This month our moodboard is focused on earth colours and interesting textures created by nature. The inspiration comes from dry plants, wooden sticks, leaves covered with a frost, repeating patterns, stones and all kinds of natural materials. Here is our new Art Recipe moodboard and some awesome projects produced by our talented team.
Our new visual moodboards consists 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.
Just to make sure, you are all well informed, we would like to let you know, that challenges will be going live 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:
The colours: dark green, latte brown, dark teal
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 April, 10th. The winner will be invited to be Guest Designer on our blog.
This month Guest Designer is PascaleB
I’m so excited to be a guest designer for Finnabair.
Before gluing the Wilderness paper, I primed the HDF panel with heavy white gesso. Next, I added a design with the Mind Games stencil, I used both the White Gold Icing paste and Crushed Ice Effect paste.
I primed the window and some resin elements like the frame and the handle with black gesso, the others with clear gesso. When it was done, I started to build the composition around the biggest elements: the frame and the birdbath. To make the latter, I heated the resin handle and pressed it around a metallic drawer handle until it cooled.
When I was happy with the composition, I started to paint the Aviary elements with liquid acrylic paint: Avocado for the leaves, Burnt Sienna for the flowers, and Prussian Blue for the bird.
I colored the birdbath and the frame with Patina Blue and Patina Green. Then I added metallic waxes: Bronze Age, Aged Brass, and White gold to highlight the details. I used the same metallic waxes as well as the Emerald to color the window and the bird. I added some Patina Green and White Gold waxes to the leaves.
I cut a piece of rhodoïd to add under the window. I added a design with the stencil Read My Letter and modeling paste. When dry, I colored it with the Burnt Sienna liquid paint.
Once satisfied, I added the last elements of the composition: the flowers, the window, and the Mechanicals.
I added a shadow around the elements of the composition with the Burnt Sienna and Prussian Blue. To finish the panel, I added some mica flakes, microbeads, and glitters.
I hope that this mixed media inspired you!