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 ."
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."
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 )
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 :)
Well groomed – Le Romantique Collection
dollar store frame
13 arts Mettalic! Paints
"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.
papers from collection Graphic45 Botanicabella - Secret Garden
some paper flowers
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 :)"
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
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?
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!
The G45 Family
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