Friday, 9 July 2021

Graphic 45 
Elegance Collection
Typewriter Box with Mini Album

Hello dear G45ers!
I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this amazing team 
again and so excited to share my #G45Selfie project as 
Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador. 

For our first assignment I was asked to create a 'Self-Portrait'
project that reflects me as an artist using my favourite paper
medium and go-to technique.

I present to you my love for off the page, a Typewriter Box with 
a Mini Album featuring the ever so stunning Elegance collection.
 I love the patterns, the colours and floral imagery in this collection,
 they are so gorgeous and pink is my favourite colour! 

My favourite paper medium currently is watercolor paper. I love
 to die cut shapes from this paper and heat emboss them,
 this is my go-to technique. I love embossing powders!

Herewith the Supplies and Instructions you may use to
 recreate such a project:

G45 Supplies used:

Other Supplies used:
Tara's Craft Studio Typewriter Box template
Foam Board
Various Cutting Dies
White Cardstock
Watercolor Paper
Wooden Box (with drawer)
Number/Alphabet Stamp
Scoring Board
Red Double Sided Tape
Masking Tape
Soft Gloss Gel
Metal Embellishments
Embossing Powders
Pink Paint
Ribbon and Lace
Flat Back Pearls and Rhinestones

I had the base pieces of the typewriter laser cut from wood but generally 
you could use foam board too. Cut the number in shapes as per the link 
above. Trace and cut the same shapes from the pattern sheets from the
 collection to be adhered on top of the wood pieces. 
Tip: Remember to cut extra shapes of some pieces because 
they will have to go on opposite sides. 

Cut the tube pieces from the pattern sheets. Adhere the brass knockers
on each side.

Cut the typewriter keys from white cardstock, roll tightly between your 
fingers and glue. 
Tip: Use a quilling tool to start the process; it just makes it easier 
to roll. Adhere these pieces with a soft gloss gel thus ensuring that 
the paper won't come loose.

Stamp some numbers (or alphabet) onto cardstock. Use a die with lots of little 
circles if you have to cut the numbers to fit on the 'keys'
Tip: Adhere them with masking tape to the die before cutting, making sure 
they do not move from the position you want. 

Fussy cut and die cut some elements to add to the 'typewriter sheet'.
Adhere to the tube piece with the brass knockers.

Paint the wooden box drawer (15 cm x 11 cm) with pink paint and line 
with the pattern sheets from the collection. Adhere a door pull in the

Create a little Mini Album to fit in the drawer of the wooden box. Cut 
five pieces from the pattern sheets measuring 16 cm x 10 cm each. 
Score in half and decorate the pages with some ephemera, die cut 
and fussy cut elements from the collection. Adhere the booklet with
 lace and ribbon.

Die cut some butterflies and add flat back pearls to the center of

Die cut some leaves and shapes from watercolor paper and heat
emboss with embossing powder.

Add a quote from the pattern sheets to the metal plate.

Add some die cut elements to the bottom piece of the typewriter.

Add the heat embossed shapes on the outside of the typewriter, on
both sides.

Add some rhinestones to the eyes of the door knockers.

Adorn the handle with some metal, die cut and chipboard 
embellishments, let them hang from a piece of metal chain.

Decorate the tube piece at the bottom with a butterfly.

Some more photos:

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting!

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