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Introducing: Nico Scrap Featuring a Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 06/16/2017 79 Comment(s) Home Decor,Mixed Media,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

We hope you are joining us today after a refreshing weekend, but if not we have just the thing, an inventive mixed media canvas by our own Brand Ambassador, Nico Scrap, featuring our own Communique - DCE and Portrait of a Lady. Before diving into his latest creation complete with YouTube tutorial, Nico is going to tell us all a bit more about himself. We are so appreciative of his continued contributions to the Graphic 45 team! Also, a new week means a chance at another blog prize. Remember to comment right here on the blog and Facebook each day to be entered to win. We will announce a randomly chosen winner right here on the blog, this Friday. Good luck!

 

NOT AVAILABLE (2/2/ 1 Claimed Communique DCE, Black ATC Banner, Metal Door Plates

This week’s prize package includes a Communique - Deluxe Collector’s Edition set, Black Dot Alpha Banners, and Metal Door Plates and Knobs, a $45+ value!  

 

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Nico Scrap

 

“Hello Everyone!

I’m Niccolò but all my friends call me Nico. I live in a little city in northern Italy, near the super famous city of love...Venice!

I’m in love with mixed media, cardmaking, scrapbooking and almost everything that concerns the use of papers. I’m a vintage lover, I love to go in vintage shops and discover new things that can be altered or upcycled. I’m also a steampunk addict and everything that has a gear on it must be mine!

Now, I hope you will enjoy my creations for Graphic 45, and I really can’t wait to start this amazing new adventure.

 

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Golden Findings

By Nico Scrap
 

“This time I want to show you a mixed media canvas in very Nico-style.

It’s the first time I have pushed myself this hard with mixed media for Graphic 45, but I like the result. I found a vintage frame in my grandma’s attic and thought it was perfect for my next project. And then I had fun with acrylic paints, black gesso, vintage embellishments, and of course Graphic 45 papers!” ~Nico Scrap

 

 

 

Mixed Media Canvas Youtube Video tutorial

 

Golden findings, Communique , photo 2 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45..jpg

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

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Other Supplies:

  • Black gesso Pebeo

  • Rusty paste Finnabair

  • Paper flowers Scrapunlimited

  • Metal embellishments Scrapunlimited

  • Resin heart Relics&Artifact

  • Glue gun

 

Thanks for joining us for another Brand Ambassador feature! We hope you have enjoyed learning a little more about Nico and seeing his creative mixed media approach with this canvas. We love seeing what projects our Brand Ambassadors come up with each day and are so grateful for Nico and the others to join us for another year. We would love to hear about some of your favorite Nico creations in the comments below, and remember each comment is a chance to win! See you back here tomorrow 

 

Happy Papercrafting!

 

79 Comment(s)

Sue MacFall:
06/19/2017, 09:53:11 AM
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Love the aged look - what a great piece of work !

Mathilde S:
06/19/2017, 10:26:01 AM
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Wow,what a fabulous frame.I love all the details,your artwork is so inspiring and a great way to showcase this beautiful collection.

Rosann:
06/19/2017, 11:12:00 AM
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What a fabulous piece Nico ... always like your detailed work !

Veronica Roske:
06/19/2017, 11:15:17 AM
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That is really awesome to take a regular photo frame and use mix media to create a stunning piece of art. Beautiful work Nico Scrap!

Vanessa LeClear:
06/19/2017, 11:34:11 AM
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Love the project, Nico! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Arianna Barbara:
06/19/2017, 11:45:02 AM
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Wow! I'm in love for your stunning project, Nico!!! Really breathless!!! Love so much all the details!!!

Margaret:
06/19/2017, 12:10:36 PM
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Such a unique and beautiful piece! I loved seeing the process - thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'm wondering - what kind of tape is that, that you used on the frame?

Dana Roepke:
06/19/2017, 12:22:48 PM
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Wow - I just learned a whole lot of groovy stuff in that 8 minute video. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent :)

Marie:
06/19/2017, 12:32:32 PM
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Fabulous project. Awesome giveaway.

Fran Perkins:
06/19/2017, 01:14:27 PM
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Love this project and mix media thanks for sharing

jean marmo:
06/19/2017, 01:58:32 PM, pagesintime.blogspot.com
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Such an amazing project!

Pat Ford:
06/19/2017, 02:02:55 PM
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Nico, your mixed media piece is just fabulous! I love your tutorial also. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to more creations from you!

Glenda Buster:
06/19/2017, 02:08:29 PM
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So happy you are back as a Brand Ambassador! Love the vintage frame! Fabulous project to see and attempt to make❣️

Katherine Buchanan:
06/19/2017, 02:53:57 PM
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Beautiful inspiration, as always!

