Celebrate Art – A Shabby Chic Altered Note Board

Hello, G45ers!
 

It is a new week and we are going to start things off with a little shabby chic, mixed media inspiration! Aneta Matuszewska brings us an amazing altered notepad, featuring several Graphic 45 collections including Once Upon a Springtime – DCE and Cafe Parisian, along with our shabby chic metal hardware. As you can see in the accompanying YouTube tutorial, Aneta uses a variety of fun mixed media techniques to bring us this bright and beautiful notepad, a perfect piece to celebrate altered art.  It would fit perfectly in any space you want to feel a bit of extra creative motivation. Before we jump in, it is time to announce this week's blog prize!

 

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This week’s prize package includes a Once Upon a Springtime – Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Cafe Parisian 8×8 and 6×6 Paper Pad, Staples – Ivory Square Tag Album, and Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates and Knobs, a $60 value.  To enter to win, just comment here on the blog and/or Facebook today through Thursday. We will choose one random winner to be announced on the blog this Friday, July 7th. 

 

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Shabby Chic Altered Notebook

By Aneta Matuszewska
 

“This year I would like to focus more on mixed media: paints, gesso, masks, inks, and stamping.

So my newest inspiration for G45 today is an altered note board:
 

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Once Upon a Springtime and Café Parisian altered note pad for G45, by Aneta Matuszewska photo 5.jpg
 

I’ve made a video tutorial for you where you can find a complete supplies list:

 

Altered Note Board Tutorial 

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

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Thank you so much for visiting us today and have a crafty day!

Xoxo” ~Aneta Matuszewska

…and thanks to Aneta for sharing this lovely upcycled notepad that beautifully combined some many elements from Graphic 45 collections and other beautiful embellishments. There is so much creativity out there to discover and pieces like this are great for reminding us to keep seeking it. We would love to hear about what little crafts you stash around your home or craft area to keep you inspired. Remember each comment here or on Facebook is also a chance to win this weeks prize. We will be back tomorrow with more beautiful craft inspiration brought to you by the terrific G45 Brand Ambassadors. 

Happy Papercrafting!   

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