steampunk line, and one with the Christmas Past. Flowers used on all three cards are Prima.

Steampunk Debutante Card with Foil Birds
The dress form stamped image was created with the Teresa Collins Stampmaker. Then gold rub'n buff was added to the flowers to make them appear more mechanical. This card features steampunk foil birds that were embellished with a gears/clocks embossing jacket from cuttlebug. The card's background is also embossed. The Debutante's wings and bodice were accented with a light coat of metallic ink. This Victorian style Christmas card showcases the cherubs and tags from the Christmas Past collection. The music notes were stamped onto recycled packaging, then distressed with a heat tool for dimension.

 

Graphic 45 Mini Albums - Halloween in Wonderland

Like stepping through the rabbit hole, this project is as enchanting as Lewis Carrol's tale of Alice in Wonderland. Snippets from the book were incorporated with the Halloween in Wonderland paper. The cover is shaped like a book, and is decoupaged with lots of images from the paper collection. Rose clay stick pins, and prima flowers also accent the cover. The mini album nestles inside and is accented with crystals, charms and stickles. Pop-Outs and Tags offer additional space for photos and journaling. There are loads of details in this project.

Slideshow of Additional Views

 

Graphic 45 - Canvases and Layouts

Christmas Layout

A Proper Gentleman was used to showcase this photo of my Great Grandfather, George W. Gunter. The staples envelope was cut in half to be multi-purposed as a journaling tag, and journaling envelope. Additional details about our relationship are included on the small hidden tag. The timeless definition was the perfect accent to display his name and dates of birth and death. Other embellishments include the Tim Holtz film strip, a vintage book page from Abraham Lincoln's life, and antique buttons.

Side View

 

A Proper Gentleman

A Proper Gentleman was used to showcase this photo of my Great Grandfather, George W. Gunter. The staples envelope was cut in half to be multi-purposed as a journaling tag, and journaling envelope. Additional details about our relationship are included on the small hidden tag. The timeless definition was the perfect accent to display his name and dates of birth and death. Other embelishments include the Tim Holtz film strip, a vintage book page from Abraham Lincholn's life, and antique buttons.


Steampunk Debutante Canvas

This canvas is 7 x 12 inches. Prima's Caravan Oasis Flowers, Chocolate Pearls,and Metal Roses, accentuated the gears printed in the Debutante's hair. The Debutante's dress is cut from acrylic with bead gel added for texture. The dress is also adorned with Prima pearls, watch parts, and metal roses. A Tim Holtz grunge board hinge was used to fasten the acrylic to the back board. A button and ribbon provide the closure. When you open the skirt, it reveals the mechanical parts. Each gear was painted with bead gel and copper paint for texture, a patina paint was added to some for an aged look. Each gear also holds a photo of a family member, since family is the mechanical parts that make us whole. The gears twirl out to reveal the gear below it. Loads of details in this piece. You really need to see the video to appreciate the craftmanship.

Steampunk Debutante

Domestic Goddess

This layout was created on an embroidery hoop. It features the Domestic Goddess tags and paper collection. The fashionista in the photograph is my Grandmother. The paper, inserted into the lace pocket, is a measurement chart that I found in her sewing kit. It has her measurements and weight from different times of her life. The dress form is three dimensional. It has been decorated with vintage patterns, seam binding, and a bling collar. Blue rose trim from Mia Road softens the sides of the wooden hoop. A floral swag of Prima cherry blossom vines, and trellis roses complete the bottom. Butterflies were punched from a Martha Stewart punch and dipped in liquid ultra thick embossing enamel to give them a glass like finish.

 

Graphic 45 - Altered objects

Jewelry Box 

This box was decoupaged with the newsprint page from the Steampunk Debutante line. There are metal pieces around the top arrangement including a clock, stick pin, gears, and a metal hand. This altered box is a great trinket holder. I currently have my earrings stored in it.

Captured Fairies

Captured fairies are very popular with mixed media artists, and I thought the Once Upon A Springtime collection would be perfect for this project. I hand crafted the dogwoods to coordinate with the flowers in the paper's design. I made a very tiny 1 cm rose for the Fairy to hold, and she sits upon a hand made hydrangea cluster. I also scattered hydrangea flowers around the outer areas of the lantern. A rose scented coaster was added to the top of the jar so that the piece smells as enchanting as it looks. A crystal rose was the perfect touch for the top. The YouTube video below shows more detailed images of this piece.

Additional Views

Graphic 45 - Tags

This cute tag was made from the tags of the Domestic Goddess paper line. Every element on the tag was a piece of scrap laying on my desk from previous projects. The background of the tag has been decoupaged with the remaining lace and pattern pieces from the domestic goddess canvas. The nested tag was left blank on the back for journaling or a photograph. I love how all the scraps came together to create such an adorable tag.

 


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