Friday, 27 November 2020

A bit frosty by Aleksandra Mihelic

 Hello dear Finnabair friends and fans.

I hope you are doing well and you are all healthy. It’s getting really cold here in Slovenia these last days and we are almost in December. This year was so unexpected and different from any other. Here in Slovenia, we are in complete lockdown for few weeks now. But I hope we will still have beautiful and magical December time. The only thing I wish is that we would be able to spend at least some time with our extended families, which we haven’t seen for such long time and really miss them.  I hope there is also some snow coming, it makes things so much more magical. 

In this thinking of winter time and suitable to cold mornings here in Slovenia, I wanted to prepare something not completely wintery and snowy but inspired by cold frosty mornings. I made two big mixed media ATC coins and embellished them with some natural elements, cotton bud, and some chipboards. I chose two different words that relate to Christmas time and spending time with our dear ones – cherish and love. 





I first added some corrugated cardboard to my circle bases. Added some texture with Graphite texture paste on top and when dry, dry-brushed everything with a coat of white gesso. I added some brown shading with Burnt Sienna Liquid Acrylic paint. On top I added some Unicorn paste to add some sparkle. Then I started adding my embellishments and arranging them in composition. I added also some chipboard twigs and leaves, which I colored with Dusty Rust Effect paste from Camouflage set, again added some shading with Burnt Sienna Liquid Acrylic paint and on top dry-brushed with white gesso to give it a bit frozen effect. I added lots of natural elements to decorate my coins as I love creating with things that nature gives us. 





For finishing touch, I added some Pearl and Sterling Glass Glitter and some white glitter with gel medium. On top I added some splatters using heavily diluted Snow-White Impasto paint and a brush. I also added some Melange Pebbles. 

I also have a video tutorial for you on Finnabair YouTube channel to follow along:


I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today and it gives you some ideas for your own creative hours.

Enjoy your day, take care of yourself and your dear ones and stay safe.
Hugs, Aleksandra  

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

Thursday, 26 November 2020

New products inspiration - part 3

 Hello friends,

Today we are happy to show you third batch of projects created by me and my talented team with new Autumn 2020 Released products.

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Blue Angel

Hello, friends!

Anastasi is with you today. Today I have prepared for you a new project, in the creation of which I used new products from Finnabair.

I used a piece of wood for the base. I covered the top of it with White Heavy Gesso and glued the new tissue paper. Then I mixed the Modeling Paste with the Texture Powder and applied to the surface using a stencil. Then I put together a composition of decorative elements. I used clay figures made with molds from Finnabair. I covered the composition and tissue paper with a Clear Heavy Gesso.







I added Art Stones to the composition. I pasted the accents with Soft Gloss Gel. I painted the composition with Metallique paint and Liquid Acrylics, including new colors: Prussian Blue and Crimson. After the paints were dry, I selected the protruding parts of the composition with new Waxes: White Pearl, Emerald and Graphite.

I hope you enjoyed my project. I wish you all inspiration, Anastasi.

New Products (soon available in stores):
New Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylics: Prussian Blue, Ochre
New Art Alchemy Waxes: Emerald, White Pearl, Graphite

Full list of supplies with active links to Mixed Media Place store:





Snowy Heart

Hello friends,
today I have an altered Photo frame project to share with you.
This one was a charity shop find :)



I used it to have a good play around with Finnabair’s new products. Here you can see liquid acrylic, waxes and crushed ice effect paste at work.




I knew I wanted to make it winter themed as soon as I saw this frame in the shop so that's exactly what I did. I must say, crushed Ice paste is my new favourite!




Hope you’re all having a wonderful day,



Lots of love from my house to yours,
Iveta xx

New Products (soon available in stores):
New Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylics: Prussian Blue, Ochre, Crimson
New Art Alchemy Waxes: Emerald, White Pearl, Graphite
New Tissue paper: Science Lover

New Effect Paste: Crushed Ice

Full list of supplies with active links to Mixed Media Place store:





More Authenticity

Love to use tissue papers in my art journaling. Family pictures are always a favorite. New Liquids Paints with the new waxes makes this page complete. Also some metallics for extra details.







New Products (soon available in stores):
New Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylics: Prussian Blue, Ochre
New Art Alchemy Waxes: Emerald, White Pearl, Graphite
New Tissue paper: Science Lover
New Effect Paste: Crushed Ice

Full list of supplies with active links to Mixed Media Place store:





Black Rose Cover

You don't need buckets of embellishments to create breathtaking, eye-catching texture! Combination of paper scraps, stencils, Art Basics Modeling Paste and a bit of imagination is a great start as well!





Selected found elements and Mechanicals in a great company of Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylics made this journal cover truly unique: Ink Black, Carmine and new colours,  Ochre and Crimson, worked together perfectly. Extra colour touches and highlights came with Metallique Waxes - Burgundy and White Pearl - they work great as a final product, as they dry permanent and seal the project at the same time!

New Products (soon available in stores):
New Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylics: Black Ink, Ochre, Crimson, Crimson
New Art Alchemy Waxes: Burgundy, White Pearl

Full list of supplies with active links to Mixed Media Place store:


Have a great evening!
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