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September 13, 2011

Romantic Curtain Call Tutorials From Our Design Team

Hello Fantastic Crafters,

Welcome to another happy day here at Graphic 45. We are so glad that you're joining us! We have some absolutely superb crafts and tutorials to share with you today. Nicole Eccles and Jane Tregenza of our design team have created the most gorgeous crafts with our Curtain Call collection. Today you will learn some spectacular techniques that will amaze you! These crafts are are so lovely and sweetly sentimental. And what's better than one gorgeous and inspiring tutorial? How about TWO gorgeous and inspiring tutorials! These amazing ideas should definitely bring some cheer to your Tuesday. So lets get to it! This first tutorial is by the fabulous Nicole Eccles. Check out this brilliant technique called sticky back canvas image transfer! Sound complex? It's actually pretty simple and super fun! Take it away, Nicole!

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Sticky Back Canvas Image Transfer Technique

"While at CHA I learned a handful of fun techniques, but I think my personal favorite was from Claudine Hellmuth; Transfers using sticky back canvas.What makes this technique so fun and versatile, is that you can transfer any pre printed patterned papers or Laser jet printed images. Which means transferring all your favorite Graphic 45 images onto fabric! And what could be more yummy then G45 fabric?!  Getting to color in all those transferred images, or even creating whole sheets of 12 x 12 fabric papers...Oh the possibilities!" -Nicole Eccles  

Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas
Mini Mister or Spray Bottle
Desired Image for Transfer
Paper Trimmer
Gel Medium for sealing image

  1 supplies used
1.  Find and cut to size desired image for transfer.  For this card I used the large postage stamp from Curtain Call’s  Tour De France.

2 Cut Canvas to size of image
2. Cut Sticky Back Canvas to size of image using paper trimmer

  3 Remove backing from Canvas
3.  Flip Sticky Back Canvas over and gently remove backing to reveal adhesive.

4 Adhere image to  sticky backing, image side down

4.  Adhere image to adhesive backing, image side down.  Once together, rub backside firmly all over to insure an even bond. 
5 Will look like this when combined

6 Wet the back of patterned paper using Mini Mister

5.  Using a mini mister, or spray bottle wet the back of the patterned paper

7 Allow water to soak in, then using your index rub in small circular motions, gently removing paper as you go

6.   Allow water to soak in. Then using your index finger, rub in small circular motions, gently removing paper as you go.

8 Continue steps 6 and 7 until image is completely visible

7.  Continue Steps 5 and 6 until image is completely visible.

9 removing excess paper
10 Finished Canvas, glaze with  matte gel medium to seal image and allow to dry
Optional Step: Afterwards, color in image using inks or other desired medium. Seal image using Mat Gel Medium
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Paris transfer Card 012_wm

Finished Card measures 6 1/2” x 4 1/4”
Cream printer cardstock
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs (gears)
Bling:  Want 2 Scrap white pearl flourish
Embellishments:  Stamped Metal from Making Memories
Punches: EK Success Stamped Edge
Dies:  Spellbinders Blossoms 2
Inks:  Color Box Cat’s eye (turquoise)
Ranger Disress Inks ( Rusty Hinge) 
Adhesives:  Ranger Glossy Accents, Tombow Mono Color Glue Stick, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Other: Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas, Matte Gel Medium

Next we have this magical and beyond beautiful tutorial by Jane Tregenza. This amazing piece is classic Jane. It's filled with lots of clever techniques, amazing colors and layers, and a heaping dose of love. Get ready to be inspired by the crafting queen herself! Here is what Jane had to say about this marvelous work of art!

"I love making Patchwork pieces using scrapbooking papers and embellishments.   I have been doing this form of scrapbooking for over three years now and have three large 20 inch x 20 inch works of art. Each one is made up of 100 decorated squares with 40 photos. This form of scrapbooking is highly addictive, so be warned!  For this tutorial I have used papers from Curtain Call, so the colours are black and cream. I chose photos from my daughter’s wedding and made a smaller piece that can hang on the wall. Graphic 45 Papers are perfect for this project because all the backs of the papers have wonderful small prints  and the colours are amazing. I can do more tutorials for more squares,  so if you like the idea of a bigger master piece then leave a comment and start with this tutorial then we can  take this journey together." -Jane Tregenza


Graphic 45 Papers:
Curtain Call: Curtain Call, Pantomime, Let’s Dance, Top Billing, Applause, Tour de France, Moulin Rouge, and Leading Ladies.

