Monday, 19 November 2018

Altered Art Calendar by Olga Bielska

Hi, it's Olga here!
I love altered art and I love rust effect pastes. This time I decided to alter a calendar.

I used some Heavy Gesso Black as a primer. I painted the calendar and all elements of the composition.

Then I applied a Patina Effect Paste Mint-Green, Heavy Gesso White, Metallique Wax Old Silver and pastes with a rust effect (Green-Grey and Lavender).

My artwork has lots of layers and details. There are metal embellishments, gauze and decor mold shapes. All these products create wonderful textures.

The elements were glued with my favorite adhesive - 3D Gloss Gel.

You can see all the making-of process in my tutorial.

So that's all I have for today. I will be back soon with another creative inspiration.
Happy creating!

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

Friday, 16 November 2018

Vintage frame - Timeless by Bipasha

Hello my crafty friends, for this month I was inspired by the autumn leaves and beautiful Impasto paints from Finnabair in the shades of pastels.

At the very outset, I primed the surface with heavy white gesso to prepare it for further mediums. Once dry, I applied texture crackle paste through a stencil and with a palette knife. I absolutely love this medium from Finnabair and you will find me using it for most of my vintage projects to create a faux cracked effect. I did a quick wash over my platform with the black gesso to blend in the white stencilled design, removing any excess water and excess gesso with a wet wipe.

To imitate the look of a withered black wooden fence I used the Impasto paint in  and  and added randomly with a sponge. These colours are great to create a shabby chic vintage effect and with its strong consistency a little amount goes a long way. Then I add some wax in Old silver with my finger on the edges of the wooden frame. Once I was happy with the subtle textures I let it air dry thoroughly and created the composition with assorted metal embellishments layered and adhered using 3D matte gel. I love the way it holds the dimensional elements strongly.

I selected a beautiful vintage photo and quote from Finnabair's newly released vintage photobooth and word stickers. I am in love with the rustic feel of these photos and beautiful sentiments (you can find one word for each of your mood :)). Next, I added some coffee & tea stains followed by highlights in the design creases with Red rust paste and with the addition of some beautiful beads, my project is complete!

The possibilities of these mediums, embellishments and pastes when combined, are limitless. I hope you are inspired to create your own shabby chic altered artpiece with these beautiful paints and textured pastes, that becomes an outlet to your emotions.

Happy crafting!

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

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Altered Heart for Soul Journey 2018 - Video Tutorial

Hi again my dear friends!
I'm away in Australia and just heading to NZ - the tour is going really good so far!
I know I've been away from the blog for too long, so I've got a small treat for you today - I hope you will like it!
This tiny project is a contribution to Soul Journey 2018, a project hosted by Art and Soul Studio in Hervey Bay - my first stop on my Australian trip. The whole idea behind this online event is to raise awareness and money for mental illness in Australia. You can find more information in the Facebook group here - feel free to join!
This little project comes with a tutorial video - and I hope it will cheer you up a bit or encourage to create something similar to brighten somebody's day :) I hope you will enjoy it!

Sending love all the way from down under

Monday, 12 November 2018

Altered Bottle Box by Katja Joulak

Hi dear creative Finnabair friends!
Katja here with altered box. It was an empty bottle box. This box is a perfect gift wrap or a tube for candies. I collect boxes and many other stuff too. So on birthday and other occasions you could have a ready gift box.

I have created fine texture with Texture Paste, Mini Art Stones and Micro Beads to give the box more interest.  There are also a lot of metallic embellishments and paper flowers. Waxes make the texture more visible and embellishments add interest to the whole project.

Here comes a video tutorial for you.
Hope you will like it!

See you soon again!
Xoxo Katja

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

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