Rust Pastes+ Resist Canvas + Crackle Pastes + Art Alchemy Paints = a spectacular Finnabair recipe! If you want to see mixed-media goodness with all of the texture, color, and patterns possible, just keep reading to see these amazing projects! Finn's team took these products to the next level with this art recipe. Who's ready to see some great inspiration?!
"I made a mixed-media canvas with crackled background. I used clear, white, and copper Crackle Pastes to achieve varied effects. I added color using Art Alchemy acrylic paints because they are amazing. And they are permanent after drying, so you can add other water-based media and your background will stay the way you want it." ~ Kasia Bogatko
"I covered paper clay shapes with brown Rust Paste which made them look more "vintage", then I used Art Alchemy Paints. As you can see, they are very versatile. I also used them to make some splashes on my project."
See Kasia's blog here: http://www.kasiabogatko.com/
Prima Products: Resist Canvas: Zig Zag Pattern 960599 and Stripes 960636; 12x12 Vintage Emporium-Maestro 847579, 12x12 Vintage Emporium-Verona 847616, Vintage Art Décor Mould - Baroque 4: 814809 and Baroque 6: 814823; Paper Clay 814991, Tales of You & Me Flowers - Toujours 586324, Salvage District Flowers - Marble Court 586478; Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints: Metallique Blue 963118, Metallique Teal 963170, Metallique Bronze 963095, Metallique Steampunk Copper 963064, Metallique Light Patina 963248; Art Extravagance - Rust Paste Set 963576, Texture Pastes: Copper Crackle 961534, White Crackle 961503, Clear Crackle 961541
"My project is based on this beautiful Mechanical Butterfly which I broke in two pieces by mistake. I chose this inspiring quote because I think it fits perfectly with the broken wing. You just have to keep going, even when your wing is broken... right?" ~ Athanasia Papantoniou
"I enjoyed so much working on this awesome Resist Canvas and used it as the base for my project. I cut it in the size of the Denim Journal's pages, punched three holes, put eyelets and started working. Before I started with the mediums, I used the Clear Sculpture Medium to seal the scratched edges I created all over the canvas to make sure it will not fray in the future."
"Then I painted a circle with Black Gesso and a paintbrush to create a focal point and applied some White Crackle Paste with the Silicon Brush (I love this brush, it's perfect for this technique) here and there and let it dry outside naturally. It took about an hour. After that, I played with Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints. I painted here and there with a paintbrush and sprayed some water on them to create a watercolor effect. I had so much fun watching the resist effect of the canvas happening! I also used a couple of stamps to give more interest in the background."
"In order to glue all the metal embellishments, I used the Clear Sculpture Medium. Believe me, it's the perfect glue when you have to deal with fabric! I also used it to seal the stickers. While it was wet I spread some Bronze Micro Beads and Black Glass Glitter. It dries clear and creates an awesome transparent effect! At the end I used all three colors of the Rust Paste Set to paint all the metal embellishments and some other spots and, as the final touch, I made some splashes with Black Gesso. " See Athanasia's blog here: https://athanasiameandmyself.
Prima Products: Denim Journal 963378, Resist Canvas - Honeycomb 960605, Mechanicals Grungy Butterflies 963408, Art Basics Mixed Media Silicone Brush 1" 963897, Art Extravagance: Sculpture Medium - Clear 963019, Rust Paste Set 963576,Texture Paste - White Crackle 961503, Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - Black 961459, Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints: Metallique Light Lilac 963217, Pure Sunshine 963187, Lime Peel 963224, Light Patina 963248, Art Ingredients Micro Beads: Bronze 962586, Glass Glitter: Pitch Black 962708, Clear Stamps: Advert #1 960940, Honey comb 960810
"For my project today, I wanted to create something dimensional and vintage looking using Rust Paste. I started by gluing down strips of Resist Canvas, lace, German Dresden, and a piece created with an Iron Orchids Design mould. I created a background using Modeling Paste, a stencil, and Mini Art Stones." ~ Linda M. Cain
"I added Heavy Black Gesso to the several areas of the canvas, covering the mould and most of the stenciling. Next, I applied the Rust Pastes to the mould and immediate area. I like the contrast of the Royal Red Metallique paint and the Rust Pastes on the elements. The Opals Magic Paints are used to add highlights all over."
"I used Clear Crackle Paste on the red heart to create tiny cracks. A heavy layer of Platinum Crackle Paste was added to the open areas still left on the canvas. Walnut ink adds depth to the cracks. I left some of the Mechanicals as they were with their beautiful rusty tones and some I painted. My favorite color is the Aqua-Rose on the Steampunk Blades. The blue/green color is stunning. I love the deep, rich, old-world colors of the piece that gives it a vintage look of days gone by."
See Linda's blog here: http://cain81art.blogspot.ie/
Prima Products: Newspaper Black Resist Canvas-960674, Lace Resist Canvas-960650, Honeycomb Resist Canvas-960605, 3D Matte Gel-961398, Opaque Modeling Paste-961411, Lattice 6x6 Stencil-564230, Heavy Black Gesso-961459, Mini Art Stones-963712, IOD Baroque 3 Mould-814793, Platinum Crackle Paste-961527, Art Alchemy Paint-Metalliques: Royal Red 963088 and Steampunk Copper 963064, Art Alchemy Opal Magic Paints: Green Gold-963651, Aqua Rose-963613, and Rose Gold-963620, Mechanicals: Barn Stars-963392, Steampunk Gears-963453, Mini Hardware-963316, Mini Knobs-963385, Steampunk Blades-963446, Rusty Gears-963439, Tin Hearts-963361, and Rustic Washers-963422
Wow!! Aren't these projects so full of depth, texture, and color?? And these talented ladies made all that with just a few Finnabair products! You know you gotta get some now and play along with us! We'd love to see your creations on any of our social media below...or join Finn's facebook group for lots of inspiration!