Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins'

I am in love with Graphic 45's Floral Shoppe. It's just so.... lush, gorgeous, beautiful, pretty. I can't say enough good things about it. Every sheet is a dream. Today I'm showing off some wearable art I created using this collection and the House Jewelry Pieces from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins' - Nichola Battilana


I've used various Floral Shoppe papers for the backgound keeping some pretty elements (like those pretty birds) nicely framed as a focal point on some of the pieces.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins' - Nichola Battilana

I randomly stamped the base corners and frames with a floral design from Gilded Lily and applied gold embossing powder before gluing the frame and base together.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins' - Nichola Battilana

A few sweet words snipped from vintage books. 

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins' - Nichola Battilana

Paper butterflies are added too.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins' - Nichola Battilana

Tiny eyehole screw is added to the bottom edge.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins' - Nichola Battilana

Pretty charms and beads are added.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins' - Nichola Battilana

What is it about those Antique Brass Ornate Metal Keys that is oh so appealing? Must have something to do with the possibility of opening new doors, or hidden treasure boxes.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins' - Nichola Battilana

I really like the range in size. From statement piece, to delightfully wee!


Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins' - Nichola Battilana

I was in a bit of a pickle when it came to finding pin backs for these pieces. The small house shapes are quite tiny so I wanted to use butterfly clutches rather than long pin backs but I couldn't find them anywhere! But I did find magnetic 'buttons'.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins' - Nichola Battilana

These won't hold in place on a thick sweater or coat, but these little magnets are quite strong (they were trying to stick together when I was shooting the group photos for this post!) and will absolutely pull together through thinner materials. Not exactly what I was looking for, but hey, now they can be used as magnets by those who don't wear pretty pins, buttons or brooches.

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe House 'Pins' - Nichola Battilana

Want to make your own? Here are the supplies you'll need

Gold embossing powder
Acrylic paint
Beads, charms and jumprings
Small eyehole screws
Discarded books
Magnetic buttons




7 comments:

  1. Precious and I love that G45 paper. You keep making wonderful things with it and I guess I will have to order some. I keep saying I have enough paper.....

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  2. I absolutely love these. Did a brooch pin not fit?

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  3. I see what you were doing with the tiny houses. I would just use them as magnets for gifts and the rest for jewelry...and gifts as well! Adorable these are!

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