Friday, 25 August 2017

Finnabair and Prima Inspirational Media Hop!

Hi again my dear ones!
As you maybe noticed, we've been having a Finnabair week on Prima Blog - we are sharing some of our favorite tutorials, product information and so much more on Prima website and all our social media.
It's a great chance to learn more about my products and get tons of inspirations - so make sure you will check this post about Art Basic Gesso and this blogpost with amazing tutorials by my Creative Team.
If you would like to learn more about one of my most popular products, Art Basics Soft Gels - you should check this blogpost for sure!

Yes, there is a lot going on - and we are happy to celebrate this time with YOU! 


I always keep repeating how important you all are - my blog readers, students, supporters, friends in creativity and art - huge thanks to you all for letting this whole adventure happen and
making it possible for me to follow my dreams, share my art, inspire and encourage you
to discover and explore your own creativity with me.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart...

There is one more reason to celebrate -
just a few days ago, our Finnabair and Friends Open Studio Facebook Group has reached the amazing number of 10 000 followers - can you believe it?!
I'm so thrilled to see this group of people who love mixed-media grow so fast  - this really makes my heart sing. Huge thanks to each and every one of you!


As you can see, there's so much to celebrate! :) So here we go:

Join Finnabair and Prima for a prize-filled,
inspirational social media hop! 

You will find give-aways + inspirational projects on our different social media, so check out Facebook, our blogs, and Instagram accounts to have the chance to win delicious prizes! 
HAVE FUN!

Here are the places where you can find inspiring projects which will make your creative juices flowing and where you will find instructions to follow and win some really great products!

Instagram: 


Facebook: 

And here is my special Finnabair Blog Giveaway:


I like to keep things simple so the rules will be sweet & easy! ;)
It's just enough to leave a comment and answer this question:
Which art piece / tutorial / blog post / video / project particularly stayed
in your heart and memory?
It could be a work by me or any artist from my beautiful Team.


It would be wonderful if you could share the news about this giveaway on your favorite social media and invite your best art friends to do the same! :)
You have time till Sunday night, August 27th and the results will be announced on this blog on Monday.

Don't forget that you can also find tons of inspirations from myself and my super talented Creative Team on our You Tube channel and Pinterest boards - mine and the Team's.

Thank you again for everything and good luck with all the giveaways! :)

53 comments:

Leslie Lineberry said...

Although I had played with paint all my life, I was late to the Mixed Media Party. Now, Mixed Media is my passion and therapy and it all started after I was online and discovered a fabulous piece of art from serveral years past called 'Wanderer', an industrial collage! Thank you Finnabair for each and every bit of glorious inspiration you have shared with me and all your fans. You are truly my Inspiration!

Natali Yarkova said...

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Отличных выходных !!

Team Clark said...

The top journal from this post:
http://tworzysko.blogspot.com/2011/10/okadkowo-zurnalowo-journal-covers.html?m=1
My heart melted to pieces and a new passion for mixed media came and stayed with me. I printed this one and hung on my board for inspiration. Thanks for the sweet giveaway and continued inspiration! - Autumn Clark

Lynette Jasper said...

Rainbow dollies by Karen Hayselden

Caroline D. said...

Congratulations on all your continued success!! All of your creations always inspire me, but one thing that comes to mind when I read your question is the couple of art journal pages you shared back in the spring for art journaling on the go or on your lap. Ive been guilty in the past of packing many art supplies for vacation and never used it all. I found I would reach for the same things any way. So after reading your post, I decided to limit to a very small amount to travel with me. It works and it's amazing what you can create with a small choice. :)

Kris said...

I LOVE your projects! Currently I'm loving your Book Of Possibilities - working on 5.

Angie Coomber said...

I loved all of your pieces in the Somerset Studio Magazine, they are just stunningly beautiful. I keep it by my craft desk and often look through it.

Creations007 Aangee shah said...

Amazing give away and beautiful inspiration post all over prima and finnabair post... Love the way you people are tempting us for working more on our mix media projects.. Thank you so much for this a new way if playing with you.. Its amazing

D.Ann C said...

What luscious goodies!! I loved the sea themed projects over on the Prima blog, but the one I most remember is a gumball machine redone into a pearl dispenser. I have a couple of mini gumball machines and am waiting for the time to go try to imitate it - it was spectacular!! (as are ALL of the projects I've seen with your fab goodies!!) I can't wait to finally get my hands dirty and try some of your products and techniques!

Cathy Frailey said...

Your post on upcycling a paintbrush has stayed with me, so much so that I've done 3 of them and plan on doing more! I'm also upcycling an old tea pot using your patina & rust pastes along with art stones & other goodies! Mixed media rocks & I've been inspired to start my own blog & enter challenges - even design my own ink stamps! Thanks for your products & being a trailblazer for others out there!

