Featured Company: Graphic 45 – 03 18 2015

We are happy to bring back this week’s Featured Company: Graphic 45. We’ve been huge fans for a long time and are thrilled to be able to feature them regularly on Paper Crafter’s Library!

This week they are generously giving away  a “Raining Cats and Dogs” and “Time To Celebrate” collection prize package valued at $60. Details will be at the end of this post.

$60 Prize Pack with RCAD and Time to Celebrate -550W


Graphic 45 Designer – Rhea Freitag

Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this week is Rhea Freitag who is part of the 2014/2015 Graphic 45 Design Team. You can see Rhea’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her.



I have always been identified as a creative person, but within the last three years my inner artist has really emerged.  Assemblage work, jewelry construction, art journaling and book making are all genres of mixed media art that I employ.   I strive to make art that tells a story, has a soul and engages the viewer through interaction, movement, memory and story.

Another aspect of the creation process that I adore is the adventure of searching for unique art supplies at estate sales, flea markets and antique shops.  Taking classes, blogging and gathering with my artsy pals are additional facets of the art world that bring me great pleasure and inspiration.   For me, my art expression also provides a welcome escape from my challenging career as a regional Director for Family Preservation Services serving four counties in Michigan.

I am so very pleased to be able to work with Graphic 45.  It really is a dream come true.


Times Nouveau Art Letters










Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Deluxe Collectors Edition
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes
Paper Mache Letters
Black Gesso
Distress Ink (Black Soot)
Gilders Paste (Silver)
Metal Embellishments
Petaloo Flowers
Tissue Tape
Matte Medium
Mica Flakes
Perfect Pearls Mist

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Rhea Freitag for her fabulous project and Graphic 45 for sharing their company with us. You can also find Rhea on pinterest and youtube.

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 Thursday.

Happy Crafting!

46 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45 – 03 18 2015”

  1. Thanks for showcasing Rhea’s work-she is one of my all-time favorite designers! She has also done fabulous creative work for Alpha Stamps and her blog site is so fun. I love this idea of covering large letters with G45 papers! Great inspiration again, Rhea:) Thanks also for offering this great G45 giveaway. I can never get enough Graphic 45!

  2. I love the steam punk theme and this project shows why Graphic 45 papers are the best.

  3. Rhea never ceases to amaze me! I love seeing her creations! They are always gorgeous! Graphic 45 is the BEST company out there in my opinion!! TFS!

  4. These letters are so neat!
    Love the design of them
    and all the elements used.
    Carla from Utah

  5. While I’m not one to create this type of art, I do appreciate the work of the artist. Even more, I really appreciate that Graphic 45 is providing such a wonderful product prize! Both collections are so beautiful!! Thanks for today’s posting!

  6. Oh Wow, these letters are so gorgeous! Great choice on pprs & especially luurvve all the gears, cogs & other metal parts, a touch of Steampunk! Tfs yr project & a little more about you… 🙂

  7. I love Rhea’s work and this piece is another reason why. The letters are great! And thanks for the opportunity to win some gorgeous paper.

  8. Graphics 45 has taken patterned papers and the related tags, pockets and other accessories to a new level. I didn’t know about the keyholes, so thanks once again for an info-laden feature from Paper Crafter’s Library.

    I sure hope I win this lovely assortment from Graphics 45!

    I also hope I find more how-to info on Rhea’s blog! Impressed with the use of black gesso and that white crunchy mica flakes stuff!

    Tina in San Diego

  9. I Love these letters, mostly because of the super Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Deluxe Collectors Edition paper!! Which i have a few projects of my own planned with this paper line!! Thanks for the opportunity for a give away, as well as seeing some awesome inspiring work by Rhea Freitag!

  10. What better way to express one’s feelings about creating art than with these beautifully created letters spelling the word! Rhea’s work is amazing and the Graphic 45 papers and embellishments were perfect. Thanks for a chance to win some lovely papers from Graphic 45!

  11. I have been familiar with Rhea’s Designing for quite some time. Her creations are always so artistic and cleverly put together. I can also tell she loves Designing and the creative process as much as I do. These letters are a perfect example of this, they are so wonderful with the Times Nouveau collection and fun layers and elements added. Thanks to G45 and Paper Crafter’s Library for the chance to win that amazing prize package. I don’t have either one of these collections yet and would love to win them.

  12. Love Rhea’s art! She not only is an exrraordinarily talented designer, but is always so sweet to those who visit her blog. Love what she has done with this project. Graphic 45 has so many different things to offer.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  13. These altered letters are fabulous!! The layered embellishments and metallics make it striking and unique! Always love Graphic 45 DT projects!

  14. I love the uniqueness and variety of G45. Awesome letters and such fun embellishments.
    So very nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us!

  15. Wow.. these are beautiful. Very motivating. I do believe a trip to the craft store is in order.

  16. I love the steam punk The layered embellishments and the Times Nouveau collection. TFS.

  17. What a gorgeous mixed media project! So creative! I love Graphic 45! Very high-quality products!

  18. the covered letters are beautiful. I love the colors – will match any decor – and the embellishments are great. The metal crown is a fun touch.
    thanks for sharing. G45 is always the best for paper

  19. Love Rhea’s project – thanks for the inspiration! G45 papers are the best!

  20. What awsome pieces of art work, beautiful inspiration from a talented crafter. Thankyou for the chance to win, keep up the good work Karen from durham

  21. Rhea’s work is beautiful! Graphic 45 has long been a favorite of mine. Their papers are just beautiful. It would be wonderful to win their generous prize package.

  22. Oh my goodness Rhea – I LOVE this! I can think of all kinds of uses for this tutorial with all kinds of G45 papers and goodies! I adore G45! Everything they produce goes to the top of my Must-Have List 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win some G45 goodies!

  23. Gorgeous altered letter. I love all the metal details. Thanks for sharing.

  24. These letters are great. To think she started out with plain paper mâché letter is inspirational.

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