Botanical Tea Altered Canvas + By the Sea Book Box = A Tremendous Thursday
Welcome to another wonderful day on the Graphic 45 blog! Denise Johnson and Olga Struk have incredible projects for you today. Denise shares a Botanical Tea altered canvas, and Olga has a beautiful altered By the Sea Book Box. Such incredible work is on the blog today, we can't wait to jump in!
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Let's begin with an altered Botanical Tea canvas from Denise Johnson! She even shares a great technique that we know you will want to try - pleated ribbons! Enjoy all the great ideas and tutorials below. Denise always comes up with such clever ideas!
Great addition with the found twig and beautiful strips of paper. Amazing!
Great idea to distress your Metal Clothespins and G45 Staples on a mixed media project!
Denise provides a bonus tutorial for these pleated paper ribbons below! What a great idea!
Denise cleverly uses the Small Matchbook Box to make the nest at the top right of her project. Beautiful!
Botanical Tea 12x12 paper-
Botanical Tea 6x6 paper
Botanical Tea- Chipboard
Botanical Tea- Flowers
Botanical Tea- Tags & Pockets
Botanical Tea- Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
Staples- Large Matchbook Box (I only used the drawer piece for this project)
Staples- Small Matchbook Box
Staples- Metal Ornate Door Knob
Staples- Metal Clothespins
Staples- Metal Butterfly
Staples- Ornate Metal Book Label
Staples- Ornate Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Stamps (A Lady's Diary, Botanical Tea), ink for stamping
Misc. Texture stamps
Handmade Botanical Tea Pleated Paper Ribbons
Handmade Botanical Tea Buttons
Tiny Type words (Cosmo Cricket)
Ephemera Tag (7 Gypsies)
Distress Ink & Tool
Paint & brush
Handmade birds nest
Vintage music paper
Vintage thread spools
Vintage game pieces
Found Branch w/handmade paper blooms
As a bonus, we will share the Snapguide on how Denise made those amazing Botanical Tea pleated ribbons! Have you used Snapguide? It's an amazing tool for tutorials. We love it!
Botanical Tea 12x12 Papers
Olga made this incredible By the Sea Book box below. Our thoughts are with Olga as she lives in Ukraine during a tumultous time. As one of our G45ers said on Facebook for Olga " If only everyone in the world was a crafter, what a happy place the world would be!" We couldn't agree more. Our thoughts with Olga, and great gratitude for sharing this wonderful project with us.
What a great idea to turn our ATC Book Box into a clock!
Love the ATC tag mini album inside - how wonderful!
ATC Book Box 4500845
Artist Trading Tags-Ivory 4500846
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads 4500841
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys 4500839
Set Sail 4500901
Sand and Surf 4500906
Spellbinders- Ribbon Banners (https://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/products/p-77-ribbon-
So many great projects to try! How did you like Denise' pleated ribbon technique? We can't wait to try it! Many thanks to Denise and Olga. Have a wonderful Thursday, and don't forget to take part in our contest!
Sharing Thoughts of Peace and Love,