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Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 1 with Tiffany

Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with Day 1 of our Blog Hop!


This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway! 

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites-



1. First, I added Chalkboard Paint to the top and bottom portion of one of the tags from the Graphic 45 Tag Album.

2. Then, I mix 1 part Chalkboard Paint to 2 Parts Glaze blending with water until smoothie like consistency.

3. Adhere the Rare Oddities Patterned Papers on top of each other with Gel Medium.

4. Before completely dry, tear portions of the top layer of paper to reveal the bottom layer.

5. Add Drips of Chalkboard Paint mixture with a dropper tool.


6. The next step is easy, simply adhere die-cut apothecary bottles with Gel Medium.

7. Adhere the Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Chipboard to the bottles with Gel Medium & trim excess. 

8. Add a thick coat of Gel Medium around the Chipboard labels.

9. Now, this is when the magic happens. Heat Set the Gel Medium until it BUBBLES!!!! Yes, you WANT air bubbles! I loved discovering this happy mistake :)

10. Outline the bottles with a PITT Artist Pen Black (M).

11. Now, be brave and add some sort of handwritten sentiment on the tag with the Stamper's Artist Pen in White. I layered my sentiment with a Metallic PITT Artist Pen Gold. Now, you just have to adhere the finished Apothecary bottles to the finished tag!

So what do you think?! I cannot wait to add this finished tag to a bottle of wine for a host gift!

Thanks for hopping by,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products:

Graphic 45 Products:


  • Sizzix Bigz Die Apothecary Bottles by Tim Holtz


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Peggy Govanetti

These techniques are SO cool; I love the effects that you've gotten!! (And don't you just LOVE happy accidents?)

Jean Marmo

Just wonderful!!

What a nice thing to do, mabe I try to use my faber Castells too ;)

barbara macaskill

What a beautiful tag!!! Great idea to pair it with a bottle of wine! Maybe add a label over the wine label using one of the G45 papers! That would be cute too! TFS!


Great fun! Don,t know what I love more, Faber -Castell or Graphic 45!

Sharon Estes

Love the project and will enjoy Faber-Castell/Graphic-45 blog hop.


Ohh that is fun, Tiffany, great use of chalkboard paint..inspirational..I'll have to try ! TFS

Eileen Barton

Great Halloween and this project is perfect!

LaChelle Shown

Such a great project for Halloween!

Beth williams

Halloween,G45, & Faber-Castell it's the mac-daddy of creations for me!


Fab project this is a great blog hop xx


great project, this beautiful tag is perfect to make a gift more personal

Kristine Vencel

Great little hostess project using one of my fav G45 collections! Need to start using Gelatos, I guess. Haven't been that brave before.

Nancy O.

Will be fun seeing how my two favorite companies utilize each other's products in their projects this week.

Johanne Lacombe

The tag is beautiful. I love it. Thanks for the chance,

Janice Carl

Love Graphic 45, love Faber Castell, the 2 together, crazy exciting. The tag is awesome.

Rebecca Billard

Love the tag! Awesome!

Kelly Massman

very fun process and project!


I'm going to make this

Carla  Hundley

This is cool and so
full of fun!
Carla from Utah

Zelda Coetzee

Fabulous! Magic happening for sure - love it.

Viki B

This is an awesome tag. One of the bubbles on the green bottle looks like a skull.

Marina Kovalenko

Great tag!

Regina Furman

Well that's quite interesting! Sure would be a delight for the person receiving it.

Karly Mauldin

Wow!! What a "spooktacular" project!!

Ina Good

Love this tag with chalkboard paint gellatos and graphic45 bottles way kewl!


Great tag
Getting it will be as much fun as getting the bottle of wine.
thanks for the tips.

Jeanne Mello

Wow! I love this project! Going to check out these Faber Castell products!


Gorgeous project. Love the combination of faber castell and graphic45.
Hugs Aartje

Moni Agila

I love the way you create this tag. Thank's for theSpooky recife for the dripping chalk/glaze mixture that I really want to try in red, so blood is dripping down.

Moni Agila

I meent Recipe.


Love that cool texture!

Ruby C

Fun project for Halloween. Loving the Bubbles!

Sue  D

Fabulous tag for Halloween!


Love it! Sounds like a chemistry experiment!

snazzy jj

Great project. Thanks for the step-by-step. Can't wait to try it.

Linda Chidster

C~O~O~L Project for Halloween!!! TFS!!!

Sue Chesley

I really like your blog here,a ndI really like Faber-Castel products, so I will be checking in here often. Thanks for the blog-hop, your projects are darling!!!

Katie B.

Love how you changed the paper with just a little paint! Awesome tag. Love halloween. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Linda Storey

Love everything Halloween! Perfect,TFS!


Eeeeeppp!!! This Halloween tag is nothing short of BOO-tiful!!! I love all the frightfully fantastic texture and layers!!! Such fun! :D Tiffany's talents are delightful to watch and give me the boost I need to try some new things artistically!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration!!!


Love the bubbled gel medium! And the reminder that Halloween will be here before we know it!

April Lopez

Interesting techniques. I need to try them. Thanks for sharing.

sherry butcher

These techniques are SO great. Thanks for sharing.

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