Clearsnap: Charcoal  fluid chalk ink pad.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard
IDT00012 Oval Frame Long
IDW0030 Remember, together, forever (small)
IDFR0011 Paris Backing Board (Black)
IDT0001 Flourish 1
Assorted Ribbons
Assorted Flowers
Assorted Metal Brads and embellishments.
Double Sided tape, foam tape, and glue.
EK success Whale of a punch – Daisy, EK Success Medium Punch Retro Flower.

You need:
2x 3inch x 3 inch squares
4x 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch squares
9x 1 ½ x ½ inch squares
1x 8inch x 8 inch Backing Board

We will be making 8 decorated squares and you will be adding 7 small photo squares. All cardboard squares will need be inked around the edges; I have inked all my papers as well.

Square 1

Cover chipboard square 1 ½ inches x 3 inches with Leading Ladies. Cut a piece of Tour de France to 1 inch x 2 ½ inches and tape it to some black cardstock and cut it out with a narrow edge all the way around. Tape it to the middle of the spot paper. Add a piece of Pamtomime to the stripe print to the  left end of the square. Push two black brads through the print and card in the middle of the Circles on the print paper. Add the word together.

Square 2
Cover chipboard square 3 inches x 3 inches with a Moulin Rouge. Cover chipboard square 2 ¼ inches x 2 ¼ inches with Tour de France. Back tear along the bottom edge of the spot paper and add it to your 2 ¼ inches x 2 ¼ inches square, making sure it fits on. Add the black ribbon over the top of the spot, leaving some of the spot showing. Wrap the ends around to the back of the small square and tape them down. Wrap the narrow ribbon from the back to the front and tie with a knot to the right on the front. Use the photo as a guide for tying the knot. Use a thin stick to wrap the wires from the roses around to make pigs tails. Mat a Paris postage stamp with black cardstock and using foam tape place it on the square. Tape the 2 ¼ inches x 2 ¼ inches  square to the  3 inches x 3 inches square. You can now glue your flowers down. Tie a knot in the black ribbon and thread it onto the pin and push it under the roses.
  Square 3
Cover a chipboard square 3 inches x 3 inches with a piece of Let’s Dance. Place a piece of Tour de France paper on the square to the left. Add ribbon to the square and wrap the edges around to the back and tape/glue down. Add a thin strip of Pantomime to the middle of the stripe print paper. Push a brad through the print as shown in the photo. Add a small black mat with foam tape to the square. You will be able to use this for a photo. Cut a clown out use foam tape and stick it down. Add the word forever.
  Square 4
Cover a chipboard square 1 ½ inches x 3 inches with Top Billing . Tear along the bottom edge of a stripe print paper and add to the square. Add check ribbon and wrap ric rac around the square and tie with a knot on the front. Glue cream flower to square with a punched paper flower on top. Push silver brad through the flower.
  Square 5
Cover a chipboard square 1 ½ inches x 1 ½  inches with Curtain Call. Glue 2 punched Daisy flowers together and place a punched retro flower on top. Glue all three flowers to your square. Make two small holes near each other in the middle of the flowers. You are going to push each end of the ribbon through each hole from the back to the front and tie the ends into a knot in the middle of the flower.
  Square 6
Cover a chipboard square 1 ½ inches x 3 inches with Moulin Rouge. Add a piece of Curtain Call to your square near the right end of the square. Tie a piece of ribbon around the square over the spot piece with a knot at the front and near the top. Cut out your postage stamp and mount it on black cardstock. Add it to your square with foam tape.
  Square 7
Cover a chipboard square 1 ½ inches x 3 inches with Tour de France. Tie some ribbon to the bottom of the frame and glue it to your square. Cut the flourish back to fit in the frame and glue it down.

