Take Something Old and Make It New!
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
DIY Craft Paper-Architecture & Alphabet
Policy Envelopes-ATC Black
Metal Clock Keys
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Washi Tape Set
Steampunk Debutante - DCE
Metal embelishments and junks from my drawer
Color Box g45 Inks
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
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
Wood Gears from my Stash
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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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