For many years I dreamed of taking part in Finnabair classes. So far I haven't had the opportunity, but my dreams are still the same.
And now, thanks to Finnabair and Everything Art, we all have the chance to try on-line classes! This is amazing occasion to meet Anna "eye to eye", in our home, our craftroom, and experience very exciting journey.
I wasn't here for a while, but I'm coming back with new energies and hope that spring will help me with all my plans.
Here you have one of my newest project - mixed media canvas for 7 Dots Studio. I used one of oulatest collection – Cotton Candy Dreams.
In this project I wanted to use many paints and other mediums, so I started with canvas, instead of paper. I built layers of the composition with paper straws, gauze and cardboard. And I made a lot of them :)
Add-ons from all collections are just perfect for making some final touches on projects. I used tags and word stickers to make my canvas complete.
This time I set off feeling like making something with a fresh, modern feel, using strong, bright colors. And as you will see in the video below, it started quite well. But at some point my work somehow turned into a path called "vintage". ;) I think it's all because of these amazing Vintage Collectibles Ephemera pictures, I love to work with them! They look so authentic, I always have the feeling that I create projects using real family photos.
In this project, I used some recycled stuff. First of all, I took leftovers from chipboards and made a background. And then it was enough to add colors with Mica Powders and Art Alchemy paints, and I was able to create a glamorous, rich background.
I also found in my junk box some transparent plastic circles. I stamped them with some Vintage Vanity 'Book' text stamp. You have to use permanent ink for that, e.g. StazOn ink. It works great on smooth surfaces. I encourage you to come up with and make your own embellishments - they will be unique and add a very personal touch to your artworks.
You know how much I love layers. So also in this project I couldn't resist and I created a dimensional, 'piled up' composition. I used papers and add-ons from 7 Dots Studio. All separated with pieces of cardboard. I don't like to use foam tape - as I use the heat tool all the time, when in contact with high temperature, the foam tape tends to fall off.
I'd like to encourage you to reach for the photos that truly speak to you.Each of them carries an inspiring story which makes it so easy to make a special art piece and adds a unique charm to your creations.
Please enjoy my video and if you have any questions, don't hesistate to ask.
this project was made for new Prima Art Recipe. Please feel free to visit Prima blog to see inspirations from Finnabair Team.
This color combo was quite a challenge for me, not exactly my first choice of a color palette. But, I'm so glad I took this challenge - I love it and I think it will be one of my favorite color choices from now on. I created a mixed-media canvas with a little bit of masculine (or maybe boyish? :) ) look. The whole composition is rich in embellishments and add-ons, very dimensional, and full of layers.
The background is also quite varied - I used pieces from moulds, metal embellishments, and clear Art Pebbles. The colors come from Mica Powders and Art Alchemy paints. I lightened them gently with White Heavy Gesso.
I used Art Alchemy Waxes to turn chipboard elements into metal-looking parts. The waxes are just perfect for this! For me, the best way to apply the Waxes is simply with my fingers. :) This way you can easily control the amount, and the way you want to apply them. I really love the smooth, shiny effect. And let's not forget the delicious scent accompanying you as you create. ;)
Prima products: Art Basics: Modeling Paste - 961350, 3D Gloss Gel - 961367, Heavy White Gesso - 961374; Patina Effect Paste - 964351; Art Alchemy Paints: Antique Brilliance Amethyst Magic - 964320, Metallique Light Patina - 963248, Metallique Dark Velvet - 963125, Sparks Mermaid Sparkle - 964085, Sparks Magical Pond -964092; Art Alchemy Metallique Waxes: Old Silver - 963996, Brushed Iron - 964009, Bronze Age - 964023; Art Ingredients Mica Powders: Teal - 962487, Purple - 962470; Art Ingredients Mélange Art Pebbles - 963323; Vintage Art Décor Moulds: Baroque - 814809 and Baroque - 814823; 12x12 Collection Kit - Rossibelle - 585365; Vintage Mechanicals - Mini Brads - 960384, Mini Hardware - 963316