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April 17, 2015

Mixed Media Beauty with Graphic 45 Boxes

ATC Box by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Springtime collection 2 (8)

We are closing our week of altered G45 Box Staples with some gorgeous creations from Solange Marques, Rhea Freitag, and Andrew Roberts! We are so grateful you joined us for this week of Staples inspiration!

First, we have this gorgeous mixed media Once Upon a Springtime ATC Book Box by Solange! Wow, What glorious colors!

"Graphic 45 ATC boxes are very versatile and I prepared a tutorial for this box where I used a lot of textures. I used Once Upon a Springtime for this Project and added G45 metal pieces." ~Solange

Try the tutorial for this gorgeous Mixed Media Once Upon a Springtime ATC Box by Solange Marques #graphic45

Check out How to Make a Mixed Media ATC Box by Solange Marques on Snapguide.  

Solange's Snapguide Tutorial

Solange used our ATC Book Box for this Once Upon a Springtime mixed media masterpiece!


Love how Solange used the Antique Metal Door Pull on the side of her Once Upon a Springtime ATC Book Box #graphic45

Fairy magic on htis Mixed Media ATC Book Box by Solange using Once Upon a Springtime - in love! #graphic45

Love the mixed media magic inside this ATC Book Box by Solange #graphic45

What a sweet scene on the inside of Solange's Once Upon a Springtime ATC Book Box! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime  Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic  Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stamp
Crackle Paste
Glass Beads
Spray Inks
Acrylic Gesso

Rhea used one of our Mixed Media Boxes to create this masterpiece. We love this metallic, grey, beautiful project!

"For this project I wanted to try and use the small mixed media box in a different way.  My plan was to completely alter the box instead of covering it with paper like I typically would.  The effect that I got was amazing.  It really looks like metal.  Please enjoy the snapguide I created to show you the steps I took to make this sweet altered box.  Cheers!" ~Rhea

Brilliant Mixed Media Box from Rhea using many of our Metal Staples! #graphic45

Check out How to Alter a Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box by Rhea Freitag on Snapguide.  

Rhea's Snapguide Tutorial

Rhea used our black Mixed Media Box to create this awesome altered piece!


Lovely florals and metallic embellishments on this gorgeous Mixed Media Box by Rhea #graphic45

Gorgeous metal details in this Mixed Media Box from Rhea #graphic45

Stunning details on this Mixed Media Box by Rhea #graphic45

Great techniques on the back of this Mixed Media Box by Rhea #graphic45

Supply List

12x12 Artisan Style Craftsmanship
Small Mixed Media Box Black
Shabby Chic Door Pull
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Shabby Chic Keyholes
Graphic 45 Butterfly
Shabby Chic Ornate Key
Claw Feet
Artisan Style Cling Stamp 1
Staz On Ink
Distress Ink
Distress Stain
E 6000
Prima Flowers
Prima Silver Micro Beads
Liquid Matte Medium

Next, Andrew used Home Sweet Home and our ATC Book Box to create a brilliant project!

"We asked to create a project using the graphic 45 ATC Book Box and inserts. I decided to go healthy and take advantage of the fabulous images from the home sweet home collection. In Tasmania Australia where I have recently moved to, there is tonnes of fresh produce grown and this was the perfect inspiration form this creation. I love the country theme of this collection and it has a striking colour palette. I f you love the country life and want a little bit in your craft stash I would encourage you to get this great collection .

Tip: After fussy cutting images from your favorite graphic 45 collection try adhering them vertically to create wonderful dimensionality."~Andrew

Gorgeous Farm Fresh ATC Book Box by Andrew using Home Sweet Home #graphic45

Andrew used the Home Sweet Home paper collection for this project. We love how it turned out! You can now find this collection in stores!


Gorgeous Farm Fresh ATC Book Box by Andrew using Home Sweet Home. Love the fussy cut veggies! #graphic45

Gorgeous Farm Fresh ATC Book Box by Andrew using Home Sweet Home #graphic45

Gorgeous Farm Fresh ATC Book Box by Andrew using Home Sweet Home #graphic45

Love the fussy cutting and vials in this amazing Farm Fresh ATC Book Box by Andrew using Home Sweet Home #graphic45

Supply list

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home ephemera cards
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 12 x 12 Papers : Granny quilt, Garden Fresh, Farmer's Market, Country Life
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 paper pad
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pulls
Graphic 45 ATC Book Box
Miniature apothecary bottles
Metal corners

Don't forget to enter to win our Precious Memories giveaway this week! You have a couple more days to enter!

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Thanks for joining us for this week of Staples inspiration! We hope you'll give our Box Staples and our ATC Book Box a try! Have a wonderful Friday, G45ers. 

Happy Creating,

The G45 Family

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I would use the Precious Memories collection to make a mini book for my daughter.

Love all of your collections and these projects are absolutely gorgeous!!

great presentation of G45 for the DT.. bravo!!!

Beautiful artworks!

precious memories is just right for my new niece that will be here soon,

Rhea's box is magnificent! LOVE the white against the black!! So pretty! TFS!

So many projects and ideas........so great to see artists willing to share what/how they are made.

Today I have learned several new techniques. Thanks for the tutorials! Lovely projects!

The boxes are simply amazing! Thank you for the inspiration.

Thanks for sharing! I love how different each finished box looks knowing each one started with the same Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box. There are always great, innovative and inspiring offerings on the blog. Love, love, love it!

Love, Love, LOVE the awesome boxes!

Amazingly diverse boxes. All so beautiful. G45 DT has some great creative, people.

I'd love to make a memories box to give to my grandson's wife when he gets married someday.

I'm just blown away by these amazing ideas, can't wait to make my own!

There are so many creative ideas for these wonderful boxes. Love what the design team has done with these.

The design team is really out-doing itself with these fabulous projects using the ATC Book Box - love them all!

I've been enjoying the week of boxes and appreciate all the Snapguides included. This last day of boxes have just blown me away! Love all three as diverse as they are. Fabulous!

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