Mixed Media Madness – Canvas & DIY Bottle with Tutorial

Hello, G45ers!

  We are getting wild this Wednesday, with some mixed media creations by Olga Heldwein and Nico Scrap. First, Olga shares her vintage canvas, featuring Communique, Master Detective, and Vintage Hollywood. We love the more muted pallet she has created, by pulling different sheets from these collections and also the steampunk aesthetic her embellishments have brought out. Next, Nico shares his Master Detective  poison bottle project. His rust and dust effects make it look like it was truly discovered in the back of an abandoned building. Wow!



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Vintage Canvas

By Olga Heldwein


“Today I have sentimental canvas. It features my favorite photo of my parents. I have created a similar piece for the Brand Ambassador call that got me on the G45 team. The original was bigger, and it traveled with me to classes I was teaching. It got damaged a little bit with time, but I really liked it so I created new version on oval canvas. I picked a few papers with black and cream patterns ( those are my favorite papers in each collection with the magic vintage G45 touch) to create background. Most pieces in the composition itself are leftovers from other projects. With those leftovers and a bottle cap I created the main focal point. And here is my tip for your next creation: try to layer and mix and match different treasures from your stash to create your own embellishments.” ~Olga







Graphic 45 Supplies: 

Master Detective 12x12 Pad

Communique - Deluxe Collector's Edition

Vintage Hollywood 8x8 Pad



DIY Mixed Media Bottle

By Nico Scrap


“Sometimes I want to try something new and that’s what came out this time. I’ve imagined this bottle displayed in a very old library in an abandoned pharmacy and that’s where my idea came from. I wanted to try out the rusty effect covered with a thin layer of dust.” ~Nico


Mixed Media Poison Bottle Tutorial



Graphic 45 Supplies:

Master Detective 12x12 Pad

Master Detective Ephemera Cards

Staples - Metal Clock Keys

Other Supplies:

  • Black gesso
  • Rusty effect by Finnabair
  • Glue gun



Graphic 45 – Mixed Media Fun


Thanks for joining us for this double dose of mixed media magic by our talented Brand Ambassadors Olga and Nico. Mixed media projects can feel intimidating because the options are almost limitless. The trick is to just dive in and work with what you have. The results can be amazing, and these two projects are great examples of that! We'd love to hear about your own mixed media craft success stories in the comments below. Thanks for joining us. We will be back tomorrow with more Graphic 45 inspiration. 


Happy Papercrafting!  

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