The Captivating Altered Art of Katie Zoey Ho!
We adore the wonderful work of Katie Zoey Ho! Today, we welcome her to her 2nd term as a Graphic 45 Design Team member. Katie comes up with so many fabulous ideas and she can truly create anything. She makes altered art, cards, layouts, minis, and more! Today, she will share a great idea with a tutorial. Then, we'll share 3 of her favorite projects from the past year on the team. Let's welcome Katie for year 2!
Katie Zoey Ho
"I started picking up my pencil to draw at the age of 3 and the very first thing I drew were apple hearts which I clearly remembered till today. I took up traditional and general fine arts during my entire general education from age 7-17 and had received formal industry training in area of footwear design with various Italian trainers from a notable Italian shoemaking and design school, Ars Sutoria.
But what’s really interesting about me is that I was previously trained and had worked for Science and Medicine for more than a decade before moving into Arts & Design. Love coffee and Science but my passion inclines towards designing, innovating and creating. Thanks to decades worth of scientific & medical research training, the innovation process in experimental design had made the transition possible and not a scary one, although I'm still at my infancy stage. The combination of Science & Art always excites me and I do enjoy the mind-boggling yet fulfilling creative process, making beautiful things out from the norm and create things from the unusual.
Love almost everything that’s artsy & beautiful and a true believer that Art do speak. I desire to create things that are beautiful enough to inspire and encourage people in every means and aspired to be one such Artist in near future. I currently resides in Singapore, a tiny red dot along the equator on the map; also known as the Green City where you will be surrounded with lots of greeneries and enjoy summer all year round." ~Katie
Keep up with Katie!
"While doing up cards for Father’s Day seems to be one of the easiest thing to do, I’m seriously one person who is just bad in doing up cards (though I do make some at times)… For this time round, I’m doing up something a little different, all started from a black regular tag and gradually transformed into one such holder - a Crafter’s card holder for the exquisite, rare and unknown. For such card holders only holds a minute amount of cards, they are known for their exclusivity where cards are only given to a few which made them rare. " ~Katie
Artisan Style 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Artisan Style Tags & Pockets
Typography 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Staples (Regular Tag Album in Black, Stamped Metal Brads, Ornate Metal Keys, Metal Butterflies)
Brown Rhinestone Crystals
Rich Gold Gilding Wax
Metallic Gold Fleur Dresden Borders
"My one such obsessions… I just love suitcases, especially stacked vintage suitcases. To fulfill both my visual hunger and imagination of “owning” a couple of stacked suitcases, I built these little stacked suitcases from scratch and what’s housed within are some mini suitcases made from matchboxes, library of mini books and those little "Titanic" and “Aviator” treasures. " ~Katie
Come Away with Me Papers (Globetrotter, Pleasure Trip, Travel Odyssey, Cosmopolitan, Look Out World)
Come Away with Me 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Come Away with Me 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids
Come Away with Me Tags & Pockets
Come Away with Me Decorative & Journaling Chipboards
Come Away with Me Stickers
Staples (Stamped Metal Brads & Washi Tape)
Shredded Wood Fibers
Pink & Gray Cardstocks
"My other one obsessions; vegetable crates… A recent walk into a supermarket turned me into another obsession freak the moment I saw a vegetable crate. I realize I can be a junkie collector. The thought of owning one simply can’t get off my mind and I will be one crazy weird woman emptying all the vegetables trying to steal the crate back home (if I ever want to do that). Hence, it’s healthier for me to go home and find a way to build some crates..." ~Katie
Home Sweet Home Papers (Garden Fresh, Apple Pie, Country Life)
Home Sweet Home Journaling Chipboard
Home Sweet Home Tags & Pockets
Home Sweet Home Cling Stamp 1 & 2
Staples Stamped Metal Brads
Medium Weight Chipboard (Kraft/Natural)
Wood Shredded Fibers
Artificial Florals & Ferns
"Mixed media is endless with so many possibilities… And all starts from imagination. With a little mind boggling, poking my creative brain cells plus a little innovation, here I develop a technique in how to create this vintage exotic patina look without the use of patina gilders paste, vinegar or other agents. Warning!! Your hands will get really dirty for this!!!" ~Katie
Time to Celebrate 8” x 8” Paper Pad
5" x 5" Mixed Media Box in Ivory
Tinted Gold Acrylic Paint
StazOn Midi (Spiced Chai)
Lindy Stamp Gang Starbursts & Magicals (Tiffanylou Blue, Delphinium Turquoise, Ponderosa Pines Olive & Tibetan Poppy Teal)
We're so excited to welcome back Katie to our team! Tell her hello in the blog comments below. Thanks to Katie for sharing her work!
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Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! Have a beautiful Thursday!
Your Pals in Paper,
The G45 Family
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