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March 22, 2017

Our Design Team Shares their Graphic 45 #SplashofColor

  Layout  Enchanted Forest  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo6a

We love seeing your #SplashofColor Challenge entries! (Have you entered to win $100 of Graphic 45 goodies? No? What are you waiting for? Find out how here!) Today, our Design Team members show incredible Mixed Media ideas to jumpstart your inspiration. Watercolor, canvases, beauty - it's all here on the blog for you today! See Elena Olinevich and Einat Kessler make incredible projects! First, Elena shares a jaw-dropping'y stunning layout:

Layout  Enchanted Forest  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo6a

"My daughter didn’t like to read fairy tales when she was a little girl. Now she decides what book to read, however she still doesn’t like everything about the princesses.

So I had an idea how to create something with her photo using the Enchanted Forest collection. It has so many fairy heroes and the colors of it is a kind of miracle. And I decided to draw an enchanted castle using the watercolors , to make it more translucent.

I filmed the process of my watercoloring, but I need to say that I am not a professional one, it’s just my attempt to sketch something.

What I would suggest you is to start drawing with watercolors, it’s always easy to change something, if you think you are wrong by adding more water or making the background more blur. Everything you need is only your courage and inspiration." ~Elena

 

Elena's Video Tutorial

Layout  Enchanted Forest  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo6a

Tip: while mixing the color, to avoid creating a mess just pay attention to the colors of the papers or the embellishments you are using. They will determine your choice. Actually you don’t need to mix all the shades of them, but start with 2-3 of them.

Damp the background first with the water. It helps the watercolors not to be absorbed into the paper so fast, and you still have the time to direct them and to mix, and even to remove with the wipe or a dry brush.


Layout  Enchanted Forest  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo6a


Layout  Enchanted Forest  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo6a


Layout  Enchanted Forest  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo6a

I also added the flowers . I wanted to create a spring feeling, as the photo I used was taken during last spring. That’s why mostly all of my flowers are light pink or light yellow. They added the air to the finished composition.


Layout  Enchanted Forest  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo6a



Layout  Enchanted Forest  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo6a

Supply List

Enchanted Forest
12*12 papers: Enchanted Forest,
Gilded Grandeur
Dazzling Damsel
Enchanted Forest stickers
Prima Marketing Flowers

Spellbinders Dies
Watercolors
Faber Castell Permanent Pen

Now, Einat shares a show-stopping canvas! We love her incredible use of our Metal Staples! You can learn how to make one yourself below:

Mixed media Canvas  Staples  by Einat Kessler  product by Graphic 45  photo 3

"Mixed media is one of my favorite ways of creating. It’s very forgiving and there is no need for accuracy or fussy cutting. You just need to build layers of color, texture and add a focal point. This project was so much fun to create! I hope you’ll give it a try…" ~Einat

View Einat's Snapguide Tutorial

Check out How to Create a Mixed Media Canvas by Einat Kessler on Snapguide.

Mixed media Canvas  Staples  by Einat Kessler  product by Graphic 45  photo 3

Tip #1: Don’t be afraid to use your fingers! Sometimes it’s much better to feel your project and add the paint or any other medium with your fingers. It’ll give you much more control than a brush.


Mixed media Canvas  Staples  by Einat Kessler  product by Graphic 45  photo 3

Tip #2: Use little items to add texture like 3D balls, strings, sandy modeling paste with a stencil or even beads.


Mixed media Canvas  Staples  by Einat Kessler  product by Graphic 45  photo 3

Mixed media Canvas  Staples  by Einat Kessler  product by Graphic 45  photo 3

Supply List

8x8 canvas
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Metal Door Plates & Knobs
Metal Clock keys
Chipboard wings and cogwheels
Acrylic paints
Inka Gold paste
Modeling Paste
Sprays
3D balls
Heavy Gel medium

This week we are giving away a prize pack full of bright paper and some Shabby Chic Metal Keyholes and Tag Staples!  This just puts a smile on our face. This prize pack is worth $40! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! Make sure to enter today!

Win this bright prize pack from Graphic 45!

Thank you so much for joining us and we hope you join us in the #SplashofColor Challenge this month! 

Happy Mixed Media Making,

The G45 Family

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Comments

These are both gorgeous! I absolutely love Elena's hand sketched castle! Beautiful in watercolor! TFS!

I love the way you do your water color painting, I haven't seen anyone do it quite like you do. It's stunning. Thanks

Such beautiful work!!

Einat, has inspired me to try a mix media canvas. Thanks for showcasing a diverse DT

I love the drawings and coloring of the castle,so beautiful and whimsical.
Very aristic and talented ladies .

Fantastic projects.
Fairy tales do come true.
The castle is beautiful and
the flying key is whimsical.
thanks for sharing.

Unique and creative canvas and love the dreamy scrapbook page.

I love both of them been wanting to try mixed media so time to do that

Lovely projects today! TFS!

WOW amazing projects and inspiration!!

Amazing and gorgeous! Elena, beautiful watercolor castle and I love how the young girl who is pictured seems to be inside the castle walls. Etna love the colors and all of the detail in your mixed media canvas.

Elena's layout is simply stunning in it's perfection. And Einat's canvas is just as stunning. I love mixed media.

Wow!!! Love the details of both projects!!!

Be still my beating heart!! How gorgeous are these!!

Wow! These are both incredible! So totally different and yet totally appealing! I might be brave today and try some watercolor or some modeling paste and paint - wish me luck!

Two amazing creations today - thanks for the inspiration! And thanks for a chance to win the great prize pack. Judy D.

Oh my! The mixed media projects are works of art!

fabulous projects!!! always love coming here for inspiration!

Wow! Both of
these creations
are incredible.
Lovely work.
Carla from Utah

Lovely projects again - such imagination. Thank you.

Such beautiful work!!
I love the canvas!

Amazing projects with great texture!

Beautiful mixed media projects and great tips. Thank you

I have so enjoyed watching Elena's creative process on her video. Lots of great techniques demonstrated so beautifully! Talk about layers of metal on that 2nd project...loved seeing how she supported each layer. Well done to both DT members!

Lovely!

Lovely.

I love the Enchanted Forest papers but with the added watercoloring - awesome!
Would so love to win the kit.

Just love these pretty projects. And grateful for the instructions and tips.

Beautiful products and creations.

That beautiful layout is like a fairy tale come to life! Your DT is fabulous!

Love'm both, but absolutely love to bits Einat's canvas, it looks so medieval, just fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Awesome ideas and great products from Graphic 45!

superbes ces réas !!
bises

WOW - I am in awe of these talented ladies.

Absolutely fascinating projects)

I just love the mixed media design by Einat. Very Medieval looking! I cant wait to try one of my own. Thank you for the awesome ideas!!!!

I have recently begun creating more multi media projects and cards. It's so much fun and widens creative boundaries. I'm still not great at it, but I'll keep trying nonetheless. We're only limited by our imaginations, right? LOL

Fabulous works of art. I love both pieces, they are so different from each other. And mixed media + Graphic 45 is always a winning combo!

Holy Moly...I'm stunned by both the layout and the canvas. Some amazing talent that put me in Awe! So very nicely done!

Wish I had such talent. These two projects are wonderful!

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