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June 21, 2016

Fall in Love with the Gypsy Heart of Olga Heldwein


We are so excited to introduce you to the amazing work of Olga Heldwein from Germany today! She has such a knack for mixed media and creative Steampunk creations. She shares canvases, layouts, altered art, and more today to share her love for florals, mixed media, layering, and more! She even shows you how to make your own beautiful paper flowers. There is so much to love about Olga! Let's let her introduce herself to us: 


"Coffee and chocolate votary, night owl, walking chaos with flowers and glitter on top of it – yep its me! Polish girl living in Germany with our small but loud family. I'm scrapbooker and mixed media artist. Huge fan of messy works and dirty hands, enthusiast of steampunk and flowers, dimensional works and layers! Every now and then I make classes and some video tutorials so if you want to know my techniques visit me on my blog or YT channel ."

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Now, Olga shares some of her favorite G45 projects with us! You will love her fabulous tricks and techniques with these glorious projects. Mixed media perfection!

" This work  look so dusty and vintage thx to some aging techniques. I use here one of favorite photos of my parents  and I framed it with metal junks and flowers – two things I love the most."








Supply List

OLDE CURIOSITY SHOPPE Race For Time Scrapbook Paper
FASHIONISTA Haute Couture Paper
CITYSCAPES Street Of Dreams

air dry molds
metal embelisments from my collection (  those are diferent producers and no -brands i Just keep them all together in drawer so its hard to say what actual brand it is )
black gesso
Metttalić ! Paint
black splash ink

"This treasure box goes with video if you wonder how I put it together. Lots of metal gears I trapted into almost metal frame. This stunning Lion Head is my cherry on top !  Inside is painted with black paint and its on my desk as small box for gears :)



Steampunk Lion Box Tutorial







Supply List

Well groomed – Le Romantique Collection
Door knockers
dollar store frame
13 arts Mettalic! Paints
Clear Gesso
Antiquing cream
Metal embelisments
metal legs

"I love this Layout because of the precious photo. I love the way my little nephew is looking at his mommy and i think this photo didn't need so many embellishments so whole piece is rather simple.

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Supply List

papers from collection Graphic45 Botanicabella - Secret Garden
some paper flowers
paper frames
blue and purple warecolor crayon

Now, Olga shares a perfect #UniquelyYou idea to join the team. There's so much to love about this sumptuous canvas with brilliant paper flowers. Make them yourself with a video tutorial below!

"Hey there G45 Fans !!

I'm so trilled to be here and I wanted this work to tell a little bit more about myself as its my first time as proud designer on g45 blog ( YAY !) .

I'm flower girl even when I'm steampunky I still love my flowers in bottom of my hart so I put lot of vintage black and white flowers from one of papers. When I added a hat whole become in this  gypsy – steampunky feeling so I went crazy with more flowers and colors and layers around the hat. How I created paper flowers and How I arrange them around you can check out in my Video.

Tip: When you creating such layered composition remember to level your layers. Each time the level of your distance material have to be even all around underneath ! Its key to build them really high :)"



Olga's Flower Tutorial Video











Supply List

Ornate Metal Key Holes
Dearest Darling – Mon Amour collection
Precious One – Mon Amour Collection
Seed  Fairy -  Secret Garden Collection
Sumtuous Florall -Enchanted Forest Collection
Well groomed – Les Romantiwue Collection
Parlor Wall- Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection
Gel Medium
black foam distance squares
black acrylic paint & black gesso
black splash ink

This week we are giving an incredible prize pack with Children's Hour, our Ivory Mixed Media Album, and Petaloo flowers! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner this Friday, so make sure to take part this week! What will you create with this awesome prize pack?

(1) Children's Hour, Mixed Media Album Graphic 45 & Petaloo Prize

Join us in welcoming Olga in the comments below. We are so excited for her to join the team! We cannot wait to see what work she shares with us this year. Have a beautiful day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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What a terrific prize !

Love Olga's style and her flowers are brilliant. thanks for the chance to win

Oh my what talent and style! And a flower tutorial to boot! Going to love this fabulous artist!

Welcome Olga! I share your love of steampunk and grunge and look forward to your future projects.

I love your work Olga....very exciting. Thanks so much for the flower tutorial, really enjoyed it. Looking forward to more of your creations. :)

Fantastic creations Olga!

Beautiful projects!!! Can't wait to see more.

LOVE Olga's blue hair! Mine is the same shade with accents in a brighter blue!! We must be kindred spirits!
LOVE all of her creations but the Treasure Box makes my heart go BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
Can't wait to see more of her work!! TFS!

Delightful projects!!

Love the handmade flowers!

Welcome Olga!!! Beautiful projects:)

Wow such gorgeous creations!!!

The handmade flowers are amazing!!! Beautiful!!

Love Olga's creative vintage style! Beautiful flowers!

Easy to see why Olga made the team! I can't wait to see more frome her!

I love Olga's steampunk look! Her talent is easy to see.

Love, love, love every inch of every one of these projects!

Wonderful use of Graphic 45! I love everything that is made Erin in Alaska

Beautiful. I love your style.

Welcome Olga! And, WOW baby, you sure can WOW with your mixed media art. I love your style!

Such impressive designers. I'm over the moon with G45!

Welcome Olga! Great projects, can't wait to see what you come up with this year!!!

Super prize, I would use it for an album for sure.

Loved the flower tutorial. I am going to try making some for sure!

Loved watching you create your beautiful flowers!! Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely work. As an album maker, I can just see me using every item in this wonderful prize package!

I love the flower tutorial by Olga, what an awesome way to make matching flowers. I would love to win the giveaway to try out some of the beautiful projects presented this week!

What beautiful and creative projects!

WOW!! I am awestruck at the sight of Olga's art. Love the Steampunk touches and all those layers. The Lion box is absolutely amazing...welcome Olga!

Kocham wszystkie prace Olgi!!!

Thanks so much for the flower tutorial. I'm horrible at making those. Hopefully, this will help. Love your work. So beautiful.

Olga is so artistic! I love the flower tutorial. The flowers look so real!!

Welcome, Olga! Your projects are gorgeous and I can't wait to see more!

Wow! I love Olga's mixed media work. The box is totally awesome.

Love the vintage feel of the projects.
the flowers really complement the
thanks for sharing.

Been away for a few days...always so wonderful to come back to the computer and see so many wonderful projects! Nico's projects are amazing, as is Olga's!! TFS! and the chance to win!

That jewel box is AMAZING!!! All the projects are fantastic, creative, inspiring! I love the use of all the metal embellishments. But that jewel box!!!

Gorgeous creations!
Carla from Utah

Wow, your work is just stunning and I look forward to your creations here at G45.

Welcome Olga! Can't wait to see more of your stunning work!

Olga!Your projects are gorgeous! Thanks so much for the flower tutorial!

DELIGHTFUL!!! Your pieces are so much lighter than most, the details are beautiful!

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