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April 01, 2014

Alluring Ideas with Altered Art


Hello G45ers,

It's another beautiful day on the blog! Today we are highlighting wonderful altered art projects. We have a beautiful Botanical Tea frame by Rhea Freitag. Then, we close out the blog with a terrific Typography altered signboard by Nichola Battilana. We will also share a great project from our Facebook page. Join in the fun!

Now it's time to show some love to all the great projects shared on a daily basis on our Facebook page. We love when you share your projects and love to highlight the great projects you share there! Today, we have a beautful Botanical Tea layout by Paula Calvanico. Love how she uses the rose paper as the background and then creates a dimensional layout with the few 3-D roses.


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Rhea uses great techniques on this Botanical Tea frame below. Love her banner and beautiful flowers!

"This piece was inspired by the desire to use this wonderful frame provided by Walnut Hollow, as a product partner for Graphic 45. I was eager to see what this plain base would take when it came to altering. I was very pleased with my result and I managed to create lots of different tones and texture. I used the coordinating Cardstock Stickers, Banners and Flowers all from the Botanical Tea line to compliment the papers chosen from both the 12x12 and 8x8 stack. I think this would make a grand gift for mother’s day." -Rhea






Botanical Tea Frame Supply List

Botanical Tea 12x12
Botanical Tea 8x8
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyholes
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Shabby Chic Drawer Pull
Paper Flowers
Botanical Tea Banners
Botanical Tea Flowers
Botanical Tea Stickers
Walnut Hallow Frame
Perfect Pearl Mist: Pearl
Note: To color the Walnut Hallow frame I used a combination of Distress Stain in Peeled Paint and
Shabby Shutters, Green Gelato and silver gilders paste.

Nichola graces us with her unique and fabulous style. This Typography sign is so amazing. Love it!

"Even though this piece is made up of found objects, old things, new bits, and supplies from here there and everywhere, the elements compliment each other and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I started off with a sturdy Innkeeper Signboard from Walnut Hollow, painting it black then sanding the edges to give a little bit of age. Typography’s “Journey” provides enough visual punch that there wasn’t a need to go overboard with loads of different papers and patterns. A thin slice of “Create” around the edge gives just a hint of accent colour. The copper gears in this piece are made of chipboard, painted with a metallic paint, then brushed with a hint of black. A whole lot of fiddling and fussing went into this piece, but it sure was fun and I think all that playing was worth it." - Nichola









Supply List

Typography  > Journey
Typography  > Create
Graphic 45 Staples > Antique Metal Door Pull
> Ornate Metal Keys
> Ornate Metal Key Holes
> Ornate Metal Label Holder
> Washi Tape Set
> Metal Tag
Walnut Hollow Innkeeper Signboard 14”
Petaloo Colour Me Crazy Chipboard Gears
Gina’s Designs Cardstock Doily Set Steampunk
Gina’s Designs Steampunk Shape Set
Fairy Vial
Metallic Mini Brads
Metal Hands
Vintage cabinet card image
Tiny watch parts
Vintage watch spring
Burnt out mini lamp bulbs

Thanks for joining us for this first fun day of April. Many thanks to Nichola and Rhea. See you tomorrow, G45ers!

Happy April,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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so loving Botanical Garden, just finished an album and totally inspired by the frame, perfect for using my left overs

Beautiful projects. WOW! I really like the Botanical Tea and the Typography. Just beautiful. Thank you so so much for all that you do. Have a great day.

I love how versatile G45 products are! It always amazes me that one project can be soft and romantic and the next is hard and mechanical!! Not many companies can pull this off but you seem to have mastered it!! Great projects today!!

wow great work

Wonderful projects yesterday and today, and an exciting giveaway! thank you G45!

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration.

"Let me think. . ." yeah, I absolutely love Nichola's project! (Actually the fact that I love it is a no brainer.)

Wonderful altered art! Love the dimension and texture!

Stunning projects

Beautiful projects! I am intrigued by Let me think, real cool!

Love the spring colors on the altered frame...beautiful floral displays as well. I can always count on seeing wonderful projects on this blog! Many thanks to all the contributing paper crafters!

I love the typography project. Well, oak, both projects are lovely!

Really love the Typography sign.

WOW!! These are just spectacular and I love the florals!

Great projects great ideas!

Wow! Once again your blog is full of fantastic projects!!!

Fabulous projects! I love Nichola's Typography plaque.

Lovely projects today. I just love Botanical Tea and can't get enough of it. TFS

I look forward to your blog every day!



Look forward to viewing your projects and again I'm inspired. Awesome talents.

Nichola's piece is Stunningly fabulous!!
I would love to see a tutorial on this project....please ?

What creative projects. Thank you!

Wow, these projects are amazing! I love all of the details and embellishments.

Let Me Think with cogs & gears is just too cool! My mind works more like that the older I get!

Lovely Spring flowers! And I love the typography Innkeeper Signboard!

Rhea and Nicola did great jobs on their projects. They are all beautiful !

Love looking at new crafts, and the beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

Amazing projects!!!


LOVE everything I've ever seen with Botanical Tea. So gorgeous.
There is something so utterly fascinating abt that intriguing Typography project. I can't take my eyes off all the little found objects. Wonderful piece!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

So much awesomeness!

Nichola's project has me mesmerized-her artistry is mind blowing.

What beautiful art work.

Such amazing projects here again today. I totally love the frame with it´s bright and beautiful colors on it, but both projects are trully awesome, that´s for sure. Stunning work ladies, well done.

These projects are absolutely 'stunning', great ideas and fabulous compilations !!

I;m just in awe with Botanical Tea!!! beautiful

All I can say is Wow, Wow, Wow! xx

Nichola I really like all of the details in your project and the techniques used paid off with an amazing result. All of the projects today are awe inspiring thank you graphic45 for the daily inspirations!!

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