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Life is Beautiful today on the Graphic 45 blog, we have another week of Brand Ambassador Introductions filled with creativity and tutorials. To start the week off we are excited to introduce you to the lovely and talented, Janus Zate. For her #G45Selfie - June Challenge Janus has created a stunning Mixed Media Canvas using our retired collection, Botanical Tea, however, this layout would look stunning done with any Graphic 45 collection. So grab your papers and watercolors and create along with this fun video tutorial, and when you are done be sure to leave a warm welcome in the comments below.
Janus Aragones-Zate - Philippines
Graphic 45 2020-2021 Brand Ambassador
“Janus Aragones-Zate is a multi-faceted artist and designer. Her creative journey began with inspirations from her passion for books and video games. With a curious mind and a thirst for creative discovery, she has explored both digital and traditional art forms; from digital design, illustrations and 3D graphics, to watercolor, art journaling, scrapbooking and mixed media art, her little hobby has turned into something more than she would have truly expected.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: The Erudite Artist (fb.com/jveruditeartist)
YouTube: The Erudite Artist (youtube.com/TheEruditeArtist)
Life if Beautiful Canvas
By Janus Zate
Hello G45ers! I’m Janus Zate from the Philippines. I’m very excited about being a part of Graphic 45’s Brand Ambassadors for 2020-2021 alongside such a talented group of people.
Let me share with you a bit about myself. My design and crafting life started off in high school. I’ve been making random scrapbooks at that age but I was never as dedicated - *cough* addicted *cough* as I am now.
I am a freelance artist by profession working on both digital platforms and traditional medium.
My crafting style often leans towards vintage, shabby chic, and florals. Graphic 45 has been able to let me explore that style in a more diverse approach with their paper designs.
Today I’m showing you a mixed media layout using Graphic 45 Botanical Tea collection. I love using various materials on my designs [because we all hoard and we have to justify that! *laughs*]. I also love adding watercolour to my works because it adds my own personality to the project.
Craft Tip: If you are going for plain backgrounds with watercolor washes, use colours that are in the same palette as the collection you are using to make it look more cohesive.
Craft Tip: When working with a layout with a single focal point (one particular subject, ie. photo or in my project’s case, the shaker) position in slightly off-center. It makes the entire composition more aesthetically pleasing for the viewer
Graphic 45 Supply List:
Botanical Tea Collection 8x8 : Botanical Tea
Botanical Tea Collection 8x8 : Flora
Botanical Tea Collection 8x8 : Hello Friend
Botanical Tea Collection 8x8 : Herbal Infusion
Botanical Tea Collection 8x8 : Sweet Chamomile
Botanical Tea Collection 8x8 : Just Because
Botanical Tea Collection 8x8 : Love Notes
Graphic 45 Chipboard (Any collection)
Thank you for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed this little project.” ~Janus