Monday, 25 March 2019

Find yourself by Bipasha K

Hello crafters,

Today I want to share with you a mixed media canvas art with the beautiful amalgamation of Finnabair's latest release of metals, stamps, liquid acrylics and tissue paper. I started with a white gesso-ed canvas and stuck down torn pieces of the tissue paper with soft gel which acts as an excellent adhesive here. I added some white gesso with dry brushing technique to remove any harsh visible outlines of the tissue paper.

Then I added beautiful detailed stencil pattern with a mix of light paste and liquid acrylics. These acrylics are an absolute must haves with their beautiful shades and adjustable consistency. I fussy cut out some stamped patterns and randomly added some stamped impressions. Finally I layered the elements with beautiful rusted and patina metals to coordinate the scene.

Here is a video showing the process.

The possibilities of these mediums and pastes when combined, are limitless. I hope you are inspired to create your own altered project with these beautiful paints and acrylics.

Happy crafting!

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

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Colours of the Past - new collage class by Finnabair

Hi my dear friends - I'm sending you the warmest wishes from beautiful South Africa!
I was waiting for a long time keeping this project secret, but now, after the class is done, I can finally share it here... Please have a look at one of my newest classes proposals - "The Colours of the Past" This large canvas is full of all mixed-media goodness!
Negative space, texture, patterns and colours – all that can fit in one project which is the journey into the world of dimensional collage.“Colours of the Past" is a great chance to clean your head and keep your hands busy… simply follow your intuition and enjoy the process of building layers, glueing and painting.
This class is focusing on a bit different way of composing and organising your project but also finding a way of using the supplies we all have somewhere close in our reach: in our studios, kitchens, garages, gardens… with the presented techniques and your favourite choice of colours you can create a truly unique artwork which will be a statement piece on your wall or shelf!
During this full day class, we will build the project together from the bottom to the top, building layers of the project and trying different techniques.
I will do my best to break the process into easy to follow steps. We will try different art mediums from all of my lines including White Heavy Gesso, Icing Pastes or Heavy Body Gel, new Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylics Paints, Art Stones and more! You will have a wide choice of finishing possibilities and colours to choose – and we will use such materials as Tissue Papers, embellishments created with the moulds and HDF bases and elements.
All the techniques can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. The project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students - so you don't need to feel intimidated by the size or the complex look of the finished project!
If you think this is something for you - check where you can join my classes - here! This class is already conferment for Norway and the UK... but more locations is coming soon!
Sending you love and hugs from the very tip of the African continent!

Friday, 22 March 2019

Your story matters by Aleksandra Mihelic

Hi my dear Finnabair friends. It's been such a long long time since I last altered a brush., that I realy wanted to play with it. One giant brush was sitting in my drawer, waiting for me to take time to alter it. So this time, I decided to go with this project.

I wanted to create a soft, a bit frozen look, so I decided to work with Texture Fantasy pastes that fit perfectly into this frame - "Old Walls" Rust effect pastes. I love their subtle colors!

I dry-brushed my paintbrush with a bit of a white gesso and applied some Graphite and Paper Texture paste on top. Then I started applying colors, going from darkest to the lightest - green, soft blue and cream. I embellished everything with lots of chipboards, paper cut elements and metal embellishments from Mechanicals collection. I colored them with Art Alchemy colors - Mettalique Light Patina and Sparks Magical Pond and added a bit Powder blue rust paste on top. I also played with some stamps from Finnabair's new collection to create more rich composition. For the finishing touch I couldn't resist to add some white splashes of paint.

You can follow my tutorial on Finnabair youtube channel, so you'll better understand the proccess

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today and I'm looking forward seeing you next time!
Thank you for taking time and stoping by. Enjoy your day!
Hugs, Aleksandra

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

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