Wednesday, March 16, 2016

2016 Graphic 45 Design Team Audition

2016 Graphic 45 Design Team Audition

So as an artist I have always admired graphic 45 and their artists aboard, hopefully one day I can be one of them! Ive evolved greatly as an artist and art is my passion, I work nearly everyday always thinking out side of the box and altering unique items that most people would think twice about. I really hope you admire my work as much as I do, Please enjoy...

Steampunk Spells Test Tubes:

 Beach mix media cigar box:

youtube video: beach mix media cigar box

Altered camera:

Graphic 45 mix media Beach Sign:

Graphic 45 botanical tea mix media altered teapot:

Graphic 45 altered scale: 

Fold out halloween/Fall Card: 


Here is a paper tree tutorial using graphic 45 beautiful papers step by step and an overview. Lets begin! 

Here are some completed tree projects:

Heres the base cone and paper collection I will be using. For the smaller cone here I will use the 8x8" paper pad. (If you choose not to use Graphic 45, the paper must be double sided paper) 

Next pick out at least 5 patterns you would like to use!

2 of the 5 designs will be cut to 3.5 inches once and the rest will be cut out at 3 inches twice! ( so you will have one of each of the larger two sized cuts and two of each of the three smaller sized cuts) { should have a total of 8 strips } 

Next cut slits all along paper leaving at least 3/4 of an inch to an inch of space left at the top! ( thiner slits work best for curling) 

Then use a large handled paint brush to curl the slits around. Doing this in smaller sections at a time is much easier. Do this to all pieces.

Optional: paint the cone base.

Glue the first two larger slits onto the base. Start the first strip about 2 inches to 2.5 inches from the bottom. Then layer the second larger piece! ( I used hot glue, dried and works the quickest )

Continue this until you finish layering all strips!

Add a topper of your choice and embellish to your likings or leave as is!

Thanks for crafting with me! Hope you enjoyed! 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what incredible projects! We are so inspired by your creativity - and at such a young age! Truly inspiring. Thank you so much for submitting for our Design Team! We are so honored. Happy Papercrafting, Charee and Joanna from Graphic 45