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July 31, 2015

Faber Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 5

An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products(1)

We have had such a great time hopping with Faber-Castell this week and we can't believe it's the last day! We have 2 fabulous projects to bring utmost inspiration. Solange Marques and Maggi Harding have a layout and canvas sure to kick off a great weekend. At the end of the blog jump on over to Faber-Castell's blog to get fabulous ideas. What fun! 

First, we have this amazing layout by Solange Marques for Solange's daughter's upcoming wedding. Absolutely breathtaking!

"Graphic 45 and Faber Castell together is wonderful for  people that love mixed media, like me. For this Blog Hop I made a mixed media layout using the new Gilded Lily collection from G45 and Faber Castell mediums. This collection is so  romantic and it’s perfect for this photo of my daughter and her future husband. I blended the photo on the background and I used gesso, gel médium, gelatos and pastel pencils on the background."~Solange

An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products

An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products

An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products

An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products


Supply List

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection 12x12 papers:
Creme de La Creme, Gilded Lily, Tres Chic
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 1
G45 ink Pad
Faber Castell Gelatos
Faber Castell PITT Pastel Pencils
Faber Castell Gel Medium
Faber Castell Gesso
Acrylic Paints

Now, we love this fabulous canvas from Maggi Harding using Faber-Castell and Artisan Style. Amazing!

"To create my canvas, I first covered the entire canvas with gelato colors that coordinated with the Artisan Style design paper.  That was a much brighter look than I wanted so I painted over the background with a light coat of white gesso.  I used a paper towel to lightly remove some of the gesso so that some of the gelato color would show through.  Next, I used a stencil and Faber-Castell's Whipped Spackle to add texture to the background. ( I loved how easy it was to apply the spackle smoothly!)

After fussy cutting the peacocks and flowers from the Artisan Style 12 x 12 title page and elements from some of the Ephemera cards, I began creating a collage using Faber-Castell's Gel Medium both as a glue and sealant.  To get a really good seal and bubble free image, I apply the medium both to the canvas and to the fussy cut images as I glue them down.   Then I brush gel medium over each image as I glue it down, and use a rub on tool to smooth out the image and get rid of any bubbles that may have formed.

Once I was happy with the collaged scene I created, I used a water brush and added a little more gelato color here and there on the canvas.  I allowed that to dry and then put a final coat of gel medium over the entire canvas." ~Maggi

Canvas, Artisan Style, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45

Canvas, Artisan Style, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Canvas, Artisan Style, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45

Canvas, Artisan Style, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Artisan Style Collection:
Artisan Style (12 x 12)  4501104
Ephemera Cards 4501118
Stickers 4501117
Decorative Chipboard 4501116
Faber-Castell supplies:
Gelatos - 15 pc Metallics
Gelatos - SteamPunk Mix & Match Colors
Black, green, blue gelatos
PITT artist pen, big brush
Gel Medium
Whipped Spackle
Prima Stencil mini flora
White gesso

Definitely stop by the Faber-Castell blog for this last day of blog hop fun. 



Hop on Over to Faber-Castell's Blog for the rest of the Hop!

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It's time to announce our giveaway winner! Thanks for taking part in our giveaway this week! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Pat Shaw

Congratulations, Pat! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much for joining our blog hop and taking part!

Thanks for joining us this week! We welcome our G45ers old and new and hope you'll check out our blog over the weekend for fun projects sheets and inspired ideas. Have a great weekend!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

 Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here


Sorry to hear todays is the last bloghop day. There was a lot of inspiration on both blogs.
Today's project is wonderfull.
Hugs Aartje

This has been a fun hop. Solange's artwork today is a masterpiece :)
Thanks for all the tips and inspiration .

Solange's layout gives you the feeling of being in a greenhouse. All of the flowers and foliage is beautiful. Maggi's is the opposite - bright and bold.
Both are amazing.
thanks for sharing.

Stunning! Just love how this all flows together '

Congratulations to the winner, lovely projects shown .

Solange's layout is mesmerizing!! It looks as if the picture is actually part of the paper!! DIVINE creation!!!
Maggie's canvas is quite awesome too!! LOVE the gelato elements!! TFS!

I really like the colors and flowers on the layout.

It's been such a great week with such great projects. Thank you for the inspiration!

Again, beautiful project. I really enjoyed the hop. I discovered many talents.

Sobria y elegante combinación, felicidades. :-)

You've saved the best for last: the contrast of Solange's softness and Maggi's boldness is just an amazing example of the reversibility of the Graphic 45 collections.

Loved the blog hop! Solange's work is incredible! I watched a video once of her painting her background to blend with her photo..a..maz..ing! Such talent. And speaking of hopping, somehow I hopped all the way to a Bird Song mini tutorial by Arlene done a few years ago. You've asked what papers we'd like to bring back, how about staples? I really loved the metal tags and buttons she used. Would love to see those come back. Who's with me? What do you say G45!?! :-)

It's romantic!

*** CONGRATS *** Pat!!!
Gorgeous Projects!!
GREAT Blog Hop!!!

Wow these are stunning projects. I didn't think the Artisan paper could be made to look any more beautiful but dang this is gorgeous work!

Wow, beautiful layout, I can't tell what is painted/drawn and what is paper cut. Awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Beautiful creations!

I missed out on this blog hop due to illness, but I enjoyed going back through all of the daily projects - such inspiration! Truly wonderful projects using gelatos and mediums from Faber Castell.

Love the projects and this blog hop! Thanks for sharing.

Is very very wonderful work!!! Love it!

Oh so beautiful!

I just can't get enough of your latest collection. The best yet!

I will never grow out of your beautiful paper designs, they are simply too beautiful to forget or not love. Excited to see the new design teams works of love. Thank you.

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