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

Monday, 17 June 2019

Waiting to be known by Riddhi Jani

Hello everyone ,
This is Riddhi and I'm back with another project connected to my heart and thoughts. I always feel connection of heart and art. I hope all of us can feel the same.

There is a source of incredible power within you. When you discover the truth of who you are, connect with it and embrace it, this truth can empower you to achieve major positive and lasting life changes. Never forget who you are and what you DONT put up with because if you lose yourself you'll put up with things you normally wouldn't.

The process of discovering who you are is like being on a path. There's one path on the east side and one on the west. You have a choice: discover your true self or escape by pleasing everyone to avoid asking the big questions. WHO: you are is what makes you special. Don't change yourself for anyone. WHAT: lies ahead will always be a mystery. Don't be afraid to explore. WHEN: life pushes you over, you push back harder. WHERE: there are choices to make, make the one you won't regret. WHY: things happen will never be certain. Take it in stride and move forward.

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

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Art Recipe - June 2019

Hello friends,
We are here with new Art Recipe but also it is the very first month, when we have Guest Designer on our blog. The winner of our first challenge was Shannon Helwig and she prepared a project, we are happy to show you today together with creations from our team.

Just to make sure, you are all well informed, we would like to let you know, that challenges will be going live usually each second Sunday of the month. So please do not be surprised, that Inlinkz is closed the day before. Please keep that in mind planning your entering the challenge :) because we love your projects so much and we do not want to lose any of them!

The rules are very simple. Each challenge consists of colour palette and products. You need to stick to the colour pallete and use at least 2 of the products listed in a challenge.

Colours of June Art Recipe:
brown, green, blue

Finnabair Moulds
Art Alchemy: Impasto Paints
Art Ingredients: Mica Powder
Art Basics: Modeling Paste

If the products on your project are not easy to recognize, please add in description information, where exactly we can see them.

Challenge is open till July, 13th. The winner will  be invited to be Guest Designer on our blog.

Inspiration from our Guest Designer - Shannon Helwig

As soon as Finnabair’s Tall Rusty Birdhouse came out, I knew I couldn’t wait to alter it! While the finish on it is beautiful as is, I wanted to make it a bit softer. As inspiration, I pictured an old birdhouse in a beautiful garden that some mischievous fairies took over!

This month’s Art Recipe has beautiful colors that fit my vision perfectly. I used modeling paste through a stencil and Impasto paints to color my project. I also used the Stars and Moons moulds and some mica powder to add shimmer to some embellishments. 

Thank you so much for allowing me to be this month’s Guest Designer! It was a true honor!

Inspiration from our team:

This month’s colour combo [green, blue, brown] is my absolute favourite and with these complementary hues, I have created an art journal page for you! 

“A blank canvas...has unlimited possibilities.” 
― Stephanie Perkins.

We can all agree that when it comes to art journaling, we loathe the blank page, yes? Starting an art journal page can be very daunting but with these bible steps I guarantee you a fabulous outcome, no matter whatever theme I choose. 

*Random stamping and using Modelling paste with stencil to create some abstractness, layered with some stitched laces, mould embellishments, findings.  

*Blend everything together with impasto paints, liquid acrylics, rust pastes and shimmery mica powders! So, here you go, fabulous page created with less fuss in less time!

For this month Art Recipe, I made this photo frame. The climate of the photo dictated to me the nature of the whole project. So it is vintage with a lot of media.

I used a lot of stars from the latest Finnabair molds. The castings were made of resin, glued and painted together with the whole. Thanks to that, the stars perfectly merged into the entire project and matched.

To add color I used mica powders, Impasto paints and waxes. The whole is beautifully shimmering and shines. To enrich the project I also added a bit of micro beads, and at the end I splashed with white paint.

I am encourage you to take part in our challenge. Go ahead, inspire yourself, create and enjoy!

Hello dear friends! I am so inspired by new Art Recipe! I created a picture with volume and texture. I take inspiration from nature and here is a bit of it. The sea and its open spaces that go into the land. So with this month's gorgeous Art Recipe ingredients and colors, I felt they were perfect to make it happen. But maybe you will see your meaning.

Have a lot of inspiration and find your inner happiness.

I made a textural canvas with new incredible Art Alchemy Paints - Sparks Green Goblin and Night Shadow.

From the list I took Finnabair Moulds and Art Basics: Modeling Paste.

I hope you liked our fabulous recipe, and you will also try to do something new and interesting for yourself!

How To Enter?

1. Create a project with our colour scheme and all obligatory products listed at the beginning of this blog post
2. If any products are not well visible on the project, please leave an information where to find them on your project in description on your blog
3. Enter using Inlinkz below.

Challenge will be closed on July 13th. Lucky winner will be announced by the end of July.

We hope you feel inspired and we can't wait to see your projects :)

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter
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