Michelle:
06/19/2017, 03:20:45 PM
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Stunning art, thank you for the tutorial!

Donna Nuce:
06/19/2017, 05:57:21 PM, craftycolonel.blogspot.com
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Nico I am such a fan of your projects.

Anne Schilling:
06/19/2017, 06:04:21 PM
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Stunning! Absolutely beautiful!

Cindy Burns:
06/19/2017, 06:29:46 PM
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Fabulous creation, your art work truly enhances the beauty of the graphic 45 portrait. It looks like it came from one of the vintage shops you mentioned in your introduction. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

Janice Carl:
06/19/2017, 06:50:30 PM
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Nice find of the frame in the attic! Your piece is amazing, I love the portrait, like a cameo. Can't wait to see more.

Debby L:
06/19/2017, 07:09:57 PM, debbysdares.blogspot.com
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This has the look and feel of a "cultural significance" piece. I am awed by the creativity and knowledge to create this.

Liz:
06/19/2017, 07:51:52 PM
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Beautiful!

Cathy:
06/19/2017, 07:55:46 PM, amethystalcove.blogspot.ca
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Absolutely love what you did with this frame Nico! Also love the communique collection

lucille martin:
06/19/2017, 08:18:01 PM
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Love the frame

Judy D.:
06/19/2017, 08:19:16 PM
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What an incredible work of art! Judy D.

Kelly Wood:
06/19/2017, 08:21:47 PM
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Love this. I would love to try those techniques on frames. Need to decorate our new house.

Susie Doucet:
06/19/2017, 08:22:15 PM
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Beautiful collection as always!

Susan Mc Feggan:
06/19/2017, 08:22:46 PM
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Absolutely love everything Graphic 45. Love creating all sorts of fancy fold cards with Graphic 45. Would love to win this set

Xochitl:
06/19/2017, 08:22:48 PM
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Love it. Love the colors X. Montano

Jessica:
06/19/2017, 08:29:49 PM
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First time hearing about nico

LAURA FESSER:
06/19/2017, 08:36:04 PM
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Such fun things trigger so many ideas! Thanks for all the components for creativity!

Beth Beery:
06/19/2017, 08:36:20 PM
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Amazing!! What a creative and inspiring project, thanks for sharing it with us!!!

Laurie Bradshaw:
06/19/2017, 08:39:31 PM
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Thanks for sharing your skills with us! Very creative!

Kate:
06/19/2017, 08:40:25 PM
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I love the framed project. So very creative.

Carla Hundley:
06/19/2017, 08:41:03 PM
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Cool looking frame and love all the embellishments on it. Carla from Utah

Jaimi Bailey:
06/19/2017, 09:00:12 PM
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That frame is just amazing! What an awesome piece!

Denise Bryant:
06/19/2017, 09:08:13 PM
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Happy to see Nico's beautiful project! Love the frame!

Linda Schilling Vigil:
06/19/2017, 09:24:11 PM
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Love it, perfect for a personal scrapbook, journals, and cards in my life!!! :)

Sharon gullikson:
06/19/2017, 09:48:21 PM
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Wow, that is amazing!!

Glenda Aitken:
06/19/2017, 10:33:56 PM
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This frame work is stunning!

Rynna Griffeth:
06/19/2017, 10:58:38 PM
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Love this so much. I'm very inspired and ready to start my new project.

Annalies Finnigan:
06/19/2017, 11:42:39 PM
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Stunning can't wait to try this out mine won't look as beautiful as yours but I am willing to give it my best just luv all the G 45 stuff wish I could get it more easies I live in Zimbabwe far away thank uso much for sharing .

Robin Bissland:
06/20/2017, 12:10:05 AM
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This is one of my favorite papers. I love to add flowers and the metal accents.

Alzira Armas:
06/20/2017, 12:27:12 AM
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love all your papers, never tired of using them

Maryann Laursen:
06/20/2017, 12:27:15 AM, mycraftbarn.blogspot.dk
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WAUW this is so gorgeous; I really love this frame, and I actually made 2 myself last fall, just in a more Shabby style than this. Not sure, I can pick one for another of Nico´s lovely projects, as they´re all just amazing in each their way, and ofcause it always depends on, what it´s made for. But he does make wonderful art every time.

DENIS Annick:
06/20/2017, 01:09:24 AM
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very beautiful !!!! thanks for the chance to win a collection of your papers...