Janet Meslovich said...

I loved the Moonlight collage so much that I traveled from Ohio to Pennsylvania to take the live class--which was absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much for the inspiration and this chance at a giveaway. :)

Scrapbookdoll said...

loved the piece Heart of Turisas by Riikka Kovasin
Greeting
Marie-Anne Raeman

ashlee walls said...

The altered wooden horse you did about 3 years ago really hit home for me and started me on my mixed media journey. Seeing you take something already beautiful and turn it into a glorious piece of stunning art had me hooked. That little video took my creativity to a whole new level and started me down a new road in life that I am immensely thankful for.

AniRose said...

Fall 1970 journal page, love it. Thanks!!

Donna S said...

I definitely love all of the project that I see on your site. Your Anniversary Book - Box Gift was absolutely beautiful. I will be using that project for inspiration on a project I am making. Thanks to you and your team for all of the inspiration

Wendy Mallas said...

I remember a journal page from Kassa that was full of Easter egg goodness. It's was really good enough to eat. So much colour love.

Lisa Winnard said...

Wowzer!!! A massive achievement and a fab chance at grabbing some great prizes.
I love ALL the emails I get linked to your blog. I always have a nosey at the amazing projects. I did a workshop with you a couple of years ago and I love they way you make everyone in your class leave with that 'can do' attitude. Very inspiring. xxx

Sue said...

The stand out project that has always stayed with me is Riikka Kovasin Journey guitar. Stunning piece of art

Jennifer Young said...

I totally loved the first denim journal cover you did. So beautiful and inspiring.

Monica said...

wow gorgeous.. wonderful projects and those products are to die for!

Lynne Joncas said...

I fell absolutely in love with "Tangled" and had the pleasure of taking your class in Livonia MI!! You are a wonderful artist as well as a sweet person :)

jean keay said...

I think that the art piece that inspired me the most was the first Finnabair piece that I ever saw. It was a simple layout containing a photo of her face but set against a simple but dramatic background in an understated finnabair style. I can't recall what the post was but it sticks in my memory of a piece of stylised art that I aspire to.

Eve_is_scrapping said...

My last inspiration - I'm loving your Book Of Possibilities, just start to mak e my own :) thank you for your all inspiration for me I love mix media!

Nicole Robinson said...

I always love seeing all of the beautiful projects on this blog! The colorful canvas with the butterfly from the Art Alchemy Paints Review definitely makes me very happy!!

Jean said...

I am so inspired by the projects. I hope to be able to someday recreate one of them. They are way out of my comfort zone. Your journal covers just amaze me. So many elements and details.

ingrid said...

hello there, "journaling my way" http://tworzysko.blogspot.fr/2012/12/prima-and-journaling-my-way.html has changed my way of arting thank you for this wonderful journey.

Darlene G said...

My favorite project was the one I made with you last year at the Queens Ink. Meeting you was terrific. You are as sweet and nice as you sound. Thank you for al your inspiration.

Amanda Osborne said...

I absolutely loved the moonlight collage! I'm new to mixed media but finding all your blogs and videos so inspiring! Would love to win this amazing set of goodies to sat kick my own creative journey!

Craftyfield said...

It was one of these collages with a photo that I remember seeing for the first time (http://tworzysko.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/once-upon-time-mixed-media-collage.html). Definitely something I aspire...

Mad Rian said...

I love your works that include found objects that you've picked up somewhere. I think it takes a lot of talent and creativity to turn those found objects into something beautiful and it inspires me.

Kate said...

I think my favorite piece by you is your Odessey family journal. I love how you use vintage photos and old books! It is my go to place for inspiration when I have a blank. They always get my create wheels jump started!
Kate

Amy Martin said...

Im actually newer to looking around your blog. Im really living all of your projects Ive seen so far. I am definently going to look around more and get even more inspired. I do remember seeing your paint brush project at ine time. Ive been wanting to do one ever since. Just dont have averything i need yet. Mixed media is my passion. Thanks for sharing with us. Keep inspiring... Your touching more people than you know.

suzieq23 said...

I first fell in love with you and your art in early 2012. Midsummer's Night Dream. OMG so beautiful! I have pictures of the piece all over my house. I havent stopped following you since. I took a few classes at The Queen's Ink in Savage, Maryland and I have to say those pieces are my fave as well.
Thank you for this beautiful art journey with you these past several years.
suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

Deborah Cox said...

I attended Prima Art Venture in 2016 and found the world of mixed media through your talented eyes. I'm still learning and have been lucky to take two more of your classes. My first project, the altered clock, remains my fav as it took me way out of my comfort zone to a new and fun medium. Congrats on your milestone!

Pooja Sharma said...

Wow I loved all ur inspirational post this is also awesome with superb giveaway

Roberta Genova said...

