Anna Dabrowska is the talented designer behind the fabulous Finnabair lines: Vintage Vanity, Mechanicals and Elementals!
Today we would love for you to get to know her better. Not only will she be on Live With Prima at 11:00am PT/ 2:00pm ET/ 6:00pm GMT/ 7:00pm IRE, UK (click here to go to the channel) but we have also have an interview with Anna, AND a few specially-created projects from her brand-new line just for YOU!
Tell us a little about yourself!
My name is Anna Dabrowska, also known as Finnabair. I'm a Polish mixed-media artist, scrapbooker and art journaler who loves new challenges, experiments and developing new techniques and skills. I've been creating since 2007, started scrapbooking in 2008-2009, and mixed-media in 2009 when I got totally addicted.
My projects are mostly media-based: I make paper and canvas layouts, collages and altered art, tags, journal pages – and many more. I believe in power of recycling and upcycling and just adore texture, paints of any kind and flea market supplies. Freedom, embracing creativity and being true to your inner voice is my main source of inspiration and creative energy.
I'm a full-time designer and artist. As an experienced traveling teacher I offer a range of my own mixed media-based classes in collage, scrapbooking, art jouraling and more. I create as a freelance designer for scrapbooking magazines. I design projects, products and support such international brands as Sizzix UK and 7 Dots Studio
What is your line called?
This release I'm coming with 3 lines - one of them is continuation of the embellishment line called "Mechanicals". This name was inspired by Cari, who came up with the idea of a name combining "botanical" and more grungy, heavy elements - because it is what this line about! Mixing, matching, changing, repurposing - inspiration in a box!.
The next one is "Elementals" - a line of resist
printed canvas sheets and elements supported by a range of stencils of
all kinds and patterns - something for everyone, I hope! Finally we have
"Vintage Vanity" - inspired by old paper, magazines, adverts, maps. It
is an ideal line for art journaling: there is a small journal, A4
vintage paper pad and a selection of stamps - starting with vintage book
pages, adverts and texts, beautiful doily patterns and finishing with
more grungy, but very versatile, "all time favorites" - bricks, checked
and harlequin patterns, nets, dots... a bit of this and that, great for
scrapbooking, art journaling and mixed-media projects!
Where did the idea come to create a line for Prima?
"Mechanicals" were inspired by my "rubbish boxes" - jars, tins, and chocolate boxes full of little bits of all shapes and colors I collect and use for my projects. I was hoping to create a "starter kit" for people who want to try a bit of altering the embellishments, adding a "personal mark" on their project. My main goal was to make them play and encourage them to look a bit differently on their stash of embellies... everything can be uses as long as you can mix it with other elements, alter it, cut it or paint it, right?
When creating it was there anything in particular that inspired you?
You also scrapbook and teach! What do you think the students love the most about using your products?
Vintage Vanity & Elementals Layout
by Anna Dabrowska
Anna used her new line on this stunning layout featuring Elementals and Vintage Vanity!
How do you like the looks so far?
- 960728 - Vintage Vanity A4 Journaling Paper Pad
- 960537 - Elementals - 12x12'' Stencil
- 960896 - 2.5 x 2.5'' Stamp - Brick
- 961121 - Mechanicals - Plate and Label
- 961077 - Mechanicals - Vintage Centers
- 961060 - Mechanicals - Washers
- 961107 - Mechanicals - Pendant
- 961053 - Mechanicals - Gear
- 961046 - Mechanicals - Leaves 2
- 960391 - Mechanicals - Caps
- 960322 - Mechanicals - Mini Trinkets
- 960407 - Mechanicals - Small Trinkets
- 565299 - Divine Vine
- 950682 - Art Journal Pad
- 565282 - Divine Roses
by Adrienne Ford
- 960780 Mechanicals Seamstress
- 960797 Mechanicals Threading
- 960711 Mechanicals Black Resist
- 960599 White Resist
- 961046 Leaves II
- 961121 Flowers
- 961053 Flowers
by Keren Tamir
- 961084- Mechanicals Clocks
- 961091- Mechanicals
- 961077- Mechanicals Vintage centre
- 961060- Mechanicals Washer
- 961039- Mechanicals Leaves I
- 961114- Mechanicals
- other materials: blue beads, copper chain, clasp, loops, plastic packaging and glue.
If you like Anna's line make sure you watch her show on Live With Prima today! You will love hearing Anna's adorable accent while she shows off her new line!
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