Debbie Siddle:
06/20/2017, 02:29:09 AM
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Oh, how lovely. x

Keysha Sain:
06/20/2017, 03:59:08 AM
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Beautiful! I am truly inspired to try this mixed media thing!!! I love your project!

Kelly massman:
06/20/2017, 05:25:20 AM
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Very artistic!

Diane Smith:
06/20/2017, 05:27:06 AM
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Would love to win....love it!

Carol wingfield:
06/20/2017, 05:45:07 AM
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Beautiful work...thanks for sharing. I ❤❤ G45! Thank you design team!

Deb Lowell:
06/20/2017, 06:09:19 AM
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Nico - nice video! I love vintage and find steampunk interesting, but have not been brave enough to try mixed-media. I make cards & love embellishing scrapbook pages for my family.Thanks for pushing me a little closer to try a mixed-media project.

Dawn:
06/20/2017, 06:16:49 AM
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I would use this for my family tree book. Pretty please and thank you!

Mary:
06/20/2017, 07:12:15 AM
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Beautiful creation Niccolo.

Sue LD:
06/20/2017, 07:15:58 AM
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So cool--love the vintage look and the dimension.

Alice:
06/20/2017, 07:22:54 AM
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Fabulous❣️

Alexandra trigili:
06/20/2017, 07:27:41 AM
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Gorgeous project. Love how it looks like it's been in your family for generations. It's like an instant heirloom!

Dorothy McCarthy:
06/20/2017, 07:38:42 AM, handmadebydorothy.blogspot.com
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Fabulous!!

Teri Rice:
06/20/2017, 08:02:20 AM
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Wow! What a unique piece. Totally love the images in the Portrait of a Lady collection.

Sherry gardner:
06/20/2017, 08:09:22 AM
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This looks like fun

Dawn L Miner:
06/20/2017, 08:23:36 AM
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Beautiful frame! Love both of the paper collections!

Bettina Kreuer:
06/20/2017, 08:49:03 AM
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I love the Communique collection. Can't get enough of it.

Carolee McCaslin:
06/20/2017, 09:00:33 AM
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Wonderful project Nico!!!

Jeanette:
06/20/2017, 09:41:36 AM
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Love this collection

Cyndi:
06/20/2017, 09:59:46 AM
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Ohhhh...love the finishes on this piece! Bellissimo Nico!

Cyndi:
06/20/2017, 10:07:39 AM
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I forgot to say that although this project did not include G45 papers, I was intrigued by the altered martini glass Nico created. Beautiful.

Sandy Trefger:
06/20/2017, 10:21:09 AM, www.sandyscraftycreations.com
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This is so beautiful! Love Nico's work!!

Sara Emily Barker:
06/20/2017, 10:39:47 AM, sarascloset
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Nice mixed media project. I popped over to Nio's blog and only saw a few posts from before he was on the team. Loved them all! Fun to see this frame come together so quickly. I recently made a similar project, so I can appreciate all the steps involved.

Deb Matovich:
06/20/2017, 11:45:55 AM
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This an amazing piece - love all the details.

Angela Watson:
06/20/2017, 12:26:36 PM
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Live the vintage Hollywood look! What great images to create with.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures:
06/20/2017, 12:56:02 PM, littletreasures-sylvia.blogspot.com
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Really a perfect vintage look. Just love all the unique details you have shared.

Nancy Hodges:
06/20/2017, 07:17:07 PM
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Love to win!

stampnk:
06/21/2017, 12:23:38 AM
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What a great collection for layouts and masculine projects, and what impressive projects by Nico. Graphic 45 designers are always fabulous and so artistic

Odessa Jackson:
06/21/2017, 03:02:20 PM, None
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I love to watch people create things and give me inspiration to do the same. Although i do think the double frame idea is a bit much, creates a heavy mood.

Patsy Lippert:
06/21/2017, 09:43:43 PM
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I'm hooked on G45! Love all of it.

Judy Hodges:
06/22/2017, 12:00:47 PM
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Love the look! Wonderful, as usual

Toni Bettencourt:
06/22/2017, 09:28:57 PM
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I so enjoy looking at the projects that use a different approach to art with Graphic 45 products than my own. What beautiful work! Thank you for sharing.

Ana Maria Costiniu:
06/23/2017, 10:50:06 AM, graceland-am.blogspot.ro
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I love it! So much talent. This was so inspiring!

fusiafscrapping:
06/23/2017, 11:25:01 PM, fusiafscrapping.blogspot.com
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Oh wow! Amazing!

dorit Hundia:
06/24/2017, 07:08:13 AM
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It's so beautiful! Thanks for your sharing. I'm going to try it

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