Thursday 30 September 2021

August Art Recipe winner

Hello friends,

Thank you for joining our August challenge and creating fabulous projects! We are happy to announce the winner of our August Art Recipe.

The winner of our August Art Recipe is eMKa with this project:

The prize is: Finnabair goodie bag!

To the winner: you are invited to be our Guest Designer and you win Finnabair products pack so please write an e-mail to us at to establish all details :) 

To all participants: thank you so much for playing with us! And if you feel similar to us regarding the winning project, please leave some love under this blog post in comment section. 

Also please remember, that new challenge is still open and the rules are simple: you need to stick to the colour palette and use at least 2 of the products listed in a challenge. 

Have a great day! 

Finnabair team

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Hello Autumn - Aleksandra Mihelic

Hi dear Finnabair friends,

It’s been some time since I last created something for you. I’ve been going through some personal hardships and my inspiration went away totally. But now I’m here again and I am so so happy for it. I truly enjoyed making this project – Hello Autumn.

I had this vintage phone metal frame from older Finnabair releases sitting on my shelf for quite some time. I fell in love with it the first time I layed my eyes on it wanted to make something beautiful with it, but never had the right inspiration for it. But with Fall approaching also the inspiration came. I love Fall because it dresses the beautiful nature in such gorgeous palette of colors. So my today’s project “Hello Autumn” is a tribute to the glorious Autumn landscapes. 

I love the primary color of this gorgeous metal frames so I had a bit of a hard time coloring it over, but luckily I have another one in my stash so I just took a plunge and went with it. I first colored it over with two coats of white gesso and when they were dry I added some white crackle paste on top to add some texture and interest to my project. Then I colored my phone with Liquid Acrylics, using Burnt Sienna, Magenta and Tiger Orange. I also used a bit of a Red Rust paint. I love how Liquid Acrylics bring this watercolor look to the projects. 

After my base was colored I added lots of Finnabair embellishments and also lots of elements from nature to decorate my metal frame and bring it to life. 

As a finishing touch I dry-brushed everything over with some white gesso to blend everything together, added some Gold Mica flakes, which are a must for me when creating foresty projects and at the end I added some white splatters. 

I also prepared a video for you, so you can follow the proces:

I hope you’ll like my project and I’ll see you soon again with some more inspiration for using these amazing Finnabair products. 

Enjoy your day!

Hugs and love,


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

Monday 27 September 2021

September Ambassadors' Spotlight


Hello friends,

The host of September Ambassadors' Spotlight is Vasilis Kontos and the theme is "shabby summer memories with impasto and liquids". As each month our talented Ambassadors prepared beautiful projects. Below you can see creations by Vasilis, Riikka, Kassa and Aga.

We said goodbye this summer too, keeping beautiful memories from our holidays.My inspiration for this project comes from the colors of the greek islands, the rust from the sea ,a window looking at the sea and the beautiful Geek sunsets.All my project begins with a sea wood ,that I kept from the holidays, woods you can find to the beaches.I used impasto for the background blending with water and white gesso so having with dry brush the shabby effect, also used the Prussian blue for the window and white crackle for more shabby and vintage look.For the rust effect to my metallic embellishments I used red rust paste and crushed amber from jewel effect paste.Finally I used for shades burnt umber liquid acrylic and the new wax stoned wood.

Dear friends I hope you like it, and waiting all of you next summer to Greece…<3

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

Beach Memories

My little box may seem a bit more tropical than our summer really was. Although this summer was super-hot (as long as Finnish summers go), we still didn’t have exotic seashells on the beach. But we did spend more time than usually on a beach, trying to cool off. As during summertime we have the nightless night here in Finland, we usually went to the beach quite late, when majority of people were actually heading home and walked home late, perfectly cooled for the bed. 

The idea behind this little box was to decorate it to hold summer memories. A little container for those treasures you pick up from travels or even notes or tickets. I used Liquid Acrylic to stain the wood of the box blue. I also used Liquid Acrylics to add some warmth to the composition. I used Impastos on the other hand to add then dimensional pattern to the lid using a stencil and then dry-brushed some pink to the shells. As Impastos are so thick, it’s really easy to use them for dry-brushing! 

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

Hi loVelies x 

Yes, such messy fun layering all the lush thick impasto paints over each other.  I’ve gone all abstract for this ‘shabby summertime memories’ theme.  My inspiration was the riot of colourful flowers in my garden that I’ve delighted in this summer.  To create a bright shabby feel, I layered bright impasto’s alongside the soft, pastel impasto’s; dry brushing white gesso between layers creates an even shifter more lovely shabby feel. 

Hugs & loVe Kassa xoxoxo 

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

Simple canvas refering to  pastel colors, childhood, dreams, plans and passion which is born in all of us... The question is if we spread our wings to get higher or only sit on the ground forgetting about our dreams about flying high. 

In this project I have used two acrylic fluids and impasto together with a stencil on a surface which had already been delicately primed. The fluids can give various effects depending how you use them with water. I personally love watercolor effect which I would love to show you today

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

Have a good evening!

Finnabair Team
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