Monday, 23 July 2018

Butterfly magic by Juliya

Hello lovelies,
There are times, when we have to leave our comfort zone or intentionally we push ourselves out of our comfort zone. This is the way we can try new things, gather new experiences and maybe find something fabulous, that we haven't thought about! Juliya stepped out of her comfort zone to create this project - take a look at the fabulous outcome!


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Hello there, lovely creative friends!
Today I'd like to share with you my new inspiration - a mixed media reversed canvas.
This month I made a canvas about fairies. Summer is the time of butterflies, and I like to watch their flutter. And how sorry they are in the evening, when they fly into the light of lamps and are burned. And I thought that in a fairy-tale world there must be fairies who protect butterflies from the light of lamps. They turn light into beautiful crystals, and people are just happy that the rainbow light comes into their garden in the evening))




For work, I used the new beautiful Rust Effect Paste -  set of Anemone and Coral.
Pastes are very beautifully toned with waxes, that exhibit their texture.



Butterflies from the new collection 7 Dots Studio - Garden Party. I just cut them out, and I think they are beautiful)).
And what beautiful crystals from the new release! And really like pieces of sugar))





Please enjoy my step by step video tutorial!





For me, red is always a way out of the comfort zone. And I really liked this experiment with color. The paste has bright, rich colors. It creates a beautiful texture! And I know that I will return to this set more than once))

I hope that my work will inspire you too, to leave your comfort zone. And try new combinations of color and texture for yourself. Try a new set of Rust Effect Paste Anemon and Coral in work!





Products I have used - all the images linked to Mixed Media Place online store


Friday, 20 July 2018

Blog Giveaway Winner!

Thank you so much for joining the Giveaway - I was so happy to read so many beautiful comments! Every time when I read my products and inspirations are making you happy, my heart is melting...

I had a hard task of picking the winner, but finally here is the lucky one:  
Huge, huge congrats to Michboo!
Please email me your shipping details to finnabair.contact@gmail.com

Thanks again - and keep your eyes open, as there may be something more coming soon...
huge hugs

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Finnabair - Summer 2018 Release... and a Giveaway!

Hi again my dear ones!
Have you got yhe chance to see the latest Summer 2018 Release FB Live Show I was doing last week? No? This is a big mistake, as my new art babies are absolutely mind-blowing, and I'm sure you will fall in love in every single one of them!
Here you can see the recording of the show explaining all the new products - Art Alchemy Opal Magic Paints, Art Extravagance Texture Fantasy Rust Pastes and new Art Pebbles of course - useful tips and techniques which will show you how you can use your new favourite art toys in a creative way - enjoy!

How can I express my enthusiasm about this release... maybe a Giveaway will help?
Yes! there is a chance to win all the products shown on this photo - and it is really easy!

You just need to answer for 1 question and keep your fingers crossed so you will be picked as a lucky winner: What are the ways you can keep your fast drying art mediums safe and moist for longer? (there are tips and hints in the video above!)
Rules are simple:
- leave a comment, answering the question above
- share the info about the giveaway in your social media (IG, FB and all others!)
- keep your fingers crossed so you will be the lucky one!
Giveaway is open for all countries, except the prohibited areas.
The lucky winner will be announced this Friday on the blog - so don't forget to check!

Fantasy texture rust paste art canvas

Hello again,
Bipasha is fascinated by my new Fantasy Texture Rust Paste set and she shows you today how to use it to give objects totally new look. Her step by step photo tutorial is very simple and the effect is  really fabulous!

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Hello wonderful people,

I have created a canvas today for you using the newly launched Fantasy Texture Rust Paste Set: Northern Light. I will show you how easy it is to magically transform a piece with the new Fantasy Texture Pastes.  





Step by step:
1. I collected some junkyard findings from my stash and Finnabair Art Pebbles to create a composition. I wanted to have a simple composition highlighting the attention to the beautiful hues of the newly launched Fantasy Texture Rust Paste Set: Northern Light.





2. I adhered all the elements using 3D Matte Gel Medium. It acts as an excellent adhesive and create mild yet beautiful textures.  I adhered some art stones using the gel medium to create some additional textures and interest.





