Picking a project that represents my work is difficult. I dabble in so many styles, materials and whatnot, that it becomes a task to select one thing that says everything. Getting off track here... I chose this series of altered art pieces for the Paper Crafter's Library feature.
I wan't going to use this project to represent my Graphic 45 work at all. I thought that maybe their product wasn't quite glaring enough (companies like when their product is glaring). But truly, it's the versatility of Graphic 45's products that I love. Their designs can be unmistakable... but they can also meld beautifully with authentic vintage rusty bits in altered art. Getting off track again. Here's the featury bit..
These little altered art pieces were a lot of fun to create. They use a combination of authentic old pieces and new items, including a slew of Graphic 45 metal staples. I’ve used papers from Graphic 45’s Typography (one of my favourite collections!) for the back ground, as well as their washi tape for accents.
Altered art is a lot of fun and a great exercise in creating visual balance, texture and layering. It’s a lot like building a puzzle from scratch, with the final picture often telling an unexpected story.
Graphic 45 Typography
Graphic 45 Staples
Washi Tape Set
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Antique Metal Door Pull
Ornate Metal Keys
Stamped Metal Brads
Metal Butterfly Wing
Spellbinders – Media Mixage Collection – Bezels – Shields One – Bronze
Tim Holtz – Idea-ology Collection – Clock Keys
Resin Senorita Cameo
Other: Vintage spoon, Iron nails, Buttons, Beads, Laser cut wood frames, Metal Letter, Bottle cap, Metal Hands, Large Game Spinners, Vintage lottery number, Tintypes Collage Sheet
Remember to hop over to Paper Crafter's Library and take a good look around, there's loads of beautiful work by talented folks to be seen :)