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June 20, 2014

The Magnificent Mixed Media of Solange Marques


Happy Friday, G45ers! Another weekend is around the corner, and we are about to leave you with some great inspiration to carry you through Saturday and Sunday! Solange Marques from Brazil is an incredible mixed media artist and we cannot wait to share her projects with you. Each project is its own masterpiece, with incredibly unique and beautiful ways to use our collections. Solange will share three projects today with three of our retired collections, so it will also be such a treat to see these papers being used so beautifully. You are going to adore her work, and we cannot wait to see what this year will bring with the wonderful work of Solange!

Before we begin, who won our blog contest this week? It's time to find out! The randomly chosen winner is....

-Elizabeth Etheridge: I love the way Romy uses the color palette of each set of Graphic 45 papers so well. Can't wait to see what Romy would create with this weeks prize package (which I would love to win).

Congratulations, Elizabeth! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. You won the Come Away with Me prize pack below. Thanks to everyone who took part, and join us Monday for another great chance to win!


Now, we introduce the splendid Solange!


"Hi,  I am Solange Marques and I am só glad to be part of  Graphic 45 team.

I live in Curitiba, south of Brazil. I am married for  30 years and I have five children: Camila(29), Alexandre(27), Bruno (24), Gabriela(19) and Miguel(13) and two grandchildren: Clara(5) and Samuel(3). They are always present in my creations.

I am Graduted in Architecture and Fine Arts(perhaps that explains my huge passion for paints and their constant presence in my projects. Working in a Bank as a jewelry appraiser for 25 years.

In the scrap I love mixing techniques, mainly involving paints and textures(watercolor, acrylic gesso, modeling paste and a lot of mediums). I consider myself a mixed media artist and I love the artsy style!"

Solange Marques' Blog

This beautiful suitcase is a perfect use of Transatlantique paper. We love the dimension she creates on the outside by using dimensional tape on her fussy cut images. What a beautiful piece of home decor or to hold a mini album - so many possibilities for this beautiful project!



Even the inside is incredibly created and so beautifully done.



Graphic 45 Transatlantique Patterned Papers: All Aboard,Transatlantique, Around the world,Exotic Destinations, Bom Voyage, Meet Me in Saint Louis, Souvenir Strip                                                                            
          Graphic 45 Transatlantique  Tags                                                                                                                             
Hero Arts stamps
Others: Acrylic Gesso, Acrylic paints.

This On the Boardwalk canvas is so absolutely wonderful. The perfect summer creation! So many great techniques and beautiful fussy cutting on this beautiful masterpiece!



This canvas is just full of beachtime fun!



Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk patterned papers- Coney IsIand,Die Cuts Borders, Life's a Beach                                                                                                                                               

Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk Tags                                                                                                                                                     

Stampers Anonymous Reflections Stamp
Acrylic Gesso, Acrylic Paints, Spray Inks, Crackle Paste.        

We love butterflies here at Graphic 45, and we think this canvas is so stunning. We love the colors she uses and the beautiful paint and ink. So gorgeous!



The butterflies are so perfectly layered and displayed.




Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Patterned Papers: Hip to the Jive                                                       
Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Patterned Papers: Timely point of View                                           
Graphic 45 Ode Curiosity Shoppe Patterned Papers:Butterfly Clearance, Mercurial Masterpiece, Counting Down.
Others: Acrylic Gesso,Crackle Paste, Spray Inks, India Ink, Beeswax

Don't you love the stunning work of Solange? What was your favorite project above? Please welcome Solange in the comments below. We cannot wait to see what she will create this year on the team. Thank you for joining us for another wonderful week on the blog! See you Monday for a whole new week of papercrafting fun.

Happy Friday,

Graphic 45


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Solange is a very talented artist. I love all her work! I wish her well on the design team.

Welcome Solange! Your work is beautiful. I especially love the butterfly canvas.

Breathtaking. Canvas is my favorite.

I was needed a little extra inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Absolutely stunning :)

Love the canvas!!

beautiful creations!


Fantastic projects!!!

Awesome projects!! Welcome Solange.

gorgeous layering, love the suitcase!

My fave is the butterfly canvas. I love that butterflies appear on most G45 collections.

Congrats to winner...
Solange's butterfly canvas is absolutely stunning!! Would love to achieve such a piece...
G45, thanks for another lovely week. Pretty pleeeaaease bring back some retired collections. Here's hoping this comment posts.... Lol :))

Welcome, Solange! Great projects, especially the suitcase!

I don't have words for describe how beautiful are these projects!

What an awesome week in Graphic 45 Land! Thank you so much for all of the inspiration! Congratulations to all of the designers! Here's to a great year of papercrafting!

I love the mixed media look. Solange does a great job, and I can't wait to see more of her work.

I love butterflies!! I love your butterflies!!

The canvas is amazing!! Love the suitcase also but the canvas is breath taking! TFS!

Welcome, Solange! Can't wait to see more!!

Great projects...inspiring. And, congratulations Elizabeth! Enjoy paper crafting with your wonderful new supplies.

OMW! I just loooove the suitcase! Beautifull work. Love the canvas Pictures too. Just so gorgeous Projects.

This artist has a different style...less fussy cutting than I've usually seen, less deep layering...yet so beautiful. It'll be interesting to see what she does with future projects. And congratulations to this week's winner!

Loved the blog this week and Solange's projects are great also. The piece with bee's wax is so well done, it lets all the layers show and that takes a special hand. Loved the thrill of winning this week's prize. Great way to finish the week.

Love mixed media and these projects using G$% apaers are wonderful. Lookin forward to seeing more.

Lots of detail in Solange's projects - beautiful!

Gorgeous projects. Love them both. Thank you for the inspiration.

Solange Marques's style appears to open up a bold, new design avenue in terms of how to use and think about G45 papers. It's going to be stimulating to watch the impact of this fresh approach and to learn from this very interesting artist. Her manipulation of paper through paint really makes me sit up and take notice.

They are all gorgeous....but the butterfly canvas is my favorite. It is stunning!!!!

Love, love, love the waxed piece! Such depth with that technique.

My favorite is the altered suitcase. It is so wonderful.

I love her multi-media collage!

Congratulations to Elizabeth !! and Welcome to Solange, your projects are 'amazing' !!

The butterfly canvas is truly stunning.

Some truly amazing work here from Solange too. I loved the suitcase, so beautiful but everything else was too thoug.

These are stunning! Unfortunately, they use paper collections that are no longer available. Any chance we'll see them again?

love that canvas piece..

I love the suitcase but have to go with the Butterfly Canvas as a favorite. I would love to see a tutorial on how something like that is done. The various effects done using mixed-media additions would be a real treat to have explained, especially the bees wax.

YES! I love Solange's creations! I especially like the decorated suitcase. I have a small suitcase in my craft room, so I'll be digging through my G45 papers and staples to see what I can create:)

The butterfly canvas is amazing art!

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