Monday, March 18, 2013

Please welcome the amazing Olga Heldwein from Poland!

Hi everyone !
My name is Olga Heldwein and I'm from Poland ;). I'm a proud mom and wife, living with my hubby, son and two crazy cats in Warsaw, Poland. Paper and media crafting filled our home life completely. When I'm not creating I think about it or I'm teaching it in my classes or crafting with my 4 year old boy. My big boy is an artist to so he is very forgiving in this subject ;) ......................................................................................... When did you discover paper craft, and why do you still create within this craft?  As long as I can remember I have loved crafting. It started from jewelery making, than a short and stormy affair with decoupage , then some florist adventures and finally scrapbooking. I discovered scrapbooking 5 years ago when I was pregnant and were searching for an original way to save all those treasured moments of my son's baby steps :)  . Now I'm discovering mixed media and I love it so who knows where it leads me ?

Where do you find inspiration to your work? 
I'm not trying to find inspiration, they are everywhere around me, on my friends blogs, and of course in our everyday life. I'm trying to capture precious moments in my works to remember it forever.

Where, and when do you prefer to create, and how do you prefer to have it around you? 
The best time for me to create is in the night :) And the very best time for me is the night before a deadline or the presentation. I get the best ideas when I'm working under pressure. I also like to attend craft meetings with my friends. I find them very inspiring . I also always have around me everything I'm using; favorite stamps, some punchers, masks and always something I want to use in my works, and black ink to splatter with is always there. Around me are artworks, wich I recived from my friends - my treasures and source of good mood .

How does your scrap place usually look like? 
My little scrap(almost)room is always a mess, I can't work clean, I can't keep it nice. There is always a creative mess around me. And I really like my little craft space. You can find here some Craft supplies and many many old junk clocks , boxes and chests. Many of them waiting so long for they turn, but they will all get their chance to a new life .

Do you have any favorite Prima – Ingvild Bolme line products?  
My favorite product... hmmm... hard to choose... I will say that all metal things, all Junkyard Findings for sure !!!! :)

Now lets move over to some of Olga's amazing works!

Altered Project
Above: Look at this amazingly creative piece of altered art made by the very talented Olga Heldwein! I am truly amazed by her details and how very creative it is! All her details are so well placed together to a perfect design with interesting touches!

Above; again Olga's amazing altered piece, showing from a different angle. Here you can easily see the amount of layers on her work, and all the metals are beautifully shining and adds the perfect amount of "stem-punk touches"!

Above: Her project is filled with metals as old junk clock gears and a Junkyard Findings "Typo Zippers" on each square on the front. Such an amazingly cool way to use the zippers!

Above: A close-up showing one of the Junkyard Findings "Typo Zippers" she used on the front of her amazing project, and all the little details as the little clothespin, the cords and eyelets, the clock face from the Junkyard Findings "Clock Faces", and lots of gears and amazingly creative use of embellishments!

Above: The "Typo Zippers" Olga used on her project. These zippers are made of metal and each one has a little word printed on. Really fun embellishment to use to all kinds of project, just as Olga just showed us on her project here! These cool zip pullers are from the Junkyard Findings collection which Olga mentioned as her favorite collection!

Above: "Clock Hands" from the Junkyard Findings collection. It was one of these Olga used on her project above.

Think - altered canvas
Above: Olga also created a beautiful altered canvas filled with lots of cool techniques, all set together to a wonderful design to rest our eyes on and to get lost in all her details and amazing textures. 

Above; Olga used a Junkyard Findings "Typo Bulbs" and some Shabby Chic Resin Treasures "Wings" on top of all her amazing layers on her beautiful canvas. And check out the texture she made with all her techniques! Love the background and all the effects she gets.

Shabby Chic Bird house
Above: Check out this unbelievable beautiful project she made, looking like a cute bird house as a little house that someone could live in! This project is filled with lots of shabby chic details, a soft and romantic pieces of art. The Shabby Chic Resin Treasures was here a perfect match to her design.

Above; A close-up of the birdhouse, showing lots of her little details. Look at her use of stitches and small pieces of paper squares! How cool isn't that!?! And what about her handmade icicle? - just amazing, leaves me speechless... On the front of the bird house she added a little Shabby Chic Resin Treasures "Sculpture Window".

Create the World - altered Canvas
Above: Another amazing project done by the very talented Olga! Isn't this just amazing? So delicate, so detailed, and so perfectly well designed on all levels. I love her techniques used on the background, her uses of numbers and stamping techniques. Look at the layers and depths she has on her works! 

Above: Her last project from an different angle. Here you can view all her depths and layers better, and they are simply amazing!

Above: A close-up letting us viewing her details a bit closer, leaving no doubt that her skills are amazing! On this project she again used one of the "Typo Zippers" from the Junkyard Findings collection she mentioned as her favorite collection. She also used Shabby Chic Resin Treasures, the bird ("Fly Away") and the birdhouse ("Bird Houses"). 
Check out the effect of the techniques used on the background!

And yes, this is your lucky day, because Olga is so kind that she made a video tutorial on how to make this background! Here is the video, just click on the image below, please enjoy!

Above: The Comfort-Craft Tools "Chalk Edgers" that Olga is using in her tape above for her wonderful dry brush techniques! These comes at the moment in total 48 wonderful natural colors! They are fast drying chalk ink pads with a ergonomic grip, very easy to hold and to use for all kinds of techniques and on all kinds of projects! 
These great Chalk Edgers and all other products mentioned and featured in this post comes from Prima, and can be ordered at Prima by contacting them at

I hope you all enjoyed this post and all of the amazing works shared by the talented Olga. Please also make sure you drop by her blog here to see more of her works and to leave her some love.

Thank you so much every one of you for dropping by today, appreciate your visit and wish you all a wonderful day! And a special thanks to Olga Heldwein for being my guest today and for sharing all her talent with us!

*hugs and smiles*


Susan Bullock said...

I too am speechless! Olga's creations are just so beautiful and it is hard to find words to describe all the layers and different techniques she uses. Truly eye candy for the soul ~ thanks for sharing

Mieke said...

Stunning, thank you for the inspiration!

Miranda Edney said...

Wow!!!!!! She is incredible!!!

Zanka said...

I'm a big fan of Olga's work but those projects swapped me of my feet!!! Masterpieces, a big big talent and amazing personality.

Tanya Privalova said...

wow!!adorable projects!!

Gosia S. said...

Congratulations!!! Amazing!!! Cudownie Owieczko:))

CarmenAlice said...

Fabulous, love your work!

Rebecca " The miss Haven " said...

Lovely creations :)

Evgenia Petzer said...

Big congratulations! well deserved! love these works!

Linn said...

Ohh woow, I am in awe.. what a wonderful artist. I am so thankful you share such talented people in your blog Ingvild. I will for sure follow Olga from now on. Her work is stunning!

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