Square 8
Cover a chipboard square 1 ½ inches x 1 ½ inches with Moulin Rouge. Glue Black flower to square and attach Paris clock in the middle of the flower.

Glue 7 photos to your 1 ½ x 1 ½ squares.

You can now start placing your squares. Mix them up and add photos as you go along. Once happy with the layout you can start gluing/taping them down to your backing board.

Well, that's all for today! We hope you all enjoyed today's crafts. Hopefully you'll try some of these amazing techniques in your next craft project! Don't forget to leave your comments on our blog or Facebook page for this week's blog contest! Tell us your favorite thing about visiting a blog! What keeps you coming back for more? Share your wisdom and maybe win an awesome prize! We hope you have a magnificent day!

Happy Papercrafting,

Team Graphic 45


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I love the G45 blog!
There is so much inspiration every day!
I just love seeing all the creations that are shared with us.
Thanks guys

Gorgeous projects! The tutorial is fantastic!

Awesome tutorials, love the sticky back canvas!! Can't wait to try it :)

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

omgoodness! I love these ideas!

WOW....love the transfer technique.

Great tutorials gals!!! Many thanks!! Also, I wanto to thank G45 for the prize for the blog contest last week!!! It is awesome!! I cant wait to get started on it!! I love the curtain call papers and those wooden cut outs are so detailed!! Beautiful!! Thank you so much!!!

Why I like to visit a blog, is the same reason I keep coming back for more - you just never know what you will find. Will you learn a new technique? See an inspirational project? Get a chance to win some goodies!? You just never know. Thank you for a blog that is worth the visit.

I have never used the sticky canvas....I don't know that I have ever seen it. It looks very interesting and fun. Thanks for sharing.

The reasons that keep me coming back are many, but the main ones are the tutorials, tips & tricks, and lots of fabulous ideas, accompanied by lots of fab photos!!!

Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Gorgeous projects, congratulation, it's great job!

Wow..this is AMAZING project! Thanks you so much for sharing! so so inspiring :)

I enjoy tutorials so much. I might not be working on anything that uses that technique but I put in my mental inspriation trunk and pop it out when I'm bored and can't come up with anything interesting. Then the memory of a great tutorial comes out and I'm off and running. Thanks for making so many of them lately. My cup runneth over!

Wow, I can't believe all the different ideas that your designers and fans keep thinking of to create! I really think you should put all of these ideas into print and publish a book! I would proudly display it in my craft room for a source of inspiration as I never cease to get tired of the ingenious projects that incorporate so many intricate details.
....Always get my daily "fix" after I check your blog! It's therapy for the soul! Your staff should be very proud to be involved with such an awesome company! Keep up the great work!

inspiration can be found on any blog. i always learn something new.

The projects & tutorials today are Amazing!! I love to look at the blogs I follow for inspiration, new ideas & techniques! Your blog, especially, with all of the awesome papers & embellishments your team has to work with, how can the blogs not be fantastic!!!

Wow--WoW---> WOW!!!! Did I say Wowwwwwwwww!! You really rocked the Canvas...I'm getting my hands on some this week and can't wait! [high-fives]!

These are both GORGEOUS! Wow! Just stunning projects today! THIS is why I visit your blog!

Oh my goodness! The patchwork piece took my breath away. I got so engrossed with looking at it that I am now running late in my schedule. But it was worth it! More, Jane, More!!!!!

OUTSTANDING!!! Truly fantastic projects today! And THAT is why I visit blogs: for all the wonderful inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!

What beautiful projects, love them. Thasnks for sharing them.

Wow! Beautiful projects!

Love this Technique. I am going to have to try it.

I will have to get the sticky canvas and more Graphic 45 pappers. Wonderful technique!!!

I love the G45 blog. The art today is great. I love the Paris piece with the lovely vintage ladies. I would love to know where she obtained them. The printers tray is great and love the instructions/tutorial. You have great art and you update it every week day. I love reading blogs, but some are not updated that often, do not include instructions with art, or do not provide a materials list. Thank you and have a great day!

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