Awe-Inspiring Altered Art with Graphic 45
Good Morning G45ers,
Wow. Today is such a great day of projects. Our first brilliant project is by Alberto Juarez Diaz using Good ol' Sport. Then, we have a great Typography clipboard tutorial by Rhea Freitag that reminds us all to "Write your Story." We also have a great highlight from Facebook. We cannot wait to share today!
First, let's start with projects from you, our G45ers! We absolutely love when you share your beautiful work on our Facebook page. Today, we're sharing a stunning project using Botanical Tea by Jane Hewitt. Her details on this are so incredibly beautiful!
This is such a great example of Alberto's incredible work. He really makes Good ol' Sport come alive!
Rhea has such a beautiful style. So absolutely wonderful. Now, you can try out this brilliant project with Rhea's Typography tutorial!
"I had not played with my Typography paper in a while, so I decided to pull it out and see what I came up with. I am super happy with this quick little altered clipboard!" - Rhea
Typography Clipboard Tutorial
Gather your supplies.
Step One: I used stain along the edges of the clip board so that there would be cohesiveness with the intended color palate. Since I was planning to cover the rest of the board, I only did what I needed too.
Step Two: After tracing the backing for the board, I connected it with the Xyron Glue Stick for Corners. Be sure to get all the edges, and especially burnish where the brads are.
Step Three: To keep things looking finished, I added more stain after adding the paper. It is a tiny touch, but it really makes a difference.
Step Four: On the front of the board the metal clip is in the way of easily attaching paper. I decided to use the new washi tape and it worked perfectly. I did add another layer of glue. Most washi tapes are very low tack (not all that sticky) so this extra layer of glue will ensure my edges stay down and my piece looks finished.
Step Five: I added strips of tape extending past the edges.
Step Six: Then I used small scissors to trim the edges. I could not find my bone folder, so I used this Popsicle stick to burnish the edges. This is important to really get everything stuck in place.
Step Seven: Now I planned for my focal and chose a few layers of mattes. I used the high tacktape to adhere them.
Step Eight: Here you can see my base, all set for embellishing. Now I had thought about keeping it simple and only adding a few bits at the top...but knowing that I just cannot stop shopping my stash, it ended up covered in all kinds of junk.
Step Nine: Now I had thought about keeping it simple and only adding a few bits at the top...but knowing that I just cannot stop shopping my stash, it ended up covered in all kinds of junk!
Typography 12x12 Paper
Washi Tape Set
Distress Stain, Black Soot
Ornate Metal Keys and Keyholes
Clip board blank
Xyron Glue Stick For Corners
Xyron 1/2" Double-Sided High Tack Tape
Embellishments and Charms
What a great day of inspiration on the blog! Beautiful projects from Alberto and Rhea. Many thanks to them. Join us tomorrow for more great projects!
Have a great Tuesday,