Friday, 3 December 2021

Nature Winter Fairy by Katja Joulak

Hello mixed media lovers!

I really enjoy finding items from nature to use in my projects. Here I have glued with gel wooden sticks on cardboard. This is my background for my wintery projects. For my focal point, I have a piece from the Vintage Portrait. Mini Art Stones for the extra texture for the wintery feeling.  The Woodland Fern matches the nature theme. 

The is a video waiting for you. Enjoy!

Let me know what you think. 

See you soon again.

Xoxo Katja

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Thursday, 2 December 2021

The most magical month by Kasia Salmanowicz


the most magical month of the year is ahead of us. I really like creating Christmas projects, they are really special to me. I have a mixed media layout for you in bright colours. I also invite you to the video tutorial in which you will learn all the details.

I decided to make my project on a canvas. In the beginning, I used one of the Finnabair stencils in combination with a texture paste. I applied it pointwise so that the pattern did not fill the entire surface.

After drying, I added the HDF Christmas tree in a pot, and then I reached for various types of accessories. There are beautiful metal embellishments from Finnabair, lace, bow, dry sticks, plastic cabochons and small HDF accessories. I glued larger elements with Heavy Body Gel, and accessories like lace with 3d Matte Gel because it has a more fluid structure and is so comfortable for me.

Then I dried the whole elements very thoroughly and covered it all with white gesso. Some elements had to be painted several times to get better coverage.

For colouring my layout, I chose paints from the Liquid Acrylic Paint series  Burnt Sienna, Green Avocado and Black Ink. Plus a little water so that the colours are not too intense. I dried the coloured design thoroughly and additionally whitened some elements. I really wanted this project to be very clear and white. In addition, I used Crushed Ice paste, which shines beautifully so it fits perfectly with the atmosphere of Christmas and winter projects.

Hugs and I wish you a Merry Christmas,

Kasia Salmanowicz

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Tuesday, 30 November 2021

October 2021 winner

Hello friends,

Today we are here to announce the winner of our October Art Recipe. Just to remind you the moodboard:

The winner of our October Art Recipe is nusha_craft with this project:

The prize is: Finnabair goodie bag!

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 the comment section. 

Also please remember, that the 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

November Ambassadors' Spotlight


Hello friends,

This month host of Brand Ambassadors' Spotlight is Nuneka with the theme: purple. Kasia Salmanowicz, Riikka Kovasin, Pascale B. Scrap and Karolina Bukowska prepared projects to inspire you.

We all have a favourite colour, that one that brings joy to our creations, the one that makes us feel in our comfort zone because we know the project is going to look great using it. Purple is my happy colour… but is it possible to create a project using only purple, black and white? I decided to challenge myself and alter a book covers.

I combined Jewel Texture Paste with Liquid Acrylic paint to dye it, and as the liquid acrylics are translucent, the amazing shimmer of the paste is still there with a different colour. I love that effect! Crocus Field metallic acrylic paint, metallic waxes and white dry brushing worked perfectly together to colour the composition I built in the cover with different pieces from Finnabair moulds.

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I’m thankful for this topic! Not only is purple a gorgeous colour, but it inspired me finally to decorate and alter this little rocking horse I’ve had in my stash for quite a while. When I saw this wooden shape in a craft store, I immediately bought one to be altered or decorated. But then I got distracted by other projects and moved the horse to “storage” and there it was left. Until this topic! 

I wanted to make a bit “shabby chic” looking creation and used white gesso as my base. On top, I added some texture using two new Finnabair stencils with Paper Paste. I mixed some brass tones to the purple to have a more vintage-looking colour combo. For the decorations, I used different Mechanicals together with some paper blooms. To add a little contrast to the creation I added a touch of stamping here and there as well as some pencil doodled circles. 

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

Hi, Today I have for you an art journal.
I love this form of works, allows me to experiment.
This time I decided to face the colour which I do not like.
Purple colour does not delight me, I decided to change and it and connect it with other colours so that he delighted me.

Old pages, books are always inspiring, but as I saw wonderful photos with the Sentences of Art Daily,
they inspired me.

This time I pick a mixture of a miraculous spark, metallic paint and mica.
The colours have delighted me .... Could Purple steal my heart?
I think that such a combination of colours appealed to me and I will come back to this colour palette.
Hugs Karolina 

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My favourite colours are definitely browns and blues. However, right behind them is purple and shades of pink. I really wanted the colour to be the main character of this project. Liquid Acrylic paints did a great job here not only on the background but also on the resin cast frame. To add some contrast, I used a vintage gold wax that warmed these purples and added a glow.

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I'm very excited to share with you my first project as Finnabair Brand Ambassador. The theme for this month is Purple. As Christmas is approaching very fast, I decided to alter this lantern I bought a while ago. It will be perfect to decorate my table. 

I wanted the lantern to look like as if the frost had cracked its enamel, so I used the white crackle paste. Of course, I’ve primed the lantern with white gesso before. Of course, I used purple paints, but also silver wax to colour the embellishments to give a frosty look. 
I added a design to the windows with the Crushed Ice effect paste partially covered with silver metallic flakes to mimic snowflakes. 

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

Have a good evening!

Finnabair Team

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