We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: Graphic 45. We are so excited to be featuring them regularly on Paper Crafter’s Library! And this week we have a “Mother Goose” collection prize package give-away valued at $41. Details will be at the end of this post.
Graphic 45 Designer – Nichola Battilana
Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this week is Nichola Battilana who is part of the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team. You can see Nichola’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her.
I am a formally trained artist and fancy-pants graphic designer… but really, that doesn’t matter one pip and you don’t care about such boring things. I don’t blame you.
I am absolutely passionate about making stuff. Whether it’s upcycling, painting, mixed media, sculpture, or assemblage, I jump in and create with positive, joyful abandon. I create a wide range of items, much of it inspired by make-believe, magic, folklore, fairies, nonsense and nature. I like dust, old things, and appreciate things past. My goal as a maker is to meld art and craft, creating well designed accesible art, with enthusiasm and without an ounce of pretention. Hopefully I can encourage others to join in too.
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
We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Nichola Battilana for her fabulous project and Graphic 45 for sharing their company with us. You can also find Nichola on facebook, twitter and instagram. Be sure to visit Graphic 45 to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration! For more information about Graphic 45 click on their logo in the right hand sidebar of our blog.
In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced next Wednesday.