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Craft Studio Tour - Featuring Olga Helwein

Posted by Graphic 45 04/20/2018 16 Comment(s) Cards,Home Decor,Mixed Media,Videos,Altered Art,Craft Studio Tour,

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Hello, G45ers!

 Happy Friday Crafters!  Just in time for some the weekend we have an absolutely fabulous Craft Studio Tour - craft corner edition with Olga Heldwein.  This video tour is amazing, especially for those who are limited on space, you are going to love how Olga turned a corner of her bedroom into a crafters paradise.  To go along with this tour we also wanted to share a few of our favorite projects that Olga has created in her space.  But first, we have this week's blog contest winner to announce... 

 

 

 

And the winner is… Rosie Lozano!

 

Rosie commented on Facebook: “G45 has the most beautiful paper

sometimes I just want to look at it and not use it. I confess that I do double my purchase to make a project and keep one to look at A little crazy I know but it is beautiful. I am thinking of making a folio for my 4 month great niece she will experience the beach this summer.”


Congratulations Rosie, please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prize.  This week’s prize package included a Sun Kissed Package, a $65 value.  Thank you to everyone who left comments on this week’s blog posts!  



 

Craft Studio Tour

By Olga Heldwein

 

“I do not own separate room for crafts. I have a corner in our bedroom and opposite corner belongs to my husband. He is an artist so some supplies are on His side as we share them and I can save some space as I do not have much of it.
I also like to have all stuff in
transparent container to able to see what I have. If I do not see an item I do not use it. So I need to destash often as I
like to try new supplies. It’s a really good way for me to sell and giveaway supplies and tools that I do not use anymore or not so often.

I also clean my craft corner after each work and I try to tidy as I go.” ~Olga

If you wondering how it looks like and what my favorites are here is video tour :

 


 


Craft Room Tour with Olga

 

 

Olga’s 3 Featured Projects

Mixed Media Cards

By Olga Heldwein

“Today is my turn on simply G45. I decided to create cards with mixed media backgrounds and some fussy cutting. It gave me also chance to take the Seasons collection for nice spin :) I really adore this collection it gives you so many possibilities.  I so regret that I didn't make all 4 card seasons as set but maybe next time :)

I created a video from creative process for you in case you want to recreate the project.  

 

How to Create Cards with Mixed Media Backgrounds Video Tutorial

 

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Seasons 12x12 Pad

ClearSnap Decades Dye Inkpad Package

 

 

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Vagabond Box

By Olga Heldwein

 

“Today I prepared an altered piece. I used French Country - Collector’s Editon. It’s a great vintage collection with lots of country themed images and amazing patterns. It has a super user-friendly collection palette and you can create tons of different projects with this one. As Easter is coming I would like to mention that this one will be perfect for vintage Easter and spring-themed creations.

 

I really love how this piece tuned out but I had a bit of struggle with this project - like we all do sometimes. I didn’t give up only because I didn't want to waste papers as they fit me perfectly.

 

If you want to check out creative process of making this one I have prepared a video tutorial for you .” ~Olga


Vagabond Box Video Tutorial

 

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Deluxe Collector's Edition

Staples - Deep Rectangle Matchbook Box

Staples - Washi Tape Set

 


 

 

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Graphic 45 - Decades Ink Video Tutorial

By Olga Heldwein

 

“Today I have something totally different for you.  For some time Graphic 45 has made Decades inks manufactured by Colorbox. Recently, G45 came out with 3 new shades.  I created a whole video about those inks. In the video, I'm explaining all you need to know about them, and I'm sharing 4 backgrounds and cards created with those inks. They are very versatile and will add a nice touch to your projects."~Olga

 

 

Create Your Own Background with Graphic 45 Decades Ink Video Tutorial

 

 

ClearSnap Decades Dye Inkpad Package

Clearsnap Decades Dye Inkpad Package

 

 

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What a great way to end a great week!  Thanks to you and Olga for sharing your time and creative talents with us.  We hope Olga's tour has inspired you to get in your craft space and have some fun this weekend.  Remember to share your projects on Instagram using the #Graphic45 and on our Graphic 45 - Official Community Page.  

 

Happy Papercrafting!  

16 Comment(s)

Marianne Gonzales:
04/20/2018, 07:44:10 AM
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What great tutorials today! Thank you ladies.

Dorothy McCarthy:
04/20/2018, 07:53:40 AM, handmadebydorothy.blogspot.com
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Outstanding!!!

Michele Lewis:
04/20/2018, 09:07:34 AM
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Olga, you are beautiful! I loved the tour of your craft room (and all the things you make in there) especially the bit about the chocolate!!! I am glad you showed us your small space. Mine is about the same size and, like yours, shared with my husband. You definitely fit a lot of stuff in such a small space!

Carole Lohr:
04/20/2018, 10:35:53 AM
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Thank you for the great ideas and common sense approach to storing crafts. It's not all about quantity when one's quality of design is as lovely as your samples.-

Cheryl Wells:
04/20/2018, 12:14:54 PM
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Olga - your work is amazing! I LOVE all the fussy-cutting you did on your projects. You are an awesome artist with wonderful Graphic 45 papers to play with. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

Noreen:
04/20/2018, 01:14:24 PM
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I love Olga's Vagabond Box! What wonderful creativity she shares.

Jan Kennedy:
04/20/2018, 02:26:54 PM
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Everything is wonderful! As always - I want to see MORE!

Sue MacFall:
04/20/2018, 02:35:00 PM
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Thank you Olga for sharing so much with us. I will watch the videos as soon as I can !!!

Neely P:
04/20/2018, 02:35:31 PM
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Olga, Your work is gorgeous! I loved watching your creative process.

Martie Rollin:
04/20/2018, 02:58:28 PM
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So happy for the winner of Sun Kissed! Such a lovely collection with which to create! I have so enjoyed, both, watching and listening to today's videos. I have learned some new techniques. Thank you!

Kim Persinger:
04/20/2018, 03:26:56 PM
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Congratulations Rosie on your awesome win!

Arianna Barbara:
04/21/2018, 04:56:11 AM
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Wow! Beautiful tour and cards!!! Congrats to Rosie!!!

Margaret:
04/23/2018, 11:41:03 AM
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Love your beautiful projects, especially the vagabond box! And I enjoyed seeing your craft corner - it's obvious how much you love your space, your stuff, and your work!

Gloria Stengel:
04/23/2018, 02:10:45 PM, gloriascraps.blogspot.com
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I just spent my lunch hour with Olga watching her videos! These videos are amazing with breathtaking art! I totally enjoyed Olga’s studio tour! While I have a big studio space, it is not pretty or color coordinated. It is functional and has lots of practical storage. I so enjoyed Olga’s commentary!

Hikaru Song:
04/24/2018, 06:47:21 PM
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Beautiful!! I love your craft organization.

Blanca:
09/06/2018, 05:19:04 AM
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Your crafting space may be small but your talent is HUGE!! Congratulations!

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