Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The Flaming Heart

Hello, my Friends!
Do you remember when I told you about my next year's dream come true? :) I'm so very thrilled that I will be teaching full day classes during Art is You event in Santa Rosa, April 2016!

I've already told you about my Ultimate ARTifact workshop I will be teaching and today I'd like to tell you about another class.
It's called The Flaming Heart and I won't do too much talking as you can read all about it over here.
I'll just say that I thought to myself - why have one canvas when you can have three! ;)

As usual, I will teach and share the joy of having fun with textures and colors but this time all in delicate, pastel tones.

We'll be creating magic with paints and watercolor pencils, texture pastes and Art Ingredients and let's not forget - all the little trinkets and found objects that make every project so unique and personal...

The whole Art Is You event is simply irresistible and I truly hope I inspired you to join in... :)

When you make your decision, click on this link and you will receive $20.00 off your registration fee!

Lots of hugs and - hopefuly - see you there! :)

Monday, 23 November 2015

Denisa's December Daily

Happy Monday, everyone!
Are you ready to start the week with new inspiration?
With December just around the corner, Denisa comes with the most amazing creative idea for this special month!

Are you a Project Life freak? If so, big wows! I must say it´s not my cup of tea to document everyday life. I´m not that disciplined to do the needed job every day no matter what. I tried once and I failed. A year is too long for me.
But what if it´s just a month? And what if it´s the most magical month of the year?! Yeah, my first December Daily!

Before the hard work with all this documenting, there comes the fun part and this is what I´m going to share with you today – the cover.
I grabbed all my fantastic Finn goodies and started to work. My plan was to play around with white, red and a bit of sparkle.

I found an old book cover waiting for some makeover.
First, I applied White Gesso with a palette knife and let it dry. Next, I glued on a piece of fabric and some paper leftovers. I painted White Gesso here and there.

Then I created cute stars using the Star Stencil and Light Modeling Paste.

When it was dry, I added some tea to my project. I love using tea as paint.

I also sprinkled a bit of red here and there. I let it dry and did some random stamping with waterproof inks.
I inked the edges and made lots of white splashes using white Ecoline all over the cover page.

While my cover was drying, I altered the photo. I covered the kids´ faces with a round Finn stamp and went crazy with white splashes again.
Remember to be very careful when drying old pics with a heat gun!
I randomly made some red stains on the photo. I also applied a bit of White Gesso on the edges and stamped on it.
As a final touch I attached Mechanicals metal stars and Art Ingredients Ruby Glass Beads on the pic and did some edge inking.

The next step and impossible to describe was embellishing. Just do what you please and use what you´ve got or what you can find. :) That´s my case.

I forgot to mention that I happened to lose my photo in the middle of the process. My working table is a total mess when I´m creating. I spent 5 minutes looking for it! Seriously! It was hopeless! ;)

Hoping I inspired you a bit to start creating something amazing! Wishing you good vibes and lots of fun! Can´t wait to see your stunning projects in our Finnabair & Friends FB group.
Happy creating!

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Friday, 20 November 2015

It's The Little Things...

Hey everyone!
It's Friday so it's time for another stunning inspiration from my Creative Team.
Today it's Kasia's turn and she's here to remind us that scrapbooking can be really meaningful and such a great way to capture priceless memories.

Hello Friends!
Today I have for you my favourite type of art - a layout. I love to keep memories in this way.
In this project I used my old photo. I'm on it with my parents and the photo was taken 30 years ago :)

First, I covered white cardboard with Clear Gesso to protect the surface against soaking.
Then I made some texture with Harlequin Stencil and Light Paste.

I made sprays with Mica Powders and added colors to my project. I really love all these stains and splashes.

I wanted to give a little bit of depth to the stencil pattern so I used a watercolor pencil and a water brush to smudge the pencil and create the 'shadows'.

I changed these bottle caps a little and filled them with 3D Matte Gel and Crystal Glass Beads.
After drying I covered it all with White Gesso and added colors with Mica Powder mists.

I also added stamping with one of the stamps from 'Net & Wire' set. I used Memento Luxe ink to have waterproof patterns.

When my background was ready, I put together my composition - the photo and the embelishments.
Here you have some details :

I highly recommend this way of keeping memories!

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