Monday, July 28, 2014

Create- Mixed Media 6x6 Canvas with Prima Finnabair Collection + Video

Here is another project created for the Prima blog.

I created a mixed media 6x6 canvas and combined Finnabair's vintage trinkets products with her new mediums.
Prima's Finnabair Mixed media products are fantastic and I'm just so grateful to be able to create with them.

 I wanted to create a very artsy canvas to showcase my creative side and the happiness it brings me every single day. Creating art for me is like getting in touch with my soul on a deep level and I'm so grateful for it. I even incorporated two old paint brushes as I wanted to include a touch of "me" in my project. I have a step by step video below on how I created this canvas. Hope you enjoy it and it inspires you to create more art.

you can see the texture of all the products in the close-ups below!!

You can see the texture of the Finnabair art ingredients here:

Prima Products
960674- Finnabair Elementals Resist Canvas Newspaper
961435- Finnabair Art Basics- Light Translucent paste
961756- Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica flakes- gold leaf
961643- Finnabair Art Ingredients- Glass glitter copper
962633- Finnabair Art Ingredients- Glass glitter pearl
961091- Finnabair Mechanicals Vintage Trinkets- bottle caps
961039- Finnabair Mechanicals Vintage Trinkets- leaves 1
961046- Finnabair Mechanicals Vintage Trinkets- leaves 2
961114- Finnabair Mechanicals Vintage Trinkets- tassles
961152- Finnabair Mechanicals Vintage Trinkets- create & journey
960322- Sunrise Sunset Vintage trinkets mini flowers
960339- Sunrise Sunset Vintage trinkets roses
960384- Sunrise Sunset Vintage trinkets brads
960377- Sunrise Sunset Vintage trinkets jump rings
573805- Color Bloom spray- gold foil
573874- Color Bloom spray- sorbet
573935- Color Bloom spray- tangerine
573799- Color Bloom spray- vintage coal
573171- Say it in crystals Time Traveler
572020- Wire thread: brown
                576851-jute twine- straw

Hope this canvas and video inspire you to create and bring you as much happiness as it brings me!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Butterfly Wings Mixed Media Canvas- Prima's Finnabair Products

This mixed media canvas canvas was created for Prima using the new Finnabair Mixed Media Products

I wanted to create a collage style mixed media canvas using some of the new Finnabair products. I mainly used the Art Basics Soft Matte Gel Medium, Craft Matte Gel Medium and Modeling paste. I was able to seal paper and colour on the background and create texture using the modelling paste.

I really like the quote I made up as I really feel its very meaningful to me and you guys all know how much I love butterflies so its befitting that I created this canvas.

I used a few Color Bloom sprays to add colour to the canvas: Vintage Coal, Gilded, Gold Foil and Tangerine.

as you can see, the butterfly is 3D and sticks out of the canvas as if its ready to take flight!!!

Here I'm holding the wings with my hands so you can see they are loose. I covered them in gel medium to make the wings much thicker and malleable.

Prima products:
Finnabair Art Basics Soft Matte Gel Medium, 
Finnabair Art Basics the Craft Matte Gel Medium 
Finnabair Art Basics Modeling paste
960810- Finnabair honey comb stamp
573911- Color Bloom Gilded
573935- Color Bloom Tangerine
573799- Color Bloom vintage coal
573805- Color Bloom gold foil
961268- Finnabair Elementals honeycomb stencil
890995- Ingvild Bolme Fluid chalk edger black coal

Friday, July 25, 2014

The book of Love & Gratitude- Prima's Forever Green Collection

This is another project I created with the new collection from Prima: Forever green. 
With the way the world is right now, surrounded by so much hatred, all we need is lots of love and gratitude to send some positive energy to those in need. That is why I created the book below as I'm grateful each and every day for everything that I have.

I've altered a simple notebook cover to create a book of gratitude as a gift for someone special. I've tied it up with ribbon to have it ready for giving. It is blank inside so people can write their grateful thoughts of life.

