We are so excited to welcome back Solange Marques back to the team! Solange is such an incredible mixed media artist. Every time we see one of her projects, we are absolutely amazed at her imagination and creativity. Today, she will share a new tutorial for the cover of an altered Mixed Media album (and stay tuned through the year as she shares amazing pages for her Mixed Media Album). Then, she will share 3 projects that perfect represent her distinct and unforgettable style. Welcome back Solange with us!
"Hello, my name is Solange Marques and I so glad for more one term on Graphic 45 design team. I live in Curitiba South of Brazil. I love arts since I was children , I discovered the scrap in 2004 and then nothing could stop me. I have a big family, my husband who helps me in my journey to 31 years now and during this marvelous trip we got 5 children and 2 grandchildren and they are my principal inspiration. I’m majored in arts and architecture but I work as a jewelry appraiser at the bank to 26 years and I hope anxiously my retirement to devote my full time for scrap. I’m in love with mixed media and my projects always there are too many mediums such as acrylic gesso, acrylic paint, spray ink, modelling paste, watercolor, oil pastel ,panpastel,beeswax and many others textures. I consider myself a mixed media artist and I love artsy style." ~Solange
Keep Up with Solange!
We are so excited for Solange to share her art journaling journey with us - starting with this incredible cover on our Mixed Media Album! Learn how to make it yourself with a great Snapguide below.
"I am in love with mixed media and I always use a lot of mediums and techniques on my projects, such as layouts, altereds, cards and something that I do. Then, I thought that would be great share a project where I can use all that I love : an art journal. I am going to start a monthly series about art journal and this month I prepared a cover for my art journal. I did a tutorial on Snapguide. I hope you enjoy it!" ~Solange
Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album-Ivory
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection 12x12 August Flourish
Graphic 45 Time Nouveau Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Graphic 45 Door Knockers
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Cling Stamp Botanical Tea
Acrylic Gesso, Crackle Paste, Acrylic Paints, Gellatos,Beeswax
Wow, this project is just incredible. We adore this Artisan Style mixed media shadowbox. What an amazing 3D scene inside!
"I prepared this mixed media Box tutorial for G 45 design team audition final round. I used a lot of mediums to get more texture and I used dimension and depth to do the town in the box." ~Solange
Graphic 45 12x12 Matchbook Box
Graphic 45 Artisan Style collection 12x12:
Artisan Style, Decorative Flourish, Creative Ideal, This Old House, Craftmanship,Patterns of the Past, Attention to Detail.
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 1
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 2
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 3
Graphic 45 Claw Feet
Graphic 45 Door knockers
Graphic 45 Butterflies
This layout just screams summer to us - what a beauty using By the Sea! True Solange beauty on this layout.
"One of the things I like to create is mixed media layout. I love to use a lot of paints, textures on my works and I developed by myself this technique that is one of my principal characteristics on my layouts that is to make my photos blend on the background." ~Solange
Graphic 45 By the Sea collection 12x12:
By the Sea, Beachcomber, Set Sail
Graphic By the Sea Chipboard
Graphic 45 By the Sea Stickers
Graphic 45 By the Sea Cling Stamps
Tim Holtz Clock Mask
Hero Arts Stripes stamp
Wow, this altered shadowbox is so stunning. We love the techniques she used on this. It's so absolutely amazing!
"I prepared this Box for my application on G45 design team, first round.
I mixed several collections to make this project, mainly many flowers. To get more texture I applied Ceramic Stucco on bird house, on the background and on the front of the Box." ~Solange
Graphic 45 12x12 Matchbook Box
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Imaginarium Designs Chipboards
Acrylic Gesso, Ceramic Stuco, Spray Inks.
We are so glad to welcome Solange back to the team. Her talent is unbelievable and we are so honored to have her creating with G45. Welcome her back in the comments below!
Nadya Lifa of last year's Design Team has such an amazing challenge going over on her blog. Go check it out and just click "translate" at the top of your browser to find out all about it. There's an amazing panel of judges and we hope you take part!
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Thanks for joining us, G45ers! We hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.
The G45 Family
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