Monday, 24 June 2019

Personal angel by Tusia Lech

Hello Finnabair friends,
Here is Tusia Lech with my personal angel. During last weekend I spent time doing what I like the most: sitting in the garden, drinking coffee, reading books and creating :) In these hectic and sometimes tough times it is important to take care of ourselves. And doing things, that we love, is one of the best ways.

The base for my project is an Ikea frame. I took away the glass and used it to create something meaningful for me. I love Finnabair metal plates because there are fabulous words that could uplift everyone's mood. What I would like to remind myself of is looking for the magic in daily things, daily events and everything, that surrounds me. Looking for the magic is something, that reminds me, that life is interesting, magical and worth living.

As the background I used 7 Dots Studio Air Mail collection paper and then I started building my project. At the beginning I took lots of elements, that I prepared earlier using resin and Finnabair moulds (all supplies are at the bottom of this post). I glued them down using Heavy Body Gel (best for such purpose) and covered everything with Finnabair Gesso White. After everything had dried, I started adding colour - at first using totally fabulous new Sparks colours - Chest of Gold and then I worked with waxes. In the meantime I decided to add some Mechanicals, micro beads, Art Stones and Pearls. Working with media is great, because when you do not like the effect you can redo your project and start over :)

Here are some close-ups:

Thank you for visiting the blog today and watching my project.

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

Friday, 21 June 2019

Vintage layout by Olga Bielska

Hello everyone ,
this is Olga Bielska and I'm back with another project with lovely amazing Finnabair's products!
Today I'd like to share with you a mixed media layout.

As you'll see on the video, I used clear gesso, thanks to this, the paper is more waterproof and paints doesn't soak in.

I used here amazing products - Art Alchemy Metallique paint - Hazelnut and Art Extravagance - Rust Effect Paste - Brown. 

Paint works great with stencils. These designs are beautiful.

All mechanicals are just great for vintage project like this one. To give them more "vintage" look I added rust paste and I used almost dry brush to add just a little bit of gesso white.

In this layout I used lots of art ingredients from my favorite Finnabair Brand. If you would like to see how I created this layout, here is my video. I Hope you will enjoy it.

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

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Shabby House and new Sparks - by Finnabair

Hi again my dear friends!
The most crazy and creative weekend in Ireland has finished... and I have to tell you I have many reasons to be proud of what we did! Great atmosphere, new friendships, beautiful projects of  my students and a lot of messy fingers - all that was included in our Mixed media gathering package!

During these classes I had a chance for the very first time use my new Art Alchemy Sparks - and they did fabulous job to colour my embellishments during Shabby House Class... oh, did I mention it was the debut of this project as well? Double excitement!
Just check out this mind-blowing combination of blues and browns. It's vintage, feminine and grunt at the same time - perfect combination if you like to stay on the "lighter side of mixed-media", I think.
There are so many inspiring, delicious products to try in this class: Icing Pastes, Liquid Acrylics, Sparks and of course a selection of Art Basics such as Gels and Gesso. We were playing with Tissue Papers, stencils and my favourite metal embellishments - Mechanicals.... oh and don't forget elements of Art Daily Journaling line as well - great mix, don't you think?
I have to tell you although all the Shabby Houses were different - we could pick our favourite colour palette to work with - they were all equally beautiful. I'm so happy my new class was so succesful and I'm already planning all the new colour palettes to work with in the classroom - with my art alchemy paints the possibilities are endless, right?

Here are selected products I've used in this project - all liked to Mixed Media Place Store:

I hope you are having a great week - I'm seeing some of you this weekend in The Netherlands!
Woo hoo!
Sending love

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