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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

How about winning some Artisan Style this week? Just enter here for all the fun:

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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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If I win, I would like to try making a pop-box card. I don't know if that's the right name, but it 's the kind of card that explodes when you open it with all the different kinds of decorations inside. I think that would be so much fun!

If I win, I would love to make a mini album using these papers for a friend who retired from education. I know she'd love these papers, too! Beautiful papers!

If I win, I would love to make another mini album for my sister in law who is retiring as a preschool music teacher at her church. Wouldn't this paper be great for her!

Thanks for the opportunity to win this great, great collection!

Very cool!

Love, Love, Love!

Make the altered letters
Thank you!

This is an awesome collection, at first I wasn't sure of it, but the more and more I see what the designers are doing, I'm going back to get more. I have all the collections, but some of them I have lots of that one. My shelves are over flowering! Already have a spot for the two new collections coming out.

Great works!!! Love that collection!!

Love both your projects today!! So fun!!

Love this collection. I would make cards and some great decorated letters.

I'd be THRILLED to win a set of ARTISAN
paper from GR45!!! I have yet the money to buy any, and just enjoy the different design papers, etc. The projects made by the DT are FAB!!!!!

I have a wooden cigar box I want to alter. Artisan would be perfect.

I definitely have things I could alter-I love the letters and the 3-d embellishments.

I'd alter a cardboard box found that was used for merchandise packaging. These are the best!

Great projects. Love those letters.

I would make some great architectural cards.

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