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December 29, 2014

Amazing Altered Art with Graphic 45


We hope you had a wonderful holiday week! The New Year joy and winter fun begins now. We have a glittery magical creation from Rhea Freitag. Then, Nichola Battilana charms us with a Botanical Tea crown that shares amazing stamp techniques. She even provides a tutorial for this fun project! It will be a wonderful day here on the blog. 

Now, let's see who won last week's giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is ....

-Karen Ladd

Congratulations, Karen! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your Time to Flourish prize pack. Thanks to everyone who took part, look right below for a new contest!

Get creative in the New Year with this great Botanical Tea tag mini album kit! What a fun prize. Enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You will be dazzled by this gorgeous altered matchbook box by Rhea. So much beautiful, snowy, glittering texture. What a beauty! Bring on the snow, winter (but not too much...).

"For this little piece of seasonal fun, I created a snowy piece with a ton of texture. The paper is from Time to Flourish, the icy blue and deep reds being perfect for a winter scene. The matchbook box was perfect to create a niche for the tree and hillside. I used stickels for a sparkle effect and added even more dimension with Liquitex medium, which I slathered all over this project. At first I was really nervous I would be messing up all my hard work by adding so much medium over the paper base. I am pleased with how it all turned out. It was a great lesson in taking risks while creating. Cheers!" ~Rhea








Supply List

Time to Flourish “Let it Snow” Box
8x8 Matchbook Box
Time to Flourish 12x12
Time to Flourish Flowers
Time to Flourish 8x8
Washi Tape Set
Gina’s Designs Die Cuts
Stickels Glitter
Liquitex Opaqe Flake Medium
Distress Stain
Tim Holtz Foundations Feet

Nichola took a stamping challenge outside of her comfort zone and made something truly stunning! She reminds us there are so many possibilities with stamps. Enjoy her Snapguide to accompany this beautiful crown.

"I am not a stamper. When challenged to create a project or share tips using stamping techniques I was seriously scratching my head. Then I realized I do stamp… just not on paper! I’ve made a stash of stamped paperclay embellishments with Botanical Tea cling stamps. Paperclay is great fun to work with and one of my very favourite materials, but I’m sure you could do the same with polymer clay. In the future I’m sure these will find their way into some of my mixed media pieces, but one of my little friends had a dolly in urgent need of a paper crown and I am always willing to lend a hand in a doll emergency ;)" ~Nichola


Check out How to Make Stamped Embellishments by Nichola Battilana on Snapguide.  

Nichola's Snapguide Tutorial




Supply List


Botanical Tea Cling Stamps

Creative Paperclay

Botanical Tea: Spring Duet
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Lights - Pearl Blush

A Gilded Life - Petite Monarch Crown Long Die
White plastic pearl strand
White glitter

Thank you for joining us on the blog. We hope you are having a great week. Join us tomorrow for more great New Year ideas from our Design Team!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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Love these!

Paperclay....something to Youtube. Love it!!!!

Beautiful projects as always! Thanks for the inspiration!



Absolutely gorgeous projects.
Pinned them.

great tutorial thanks

Not heard of paper clay, hmmm...
Both projects are very creative, like the textures from all mediums. Not so sure about new way of competition entering though. Am I alone in this? Don't think so as seen others comment. The new year may see less of me visiting here. I know it won't make a difference to you with your hundreds of followers. But for me, times are a changing creatively. I will still pop in but not necessarily every day.

Love Rhea's mind blowing piece!! Absolutely amazing! The crown is adorable and I am going to try stamping on clay! Thanks for the inspiration!

Both projects are fantastic. Love them!
Happy New Year to you all!!

Beautiful as always

Help!! I goofed when I hit twitter on the contest> I do not follow on Twitter!! I thought it was the link for Pintrest! I have been sick and still having trouble focusing

Gorgeous projects, and such creativity!! I love this idea of the paper clay!!

Beautiful. Something new to try.

I can picture everyone wanting that crown, what a way to bring in the New Year. Love the shadow box also.

Wow! Definitely want to try these! Thanks for sharing!

wow!! Love the stamped clay idea, such pretty projects today. Also, love Rhea's Sparkley matchbox, it Rocks :)

Gorgeous projects as always, I will definitely have to try out some of these!!!

I love altered art. There are so many objects that can be changed into something new and exciting just by covering them with G45 papers and embellishments.

I absolutely love the shadow bow. You did a beautiful job on it. The crow is also fun and would be great if you had a small child around.,

Such wonderful and beautiful projects!

Very pretty projects today.

Love those. They look amazing.

Well I'll definitely be buying some "Time to Flourish. Rhea's creation is mesmerizing. I keep coming back to look at it.

New techniques always open my eyes to new possibilities. Thanks!

What a great time of year with the start of a new year and intro of your newest items. Love the sample by Denise. Would also love to win!

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