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April 08, 2014

Awe-Inspiring Altered Art with Graphic 45


 Good Morning G45ers,

Wow. Today is such a great day of projects. Our first brilliant project is by Alberto Juarez Diaz using Good ol' Sport. Then, we have a great Typography clipboard tutorial by Rhea Freitag that reminds us all to "Write your Story." We also have a great highlight from Facebook. We cannot wait to share today!

First, let's start with projects from you, our G45ers! We absolutely love when you share your beautiful work on our Facebook page. Today, we're sharing a stunning project using Botanical Tea by Jane Hewitt. Her details on this are so incredibly beautiful!


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This is such a great example of Alberto's incredible work. He really makes Good ol' Sport come alive!






Supply List

Good ol' Sport Papers:
Game day
Big Score
Play Ball
All Star

Distress Ink Tea Dye

Rhea has such a beautiful style. So absolutely wonderful. Now, you can try out this brilliant project with Rhea's Typography tutorial!

"I had not played with my Typography paper in a while, so I decided to pull it out and see what I came up with. I am super happy with this quick little altered clipboard!" - Rhea






Typography Clipboard Tutorial

Gather your supplies.


Step One: I used stain along the edges of the clip board so that there would be cohesiveness with the intended color palate. Since I was planning to cover the rest of the board, I only did what I needed too.


Step Two: After tracing the backing for the board, I connected it with the Xyron Glue Stick for Corners. Be sure to get all the edges, and especially burnish where the brads are.


Step Three: To keep things looking finished, I added more stain after adding the paper. It is a tiny touch, but it really makes a difference.


Step Four: On the front of the board the metal clip is in the way of easily attaching paper. I decided to use the new washi tape and it worked perfectly. I did add another layer of glue. Most washi tapes are very low tack (not all that sticky) so this extra layer of glue will ensure my edges stay down and my piece looks finished.


Step Five: I added strips of tape extending past the edges.


Step Six: Then I used small scissors to trim the edges. I could not find my bone folder, so I used this Popsicle stick to burnish the edges. This is important to really get everything stuck in place.


Step Seven: Now I planned for my focal and chose a few layers of mattes. I used the high tacktape to adhere them.


Step Eight: Here you can see my base, all set for embellishing. Now I had thought about keeping it simple and only adding a few bits at the top...but knowing that I just cannot stop shopping my stash, it ended up covered in all kinds of junk.


Step Nine: Now I had thought about keeping it simple and only adding a few bits at the top...but knowing that I just cannot stop shopping my stash, it ended up covered in all kinds of junk!



Typography 12x12 Paper
Washi Tape Set
Distress Stain, Black Soot
Ornate Metal Keys and Keyholes
Metal Butterflies
Clip board blank
Xyron Glue Stick For Corners
Xyron 1/2" Double-Sided High Tack Tape
Petaloo Flowers
Embellishments and Charms

Here's a surprise extra altered art project and Snapguide tutorial from Arlene - a great upcycled jar using Botanical Tea!

Check out How to Create an Altered Tea Bag Jar by Arlene Butterflykisses on Snapguide.  

See Arlene's Snapguide

What a great day of inspiration on the blog! Beautiful projects from Alberto and Rhea. Many thanks to them. Join us tomorrow for more great projects!

Have a great Tuesday,

Graphic 45



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Oh my gosh I just love the little Tea house, the Good O'sport Project and the tutorial for the clipboard was awesome! Loved it. I really like that new Washi Tape!

I just bought a little clipboard at a rummage sale. I even have some Typography papers so I may work up a little board similar to this one shown today.

Awesome projects today.

I adore the clipboard & tea bag jar projects. Not only gorgeous, but functional art.

So excited, just got my
Typography stack!

great projects!

What delightful projects! So wonderfully creative, and really lovely with the beautiful papers used for them!

G45 is the best for altered art projects!

Beautiful project for today, the mini book is so awesome!

Fabulous projects! love them all.

This is so beautiful!

Beautiful projects! Isn't Graphic 45 wonderful?

Wonderful projects today, as usual!

Great projects for a wonderful day. Sun is shining and all is right with Graphic45!!!

The projects are truly awe-inspiring! The DT and FB fan projects are always so great!

Thanks for the 'Snap' guide. Well done!

Love the clipboard! Always a fun place to go when I need a bit of inspiration.

Love all the creations shared today, thanks!!

All I can say is "Wow"...amazing projects!

Great projects! I love the clipboard, pinning! And using the washi tape like that, what a cool idea :-)

OMG I WANT THE BIRD HOUSE!!!!! All the posts are great but the bird house is the BOMB.

Jane - I am in LOVE with your bird house. So lovely & packed with detail. Thank you ever so much for the inspiration.
Alberto - Your project is so perfect for the men in my life, I see one in my future.
Rhea - Thank you for the tutorial to make your charming clipboard.

These are all so beautiful!

You have no idea how just visiting your blog can turn a bad day into a great one! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

That "bird house" is jaw-dropping beautiful!!!!!

Great projects today! Love the tutorials and can't wait to try them out! TFS!

The bird house is Incredible!!! Wow!
Loving the DT projects too, especially the Typography (keep forgetting you have washi tape now, come to England quickly please!) Tfs :))

I have been so inspired by all of today's projects, but featuring 2 with Botanical Tea has convinced me that I can't live without this beautiful paper collection!! Thanks to you, my mind is racing with ideas...Thanks!

So many great projects. I hope to do at least some of them! Thanks for the inspiration.

I love the Good Lo Sport, thanks

Gorgeous projects as always. Absolutely love the altered botanical tea house, awe inspiring!

Great projects! Thanks for sharing!!

that clipboard is really cool

I must say I loved Alberto's projects, especially the tea house. All the detail work was fantastic. The clipboard was great also.

beautiful projects with lot of inspiration

What a fantastic variety of fabulous projects!!!

Wonerful projects and a fab giveaway!

The altered box is gorgeous. But that clipboard is out of this world creative. It is so clever. Thanks for sharing.

LOVE the projects! Very inspirational!!

Love the beautiful and creative projects!!

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