Monday, 22 October 2018

Wish upon a star by Aleksandra

Hello dear Finnabair friends and fans. 

I'm so so excited and happy to be here with you for the first time to inspire you and bring you some fresh ideas! I've created for you a project "Moonlight Dreams and Whispers".


My heart always skips a bit when getting an idea of altering some unusual objects and incorporating them into my projects. I had this idea of altering a reaping hook, but wasn't sure how to do it. But somehow through the years I realized, that sometimes you just have to jump in it and just enjoy creating and there is no doubt something beautiful will come out of it. I used it to support my composition. Can you spot it?




Because the Impasto paints are very thick and have an amazing coverage I decided not to prime my project with gesso. I applied Impasto paint in a shade of an Eggplant and then added various Opal Magic paints on top to achieve kind of mystical and magical look. On the Reaping Hook I also added some additional texture using Stone Effect Pastes.




There are two reasons I absolutely adore Finnabair Waxes - one is that they give just a perfect and almost dreamy finishing touch and this was exactly what I was looking for. And the second one is the smell... I just love to pick up all my projects covered with them because they smell so good. I was using Amethyst Magic, Mystic Turquoise and White Gold wax. Perfect combination!




My main composition consists of various Mechanicals embellishments and I also added some beautiful Prima flowers and 7 Dots Studio word stickers. I covered embellishments again with Impasto paint Aubergine and with all the same Opal Magic colors and waxes as on the base to blend them together with the background.






As a final touch I couldn't resist adding some white splashes with diluted Snow White Impasto paint, so that the base looks like a starry night sky.

I also made a video tutorial, sharing the process.


I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful on your own and to just be yourself and dare. It is important in your life as well as in all your creative adventures.

Enjoy your day and I can't wait to be with you again next time!
Hugs, Aleksandra


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

Friday, 19 October 2018

Vintage layout by Olga

Hi, it's Olga here! This is my first inspiration for Finnabair Creative Team.
I am very excited and happy because I'm here and my dream came true.
For my first post I created a vintage layout for you.



You can see all whole process in my tutorial.



I used 7 Dots Studio’s “Hazy Days” collection.


I began with using Clear Gesso as a primer to protect the paper. Then I applied Paper Paste and Royal Blue Rust Effect Paste through the stencils. I love this Rust Effect Paste. It has such a beautiful color and at the same time it creates a great texture of work. It can be used in all kinds of projects, it fits everywhere.


To create this composition, I used chipboard pieces, resin casts, lace, paper elements and metal embellishments. 3D Gloss Gel helped me to stick Art Stones.


I used Art Alchemy Sparks Unicorn's Hair to color the chipboard pieces. With the same paint, after adding a little water, I painted Art Stones and elements of the composition here and there. Then I added some stamping.


Finally, I added some white accents applying Gesso White with a sponge. With the Burnt Sienna Rust Effect Paste, I highlighted some details on my layout.

I really hope that I was able to inspire you!
Have a great day, Olga.



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

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Swinging Tags with Icing Paste - FB Live tutorial!

Hello, how was your week?
I'd like to tell you about mine, but It was all about "secret" stuff and real-life tasks like taxes or shipping, or ordering products for my classes in Australia and NZ, so you wouldn't be amused anyway.
Let's move on to more inspiring topics: how about a video tutorial for this, quite ornate and decorated tag with the extra swinging add-on? 
Oh, I had some serious fun creating it - starting with the real joy of using my NEW Art Extravagance Icing Pastes (yay!), going through several stages of embellishing and painting to finally add some wax touches on the top... but then, when everything was ready and I just wanted to join the elements it appeared I'm not capable of using basic scrapbooking tools... yes, my friends, putting an eyelet correctly may be a challenge!
Fortunately I was able to save the project by cutting it a bit smaller (you can't tell, right?) and I was really proud of myself - I saved the day! But hey - can you believe I've repeated EXACTLY the same mistake during the live video? Yeah, that would be so me...
Anyway - I hope you will enjoy this video - and you will fall in love with new Icing Pastes as much as I did! I couldn't wait to show you all, but there are some rules and I had to wait until Prima will officially release them all!


Here is the video, which is edited version of my FB Live - more of the tutorial videos
you can see on my You Tube Channel! Check it out!


Close ups of the finished projects - not bad for such a challenging finish!


Would you like to buy the products you've seen in the tutorial? Here are some links to Mixed Media Place to help, but make sure to check with your local retailers as well!


I hope you will have all a great time creating - don't forget to tag me @finnabair or @finnabair_studio on Instagram if you'd like me to see your projects or inspirations! That helps so much!
Sending love tour way

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