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Art Journaling with G45 Brand Ambassador Olga Heldwein

Posted by Graphic 45 06/20/2017 42 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Mixed Media,Tutorials,

 Hello, G45ers!

Welcome back to our continued introductions of the 2017 Graphic 45 Brand Ambassadors! Today, it is our pleasure to introduce the talented Olga Heldwein. Olga is starting off her second year with us by sharing her beautiful and ambitious Art Journal. This journal features Communique - DCE and Enchanted Forest papers on our Staples Mixed Media Album - Kraft , along with a ton of other gorgeous details, mixed media flair, and lovely watercolors. Be sure to check out her YouTube video to get all the details on this crafty work of art. 


Olga Heldwein Headshot.jpg

Olga Heldwein 

"About me, coffee and choclate votary, night owl, walking chaos with flowers and glitter on top of it – yep it's me! Polish girl living in Germany with our small but loud family. I'm a scrapbooker and mixed media artist. Huge fan of messy works and dirty hands, enthusiast of steampunk and flowers, dimensional works and layers! I make classes and some video tutorials so if you want to know my techniques visit me on my blog or YT channel.


Art Journaling

By Olga Heldwein

In June we have been asked to introduce new things that we would like to explore with G45. For me it's an art journal. For a whole year, I had this amazing mixed media album. I was saving it for this amazing project and those super ideas of gorgeous pages I saw with the eyes of my imagination. I was so into this vision of a beautiful art journal, that I was too scared to start creating pages.  So with this challenge, I said "Enough," and just jumped in. I have to say that I really like this spread and it was fun to make it. If you are wondering about this project check out my video:



Art Journaling Tutorial YouTube Video


I was working straight on paper without primers. I was surprised by how good cardstock from the album behaved with water. As you can see in my video, we have different pages in this album. Some have cool pages. It is a really good base for art journaling.

All cut outs I had prepared before, as I like to watch movies and make cut outs or mold prints in the meantime.
" ~Olga Heldwein



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Thank you for being here as we spend another week getting to know our wonderful Brand Ambassadors. We are so grateful for Olga's creativity and hard work as part of the team and are very excited to see what else she will do this year. Please let us know what you would like to see and what you have enjoyed from her past creations in the comments below and remember each comment on the blog or Facebook is a chance to win this weeks blog prize. See you back here tomorrow, G45ers. 

Happy Papercrafting!

42 Comment(s)

Barb MacAskill:
06/20/2017, 09:49:39 AM

Fabulosity! What a gorgeous journal! TFS!

Carla Hundley:
06/20/2017, 10:00:19 AM

Love this spread of pages, looks neat with the watercoloring. Carla from Utah

06/20/2017, 10:02:03 AM

Gorgeous with a capital G! Love!

Sandy Trefger:
06/20/2017, 10:20:13 AM,

Such fabulous pages! I love the artwork and images! Beautiful!!

Martie Rollin:
06/20/2017, 11:27:40 AM

I am disappointed in this new format for the G45 Blog. I really enjoyed the ease of reading your old blog entries. I don't find this new blog to be very inviting. I have been a devoted follower of your Blog for several years, always looking forward to the creative adventure that awaits my eyes. This new blog just is not inspiring me to want to read it.

Sandy Trefger:
06/20/2017, 12:47:34 PM

Hi Martie, I hope you will give it a bit more time. It's hard when blogs change and are different but the content of the posts are the same I think with lots of great ideas and photos and inspiration. I like that you can see several of the different posts when you land on the blog page in case I've missed something during the week. Please don't leave us. As a designer for G45 I really hope you continue to follow along. I love reading your comments and now I think I can answer your comment directly if you have a question when I'm up on the blog and I really like that. ~Sandy (Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador)

Charee Filimoehala:
06/20/2017, 01:06:16 PM

Hello Martie,Thank you for being a loyal G45 for so many years! We appreciate your feedback, we are still working through a few kinks and as always we strive to improve. If you could email us letting us know what you would like to see improved we will take all your comments and ideas into consideration. Thank you again!

Carol Feiner:
06/20/2017, 11:27:50 AM

Great inspiration for me to get over my fear of watercolors.

Mary Holshouser:
06/20/2017, 11:51:31 AM

Beautiful pages. thanks for shring.

06/20/2017, 12:53:30 PM,

Just gorgeous. Loved your video.

Rosann Barnes:
06/20/2017, 01:31:19 PM

Pages are so pretty, love how you used the colors. Such creative use of cutout pieces from Communique !

Vanessa LeClear:
06/20/2017, 01:35:11 PM

Olga, your art journal is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the video!

Linda Mayer:
06/20/2017, 01:36:12 PM

This mixed media layout is so fabulous....thanks for sharing your wonderful talent. :)

06/20/2017, 02:07:26 PM

Thank you for sharing a medium that I am not very adept at. Very colorful! I love all the details!

