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#G45DarkSide - Mixed Media Wall Hanging

Posted by Graphic 45 10/15/2018 32 Comment(s) Mixed Media,


Hello, G45ers!

Let's kick off this week with a Mixed Media Wall Hanging by Kasia Bogatko.  This beautiful sign was created in celebration of our  #G45DarkSide - October Challenge.  Kasia has used our Old Curiosity Shoppe - Deluxe Collector’s Edition and Metal Staples.  So pull out your inks and your metal embellishments and let's get our hands dirty!  


Old Curiosity Shoppe Sign

By Kasia Bogatko


Hello, Graphic 45 Fans! Today I have for you a project for our monthly challenge. This time we make something from #G45DarkSide

I know that many of you are thinking about Halloween this month. In Poland, where I come from, this is not a popular holiday. However, I really wanted to do something in this style. Something dark, a little strange, which may be a decoration for Halloween, but it will also work as a year-round project.


I reached for the Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection, which is one of my favorites and one of the first I have worked with. In this collection you will find a lot of details to cut, beautiful butterflies, vintage letters, intriguing bottles - I used all of this to create this shop sign. I wanted to make a project that would look old, rusted, hidden among the moss, a sign leading to a mysterious store with lots of strange things.


In this project, I wanted to show how easily you can combine paper with paints and the media. How well they interact with each other, creating together a coherent composition. The most important thing is to add a bit of used paints or pastes to the paper elements so that they blend seamlessly into the background.




I hope that my project will inspire you to take part in our challenge. Or maybe you will try to play with the media? I am very curious!” ~Kasia



Olde Curiosity Shoppe with Graphic 45 - by Kasia Bogatko


Graphic 45 Supplies Used:

Old Curiosity Shoppe—Deluxe Collector's Edition

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes

Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs


DCE Olde Curiosity Shoppe

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes

Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs

What a great way to kick off the week!  Big thanks to Kasia for sharing this mixed media masterpiece, and to you for stopping by!  We hope you are inspired to try altering your metal embellishments at home and join our #G45DarkSide challenge.  Just hop over to our Facebook Graphic 45 - Official Community page to check out the entries.  


Happy Papercrafting!  

32 Comment(s)

Sharon Gullikson:
10/15/2018, 10:16:05 AM

Great job making it look old. I love that you can hang it. Very cool for Halloween!

Gayle M Hocking:
10/15/2018, 10:24:44 AM

I love the layered look! Absolutely inspirational!

10/15/2018, 11:17:46 AM

A sign - what a great idea! Wishing I had that collection - it's dark and spooky and I love that!

Eleanor Williams:
10/15/2018, 11:52:48 AM

Awesome decoration. So much detail & color. You did a fantastick job of making it look old--like something found on back shelf of a very old bookstore. Just fabulous. Thank you for the inspiration!!!!

10/15/2018, 12:08:45 PM

Great project-love the rusted look along with the ferns.

Martie Rollin:
10/15/2018, 12:44:00 PM

Wow! I never thought this paper collection could have such a sinister look! Very interesting!

10/15/2018, 01:02:00 PM

Great job making it look old, rusted and worn.

Susan Ashby:
10/15/2018, 01:05:16 PM

WOW! What a fantastic project! I have several different metal embellishments. They will be perfect for this project. It will be a gift to a special friend that really love Halloween. Thanks for the great idea.

10/15/2018, 01:13:02 PM

Great job making new things look old & vintage!

Ellen Haydon:
10/15/2018, 01:35:29 PM

This is a great direction to and have put together with the Old Curiosity Shoppe. I love it. Fantastic job! Ellen from Phoenix

Anne McIntosh:
10/15/2018, 01:42:05 PM

What a welcome to the dark side! My favorite dark side paper is also The Olde Curiousity Shoppe! It fits in so well with the feeling! Here's to mixed media!

Vanessa LeClear:
10/15/2018, 01:47:16 PM

That’s so pretty!

Barbara Millar:
10/15/2018, 01:54:36 PM

Love the hanging perfect for Halloween great job thx

Heather Cutting-Rayl:
10/15/2018, 02:04:20 PM

Love this! I have lots of metal pieces to expand on this idea. Many thanks!

Robbie M:
10/15/2018, 02:38:10 PM

A complex work of art. Every time me I go back to it I see something new. Beautiful weathered effects.

Stephanie Cook:
10/15/2018, 03:31:13 PM

You did a fantastic job to making it look spooky, as if I walked down an alley and found a lost and forgotten store.

Deborah Cook:
10/15/2018, 04:14:00 PM

Kasia, you know I always love your artwork. But, you've knocked this wall hanging out of the park!! It's so awesome. Just LOVE it !! :)

10/15/2018, 04:24:13 PM

Spectacular project, love it.

Jean Marmo:
10/15/2018, 05:46:53 PM

Such gorgeous texture!

Suzy Q:
10/15/2018, 06:29:56 PM

Sooo awesome!!! Luv all the details you made this to look like it's been hanging around 100 years! Just wow!

Diane Fountain:
10/15/2018, 07:13:37 PM

Love it

Glenda Buster:
10/15/2018, 07:55:31 PM

Awesome with the layers, fussy cutting and rusty effects. Perfect Halloween decoration!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

This gorgeous project and the G45 products are truly a perfect match!

Judy Phillips:
10/16/2018, 12:24:25 AM

Wow _ I love this project! This is right up my ally! Thank you so much for sharing!

Debbie Siddle:
10/16/2018, 06:20:42 AM

Thrilling wall hanging as I've never seen a rusty one before. Very autumnal. x

Kate LeBlanc:
10/16/2018, 07:17:13 AM

Kasia, your decoration is so detailed and so eerie, I love it. One of my favorite collections is the Olde Curiosity Shoppe with so many images to use. Thanks G45 for starting out this week with a little darkness.

Dorothy McCarthy:
10/16/2018, 07:34:20 AM,

Excellent piece!

Carla Hundley:
10/16/2018, 09:04:28 AM

How cool this looks! Fabulous design. Carla from Utah

She Fowl:
10/16/2018, 09:36:24 PM

Great the layering.

Kim Persinger:
10/17/2018, 11:05:01 AM

I love this idea. My original "love" is mixed media! And this is awesome. Thank you very much for sharing!

Sue D:
10/17/2018, 07:30:11 PM

Perfect for the October challenge.

10/18/2018, 06:01:38 AM

Wow! I really enjoyed this video. What a great project to see come to life! When I'm layering I always have problems covering other items that I just want to see...but this bold and wonderful project does that but I still 'see' the other interesting elements included! TFS! Wonderful!

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