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May 12, 2015

Altered Blocks and Letters with Graphic 45


We have two amazing altered artists sharing the art they do best and they're so much fun! Rhea Freitag has some altered blocks using Artisan Style you are sure to love. And Miranda Edney continues to be an altered artist star and shares incredible An ABC Primer altered letters. You're in for a treat today, G45ers!

First, enjoy these awesome Artisan Style altered blocks by Rhea. We love Rhea's distressed, brilliant style, and these blocks show this off perfectly!

"This project was inspired by the black wooden blocks I discovered at an outlet store in my area.  When I saw them I immediately knew they were destined to be covered with the new Artisan Style paper from Graphic 45.  I kept this project simple to highlight the beauty of the paper and let the lion head Door Knockers stand out.  In order to create an aged look I sanded all the edges of the paper with a Dremel tool.  I just love breaking out the heavy duty tools in the name of crafting!" ~Rhea

Amazing Artisan Style altered blocks by Rhea #graphic45

We love the brilliant ways Rhea used Artisan Style for this project!


Amazing Artisan Style altered blocks by Rhea #graphic45

Amazing Artisan Style altered blocks by Rhea #graphic45

Rhea cleverly uses our Door Knockers on this Artisan Style altered blocks by Rhea #graphic45

Amazing Artisan Style altered blocks by Rhea #graphic45

Amazing Artisan Style altered blocks by Rhea #graphic45

Amazing Artisan Style altered blocks by Rhea #graphic45

Supply List

Artisan Style 12x12 paper
Artisan Style 8x8 paper
Artisan Style Sticker
Couture Stickers
Door Knockers
Distress Stain Black Soot
Metal Filigree
Gilders Paste in Patina

Miranda makes incredible altered projects, and this is no exception. We love her layers and dimensional embellishments! She uses An ABC Primer for this great set. What a great banner that whips in and out throughout. How fun!

Love these An ABC Primer altered letters by Miranda! Love these! #graphic45

Love these An ABC Primer altered letters by Miranda! Love these! #graphic45

Gotta love this altered ampersand by Miranda using An ABC Primer #graphic45

Altered letter B by Miranda using An ABC Primer! Love how she included the pencils! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Papers
ABC Primer Deluxe Collectors Edition
Graphic 45 Staples
Ornate Metal Keyholes
Ornate Metal Keys
Metal Clothespins
Ivory Tag Album (binder ring)
Paper Punch
Tim Holtz Ideaology

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Thanks for joining us for some altered treasures. Many thanks to Rhea and Miranda for sharing their talents with us today. Do you have something sitting around just begging to be altered? Hopefully these sparked some inspiration!

Happy Altering,

The G45 Family

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I'd make a stationary set with a desk top box. I love the papers; they look a bit Victorian and Artsy too!

Gorgeous projects. I want to make some altered blocks too!

I'd make a shadow box and altered some letters.
Stunning projects!!!

I love Miranda's Altered letters. They turned out so cute!

These are both fantabulous!! I would love to give a try at making the fantastic letters using An ABC Primer! They are elegant yet whimsical! I love them!

Wow- jsut amazing!

Both projects are incredible! Love em!!!! Miranda never ceases to amaze me!

I would make cards with the beautiful Artisan paper collection!

Love you Graphic 45!


Barbara Diane

Love this blog. The inspiration never ends!

Love these projects! Great inspiration.

That's very pretty. I would make cards, and cards, and cards with it!!!

Both of these projects are lovely! Would be so much fun to create either one - fantastic job, ladies, & thank you for sharing your awe-inspiring creations!

Both projects were inspirational. I would create letters for my grandchildren's names and altered treasure boxes. WOW...can't wait to get started !

Love, love, love these ideas. Great projects.

I have been eyeing the Artisan collection since its introduction. I would love to make a mini album with this collection. I am saving up to get it and hoping my LSS doesn't run out of it before I can buy it. Its a beautiful collection.

More beautiful projects!

I LOVE the blocks made with the Artisan Collection, plus I would also LOVE to make some great tags!! Beautiful paper from G45 as always!!

The altered letters have really drawn my attention, especially the letter B. Love the pencils on top of the ruler. Thanks for posting these projects!

Love today's projects! And Artisan Style paper! They go great together and make a beautiful display.

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Think you know by now I am a HUGE fan of Miranda & she has worked her magic again with her AB + &. The attention to detail is incredible! The blocks are lovely & definitely show off the pprs, like the addition of door knocker. Tfs

Rhea's Artisan blocks are amazing and Miranda rocked those letters with An ABC Primer. The details are so awesome ... love how she used the ornate pieces !!! Both are such creative projects.

Love this paper..wanna make a mini altered secret box for our son's graduation!

I just bought 3 4x4 blocks and have been trying to decide which paper to use!

I love this collections!

I love Artisan Style! I wold make a mini album and definitely some scrapbook pages and possibly a small house!

I would love to make some scrapbook pages and a mini album with these papers. So many choices!

I love love love Miranda's ABC Primer letters!!! Graphic 45 produces the best papercrafting products in the world!!!

Oh these letters are delightful!

I would LOVE to win...:)

I would like to make a montage of tin lids to create a hanging mix media piece.
Love the art nouveau feel.

A very artsy collection that I would use to create cards and tags.

This was my favorite line of the last release since I love everything Arts & Crafts as well as peacocks. I've yet to get my hands on this paper since LSS hasn't gotten its order yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. I'd make a set of cards for my office mate at work who loves this style.

I'd make some desk top storage and a stationery box with the Artisan Style Collection!

I have plain white letters spelling home this has given me inspiration to G45 them up!

I would like to cover small boxes with this Graphic 45 paper. Thanks for the inspiration!

I've never made anything in 3=D before. If I win, I'd love to create 3-D initials of my grandnephew and grandnieces.

I think they'd love them and their parents would, too!

Thanks for the opportunity to wine!

If I win, I'd also like to try to make a stationery box to keep on my desk. This could hold receipts, a pen and pencil. My receipts need organizing and this would be a nice place to keep them until I could cross reference them with my monthly statements.

I have an online friend. We've been friends for almost 20 years. When she retired, she drove from Texas to Ohio to see me.

She's recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. I would love to make note cards for her. I'd also make some cards to see notes of hope to her.

I have a friend, a dear, dear friend, whose daughter is struggling with alcohol. I would love to make her daughter a set of special cards and envelopes using this beautiful paper. Her daughter needs cheering up and I think this beautiful paper would be very helpful.

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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