#G45DarkSide – Mixed Media Wall Hanging


Hello, G45ers!

Let's kick off this week with a Mixed Media Wall Hanging by Kasia Bogatko.  This beautiful sign was created in celebration of our  #G45DarkSide – October Challenge.  Kasia has used our Old Curiosity Shoppe – Deluxe Collector’s Edition and Metal Staples.  So pull out your inks and your metal embellishments and let's get our hands dirty!  


Old Curiosity Shoppe Sign

By Kasia Bogatko


Hello, Graphic 45 Fans! Today I have for you a project for our monthly challenge. This time we make something from #G45DarkSide

I know that many of you are thinking about Halloween this month. In Poland, where I come from, this is not a popular holiday. However, I really wanted to do something in this style. Something dark, a little strange, which may be a decoration for Halloween, but it will also work as a year-round project.


I reached for the Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection, which is one of my favorites and one of the first I have worked with. In this collection you will find a lot of details to cut, beautiful butterflies, vintage letters, intriguing bottles – I used all of this to create this shop sign. I wanted to make a project that would look old, rusted, hidden among the moss, a sign leading to a mysterious store with lots of strange things.


In this project, I wanted to show how easily you can combine paper with paints and the media. How well they interact with each other, creating together a coherent composition. The most important thing is to add a bit of used paints or pastes to the paper elements so that they blend seamlessly into the background.




I hope that my project will inspire you to take part in our challenge. Or maybe you will try to play with the media? I am very curious!” ~Kasia



Olde Curiosity Shoppe with Graphic 45 – by Kasia Bogatko


Graphic 45 Supplies Used:

Old Curiosity Shoppe—Deluxe Collector's Edition

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes

Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs


DCE Olde Curiosity Shoppe

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes

Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs

What a great way to kick off the week!  Big thanks to Kasia for sharing this mixed media masterpiece, and to you for stopping by!  We hope you are inspired to try altering your metal embellishments at home and join our #G45DarkSide challenge.  Just hop over to our Facebook Graphic 45 – Official Community page to check out the entries.  


Happy Papercrafting!  

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