Introducing Graphic 45 Ambassador: Jim Hankins
Welcome to the blog this fine Thursday, G45ers! Today, we are welcoming a loved designer to our Ambassador Team - the amazing Gentleman Crafter, Jim Hankins! Are you a fan of The Gentleman Crafter? We have been from the very beginning, and are so excited to welcome him to this team of Ambassadors. We will share three amazing projects by the incredible Gentleman Crafter. Each project by this wonderful designer is so dignified, unique, and outstanding. Jim just recently taught workshops with Graphic 45 and we will share those photos with you as well. What a great day celebrating such a talented designer!
Before we share Jim's projects, don't forget the giveaway this week! What do you want to create with these goodies? Just comment here on our blog or on our Facebook page!
You may be wondering "What is a G45 Ambassador?" It's a designer we have specifically invited to represent Graphic 45, since they are already teaching so many wonderful classes and workshops with Graphic 45 products all over the world. You will see familiar faces in this group of designers and teachers. This program is invite-only and we asked some amazing crafters for this team. We are so excited to welcome these designers to this brand new program with Graphic 45!
We love this photo of Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! Get to know this wonderful designer better today with us. Welcome Jim to the Ambassador Team!
Full of Southern charm, Jim Hankins is truly a Gentleman Crafter! Known for creating intricate 3-D art projects and his use of innovative mixed media techniques, Jim has designed projects for Graphic 45 and for Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley of Ranger Industries.
An avid blogger, YouTube instructor and educator at large, Jim loves traveling the country, teaching classes online and in person and reaching out to fellow crafters to share his love of techniques and album construction.
Jim always comes up with the most creative and original ideas. We cannot wait for you to read this description of this magnificent project. What an inspiration!
The Victorian Bathing Box-Or the Bathing Machine
"I love the history of this Bathing Machine. It shows just how much times have changed. The Bathing Box or the Bathing Machine with only one door would be backed into the sea and need to be turned around. It was considered essential that the machine blocked any view of the bather from the shore. Some machines were equipped with a canvas tent lowered from the seaside door, sometimes capable of being lowered to the water, giving the bather greater privacy…
…so that the bather descending from the machine by a few steps is concealed from the public view,whereby the most refined female is enabled to enjoy the advantages of the sea with the strictest delicacy. (From Wikipedia)
The By the Sea Victorian Bathing Box has been updated with the beautiful papers of Graphic 45’s By the Sea Collection. Ready to be wheeled by the sea or ….into your living room. Pull on the door knob and out pops the 6 x 8 mini ready for summertime vacation memories."
Graphic 45 12 x 12 By The Sea Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Idea-ology Hitch Fasteners
Idea-ology Ring Binder
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bigz XL Window and Window Box Die
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bigz Die- Pediments
This is such a handsome creation and filled with layering, dimension, and detail that is congruent through all of Jim's memorable projects!
The Typography Wallet-
"The Quote Wallet redone in Graphic 45’s AMAZING Typography paper collection. The wallet is a wonderful place for little pictures, ephemera and your fun memories in all the flip pockets. The pockets are held in place by a Grungepaper belt."
Graphic 45 Typography 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Metal Rimmed Key Tags
Assorted embellishments for cover
Here's another project that will make you think, "Wow! How did he think of that?" Enjoy this Pyramid Couture mini album!
The Pyramid Gifted Mini-
"This little mini in a box is my go to when I need a fast little gift. The pyramidal shape of the box not only lends itself to the mini in the bottom for memories, quotes, etc. but for a sweet treat to be placed on top of the mini making it a complete gift."
Jim recently taught a fun and fabulous class at Creative Cards & Crafts in Villa Park, IL with Come Away with Me! They look like they had the best time.
What a wonderful day of projects from Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! Did you have a favorite? Are you excited to see more from Jim in the coming year? Welcome him to our Ambassador Team in the comments below. Thanks to Jim for this wonderful day of projects!
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