Sunday 28 January 2018

Brand Ambassadors New Products Reviews! {Part 1}

Hello my Friends!
Today I've asked my beautiful Brand Ambassadors to share their first thoughts and reviews
of my new products.

You can find all the info about these new mixed media art babies of mine here on my blog -> {Part 1} and {Part 2} and of course Winter 2018 Reveal on Prima blog where you simply can't miss the stunning artworks of many talented artists
- I'm so proud my products inspire so much beauty! {Part 1 & Part 2}

What's more, you can already find the new stuff in our Mixed Media Place store!

And today, I'd like to warmly welcome you to find inspiration in my Ambassadors' art and hear their opinions - I can't wait to hear yours too! :)

Hi Finnabair friends. My project, ( I’ve called it “The Face Lift”) started as just a bit of collage fun on a very flimsy, thin piece of card stock.

I started to experiment with Finnabair’s new Art Basics Plaster Paste and wow, I was amazed at how light and smooth this beautiful paste is… It reminds me of the white, chalky, super smooth surfaces the old masters would have painted on.

Of course it is super thick so you can build texture with it as well and it works beautifully through stencils.
I applied it onto my paper with a pallete knife and also through a Finnabair stencil.
Because this paste is so light and white, it will be perfect for working in art journals. It accepts colour beautifully as well.

I have used three of Finnabair’s new Metallique acrylics - I was guided by the green and gold collaged leaves and flowers so I used Rustic Brown, Golden Moss and Gold Amber. Such beautiful rich pigments and very easy to use, simply dilute with a little water for soft watercolour effect, paint with a dry brush technique or brush it on thickly straight out of the jar.
I have used all three techniques and you can see what the paint looks like on a paper surface, on top of the Plater Paste and also on the canvas surface.
There is also the added bonus of a soft metallic glow from these wonderful paints... love them!


I really love the new Metallique colors. They are a wonderful grouping of shades that go perfectly together.

The Plaster Paste is an all-time favorite for me as well. Use it with a stencil, let it dry, paint it, and then sand the top to distress. Voila!

The Paper Paste is creamy and dries very fast. No waiting hours for your next step in your creativity.
I added a couple of the new lighter shades of Metalliques on the Paste for the background.

Of course, I'm always drawn to the Mechanicals, and these definitely do not disappoint. I have loved these flowers since the day I saw them. You can base-coat with Heavy White Gesso first, or just add your colors directly to the metal. Either way, they work great. In summation, it's a great release from Finnabair. Bravo!

Here's a Romantic Tag I created with these new products.

Hello there! I'm so hyped about the new Finnabair products! Two new texture pastes, one set of new Mechanicals, eight new paints and three rust sets, not to mention the stencil brushes! That's a lot to try out and play with! I'm happy to say that I've already found a couple of favorites among all the new things! 

I really like the Rust Effect Sets especially because they are so easy to use. One pack has all the colors needed for a good rust or patina. But the best part is to mix the sets and create your own thing!
But what I like even more are the new beautiful colors of Metallique paints! The new eight make a perfect palette on their own, but what a rainbow they make when mixed with the existing colors. 

These tags show those paints and two other favorites of mine from the new release - the new Mechanicals and the Paper Texture Paste. The blooms of the Mechanicals set are really beautiful, I especially like the dimensional bloom. And the Paper Texture Paste is almost like handmade paper in a jar! Such a beautiful texture that goes well to different projects!

I created a trio of mixed media projects using the new sets of Finnabair Rust Paste.
I used the Military set, the Camouflage and the Metal rust set respectively (from left to right). I wanted to create three similar projects to be able to compare the sets individually.
Although these sets can be used together along with the original Rust Paste sets, I made sure to use them separately in each of the substrates so they colors and textures can be compared.
You can watch the video below to see how I created each one of these projects.


Inspired by approaching Valentine's Day and Finnabair's beautiful new products I made this tag - a really simple project to celebrate someone close to your heart. :)

Paper Texture Paste was used to harden a piece of frayed fabric and it worked just perfectly giving me a beautiful porous surface that could be easily colored and worked on.

I added the color with some gold mist and painted Mélange Art Pebbles and the heart with brand new tones of Metallique paints: Red Wine and Gold Amber.

1 comment:

Sue Lelli said...

ALL are so Gorgeous and inspiring!

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