poniedziałek, 13 listopada 2017

Go Wild - mixed media project - Finnabair Creative Team

Hello,
it's time for my new project for Finnabair Creative Team.

Today I have for you a new mixed-media project created on my favorite kind of base made out of wood. This time I used a heart-shaped piece. I was inspired by the image of this cute girl that is the focal point of my work. I got this photo from my friend and I think it perfectly fits the heart.



This time I wanted to use something a little bit unusual for the background and I had this idea to take... real feathers. I glued them with the Soft Matte Gel which is delicate enough not to ruin their fine structure. I had very soft small feathers and I used quite a lot of them, but I'm sure you will also get a very interesting effect when you use a big one or two.


I also added a few resin shapes to make my background a little bit richer. My next step was to cover the whole surface with White Gesso and then - a very exciting moment - to add chosen colors. I simply made some mists mixing pigments with water and I got beautifully rich, saturated colors.


When I was satisfied with the colors of my project, I reached for one of my favorite products - Antique Brilliance - Red Amber Wax. I added it here and there to highlight the details and get more color contrast.

I also made my own embellishments with clear Art Pebbles. You just paint the bottom and simple as that - you get beautiful, custom made decorations for all kinds of projects. Here I used Art Alchemy Sparks paint (Dragon's Eye), it gave me a wonderful glossy effect.


Here's a video I made to show you the whole creative process. I hope it inspires you to create your own little assemblage.


I think that the feathers I used in the background added a special little touch to the "Go Wild" theme of this mixed media creation of mine. I encourage you to look for unusual items that can help you create some amazing origina textures in your projects.

Keep your eyes open and happy creating!


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czwartek, 2 listopada 2017

Hexagons - new challenge at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo

Hello!

It's time for new challenge at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo. This month out theme is HEXAGONS. I think this is pretty simple topic, so we're waiting for your projects! :) 


I really love to make tags, so I made one for this challenge.






Sponsors:


European manufacturer, that create scrapbooking lines consist of papers, stickers, die-cut elements, stamps, stencils and chipboard. Creative and passionate crew works to bring you inspiring products, that will make your creativity blooming. 


UmWowStudio is a family owned business out of Las Vegas, NV. The production is specialized in laser cut chipboard embellishments and masks for the paper crafting and mixed media community.


First Prize
sponsored by 7 Dots Studio


Second Prize
sponsored by UmWowStudio



Random Prize
sponsored by 7 Dots Studio


 Good luck to all of you!

Please check our rules here. The most important rules:
1. You can create any project you want, unless it is specified in challenge rules. 
2. Each person can enter with one project per month
3. To enter the challenge please: 
create a project
publish it on your blog together with a link to our challenge and a visual reminder for our challenge 
- add a link to your blogpost (not a whole blog) using Inlinkz tool - you will find it below each challenge and in right column of our blog.

You have time till November, 30th, 23:55 CET.
Please link directly to a blog post with your project. Thank You.


środa, 1 listopada 2017

October lantern - Prima Art Recipe

Hello,
today I have for you my inspiration for Prima October's Art Recipe.

This month's Art Recipe might just as well be the "Golden Brown" song by The Strangles! Leaves + golden tones of Sparks paints + Art Extravagance Rust Effect Pastes + Micro Beads + Art Alchemy Waxes.


I really love to make home decor elements that can make my house look special in autumn and winter seasons. This time I made a small lantern using an ordinary glass jar. It was quite simple really: I wrapped a little bit of string around the top edge and covered it with Finnabair's Rust Paste. The result was a great rugged structure that helped me create the whole "worn" look. I applied Red Amber Antique Brilliance Wax - simply using my fingers to highlight all the details and give a little bit of glow.


To complete my project, I added Mechanicals embellishments, also treated with Rust Paste and Wax. I used all three pastes from the set. I think mixing them all (in different proportions, you decide which look you prefer) will give you the best results. To soften the colors, gently applied White Gesso to the jar. The icing on the cake are Micro Beads which I glued on around the edge of my jar with 3D Matte Gel.




My October lantern looks best after dark, but even without the lights inside, it is also a beautiful decoration of my house.


Prima products: Art Extravagance - Rust Paste Set 963576, Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White 961374, 3D Matte Gel 961398, Art Alchemy - Antique Brilliance - Red Amber 964313, Mechanicals: Rustic Washers 963422, Winged 962432, Mini Brads 960384, Art Ingredients - Micro Beads - Copper 962579, Art Alchemy Sparks - Ginger Magic 964108 and Dragon's Eye 964054

sobota, 7 października 2017

Vintage Beauty - mixed media canvas for Finnabair CT

Hello, 
I think that many of you have on your desk a box (or several :) ) into which you throw all the trinkets, bits and pieces and odd things that may come in handy one day... Does it sound familiar? :)

When I'm working on my projects, I often throw into my 'leftovers' box stuff that doesn't match that particular piece, things I'm too lazy to properly put away when I change my mind and all kinds of different odds and ends… :)

Today I have for you a project that was created using exactly such "unnecessary" things.


As you will see in my short video tutorial below, my background was made with leftovers from die cutting. Once I had to cut out a lot of circles and stars and I thought that perhaps one day I could use these papers in some way.

I simply glued them on my base, not caring too much how and then I covered the papers with a layer of Heavy White Gesso. This gave me great base texture and a fantastic dimensional effect.

Priming the papers with gesso made it resistant to paint and water. I knew that thanks to that, my papers wouldn't get deformed under a large amount of water and different media.

Gesso also helps to distribute the colors which would otherwise simply soak into paper. This way they beautifully highlighted the irregular surface.



The photo that is the focal point of my composition was painted with Clear Gesso. When it dries, it turns glossy photos into matte ones and I really love this effect, I think it adds to the vintage look.


Art Alchemy Waxes are always the perfect medium I reach for to add eye-catching final touches. You can use them to create the shading or highlight all the elements you'd like to accentuate (paper, metal, resin - any kind of surface really).

I usually end working on a piece with splashing some white ink and adding a touch of white gesso here and there, I feel it makes the whole work more cohesive.



Here's my step-by-step video - I hope you'll enjoy!



So open up your junk boxes, pick some items and act! 
I'm sure you'll quickly find some treasures in your 'trash'. ;) 

I hope that my project and the video will inspire you to use and re-use some pretty bits and pieces.

Happy creating!

Products used:











poniedziałek, 25 września 2017

Journey - Scrapki-wyzwaniowo September challenge

Hello,
this mont our them at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo blog is JOURNEY.
You can create any project you want inspired by the theme - we accept layouts, cards, off-the-page projects, altered art, ATC, albums, collages, and more.






Sponsors:

European manufacturer, that create scrapbooking lines consist of papers, stickers, die-cut elements, stamps, stencils and chipboard. Creative and passionate crew works to bring you inspiring products, that will make your creativity blooming. 




UmWowStudio is a family owned business out of Las Vegas, NV. The production is specialized in laser cut chipboard embellishments and masks for the paper crafting and mixed media community.


First Prize
sponsored by 7 Dots Studio


Second Prize
sponsored by UmWowStudio



Random Prize
sponsored by 7 Dots Studio


 Good luck to all of you!

Please check our rules here. The most important rules:
1. You can create any project you want, unless it is specified in challenge rules. 
2. Each person can enter with one project per month
3. To enter the challenge please: 
create a project
publish it on your blog together with a link to our challenge and a visual reminder for our challenge 
- add a link to your blogpost (not a whole blog) using Inlinkz tool - you will find it below each challenge and in right column of our blog.


You have time till September, 30th, 23:55 CET.
Please link directly to a blog post with your project. Thank You.