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July 28, 2016

Take Something Old and Make It New!

  July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1

We have more great upcycling ideas for you today, G45ers! Olga Heldwein and Magda Cortez share stunning ideas that take older items and make them new again. From taking a postage box and making gorgeous organization, to taking a vintage suitcase and giving it tons of personality! These also have tutorials - you will love these projects!

First, Olga shares how to take a postage box and make it Steampunk genius!

"Hello Graphic 45ers !

Today i have Alter Art prject with video Tuorial. I worked with DIY papers and i fall in love with them !

They thin but they not waving during you glue them. Beautiful patterns big size of each sheet perfect alter art tool.

My tip : If you alter some items with flexible folds like books, opening boxev notepads use washi tape instead or underneath your paper . Its more flexible and it will work better while you use your item. G45 washi tape is wide, have beautiful pattern and sticks very well." ~Olga

July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1

 

Olga's Video Tutorial


July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1


July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1


July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1


July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1


July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1

Supply List:

DIY Craft Paper-Architecture & Alphabet
4501292
Policy Envelopes-ATC Black
4501297
Metal Clock Keys
4501293
Ornate Metal Key Holes
4500546
Ornate Metal Label Holder
4500547
Washi Tape Set
4500843
Communique-DCE
4501253
Steampunk Debutante - DCE
4501165
Gel Medium
Gesso
Metal embelishments and junks from my drawer
DreamVeaver spreader
Color Box g45 Inks
https://www.clearsnap.com/dye-ink-graphic-45-decades-full-size
in shades Photogenic, venetian lace, dark Cashmere

Next, Magda takes a pretty vintage suitcase and turns it into a stunning upcycled case! Wow! You will also love how she uses flowers on this great project.

 "I have this beautiful Vintage Round Suitcase for long time.. it was a gift from one of my friends and it was perfect for this project!! The DIY Craft Paper is super cool to use for the Decopauge technique and it is what my Vintage suitcase needs to Upcycle and Reuse it!

Decoupage technique is an art of  decorating an object gluing paper cutouts in layers.. Also in the interior I use Washi Tape to cover the inside of the suitcase (just the top)…Did You know this washi tape matches with the DIY Craft Paper I chose ?? It was perfect for my project! And Graphic 45 has it all!!

TIP for Decoupage:

1.Don’t use images who can smear with the top coat.

2. Avoid using thick paper (the softer and more flexible is the best)

3. You can tear your paper to make smoother edges but you can also make cutouts with your scissors." ~Magda

DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11

Check out How to Upcycle a Vintage Round Suitcase by Magda Cortez on Snapguide.  

Magda's Suitcase Snapguide Tutorial


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11

Supply List

Vintage Round Suitcase
Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper – Quotes & Newsprint
Graphic 45 Washi Tape
A Ladies Diary Deluxe Paper Collection
Petaloo Flowers – Botanica Collection (Sienna)
Black Spray Paint
Mod Podge
Wood Gears from my Stash

 Enter to win this $60 prize pack this week! This pack includes the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Communique, our black Alpha Banner Staples, and our Metal Clock Keys! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, so make sure to check back. Today is the last day for the contest, so make sure to enter now!

(2) Communique DCE, Black ATC Banner, Metal Door Plates

What awesome projects. Big thanks to Olga and Magda! Have a creative day, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Comments

Oh Wow, all of these are absolutely wonderful. I especially love the round suitcase. I have an old one and I think I just found my next project. Thank you!

Just beautiful

Very creative projects!!! Love Graphic 45!

Now where did I put that old suitcase? You know we all had them at one point in our life! But, alas, it's been gone for many years. Sweet use of old discarded items. Thanks.

Love the round suitcase!
Stellar as always

Just wonderful projects - really love the suitcase!

Love this set

Oh lovely, projects are fab as well. x

Beautiful projects and what a great giveaway 😊

Wow! Beautiful projects!. I have a child size suitcase my grandmother gave me. I want to do this!

As usual the projects are just great.
Thank you,
Sue Mac

Seriously!! Wow!!!

So nice!!!

The box is really different and the round suitcase is really sweet. x

Wowww beautiful proyects, I love it!
Thanks for the chance.

These projects are the best! I love the projects and papers used. Olga the layering is so amazing..what a fantastic look! And Magda I wish I still had my childhood suitcase like this to recreate your project! Guess I will have to be on the lookout at flea markets and garage sales!

You two and Graphic 45 are the best!

Awesome! Love this look!❤️

Amazing up cycling projects and a wonderful giveaway, thanks for the opportunity! Deb xo

Both projects are just stunning works of art. Love them both. Lovely and chic.

Beautiful!! Both of these are quite stunning! TFS!

beautiful projects - and paper.

So amazing,I can only dream of being that good some day.

GREAT projects and tutorials!!! Thank u:)

Wonderful! I really need to get my hands on some of the DIY paper...lol

I get so many ideas for re-purposing
items that are lying around taking up
space. thanks for sharing all of them.
Wish I could make all of them.

love the projects I want to make the suitcase. Love the way it turn out.

Beautiful projects today! Wow! So much talent!

Love Magda's idea of using washi tape inside the curved suitcase. Great upcycling!

These projects are so cool! I'd love to try some!

Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Love the butterfly box - or as my daughter called them - flutterbys.

Love the suitcase.

Love the way these projects always think outside the box.

Really fantastic projects! I love them both, especially the box.

Both projects are beautiful! Thanks to Olga and Magda for sharing today!

I like Magda's floral display...very pleasant. Interesting prize package! Lots of creative ideas for projects using these items. Thanks!

Oh my gosh! They are so pretty!!

Lovely ways to
renew items. The
suitcase is so pretty.
Carla from Utah

Another AWSOME creative day. Thank you G45 you rock!

What an exciting projects with the beautiful G45 papers!!! I love the suitcase!!!

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