I've used the new Forever Green Collection with papers, 3D Stickers, ephemera and flowers to create a natural looking theme to the book.

For the background, I used some Finnabair Light  paste to create a stone pattern using one of the new Prima Stone stencils. Then I sprayed the stencilled area with two bright Color Bloom Sprays.

I've captured different angles of the book so you can see the 3D effects and be able to see the work it took to create it

This collection is full of natural elements like birds and butterflies and I fussy cut them to include in the cover of this book.

the script Providence vines were the perfect natural accent for the book.

This is the back of the book and it has no embellishments. It only has the texture matching the front.

846794- Forever Green- Nature's Bounty
846763- Forever Green- Watch them grow
575892- Forever Green- Ephemera
576233- Forever Green 3D stickers
575939- Stone wall 1 6x6 stencil
562953- Lady Bird alphabet stickers
573874- Color Bloom spray- Sorbet
573935- Color Bloom spray- Tangerine
892128- Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Treasures frames
555214- Vintage Trinkets
890995- Ingvild Bolme Fluid Chalk Edger- black coal
569907- Wood icons- words
961435- Finnabair Art Basics Light Translucent Paste
961428- Finnabair Art Basics  Soft Matte Gel

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I'm just so grateful to all of you!!
May the world find some peace!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Small Indulgence- Prima Coffee Time Collection LO and Video

This is another new layout for the Prima blog using the Coffee Time Collection and some of the new Finnabair Art Basics Mediums.

I'm also showing a step by step video below on how I created this layout.

Here is the link to the video:

I jus love my cup of coffee in the morning, especially if its milky and frothy like the cappuccino in this picture. So I thought it fitting to use the Coffee Time Collection to scrapbook this yummy treat. 

Prima Product list:
892135- Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Treasures- tassles
562984- Sunrise Sunset Alphabet stickers
980108- Bloom Collection brads
575915- 6x6 Stencil - Decor 1
576264- Coffee Break 3D Stickers
573942- Color BLoom Glistening Waves
578350- Coffee Time flowers
578350- Pensacola flower
846701- Coffee Break Coffeology
846718- Coffee Break Aromatic Blend
891145- Ingvild Bolme Fluid Chalk ink- Cold ice
971267- Instascrap 4x4 Artist Trading card frames
961435- Finnabair Art Basics- Light Translucent paste
 961428- Finnabair Art Basics- Soft Matte Gel, 
961442- Finnabair Art Basics- Heavy Gesso-White

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and watching my video!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Joy- Blue Fern Studios Part #2

This is my second layout for the Blue Fern Studios Blog this month and I'm continuing with my all around theme this month which is "Circles". I have used different circular designs this month to create each of my layouts. I hope they inspire you to create with circles and love them just as much as I do!!!

For this layout I used the Techno rings to frame the photo of my daughter painting and one of the words from the Ombré Dreams- Dream Cards paper.  First I primed the chipboard with gesso, Then I painted them with gelatos and added some stickles glitter. I also stamped them with Prima's circular stitched stamp (which is the same stamp used on the background). Finally I created white lines on them with a white acrylic marker.

I used the Ombré Dreams- Joyce's dream and matched all the embellishments and inks to it. I created a border using Prima Stitches lines stamp. I also sprayed and splattered the page using some Color Bloom sprays from Prima.

My daughter had so much fun using the dropper to create splatters on the page. It gave me so much joy watching her and so I used the Joy title from the Good Vibes chipboard word set.

Papers: Blue Fern Studios Ombré Dreams
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Flowers: Prima
Farber Castell gelatos
Golden Gesso
13 Arts white paint
Ranger black archival ink
Prima Color Bloom: Iris, precious stone and Summer sky
Prima Stamps- stitches lines and circles
Stickles- ice blue, purple, 
Distress stickles- blue jeans
Martha Stewart textured paste
stencil: The Crafter's Workshop
Sharpie white acrylic marker

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. You can still enter the July sketch Challenge Here

Have a wonderful day!!

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