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#G45DarkSide - Halloween Home Decor

Posted by Graphic 45 10/17/2018 29 Comment(s)


Hello, G45ers!

Come down the rabbit hole with Graphic 45 to see this delightful Altered Pumpkin Box.  Aleksandra Mihelič has created this Halloween home decor project for our  #G45DarkSide - October Challenge using our Hallowe’en in Wonderland - Deluxe Collector’s Edition that is now back in stock!  Grab a cup of tea and enjoy all the details and tips Aleksandra has up her sleeve.  


Halloween in Wonderland Altered Pumpkin box

By Aleksandra Mihelič


“Hello hello, dear Graphic 45 friends and fans. Today I’m back with you to share something from the Dark side of the world. Halloween is nearing and it’s time to put that gorgeous re-released Halloween in Wonderland DCE collection from Graphic 45 into play. This is by far one of the best existing Halloween paper collections ever! I just love it! And I love Alice in Wonderland, so this is just perfect!


Some time ago I bought this ceramic pumpkin with lights and I really really wanted to alter it. And I decided to save it for this paper collection. I could just imagine how well they will work together. I put the pumpkin on a Graphic 45 Black ATC Book Box, so I actually made a box and you can save some delicious Halloween treats in it!



I colored the pumpkin here and there (not the whole surface, because I wanted a bit of that vivid orange color to peek out) with black gesso, to which I added some art stones to make some texture. I then added several shades of violet with Lindy’s and Finnabair colors. I love how it turned out! I then fussy cut lots of elements from the Halloween in Wonderland collection and made a composition on the pumpkin to create a story.



Tip 1: Always pay attention to lots of small details, when making altered art projects. They are the ones that make your project shine in all its glory. Searching for all the surprises on the project is the best part of it!



Tip 2: I love adding “liquids” into miniature cups, vials,... it creates another level of excitement. I often use hot glue gun and color it! Glossy accents works perfectly too, but if you need a lot of it, then it’s better to go with resin.



Tip 3: Always try to create a composition in a way it feels like you are trying to tell a story with it! It matters how you arrange your elements and caracters.


Tip 4: My altered pumpkin is sitting on an ATC Book Box. I always try to find a way of making my altered art projects usefull, not only beautiful!


Hallowe'en in Wonderland—Deluxe Collectors Edition

Supply list for the Halloween in Wonderland Altered Pumpkin Box:

I hope you liked my today’s inspiration on Graphic 45 blog. Thank you for joining me and I’m looking forward to seeing you soon again!

Enjoy your day!

Hugs.”  ~Aleksandra



#G45DarkSide Challenge Reminder

  • Create a #G45DarkSide project using Graphic 45 product (Think Halloween, Mixed Media, or Steampunk) 
  • Upload your project to Graphic 45 - Official CommunityPage on Facebook using #G45DarkSide
  • WIN a $150 prize pack, one winner will be selected randomly
  • Deadline: October 31st, 2018, at 11:59 pm PST
  • You can enter multiple times
  • Winner will be announced in the November 1st, 2018 newsletter


Thank you for joining us today for another daily dose of inspiration.  We hope you take part in our #G45DarkSide challenge, as we are loving the submissions so far.  We want to thank Aleksandra as well for sharing your amazing talents with us we are truly honored!  

Happy Papercrafting!

29 Comment(s)

10/17/2018, 11:10:22 AM

Wow! This just amazingly fantastic!!! So fun and whimsical, yet dark at the same time!

Jean marmo:
10/17/2018, 11:21:03 AM

Wow! So many creative details.

Robbie M:
10/17/2018, 12:13:51 PM

The rich vibrant color and texture make this project. There is so much to see here that I missed the pumpkin at first because of the intricate detail. A feast for the eye!

Vanessa LeClear:
10/17/2018, 12:16:25 PM

So many beautiful details! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ginger C.:
10/17/2018, 01:45:59 PM

What a marvelous project!It is wonderful to just look at it for several minutes to find all of the hidden details. A beautiful study in color and texture!

Bev Drake:
10/17/2018, 02:32:14 PM

Wow! This unreal & had trouble spotting the pumpkin . Great tips too & the papers are so vibrant & inspiring for Halloween projects.

Suzy Q:
10/17/2018, 02:43:17 PM

Wow! This is so awesome using these Halloween Wonderland Papers!!! Thanks for the great inspiration Aleksandra!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

This is pretty amazing!

Martie Rollin:
10/17/2018, 04:00:27 PM

Interesting project, but a little too detailed for me. I can, however, truly appreciate all the work that went into this project. Spooky!

Ellen Haydon:
10/17/2018, 04:27:28 PM

I really like all the little fussy cuts for this project. Each piece must have been thoughtfully tucked in place for the best dramatic position. It is a wondrous display piece.

Sharon Clabaugh:
10/17/2018, 04:28:46 PM

I love this paper. I've been hording mine. Trying to find time to do an album with it. One of my favorites by all means.

Anne Schilling:
10/17/2018, 04:39:52 PM

Oh so fun! Love the deep colors of this collection! Your design work to create this fantasy is wonderful!

10/17/2018, 04:57:51 PM

What a beautiful. Your tips are helpful and will guide me in future projects. Thank you.

Kate LeBlanc:
10/17/2018, 06:19:03 PM

Such a great altered art project! It is so vibrant and so dark at the same time, I love it!

Carla Hundley:
10/17/2018, 06:22:03 PM

Amazing home decor item, looks so neat. Carla from Utah

She Fowl:
10/17/2018, 06:27:34 PM

So it.

Diane Fountain:
10/17/2018, 06:44:41 PM

Love your creativity

Sue D:
10/17/2018, 07:29:21 PM

Love the Wonderland theme.

10/17/2018, 08:36:13 PM

Wow! Love the details,wonderful!

10/17/2018, 09:03:02 PM

Aleksandra your creation is lovely. The Graphic45 Halloween collection is beautiful and bright with all the purple and other colors highlighted.

Glenda Buster:
10/17/2018, 09:18:39 PM

Awesome project! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful tips. I loved reading the tips and seeing how you used them in the project.

10/18/2018, 12:53:45 AM

Totally awesome project! Thanks for the inspiration and the fantastic tips!

Arianna Barbara:
10/18/2018, 02:29:31 AM

Wow! it'ssimply amazing!!! All the details are stunning!!!

Susan ashby:
10/18/2018, 02:32:23 AM

Very creative! Very colorful. Very out of my range of making. Maybe one day. It is a gorgeous piece.

Jean Doveton:
10/18/2018, 04:51:32 AM

I to had to look very hard to find the pumpkin you are so gifted …… very - very clever just love it !!!!

Jill McAuley:
10/18/2018, 07:56:33 AM

Such inspiration to dive into mixed media.Gesso and texture pastes are not usual materials I reach for, but what a stunning result! The saturation of color is what stands out for me. The clock face keys are my new favorite.

Sharon Gullikson:
10/18/2018, 10:22:59 AM

You have inspired me! I am going to cut up some of my Alice images and make some Halloween decorations! NICE JOB

Katherine Buchanan:
10/18/2018, 10:50:09 AM

Oh WOW!! Aleksandra, that is STUNNING!!

Michelle Chmelar:
10/19/2018, 07:06:53 AM

Lots of work and love went into this project. WOW! the details are just incredible. I love it!!

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