Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Graphic 45: Artisan Style Project Tutorials

Hi LBH friends,
this is Lindsey with a tutorial and projects using the Artisan Style collection from Graphic 45.

Graphic 45 has such a beautiful collection of papers that coordinate so well together.  This card uses the typical Graphic 45 layering style to give it extra interest, color and dimension.  Below you will find a quick tutorial of how to make this cheerful art nouveau styled card, followed by pictures of a dimensional project using the same line of paper. 

Graphic 45: Artisan Style Art Nouveau Card

Gather your supplies....

Dictionary Paper
xacto kinife
foam tape
glue of choice

Step 1.  Gather your papers and trim them to a staggered size.  The papers are staggered according to the size of the peacock image.
Approximately (blue) 5 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in 
(orange) 4 5/8 in  x 3 1/4 in
 (dictionary paper)4 1/8 in x 2 7/8 in. 

 Step 2.  Ink the edges using blending tool.

Step 3.  Center the dictionary paper to the orange paper.
 Step 4.  Center the peacock image onto the dictionary paper and then to the card itself.  

 Step 5.  Fussy cut flower image.  
 Step 6.  Add foam tape to the image and attach.

Step 7.  Add glossy accents to the white portions of the flower and allow to dry.  

Doesn't everyone have those random things they have been holding onto for years with the intention to do something with it and well- it just keeps getting pushed back.  Well...  I pulled out this shadow box I picked up from Dollar Tree years ago.  It's about 6 inches by 6 inches with a glass top a small hinges and a magnetic closure and decided today was the day it got some love.  

Painted it with some acrylic paint and zoned out on some intense fussy cutting.  I recommend a fresh x-acto blade for this project.  I used the 8x8  "Artisan Style" page from the paper pack.  Lots of foam tape, maybe even tons of foam tape.  

On the sides I used " Patterns of the Past" from the 8x8 paper pad.   

For the back I used a black and white striped paper from the 6x6 patterns and solids paper pad, as well as a tag from the 8x8 paper pad and a small amount of "This Old House" from the 8x8 paper pad. 

Thanks for checking out my projects using the beautiful Graphic 45 papers, I hope it leaves you inspired!

Lindsey Banner


  1. Lindsey this is simply amazing!! Your talent just boggles my mind.

  2. Graphic 45 is probably my all-time favorite paper company! I love what you did with their papers on both of your projects!


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