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June 18, 2015

The Captivating Altered Art of Katie Zoey Ho!


We adore the wonderful work of Katie Zoey Ho! Today, we welcome her to her 2nd term as a Graphic 45 Design Team member. Katie comes up with so many fabulous ideas and she can truly create anything. She makes altered art, cards, layouts, minis, and more! Today, she will share a great idea with a tutorial. Then, we'll share 3 of her favorite projects from the past year on the team. Let's welcome Katie for year 2!




Katie Zoey Ho

"I started picking up my pencil to draw at the age of 3 and the very first thing I drew were apple hearts which I clearly remembered till today. I took up traditional and general fine arts during my entire general education from age 7-17 and had received formal industry training in area of footwear design with various Italian trainers from a notable Italian shoemaking and design school, Ars Sutoria.

But what’s really interesting about me is that I was previously trained and had worked for Science and Medicine for more than a decade before moving into Arts & Design. Love coffee and Science but my passion inclines towards designing, innovating and creating. Thanks to decades worth of scientific & medical research training, the innovation process in experimental design had made the transition possible and not a scary one, although I'm still at my infancy stage. The combination of Science & Art always excites me and I do enjoy the mind-boggling yet fulfilling creative process, making beautiful things out from the norm and create things from the unusual.

Love almost everything that’s artsy & beautiful and a true believer that Art do speak. I desire to create things that are beautiful enough to inspire and encourage people in every means and aspired to be one such Artist in near future. I currently resides in Singapore, a tiny red dot along the equator on the map; also known as the Green City where you will be surrounded with lots of greeneries and enjoy summer all year round." ~Katie

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First, Katie comes up with a great idea for every crafter - an Artisan Style Crafter's Card Holder! Hold your ATCs and more in this fun creation.

"While doing up cards for Father’s Day seems to be one of the easiest thing to do, I’m seriously one person who is just bad in doing up cards (though I do make some at times)… For this time round, I’m doing up something a little different, all started from a black regular tag and gradually transformed into one such holder - a Crafter’s card holder for the exquisite, rare and unknown. For such card holders only holds a minute amount of cards, they are known for their exclusivity where cards are only given to a few which made them rare. " ~Katie

Artisan Style creative card holders + Tutorial by Katie Zoey Ho #graphic45

Check out How to Create a Crafter's Card Holder by Katie Z. on Snapguide.  

Katie's Snapguide Tutorial

Artisan Style creative card holders + Tutorial by Katie Zoey Ho #graphic45

Artisan Style creative card holders + Tutorial by Katie Zoey Ho #graphic45

Artisan Style creative card holders + Tutorial by Katie Zoey Ho #graphic45

Supply List

Artisan Style 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Artisan Style Tags & Pockets
Typography 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Typography Stickers
Staples (Regular Tag Album in Black, Stamped Metal Brads, Ornate Metal Keys, Metal Butterflies)
Brown Rhinestone Crystals
Rich Gold Gilding Wax
Filigree Corner
Metallic Gold Fleur Dresden Borders

Next is a favorite of Katie and our G45ers - Katie's stacked Come Away with Me suitcases! Love these!

"My one such obsessions… I just love suitcases, especially stacked vintage suitcases. To fulfill both my visual hunger and imagination of “owning” a couple of stacked suitcases, I built these little stacked suitcases from scratch and what’s housed within are some mini suitcases made from matchboxes, library of mini books and those little "Titanic" and “Aviator” treasures. " ~Katie

Come Away with Me stacked suitcases by Katie #graphic45


Katie's Suitcase Walk-through Video

Check out How to Create Mini Suitcases From Matchboxes by Katie Z. on Snapguide.  

Katie's Snapguide Tutorial

Come Away with Me stacked suitcases by Katie #graphic45

Come Away with Me stacked suitcases by Katie #graphic45

Come Away with Me stacked suitcases by Katie #graphic45

Come Away with Me stacked suitcases by Katie #graphic45

Come Away with Me stacked suitcases by Katie #graphic45

Supply List

Come Away with Me Papers (Globetrotter, Pleasure Trip, Travel Odyssey, Cosmopolitan, Look Out World)
Come Away with Me 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Come Away with Me 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids
Come Away with Me Tags & Pockets
Come Away with Me Decorative & Journaling Chipboards
Come Away with Me Stickers
Staples (Stamped Metal Brads & Washi Tape)
Shredded Wood Fibers
Pink & Gray Cardstocks
Kraft Cardstocks
Jute Twine

We adore this project Katie used for her Design Team audition this year. A Home Sweet Home crate! What a beauty. Check out the video tutorial below!

