sobota, 26 maja 2018

Trust Your Heart - mixed media canvas for Lindy's Gang - with video!

Hello,
today I have for you my new, very personal, close to my heart project created on a black canvas.

Try working with dark background and you’ll see how amazing Lindy’s colors look on such a surface. Sometimes you can even discover completely new shades to colors you love!


This time I made the whole composition on a dark background but used bright flowers, papers, and shiny sprays to make the project luminous and joyful. I also used embossing powders in several places, which made this canvas even more sparkly.





Basic Process
  1. Use stencil and modeling paste on your canvas, stick some big chipboard elements onto the surface
  2. Cover everything with black gesso or black acrylic paint,
  3. Add your composition – papers, chipboards, photo, flowers, and embellishments,
  4. Choose colors and add to your project, try to add the color on the sides of your composition, not in the center, you can use water to achieve a watercolor effect and interesting stain patterns
  5. To finish, splash everything with white paint and it’s ready!


I have created a video to show you step-by-step how to make something like this for yourself.



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czwartek, 17 maja 2018

Lost & Found - mixed media banners

Hello!

Today I have for you seemingly simply project... :) But control over this rust pastes is a big challenge for me! This time I used Camouflage Set Rust Effect Paste


The main heroes of these banners are beautiful metal casts from polish manufacture - Mitform. I'm in love with these! 



For this project I used only Impasto Paints (jade, lemon peel & dark chocolate) and Art Alchemy Wax (white gold). And of course - rust pastes.
I really like this artwork and I hope that you'll enjoy it too.













piątek, 11 maja 2018

Things I like - for RetroKraftShop DT

Witajcie!
W moim pierwszym poście dla Retrokraftshop chciałabym pokazać Wam projekt, który jest bardzo dobrym odzwierciedleniem tego, co lubię. Moje ulubione kolory, warstwy, trochę bałaganu, kwiaty, skrzydła i nieodłączne białe chlapania. Całą kompozycję stworzyłam na okrągłej drewnianej bazie, która wytrzyma wiele eksperymentów i mediów, dlatego tak lubię pracować na tego typu powierzchniach. 

Hello!
In my first post for the Retrokraftshop, I would like to show you a project that is a very good reflection of what I like. My favorite colors, layers, a little bit of mess, flowers, wings and inseparable white splashing. I created the whole composition on a round wooden base that can resist many experiments and media, that's why I like working on this type of surface.



Po pokryciu całego tła gessem, użyłam gęstej i matowej farby Impasto, użyłam jednego z moich ulubionych kolorów - Jade. Te farby są permanentne po wyschnięciu, dzięki czemu dodawane później mgiełki czy inne wodne media, nie rozmazują ich, nie mieszają się. 

After covering the entire background with gesso, I used thick and mat Impasto paint to add some color, I used one of my favorites - Jade. These paints are permanent after drying and you can add mists or other water media, without the risk of something being blurred or mixed.



Cały projekt jest mocno przestrzenny, poszczególne warstwy oddzielone są od siebie kawałkami tektury. Pomiędzy kawałki papieru powtykałam gdzieniegdzie gałązki curly moss, kwiaty, sznurek. Żywiczne skrzydełka potraktowałam tuszami alkoholowymi, które świetnie trzymają się takiej gładkiej powierzchni i dają mocne, nasycone kolory. Dodatkowo podkreśliłam je jeszcze woskiem w kolorze Red Amber

The whole project is very spacious, the layers are separated from each other by pieces of cardboard. Between pieces of paper I stuck curly moss, flowers, string. I painted the resin wings with alcohol inks, which perfectly adhere to such a smooth surface and give strong, saturated colors. In addition, I highlighted them with Red Amber wax.


Dzięki szklanym kaboszonom i farbom akrylowym z łatwością zrobicie dodatki, które będą idealnie pasowały do waszego projektu. Wystarczy pomalować kaboszony od spodu wybranym kolorem i gotowe. Ja użyłam do tego celu farby Art Alchemy w kolorze Mermaid Teal.

With round glass cabochons and acrylic paints, you can easily make embellishments that will perfectly match with your project. Just paint the cabochons from the bottom with the chosen color and it's ready. I used Art Alchemy paint - Mermaid Teal color.





W swoim projekcie wykorzystałam:
I used:

Farba Impasto - Finnabair Art AlchemyWosk - Art Alchemy Antique Brilliance - FinnabairWosk - Art Alchemy Metallique - FinnabairTusz alkoholowy Adirondack Alcohol Ink - ButterscotchTusz alkoholowy Adirondack Alcohol Ink - StreamMech curly moss 25gStory Sticks - Tim Holtz Idea-ologyNitownica Crop-A-Dile BlueNity Wide Eyelets - Warm MetalNity Standard Eyelets - Warm MetalNagrzewnica Heat It Craft Tool - RangerKlej - Aleene's Always Ready Original Tacky GlueUchwyt półokrągły - brązKaboszon przezroczysty okrągły 2,5cmFarba akrylowa - Art Alchemy MetalliqueQuote Chips - Tim Holtz Idea-ology



piątek, 4 maja 2018

Rusty banner - Finnabar Creative Team

Hello!

Today I wanted to show you a project that I had in mind for a long time. I must admit that when Rust Effect Pastes were released, I reached for them with great enthusiasm, but something didn't work, somehow I didn't feel them. I kept using them from time to time, but usually just as an accent of color, not to create the actual faux rust effect. However, I didn't give up and I finally created this project that I really like! :)

I wanted the background of my artwork to be rough and to create the impression of an old, time-worn surface covered with tiny pebbles and some kind of weathered organic forms. To achieve such effect, I mixed Modeling Paste with Mini Art Stones and spread them on my surface. Then I applied paints and pastes on these tiny stones which only enriched and highlighted their effect.

I painted my background with Impasto paints which are completely permanent when they dry. This is their great advantage as they didn't blend or mix with other colors when I added more media and sprays later on in the process.




In this piece I used a lot of embellishments. You can use ready-made elements like for example the beautiful Mechanicals, but you will certainly find lots of treasures in your drawers.
Old buttons, jewelry, watches parts, even uninteresting or ordinary shapes will become unique after being treated with paints and different kinds of pastes. Add some chipboards and their leftovers and your artwork will be even more interesting.




Please, enjoy my video tutorial and I hope you'll feel encouraged to reach for media, embellishments and techniques that have been difficult for you so far. Maybe this time it will be the day when everything will go much easier and you'll discover a new favorite of yours? :)


I'm really happy that I didn't give up on these gorgeous Rust Pastes! :)

If you're ever not sure how to use any of Finnabair's products, you can always look for inspirations from on the Finnabair's blog or go for more information straight to Anna's YouTube channel or the Creative Team's one. There are plenty of great tutorials to follow!

Wishing you many exciting art discoveries! :)



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