Becca Yahrling:
06/20/2017, 02:49:02 PM

I love all the same things you do. :-) Your art journal pages shown here are stunning.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Oh beautiful work Olga!

Michelle Nettleton:
06/20/2017, 03:10:57 PM

Olga, I wish I could do mixed media. When I try it looks wrong. You are very talented, I enjoyed your tutorial very much, Thank you!

06/20/2017, 03:17:22 PM

Wonderful video - loved watching you create this beautiful piece! I look forward to seeing more of your art journal, and also some scrapbooking!

06/20/2017, 03:51:06 PM

Great project Olga.I have never done any mixed media,this is inspiring.

Glenda Buster:
06/20/2017, 04:00:38 PM

Welcome back Olga! Marvelous and very creative art journal pages! Thank you for sharing your work and a YouTube tutorial ❤️!

Beth Beery:
06/20/2017, 04:32:44 PM

This is a beautiful page! What adhesive did you use to tape the pages together on the back before you started working? Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us!

06/20/2017, 05:15:49 PM,

Cool how you did this. Thanks for the new-to-me techniques.

Anne Schilling:
06/20/2017, 05:16:27 PM

Very nice work! Love these colors!

06/20/2017, 06:29:27 PM

I love to look at all the little details, such beautiful work. I love everything Graphic 45!

Fran Perkins:
06/20/2017, 07:27:22 PM

I really like mixed media Haven't done much of it just a little but love this

Judy D.:
06/20/2017, 08:07:24 PM

Beautiful work by Olga! Judy D.

06/21/2017, 12:25:40 AM

What a beautiful journal page, combining different techniques in such an artistic way. Welcome Olga!

Arianna Barbara:
06/21/2017, 06:25:30 AM

Wow! I love so much all the beautiful details of these pages!!! Great work!!!

Sue MacFall:
06/21/2017, 07:43:22 AM

This is a beautiful journal - you are very talented Olga. Thank you for sharing with us.

Kathy Bumb:
06/21/2017, 07:43:42 AM

I love this collection.It is as beautiful as all y0ur collections are. I love your vintage pages and various Staples.

Carolee McCaslin:
06/21/2017, 09:01:31 AM

Wonderful layout Olga!!!

Debbie Siddle:
06/21/2017, 09:27:36 AM

Love your creative mixed media work x

Kath Prior:
06/21/2017, 01:20:03 PM

Such an inspiration, thank you SO much for showing the step by step approach to this gorgeous piece of art, I'm going to try something similar...!

Fort Collins, Colorado:
06/21/2017, 01:30:06 PM

Love love her video! Easy to understand her and the fast video makes it simple and easy to attempt this project. Thanks so much for posting. LOVE Graphics 45 products and artists. ❤️

Kathy F:
06/21/2017, 04:10:53 PM

Love that Layout!!! I have always loved Graphic 45. I wished it would be carried more locally here. Thanks!

Terry Morrow:
06/21/2017, 04:45:16 PM

Beautiful page!

Barbara Gilstrap:
06/21/2017, 08:10:50 PM

Olga, I love this piece. I am just getting into mixed media & so far it is wonderful. I find it just takes practice! Thank you.

Linda Vargo:
06/21/2017, 09:34:39 PM

Loved your Mixed Media spread. Loved your video. So glad there are people like you - talented, sharing, and caring. Thanks

Maryann Laursen:
06/21/2017, 11:30:44 PM,

This project is really beautiful and well made as always from you amazing girls. When that is sais, I must admit, I agree a bit with Martie above here in these comments. I´ve also been following for many many years,and I really really LOVE all your wonderful projects and awesome inspiration, but it´s really hard to find anything inhere since the new website aired. It looks great, that´s for sure, but really hard to navigate,and really hard to find an older entry, if you don´t remember exactly what you called it back then, and why is it, that suddenly we can´t click our own blogadresses into the box here anymore? The name and mail just pops up, when I just write the first letter, but I have to go and open my own blog to copy that adresse or write it all every time, and when I´m on one entry, I can´t just go from there to the next, but will have to go all out to your beginners page to find the next entry, if I´ve missed one yesterday f.ex.???

Kelly Massman:
06/22/2017, 11:36:59 AM

this is really stunning-love all of the yellow; bright and sunny

Odessa Jackson:
06/26/2017, 07:02:25 PM

Loved watching the video and the picture is so very pretty and uplifting . i really like it.

06/27/2017, 07:28:25 PM

Very beautiful and interesting!

Peggy Joyce:
03/01/2018, 08:08:35 PM,

What a great mixed media this paper edition - Communique - from Graphic 45.

Christine Carlsen:
08/29/2019, 03:55:39 PM

Olga, thank you for showing us how to create such a beautiful layout! I never would have figured out how to do many of the tips and tricks you demonstrated. Your work is very beautiful. I am working in scrapbook/journaling format at present; but have not included anything like this; but will in my Sept/Oct/Nov journal. (I keep a specific one just for Summer as it is my favourite time of year!). many thanks

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