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May 27, 2015

Art Journals & Mixed Media with Graphic 45


Happy Wednesday, G45ers! We have gorgeous projects to share with you today. Annette Green shares an incredible art journal page. Solange Marques has a Home Sweet Home mixed media masterpiece to close out today's blog. These are amazing projects!

First, we have Annette's Botanical Tea art journal page. We loved her process video for this. It will definitely inspire you to try art journaling!

"I’ve been dabbling at art journaling for the past year; trying techniques, experimenting with color and texture, and learning from my mistakes. Like anything new, it’s taking practice and patience, but the important thing is that I am really enjoying it. Once I started to feel more comfortable, I began to envision using Graphic 45’s wonderful imagery from their papers in my pages. So I dove in and gave it a try with one of my all-time favorites, Botanical Tea. While I’m clearly no expert, I did create a YouTube video simply to share my humble process so that perhaps it might inspire you to give it a try as well." ~Annette

Botanical Tea art journal page by Annette. Come see her video about these absolutely gorgeous pages! #graphic45


Annette's YouTube Link

Botanical Tea art journal page by Annette. Come see her video about these absolutely gorgeous pages! #graphic45

Gorgeous details on Annette's Botanical Tea art journaling pages #graphic45

Gorgeous birds and texture on Annette's Botanical Tea art journaling pages #graphic45

Brilliant stamping on Annette's Botanical Tea art journaling pages #graphic45

Gorgeous florals on Annette's Botanical Tea art journaling pages #graphic45

Supply List

12 x 12 Botanical Tea:
Signature Page
Hello Friend
Sweet Chamomile
Love Notes
Hampton Art Stamp Sets for Graphic 45:

Botanical Tea cling sets 1 & 3
Artisan Style cling stamp 2 & cling stamp 3
Time To Flourish cling stamp 1 & cling stamp 2
Art Journal: Strathmore Mixed Media 5 ½” x 8”
White Gesso
Embossing Ink
Clear embossing powder
Glue & Seal
Distress Paints
Distress Markers
Potting Soil Archival Ink Pad

Next, we have this beautiful Mixed Media Box and recipe book mini album by Solange using Home Sweet Home. What a stunning idea for a gift set! We love it!

"I am in love with this collection. When I was creating a Mixed Media Box, I thought that it be perfect with a recipe Book into the box. It Can be a great gift for a special friend." ~Solange

Magnificent mixed media on this Home Sweet Home 8x8 Matchbook Box by Solange! #graphic45

Magnificent mixed media on this Home Sweet Home 8x8 Matchbook Box by Solange! #graphic45

Love the crackle technique on this magnificent mixed media on this Home Sweet Home 8x8 Matchbook Box by Solange! #graphic45

Amazing mini album in this mixed media on this Home Sweet Home 8x8 Matchbook Box by Solange! #graphic45

Awesome fussy cutting on this Home Sweet Home album by Solange! #graphic45

This mini album is gorgeous by Solange! Brilliant layers! #graphic45

G45 Home Sweet Home collection mixed media box and recipe book by Solange Marques #graphic45

Mixed Media Box by Solange using Home Sweet Home! What beautiful texture and layered images #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 8x8 Matchbook Box
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 12x12 papers:
Home Sweet Home, Garden Fresh, Country Life, Granny’s Quilt, Apple Pie, Handmade, Farmers Market, My Sunshine.
Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull
Core’dinations Cardstocks
Crackle Pate
Oil Pastel
Acrylic Paints

Acrylic Gesso

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Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! Many thanks to Annette and Solange for sharing their incredible work with us.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Love the idea of an art journal, but never had the courage to try making one. Maybe this will be the year! The recipe book and holder are just lovely, too.

Beautiful journal!!

Very nice projects! What a lot of work to do the journal page! Really like it!

These are great projects. I love how Annette used the Botanical Tea paper in her art journal and all the tips she gave. And yet another use of the mixed media box and the Home Sweet Home products.

Thanks Annette, for the wonderful tip on a test book journal. I just bought my first journal and really have been too afraid to do the first page. The idea of a test page first is very liberating. Wish me luck.

What beautifully unique projects!

I would make lots of greeting cards.

Both of today's projects are great as usual. I'm totally inspired to make a recipe holder for my daughter with the Home Sweet Home collection I've been hoarding!

Interesting projects...one made with my all time most favorite paper, Home Sweet Home, and the other featuring some interesting techniques. Time to create!

I can't wait to win this!

I would never have thought to use G45 pprs in my art journal but Annette, you have made a beautiful spread! Will definitely be watching video for more tips & techniques. I will perhaps look at my journal differently now! Ty!
Oh, the giveaway is such a good one!
Please post my comment so I don't have to rewrite this....

Awesome projects!!!! That art journal is gorgeous.

Oh I love it. Have to try it.

the projects are great. Love the coloring on the birds. The fussy cutting is amazing.
thanks for sharing.

I love the journal page. I would make a card calendar with Time to Flourish!

Hope I win these!

Beautiful projects today. Thanks.

I'd make an album for my daughter's upcoming wedding. Thank you for the chance to win.

Stunning Journal!

Woooooooow! Love both of these beauties!

Both projects are stunning! I also art journal with G45 papers. I'm currently making a cookbook using the French Country collection. Love all G45 products!

These 2 projects are simply inspiring in every way!! Thanks for sharing concrete ideas!!

Thank you for sharing both lovely projects! So inspiring & G45 papers make a beautiful art journal as Annette so capably demonstrated - makes me want to try it, too 😊

I would use the B sides as double LO background pages and embellish with A place in time A sides. The B sides of time to flourish are so versatile!

Love, love Botanical Tea, love Home Sweet Home, oh wait I love all G45 products! Beautiful projects!

Great projects!

I love both of these projects. I have so much more papers to get.

Love both projects!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this collection- it is one that I do not have yet :-)

So very beautiful! Great idea about a practice journal. I'm having a hard time starting mine too! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing your art!

Great projects. Love that art journal page.

Wow Annette! Your work is beautiful and I too am afraid to get started but I will try now that I have seen what you do. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

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