Sunday, 12 July 2020

July Art Recipe

Hello friends,

From this month on we have totally new visual moodboards, that consist of:
- 4 products to choose from - they are shown on the right
- colour palette - right next to the products and each colour has their own circle
- and visual inspiration in a form of several beautiful images.

It is easy to remember - things in circles are the core of the challenge (colours and products) and things in squares/rectangles are only a visual inspiration to help you get creative juices flowing.

We do hope you will love our new moodboards :) The author of all our moodboards is Tusia Lech :) (same for Mixed Media Place and Art Daily Cafe). If you like Mixed Media Place and Art Daily moodboards, chances are you will fall in love also with new Art Recipe moodboards :)

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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 palette and use at least 2 of the products listed in a challenge.

Products to choose from:
Tissue Paper 
Finnabair Stamps
Art Ingredients: Micro Beads

The colours: turquoise, olive, pink

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 August, 8th. The winner will be invited to be Guest Designer on our blog.


This month Guest Designer is Veena Chowdhry

Hello all, 

I am so excited to be a Finnabair Guest Designer for this month's Challenge.

I was inspired by the quote from George H.W. Bush - “Tell me your Dreams and I will write you a Fantasy....”  and I decided to alter a book and give it a look of Dreamland.

I have used all the products from this month's challenge list.

Thank you for the opportunity and I hope you like my project. :)


Inspiration from our team

Hello crafty friends!
The amazing new Art Recipe inspired me to create this flat canvas, using all must ingredients and more of fabulous Finnabair's products.

When I create a canvas with a picture, naturally the photo guide me with the use of elements and colors.

The picture I used have an intense image therefore the Pink, Olive and Turquoise suits it very well.
I love building colors with layers of different shades especially with Art Alchemy Metallique paints.

I look forward to seeing you joining together with your project!


Today's inspiration for you is a certain return to the sources - there is paper, there are flowers and lots of layers. I built the whole composition on a dark background, but to make it not too uniform, I used two impasto paint colors - black and brown. I applied them with a sponge, tapping once and again with the color. My background is quite uneven, I applied the plaster paste inaccurately to it, thanks to which the waxes perfectly highlighted all these irregularities. 

I did not want the whole to be too orderly, so on the very top of the composition I added a lot of art stones, beads and micro beads, as well as glass glitter. You can easily stick them with 3d gel. 

I hope that our projects will inspire you to create and take part in our challenge. 

Hello, friends!
Today I want to show you a new layout. The inspiration board of this month inspired me to create it.

My background is created from scratch. In the beginning I covered the cardboard with White Gesso. Then I glued the Tissue Paper to the Soft Gloss Gel and tore it in some places with sandpaper. I wanted to achieve a vintage effect. Then I applied the White Crackle Paste through the stencil. Once again, everything dried well and completely covered the background with Impasto paints. When it dried, I removed a little paint from the background. Thus, bared Tissue Paper and paste. But I still lacked a shabby look. I sprayed the background with brown sprays with green mother of pearl and applied Opal Magic paint to the still wet surface.

As a frame, I used the unnecessary part from the chipboard dial. I covered it with pink Metallique paints and Metallique Waxes. Next, I added stamps and my vintage background was ready.

I cut out paper elements from different collections of the AB Studio. I covered clay figures with Green Metallique paints and aged with Matte Waxes. I erased the excess wax with a dry rag.

From various decorative elements I made up a multilayered composition. At the very end, I added Art Pebbles, sequins, Mica Flakes and Glass Glitter. I glued these accents to the Soft Gloss Gel.

I hope you enjoy my layout. I will be glad to see your wonderful work this month. Good luck

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1. Create a project with our colour scheme and 2 products from 4 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 August 8th. Lucky winner will be announced by the end of August.
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

1 comment:

luciana w said...

Surely this is fantastic, Tusia is the best at doing this !! I loved it and I will participate !!!!

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