Monday, 5 June 2023

Royal frames by Kasia Salmanowicz


Today I would like to show you my new project, fully matte. I made the whole composition on the HDF base with a slightly decorative frame. As the first layer, I glued fragments of an old book. To stick it, I used one of the gels available in the Mixed Media Place store. All links to the products you can find under the post.

To create the composition, I used beautiful frames that were created from new Finnabair moulds. They have great shapes, so I feel that I will reach for them often. I used many different types of fabrics and laces, which I combined with dry sticks and metal accessories with a floral motif.

To color the whole mixed media project I chose matte acrylic paints from the Impasto series. I chose three colours that I combined with water to give a very delicate effect. In the end, I whitened it with white gesso. I invite you to watch the video tutorial on the Finnabair YouTube channel.

Have a nice day, 

Kasia Salmanowicz

New Products:
969530 - Moulds: Ornate Frames
969554 - Moulds: Regalia

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

Friday, 2 June 2023

Light up your Passion by KasyopeaArt


The new collection of moulds and templates is very inspiring, I hope that my new project will light up your passion and inspire you to create.

The base of my work is an hdf bulb, I created compositions from new and older moulds. I wanted to get a very industrial look.

I reached for new bulbs that I connected to the pipes, I added cogs, And the central point of the composition is a moth and a steampunk bird. 

I decorated the bottom of the base with a pattern from the new Art Deco Wall stencil. I used Jewel paste in Sparkling Onyx. 

The colours I chose for the project are beautiful turquoise, I used Impasto paint in Jade colour and shades of rust that I obtained thanks to Liquid Acrylic paints, I love them. I added shine with metallic paints and Sparks.

The last step was the use of matte wax in the colour Patina green, which emphasized the details.

I invite you to watch the tutorial where you will find all the details.

New Products:
969578 - Moulds: Vintage Light Bulbs
969523 - Moulds: Mirror Frames
969493 - Moulds: Clockwork Sparrows

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

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Finnabair 101 - Liquid Acrylics


Our next topic for the month of May is 'liquid acrylic'. Do you know these paints? Do you like it? Since I got to know them, I can't stop using them. They are so great. They are very practical to use, have excellent consistency, and are perfectly pigmented, so painting with them is a pure pleasure. 

In addition, they have a beautiful colour palette, mix perfectly with each other and blend well with water. In a few moments, you can paint your project uniformly or water them down and use them almost like watercolour. 

Did I convince you? I really hope because these paints are worth it. And finally, another positive feature - these paints look slightly wet after drying, they give a beautiful gloss effect, and in combination with the matt white gesso, as in the case of my project, this effect is perfectly visible.\


Kasia Salmanowicz

New Products:
969523 - Moulds: Mirror Frames
969554 - Moulds: Regalia

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

Do you know the Finnabair Liquid acrylic? I guess yes!
I adore them!
They are translucent and when drying between coats you can still see the bottom.
You can add shadows.
You can create your own sprays with them, to colour die cuts, chipboards, flowers…
And when they dry they are permanent.

How to create your sprays?
- In a bottle add liquid acrylic, liquid colour fluid medium and water.
- Mix well.
- And your spray is ready !!!

For this project, I have left my comfort zone and I risked using pink!!!!

I have used some of the new moulds and stencils, flowers, liquid acrylic and art basics.
You can see the details, the composition, the materials and the techniques that I have
used in this video tutorial.

I hope you like it!!!
Hadry DC


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

Hello creative friends! Finnabair liquid acrylics are great for adding colour to your projects but they can be used to create a realistic faux wood effect for backgrounds. The secret ingredient for this technique is salt!

The liquid acrylic paints are wonderfully transparent when diluted with water- this allows you to build up layer upon layer of colour to create a wood effect with depth. By letting each layer dry completely you can avoid muddying the colours and keep all the details you've built up visible.

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