"My other one obsessions; vegetable crates… A recent walk into a supermarket turned me into another obsession freak the moment I saw a vegetable crate. I realize I can be a junkie collector. The thought of owning one simply can’t get off my mind and I will be one crazy weird woman emptying all the vegetables trying to steal the crate back home (if I ever want to do that). Hence, it’s healthier for me to go home and find a way to build some crates..." ~Katie

Home Sweet Home crate + tutorial by Katie #graphic45


Katie's Video Tutorial

Home Sweet Home crate + tutorial by Katie #graphic45

Home Sweet Home crate + tutorial by Katie #graphic45

Home Sweet Home crate + tutorial by Katie #graphic45

Supply List

Home Sweet Home Papers (Garden Fresh, Apple Pie, Country Life)
Home Sweet Home Journaling Chipboard

Home Sweet Home Tags & Pockets

Home Sweet Home Cling Stamp 1 & 2

Staples Stamped Metal Brads

Wooden Box
Medium Weight Chipboard (Kraft/Natural)
Wood Shredded Fibers
Artificial Florals & Ferns
Jute Twine

Next, we have this gorgeous Mixed Media Box by Katie using Time to Celebrate. What perfect colors. She has a Snapguide below of how to achieve this patina look!

"Mixed media is endless with so many possibilities… And all starts from imagination. With a little mind boggling, poking my creative brain cells plus a little innovation, here I develop a technique in how to create this vintage exotic patina look without the use of patina gilders paste, vinegar or other agents. Warning!! Your hands will get really dirty for this!!!" ~Katie

Time to Celebrate Mixed Media Box by Katie #graphic45

Check out How to Create a Patina Look by Katie Z. on Snapguide.  

Katie's Snapguide Tutorial

Time to Celebrate Mixed Media Box by Katie #graphic45

Time to Celebrate Mixed Media Box by Katie #graphic45

Supply List

Time to Celebrate 8” x 8” Paper Pad
5" x 5" Mixed Media Box in Ivory
Resin Frames
Petaloo Flowers
Flourish Stencil
Script Stamp
Clear Gesso
Modeling Paste
Tinted Gold Acrylic Paint
StazOn Midi (Spiced Chai)
Lindy Stamp Gang Starbursts & Magicals (Tiffanylou Blue, Delphinium Turquoise, Ponderosa Pines Olive & Tibetan Poppy Teal)

We're so excited to welcome back Katie to our team! Tell her hello in the blog comments below. Thanks to Katie for sharing her work!

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Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! Have a beautiful Thursday!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Mind! Blown! Absolutely magnificent creations by Katie!! Love all of the tutorials and the suitcases are awesome! TFS!

I love the simplicity of Katie's projects. Just the right amount of embellishment.

The Crafters Card Holder & the Suitcase are stunning! It's awesome.

So nice to see Katie's wonderful projects again!

Love the suitcases. Great idea.

Loving they new design team's work. Good Luck!

Love that Home Sweet Home crate! Welcome back for another year of creating and sharing your projects.

Awesome....just so awesome!

Gorgeous projects! I love to visit this blog, it always make me smile and melting. :-D

Love, love, love - where's the tutorial for the bigger suitcases?

Amazing projects, papers and embellishments.
I love the mini suitcases.

Welcome back Katie! I just LOVE these projects. I will definitely be trying the mini suitcases and the little card wallets.

Katie creates such awesome projects! And I appreciate that she shares the how-tos for them. So glad she'll be designing G45 for another year!

All the projects by Katie are amazing. Loved them all.

What gorgeous and inspiring projects from your awesome team! Looking forward to seeing lots more!

I LOVE those come away with me suitcases! Just beautiful

Graphic 45 inspires everyone to create. The ideas are endless and amazing!

Amazing projects!! Thanks for the tutorials and the inspiration!

Amazing projects Katie!

Love all that's shown here & can't wait to see more of your work.
Happy crafting, Linda ;0)

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