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January 17, 2013

Graphic 45 Altered Art Ideas The Whole Family Will Love!


Hello G45ers,

Happy Thursday to you all! We are so glad you've stopped by our blog today! We have some gorgeous crafts to share with you to help brighten your day! We are celebrating the wonders of altered art on today's blog! We have two stunning projects from Sharon Ngoo and Maiko Miwa! Everybody knows that altered art is fun to make. There is such a feeling of joy and satisfaction from taking something ordinary and turning it into a unique and beautiful work of art! Let today's wonderful crafts get your creative gears turning. What kind of altered art would you like to create? Are there ordinary objects around your home that could use a little vintage charm? Why not dress them up in some gorgeous Graphic 45 papers and embellishments! Lets begin today's altered art party with this amazing Place in Time altered 8x8 Matchbook Box by Sharon Ngoo! You are going to love this sweet creation! It's a Family Mail Box! This is a wonderful way to craft with our Matchbook Boxes to create a darling treasure that the whole family can enjoy! Here is what Sharon had to say about it!


"I like tinkering around with boxes and slicing them up to see what else I can turn them into. So I decided to have an adventure and 'slice up' the 8X8" Matchbook box. I removed the upper half of the outer cover leaving only the bottom portion and decided it would make a cool holder for paper and pencils.  The idea evolved from there and so I ended up with a Family Mail Box - a place where family members can leave notes for each other - complete with little mailboxes for each person and a place for papers and pencils too!" -Sharon Ngoo

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo 8X8 box Place in Time

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo 8X8 box Place in Time (detail3)

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo 8X8 box Place in Time (detail1)

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo 8X8 box Place in Time(detail2)

Papers from Place in Time Collection
7.  Various foundation papers (cut up to make note paper)
2.  Paint - Liquitex

Next we have another wonderful piece of altered art. It's an altered notebook cover by Maiko Miwa. Altered notebooks are so much fun! They are a joy to create and they are the perfect way to personalize any journal. They also make amazing gifts! Maiko used A Ladies' Diary and some wonderful Graphic 45 Staples to create this fantastic piece. The adorable photographs and loving sentiments only add to the beauty and charm of this altered art piece. Why not try creating one for a friend or a loved one? Take a look at these great photos and dream of what your perfect altered notebook would look like.

resin:melissa francis

We hope you all enjoyed today's celebration of altered art! We've got more splendid crafts and inspiration in store for you all tomorrow. We hope you'll stop by and see us. Special thanks to Sharon Ngoo and Maiko Miwa for their beautiful work today! We want to wish all of you a very happy day! Thank you so much for taking the time to pay us a visit today!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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I love todays projects especially the journal!!

What a cute idea!

MOre amazing projects!!

I love the altered notebook. Great with acrylic cover. Just beautiful!

Lovely Projects. I hope to have some time today to be crafty and do lots of laundry. Hope everyone has a crafty day.

These are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous xx

Lovely. The family mailbox is such a cute idea. The acrylic cover on the journal is pretty and protective. Thanks.

Wow wow wow!! These are GORGEOUS!!!!!

These arr so pretty. I love the mailbox.

Amazing projects. Love that mailbox!

Fantastic projects

Oh my god !! These are fabulous! Thanks for sharing the projects.

I love the idea journal!! I'm going to make a few of them. One for me, of course, and the other to save as gifts for my artsy crafty friends!!

So Pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!

Both fabulous!

FABulous projects!... love the uniqueness {is this a real word, lol} of the mailbox. TFS :)

The notebook would work well for an address book too, I think.

Amazing Ideas! WoW! So Creative!

The projects are both great and would be treasured by the recipients.

Creativity +Graphic 45 product = Amazing works of art!

Thanks for sharing!

Oh my gosh these are stunning. . .

Love the journal!!

Incredible ideas! Thank you for sharing!

the notebook is wonderful I want to make one with the overlay

Love thes ideas, especially the journal! I get teased about decorating all my notebooks!!

Love Love the journal

This is my favorite new site; your ideas are wonderful and inspiring !!!

Maiko !!!! You used my FAVORITE line!! OMG!! A Ladies Diary!! I am in love with your book! That overlay is amazing and love the pictures of you and your daughter!!! Well done!!!

The juornal is gorgeous

Beautiful projects... I'm all about altering storage for my stash at the moment, and this is great inspiration!
Alison x

Both projects are gorgeous. I love the family mailbox idea. Brilliant!

Great stuff again today. My inspirations have far exceeded my ability to keep up. I'm drowning in beauty, but what a way to go!

Simply gorgeous projects! I just love them!

I really love your product ideas. As an aged pensioner in Australia I find I use your inspiritations for my gifts but I usually find boxes ect from our local tip shop. I can't afford to buy most of the boxes that you use so pick up whatever I can find.
I made a memory box for an old friend from a picture frame but as I wanted to share with her our own very personal memories I used only things that were of concern to us. I would love it if you would like to see the photo record of my journey to the finished object.
I have a cabinate of your wonderful papers & have used 'Birdsong' to improve a small bookcase to hold my Buddah collection.
I am an avid fan.
Thank you for your inspiration, I love seeing your ideas in my morning e-mails. Thanks Cora.

Both projects are wonderful

Both are awesome! I love the mailbox idea. Helps in these busy days to have a central spot for leaving notes to each other!

Maiko's album is sooo pretty! And Sharon's mail box is a cute and practical idea! Thanks ladies!

There all beautiful designs I absolutely love the design book! Can make homemade smash book-ish books.

These are just beautiful! I love altering all sorts of objects and that's one of the reasons I love G45 so much. They are perfect for every type of project and can definitely make a silk purse from a sow's ear, figuratively speaking of course! LOL

The fussy cutting on Sharon's dimensional box is wonderful, and I love the altered notebook. Awesome!

Lovely projects !!

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