Friday, 5 June 2020

Canvas “Golden story” with imitation of beautiful cracks by Olya Kravets

Hello creative friends! Today I want to show you my canvas with an interesting and simple technique of imitating wooden and old boards with cracks. Here I also used the famous illustration from the outstanding artist Gustav Klimt and I tried to transfer the mood on my canvas.

I cut cardboard and took texture pastes to create an imitation of wood. Everything is simple here you just need a tool and paste. I apply light yellow and orange paint when the paste is dry. Then I rub this layer with a candle. And then I paint everything dark purple. I remove some paint with a silicone brush. Now it looks so beautiful!

I cover the chipboard with great matte waxes with a patina color. I love them and just apply them with my fingers. With a chipboard and metal elements, I create a composition around the image. Then a bit of paint to make it shine and all my love to this process!

I invite you to watch my video tutorial to see the whole process of creating my project. Enjoy!

I hope you are inspired by my video! Be free in your creativity and love what you do! Create with your soul, tell your stories and your feelings, share with us and love what you are doing!

Thank you for visiting us today here on Finnabair blog
With love, Olya.

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

Monday, 1 June 2020

ATC storage box by Kasia Bogatko


My project today is an ATC storage box. Our team recently organized YT HOP for you with ATCs, and it inspired me to do this artwork. I decided to make a small box in which I could store it.

I wanted it to be solid enough, so I chose Heavy Body Gel for gluing all components. It dries a little longer than ordinary gels, but you can glue the most unusual elements, with non-standard shapes, not flat. You can be sure that everything will last for many years without damage.

I created my composition from resin cast from moulds. I coated them with white sand paste to get a more grainy texture. Only after that I painted everything with black gesso and added some color. I used Art Alchemy Metallique paints, spraying them with water before drying, thanks to which the paint filled all corners, emphasizing the details of the castings. Remember that you can only do such things when the paint is still wet. When dry, it becomes completely waterproof.

I didn't want the whole thing to be too gloomy, that's why I also used white gesso. I wanted a light effect, as if it were an old bas-relief, where only remnants of color remained in the recesses. In my film you will see exactly how to get such an effect, I invite you to watch.

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

Sunday, 31 May 2020

April winner

Hello friends,

Thank you for joining us in April Art Recipe. Your projects are stunning, as always!!

And today we are happy to announce the winner - one person, who will receive pack of products and who will be our Guest Designer!

We are happy to announce that the winner of April 2020 Art Recipe is Veena Chowdhry with this project:

Such a peaceful and calm creation! Wonderful textures!!
To the winner: you are invited to be our Guest Designer and you win Finnabair products pack so please write an e-mail to us at to establish all details :)

To all participants: thank you so much for playing with us! And if you feel similar to us regarding the winning project, please leave some love under this blog post in comment section.
Also please remember, that new challenge is still open and the rules are simple: you need to stick to the colour palette and use at least 2 of the products listed in a challenge.

Have a great day!
Finnabair team

Friday, 29 May 2020

May Ambassadors' Spotlight

Hello friends,
It's time for our fabulous ambassadors!! May host is Gayle Price and she has chosen "acrylics and stencils" to play the main role in all Spotlight projects.

Below you can see project created by talented Gayle Price, Vasilis Kontos, Riikka Kovasin and Sylwia Gryczuk.

Hello lovely Finnabair friends, Gayle here today along with some other very creative Finnabair Ambassadors, to share with you our joy at using Finnabair Stencils and Liquid Acrylic Paint. Finnabair’s latest release of stencils are all absolutely amazing; combining beautiful organic designs like “Dandelions”, “Oriental Wall” and “Laurels” with old world whimsy such as “Read My Letter”, “Gothic” and “Vintage Wallpaper”.

I love the Finnabair Liquid Acrylics. These are little bottles of full on pigment, very pure and intense. They are super easy to use and and varying shades of one colour from dark to light is simply done by adding tiny amounts of “Liquid Color Fluid Medium”. These paints are also beautifully translucent, so even though delivering very intense colour, they allow layers underneath to show through.

I have used stencils, collage and Liquid Acrylics to decorate the cover of a small Finnabair Art daily Mixed Media Journal, and made a little photo video of my process.

Hello Artsy Friends! This project is straight from my TandiArt fairy tale I love painting on wood and recently liquid acrylics are my ‘go to’ art supply. I love how vibrant they are and ho well they flow. In this project I used few stencil designs with texture paste.

When the design was dry, I applied the liquid acrylic and brush over the texture. This way, the design will pick some of this pigment up.

Be gentle forever 
What a wonderful topic for a project – stencils and Liquid acrylics! I chose to do an art journal page with these two. 

I started by using the Soft Matte Gel to adhere a piece of tissue paper to my page. Then on top I used my first of two stencils, the “Oriental Wall”, and applied 3D Gloss Gel through it. After letting the layer dry thoroughly, I then took several colors of the Liquid acrylics and added them to the page. I chose vibrant, joyful colors and let those mix together on top of the project. I used a heat tool to speed up the drying and then took the other stencil I used for the project, “Gothic” and applied black paint through it to the page. I also added some stamping to add more interest and texture.

Only after I had my background treatment ready, I started sketching the character, before that it was just a floating head! I used both a regular soft pencil and a black watercolor pencil to draw the details. I also added a halo to the lady and colored that using Metallique paint. I added some golden touches to the texture as well.

I find working with Liquid acrylics soothing. They act almost like watercolors but are permanent after drying. You can use them to start your project or to finish it. You can build layers or add just a hint of color. I haven’t used them excessively in my projects before, but I think I should start exploring them even more! 

Like find it in an old box of the grandmothers I create with stone paper a midori (notebook) looks  like faux crackled leather using modeling paste plus three liquids acrylics
True yellow
Burnt  sienna
When I finish the creation of the fake leather effect I wanted looks more Vintage so I add clear crackle in some corners of the notebook.

Inside I create different layers pockets so you can add photos notes money credit cards pens etc or the memories after a beautiful trip.

After with a sponge and icing paste  I add some different stensils here and there from the new collection of Anna’s.

In the opening of notebook I create a composition with metallics embelissememetns from Anna’s collection and photo from the album VINTAGE PHOTOBOOTH
No ITS NOT MY GRANDMOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!....:)
I HAD A LAYER with white gesso all the composition after burn sienna and tiger orange liquids acrylics and to the end black and brown matte create some highlights I use metallic wax aged brass.Also in some point I add soft matte gel and add some old gold vintage beads

To the end I used In all the notebook mattes waxes black and brown for the ageing of the notebook.(in love with mattes waxes and the result they give)
Enjoy dear crafters and I hope you liked it

Have a great day!!
Finnabair Team

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