Friday, 30 September 2022

September Brand Ambassadors' Spotlight

 



Hello friends!

September host of Brand Ambassadors' Spotlight is Olga Heldwein and her theme is "JunkArt - assemblage trash to treasure". Below are our talented Ambassadors: Iwona, Kasia and Riikka share their projects with you.



Altering objects is always a fun thing to do. I had this bottle of Jack for some time and had no idea what to do. I also had a light bulb and let’s say it was a perfect match! Because it’s a special project I decided to go crazy with colours and as you can see, I used a lot of different colours. I must say, it was fun to make this project, playing with structures and colours. 




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






Our theme for this month is "JunkArt". This topic is perfect for me, on my desk you will find a lot of "trash" that I like to give new life to. There will also be old light bulbs, various metal elements, and parts of some mechanisms. I often use such things in my projects. In this artwork, I used a large, wooden platform that waited several years for its moment. On this, I built a Halloween composition using the rubbish from the desk. To ensure that everything fits together beautifully, I used liquid acrylic paints and of course, white gesso which is perfect for such purposes.







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



Some time ago I did several altered mint tins. Perhaps just because I did several in a row, the extra tins I had in my stash didn’t inspire me the same way. But this theme, “trash to treasure”, made me think about those tins again and I used one of them here, but with a little twist compared to the ones I made before. 


The tins I made during last fall and spring all had the surprise inside. The tin looked like an ordinary mint tin from the top, but when you opened it, you didn’t find sweets but instead a little autumn scenery, for example. But this time I decorated the cover again and kept the inside as it is. 
My goal was to use a lot of items from my “beautiful trash” collection. There’s a couple of Mechanicals in the composition as well, but mainly the items are trash. There’s a spice jar lid, an empty roll of tape, a soda can pull and several buttons. There’s even a key from an old mobile phone! 







I first thought to paint the assemblage with white gesso and turn it into whole other colour. But after adhering the items using Heavy Body Gel, their colours matched quite nicely, so I added just touches of colour here and there. I used Liquid acrylic and diluted them to be more translucent using Liquid Color Fluid Medium. 


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



Wednesday, 28 September 2022

June 2022 Art Recipe winner

Hello friends,

We would like to say a big thank you to all of you who entered our Art Recipe challenges during the last years. It was great to see your projects and your talent. June Art Recipe challenge and this winner announcement are the last ones in our Art Recipe series.


The winner of June Art Recipe is Omar Riera



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 artmail@finnabair.com 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 the comment section. 

Have a great day! 

Finnabair team

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Meet our 2022/2023 Creative Team!

Hello friends,

Last year we haven't had any Creative Team call, but this year we have had it!! And we have received so many amazing e-mails from you!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! As each year the choice was extremely difficult but we couldn't invite everyone to our team, although that would be an ideal solution...

Our new Creative Team members represent different styles and are focused on different aspects of mixed-media and we do hope they will inspire even those, who haven't been into mixed-media so far :) An amazing diversity of projects and also cultures, all members stemmed from, guarantees everyone will find something for themselves: new and very experienced mixed-media fans too. Without any further ado, here they are!!!


Below you can see projects samples from every artist from our new Creative Team:



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Stay tuned, if you want to see more inspiration coming!




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