3. Once the composition was ready I toned down the original colours of the elements with Heavy White Gesso.





4. Next, I started with the purple shade of the Fantasy Texture Rust Paste Set: Northern Light gradually building the rust textures, followed by subtle strokes of the teal shade.



5. Finally I added some highlights with the lightest shade: sky blue from the rust set to tone down everything and connect the whole composition.



6. Voila you have a beautiful art piece ready






I am so inspired to create rusted and aged art pieces and experiment with these new palettes of fantasy rust pastes.

They are so textured and vibrant and are absolutely my new favourite toys in the Finnabair line. Hope this tutorial will inspire you to try these fantasy rust pastes.


Hugs,
Bipasha




Products I have used - all the images linked to Mixed Media Place online store

New products:
966027 - Art Extravagance Rust Paste – Texture Fantasy – Northern Lights

Monday, 16 July 2018

“The Traveller” Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Sanda Reynolds

Hi there, Friends!

I am so excited with my newly released products!!! Today Sanda shows you wonderful colour effects and textures created with my new Opal Magic Paints and Texture Fantasy pastes. Emerge yourself into the depth of the ocean watching great video tutorial by Sanda and see my new products being used to create this beautiful sea scene.

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“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths, it has its pearls too” ― Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Hello, my friends,
I am back today with a new project for the Team – a mixed media canvas with a very summery feel, filled with all the goodness of Finn’s NEW paints and texture pastes.
So, grab a cuppa, relax and let me show you what I prepared for you…
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I began by applying a coat of White Heavy Gesso on a wooden, 8 x 8 inches. canvas. When the gesso was dry, I spread a generous layer of Modeling Paste with a palette knife. I also cut several pieces of Finnabair Resist Canvas and pressed them down, into the wet Modeling Paste. Then I added another layer the paste on the bottom part of my canvas.



To create my composition, I embedded into the Modeling Paste two pieces of handspun yarn I made a while ago, seashells and Finnabair Art Stones. I left everything to dry overnight.
Next morning, I covered the collage with white heavy gesso and dried it with my heating tool.
For painting the upper part of the panel, I chose Finn’s NEW Opal Magic paints in Teal-Blue, Blue-Violet and Teal-Pink together with Art Alchemy Metallique Lime Peel.
I can’t tell you how beautiful, creamy and vibrant these new paints are… They are indeed magical!
I spread the paints into the resist canvas and spritzed them with water to encourage them to move and create drips.


For the bottom part of the panel, I picked Finnabair’s NEW Texture Fantasy paste sets (Anemone and Coral, Junkyard Treasures, Old Walls and Northern Lights).
These new sets are simply fabulous – the same rust paste texture in new, brilliant, gorgeous colours! If you like texture, you’ll just love them!


Going back to my project, I spread the pastes using Finn’s dabbing brush, working in layers, from dark to light. When I was pleased with the result, I added some highlights with Art Alchemy Opal magic Green-Gold.



To unify my painting, I used Art Alchemy Metallique Emerald Green and sponged some white Heavy Gesso to suggest the foam of the waves.





Here is my video where you can watch my creative process and see the products I used. Enjoy and have fun!





I hope you’ve got inspired by this project and you are ready to try some of these techniques in your artwork.


Have a lovely day, my friends,
Sanda xoxo





Products I have used - all the images linked to Mixed Media Place online store




New products:
966126 - Art Alchemy - Opal Magic Acrylic Paint - Blue-Violet
966096 - Art Alchemy - Opal Magic Acrylic Paint - Teal-Pink
966102 - Art Alchemy - Opal Magic Acrylic Paint - Teal-Blue
966010- Art Extravagance Rust Paste – Texture Fantasy – Junkyard Treasures
966027 - Art Extravagance Rust Paste – Texture Fantasy – Northern Lights
966034 - Art Extravagance Rust Paste – Texture Fantasy – Old Walls
966041 - Art Extravagance Rust Paste – Texture Fantasy – Anemone and Coral

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