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March 25, 2015

Luscious Mixed Media Layouts with Solange Marques

By the Sea layout by Solange Marques for Graphic 45 By the Sea collection.  (6)

Solange Marques is a mixed media master - her creations are so vivid and incredible. Today, we get to know this fabulous designer better and see a beautiful By the Sea layout with a great tutorial. Get to know Solange today!


An Interview with Solange Marques

1. Why do you craft?                                                                                                                             

Because I love it and I need create as I need breath. It’s is a big passion in my life.

2.  What do you feel is your crafting forte?                      

First, layouts, I love make them and I love use a lot of mediums to this. After,altered art.

3.  What inspires and motivates you to be creative?                                                                         

My Love for arts, paints, colors, textures always inspire me. I look for inspiration on the nature, films, whatever that I see.

4.  What do you do with your projects once they're complete?                                                               

Very times I give them as a gift for my friends and other times I diplay them on my atelier.  Very times I give my projects as a gift for my friends and family and other times I display them on my office.  

5. What is the funniest craft disaster you've ever had?                                                                              

I left a layout on my desk to finish it later and my granddaughter took my brushes and paints and painted on the pictures. I took fright when I saw and had to redo it.

Oh no! I hope it could get fixed. How funny - she just took some "artistic license"! Thanks for talking with us, Solange!

Now, Solange shows you how you can also created a mixed media layout using By the Sea!

"March is National Craft Month and one of the things I like to create is mixed media layout. I love to use a lot of paints, textures on my works and my favorite technique is melt the photo on the background and I prepared a video tutorial  showing how I do it." ~Solange

Learn how to make this gorgeous By the Sea layout with a tutorial by Solange #graphic45


Solange's YouTube Tutorial

Love how the photo just floats on this gorgeous By the Sea layout by Solange #graphic45

By the Sea layout by Solange Marques for Graphic 45 By the Sea collection.  (1)

By the Sea layout by Solange - learn how to make one yourself! #graphic45

Gorgeous use of stamps on this By the Sea layout by Solange #graphic45

Fussy cutting beauty on Solange's By the Sea layout #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 By The Sea Collection 12X12 papers:
By the Sea
Set Sail
Graphic 45 By the Sea Stickers
Graphic 45 By the Sea Chipboard
Graphic 45 By the Sea Stamps
Modeling Paste
Acrylic Gesso
Acrylic Paints
Tim Holtz Mask
Crackle Paste

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Thanks for joining us this lovely Wednesday. We hope you have a creative day! 

Happy Papercrafting,

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Thank you so much. as a newby to mixed media, this was a great teaching tutorial. Thanks Solange and GR45.

I'm enjoying the interviews and getting to know a little about the designers, as well as seeing more of their work.

WOW! I love how Solange has actually made the photo a part of the paper!! AMAZING layouts!

this is beautiful... I will try this technique this weekend! Great job Solange!

We have a lake house and this paper will work so well for scrapbooking the summer.

Oh, I see...Solange meant "meld" not melt. I was waiting for hot wax or something, lol! Lovely layout ideas.

What an art project! Wa-a-ay too much for me, but I do appreciate the work this artist put into this project. Loved the cluster combination of fussy cut images, netting and real shells. LOVED the use of your credit card!

Great layout. Cool technique. Thanks for the video.

Solange always inspires with her mixed media techniques. To be able to make a photo look like it was always there is incredible!

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the video; I have been very curious about Solange's process. Love, love, love the tutorial :-)

You are truly an artist....your layout and video are both amazing!!!!

Fabulous layout. Just love it.

Absolutely gorgeous I love your technique wherein the picture blends into the paper - as if it was printed there. Thank you for sharing your art.

Wow! That was a beautiful video to watch. The way Solange extended her photo was amazing. Thanks for showing your artistic ability.

What a lovely layout! It has incredible depth.

Solange did an amazing job blending the photo into the paper. The tutorial was a great teaching guide. This project was awesome!

I love, I love, I love!
Thank you!

Solange is so creative - love this layout...very clever xx

thanks so much for the great tutorial I have been wanting to learn how this technique it accomplished! your layout is so beautiful

Beautiful layout. You can't miss when using Graphic 45 products!
Happy crafting!

Stunning layout. Love how the picture just seems to float in the water. And the fussy cut accents make it really pop. Beautiful work.

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