Congratulations and thanks for this beautiful giveaway! :D

Cindy said...

I just recently started venturing into Mixed Media world after creating cards for years. And your line of products and materials are by far the nicest to work with. Some of them are almost magical, You should've seen my face and hear my 'oh wow, I can do magic' when I used the opal magic paint for the first time, lol. My boyfriend thought I went crazy and maybe inhaled a bit to much glue and glitter ;). I love the way you connect art and creative people all over the world, thank you for being such an inspiration <3!
It's hard to choose from all those different projects and styles but I think 'Symphony in black and White' was one of the first pieces I saw and it made me rethink the whole 'I'm only doing cards' thing ;).

Claire benson said...

Love all your work but especially book of possibilities, I love art journaling also loves your altered paint brush

Louise said...

I love collage, I took your online class Imagine and I can say I'm totally hooked. I created my first altered book and cannot wait to do more and explore all the possibilities. Your products are amazing to work with and the final results show it. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win this fabulous giveaway

JuzNik said...

Congrats on all your followers, well deserved and what a fab giveaway too! Always love all your projects, but felt particularly inspired by your patina brush and rust camera. I'd been trying for ages to get these effects, and failed, but you helped me grasp it and I'm so grateful for that! Thank you for sharing all the inspiration and techniques from both yourself and your design team! Hope you continue to gain many more followers and I look forward to doing a weekend of classes with you (and TheMadScrapper) in Edinburgh very soon! x

tape said...

I still think about Gayle's Chakra tags sometimes :)

Beachsidelynn said...

Loved the class I took with you at Donna Downey Studio in North Carolina a couple of years ago. Love those pieces but I think my favorite is when you made the moon in the sky looking down on village.

Яна Беленкова said...

Congratulations on such a huge number of friends! I love your products!!!! my last job with Rust Paste here https://belkazaika.blogspot.com/2017/08/finnabair-rust-paste.html
I see master classes of your team, but the last video that inspired me to create a marine canvas and rusty watched here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixsEjxB3NVM That video camera of yours, Finn))))) after seeing it I bought these pastes)))) Thank you so much!!! For your creativity and your products!!!

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

Currently the projects I am obsessing over are Finnabair's Fairy Tale Book and John Creighton Petersen's Altered Muffin Tin! Both are just mind-blowing! You inspire me so much - thank you for the giveaway - and for the most talented design team around!

mommyx2 said...

There are so many that stay in my memory that I love, you have been a huge inspiration to my mixed media embrace! I thank you Finn for all you do in the world of art, mixed media, scrapbooking, card making....
I would have to say the projects in my heart are the 3 classes I have taken with you - Overemotional, flaming heart tryptic and my most recent a few weeks ago, Moonlight double collage (where I happen to attend the first time you were teaching this class!). You are so sweet and generous and kind!
Randi

Renee said...

I had the privilege of taking your class at Art Adventure in Phoenix this past year. What a wonderful experience! Since then I've taken your Imagine class online and it too was fantastic. I continue to use the techniques I've learned in those classes to take my art to another level. Thank you for your generous heart and spirit!

Olya Kravets said...

You inspire every day and this is the most important thing!!!! Every post is a new shock! I watch every one with a sinking heart. And especially I love Sanda's works and her art journals. Thank you for your work and inspiration, we all really appreciate and love it!

Ciacchina said...

Amo moltissimo tutti i tuoi lavori e sono stata felicissima di partecipare ai tuoi corsi qui in Italia, a Como: adoro i progetti che abbiamo realizzato! Mi piacciono moltissimo anche i lavori di Marta

veverka.Hela said...

I'm still learning Mixed Media. And your inspiration is unique. Thank you.

Theresa said...

Congrat on the 10,000 facebook members. Sharing is such a fun thing to do. I like the art recipes that are posted each month. Sometimes there are combinations I haven't thought of or tried yet. And I like Sandra Reynolds you tubes. I watch them each time they are posted. I have been slowly gathering the new paints. I watched a video that explained all the differences between the paints and I found that most helpful. thanks as always for sharing.

Sandie said...

I just love the altered paintbrushes that have been shown from time to time. They are so clever and inspiring !!! I have done one awhile ago myself and must sit down and create another or two as they are so much fun to do. Thanks for sharing everything you and your team create. Love it all. Cheers

Wendy said...

My art journal, mixed media and, shopping saved videos are full of your videos and those by your design team. While I find inspiration from project videos, the Art Basics help me learn how to use your products. The Soft Gelatos Resist Art Journal YT video is one of my favorites. This is where I learned how to use the gel to protect images between layers.

Margaret R said...

Too many of course. One is the Steampunk box by Linda Cain. I can't get enough of the Finnabair products - gorgeous colours!

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