Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Angel of Music - Mixed-media Collage on canvas

Hi there my dear friends. I hope you had a great creative week!
I'm on the point of going to Frankfurt now - and those of you who are coming to Paperworld and Creativeworld Show can meet me at 2 booths: Prima (4.2/G-15) and Notions Marketing :) 
I hope to see you there - just in case, here is the schedule of my Prima demos :)


In the meantime I'd like to share one of my latest projects with you - "Angel of Music" collage which I've made a few weeks ago. Some of you could see it displayed at Prima booth during Winter CHA in Anaheim - but I think it is high time to share it here on the blog too!

"Angel of Music" - 20x50 cm collage/assemblage on canvas

I think it is not hard to guess it was inspired by my husband's passion for music - from all the arts and crafts this one is the closes to his heart and I have to admit it is pure pleasure to see his joy when he gets new CD of his favourite band or musician or when he takes his guitar out to play and practice a bit.
Working on this composition I wanted to show as much as possible of his personality, interests... and  let me tell you, putting this all together was pure fun!



There are tons of meaningful objects used - cords, jacks, mini speakers, music box and electronic parts just to name few of them. As always I used my Art Basics to glue it all together - this time I used my new Heavy Body Gel and I have to say I'm delighted with the result - works faster and gets more solid than the other mediums from the range, just as I planned!



The whole concept started with the background of course - I used some of his old CDs to create first layer of texture on the stretched canvas. I was hoping this idea will work well... and it is better than I expected. I love the dimension and beautiful round pattern... just perfect! I spicied it up a bit adding diamond shapes - I used Art Basics Modeling Paste and one of my stencils.



Painting process was one of the most exciting ones: I was finally able to use some of my new Art Alchemy paints in combination with Pixie Dust Sprays and Art Basics White and Black Heavy Gesso. Can I tell you I just can't wait when they will show up on the market and people will start playing with them ? Just look at this beautiful glow of the drips - Opal Magics made their trick, don't you think? With a sprinkle of Mica Powders and a bit of patience my collage was ready and I have to tell you - my husband is happy with the results too :)

Check your shelves, drawers, boxes, garage, kitchen and attics - you may find the most surprising and inspiring bits and pieces... why not using them for your next project?
I hope I sent you some inspiration today - stay tuned for the next beautiful project with tutorial from my Creative Team - coming this Friday!
Sending hugs and love

p.s. As far as I know Prima is going to start shipping of my Mechanicals, paints and Art Ingredients in the last days of January - so make sure you will check with your favourite shop and maybe give them some hints what is on your wishlist?

26 comments:

Helen said...

this is just a stunning piece of art, Finn, I love it so much! No wonder your hubby loves it too.

Annette said...

beautiful and inspiring as usual Thanks for doing this and sharing your talents

Aisha said...

This is sooo Beautiful .Piece of art!!!

sara j said...

Another amazing piece that is so fun to look at!

Carolyn Stephenson said...

Absolutely stunning. Love all the texture and the colours. Looking forward to all your new products.

Valia Katzaki said...

Another masterpiece and a tribute of love! Absolutely stunning!

Heather Thompson said...

fabulous creation again, always an inspiration!

smokeysmom said...

This is just FABULOUS! Love the colors and all of the mechanicals you used. I have worked with your husband through your shop, and, I agree, he is an angel :) If there is a CD he'd like from America, just let me know. I would be happy to send it to Andrew:)

Kathy Bradley said...

A most gorgeous and wonderful canvas geared toward your husband - I love the background of CDs - so very wonderful!

Lisa H said...

this is beautiful!!! my husband is a music lover too. He and some friends get together every few months for a "music appreciation night". =)

Kathy Gnj said...

WOW - this is absolutely Amazing! How brilliant of you to use old CDs! I can see the love your put into this piece. Just Wonderful.

Виталия said...

Fascinating article! So many details really captivate. Superrr!!!

Purvi Gadewar said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

Jaihan Zulqarnain said...

No wayyy! you used cd's and cord and cables. omg! who wouldve thought! I threw away so many cds and it did not cross my mind that I could use them like this. you are one amazingly creative person!!! <3
this is so beautiful btw!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

What a stunning creation Finn! No wonder your hubby loves it too.. :)

Michelle Wells said...

A beautiful, and very inspiring piece! Just love the design and theme <3

mamablitger said...

AWESOME music themed canvas. You always create such fabulos art. I LOVE and adore this one too. Love the idea to use old CD's on the background. Gosh you are the most creative.
Thank you for sharing the inspiration.

Hugs from Monica.... Spain

Marina said...

simply ingenious!
pure love!!!!

Alma Carter : Emsige Biene said...

one HUGE WOW!!! This piece of ART is absolutely STUNNING eye-candy!! TFS :-)

♥♥♥
Alm

butterfly said...

Totally magical!
Alison x

Janka said...

Stunning piece! ♥

zandra said...

It is the best part of creating something for someone else to put things on there that loved by them.
Fabulous!
Hugz,
Zandra

Andrzej Pękocki said...

<3 <3 <3

Marci said...

So beautiful!

Nupur said...

Oooo my my so super stunning...truly magical...love it❤️❤️❤️

Linda M. Cain said...

Stunning! Simply stunning.💜