The magic combination for the October Finnabair Art recipe is Clear Crackle Paste + Clear Gesso + Rust Pastes = incredible, touchable texture! This month's theme is "Long Autumn Evenings". With the cool temperatures and gorgeous scenery, there is nothing better than a long autumn evening for relaxing and spending time with family and friends! As always, the Finn Team has created a bunch of awe-inspiring mixed media masterpieces for you to enjoy!
"The older I get, the more I find autumn the most appealing season of the year. Love the foggy mornings, so still and tranquil just the whisper of autumn leaves rustling. The sound of the rain on my window panes is pure music to my ears. It´s full of magic and mystery. For me it´s the only time of the year when I feel like reading some gripping stories in my armchair. That´s why I came up with a bookmark set. I decided to use muted colours for the background and striking yellowish as a contrast point." ~ Denisa Gryczova
"I started off by applying Clear Gesso on craft paper. I let it dry and painted the surface with Heavy White Gesso here and there. I had to let it dry again and then I did some stencil work using Light Texture Paste. When dry, I covered the entire paper with Heavy Black Gesso. When still wet, I grabbed a wet baby tissue and wiped away most of the gesso. This way you achieve perfect shading around the textured items. Then I let it dry and added some more colours using Art Alchemy Acrylics. I also did some random stamping using black Archival ink."
"Then I applied a thick layer of Clear Crackle Paste and let it dry overnight to get perfect crackles. In the morning, I covered the crackled areas with Black Gesso and again when still wet I wiped off the extra gesso. The crackles remained black and were emphasized. Then my background was finished.
I cut the paper into three tags, inked the edges and formed the wire into a desired shape. Then I painted it with Rust Paste and let it dry. I attached the wire to the tag (I used 3D foam tape on the back and pressed the tag on the pad)."
"I had some yellow leaves that had already been stamped. I glued the stamped leaf into the wire circle and then added a vintage pic. I also used tiny Mechanicals just to embellish the tags a bit. As the final touch I glued on the sentiments in black and white."
Prima Products: Art Basics: Heavy White Gesso - 961442, Heavy Black Gesso - 961459, Clear Gesso - 961466, Light Paste - 961404; Art Extravagance Clear Crackle Texture Paste - 961541, Rust Paste Set - 963576; Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints: Metallique Antique Gold - 963057, Metallique Bronze - 963095; Mechanicals Mini Brads - 960384, Clear Stamp Book - 960964, Mixed Media Silicone Brush 1" - 963897
"I found this new Art Recipe very inspiring! I decided to create a layout about a special event in my family's life - a trip to a factory of the largest machines in the world. We went there last month and it was a really ugly, cold, rainy day but - as you can imagine - my son's enormous excitement made this day unforgettable and not gloomy at all. :)" ~ Irina Honcharyk
"I used Clear Gesso, 3D Gloss Gel and Clear Crackle Paste to create the effect of rain. I created the texture and compositional center on the layout using acrylic paints and magic powder. I added a little Texture Powder to the paint, mixed it and applied the paint through a stencil."
"With the help of the Art Ingredients like Micro Beads, Mica Flakes and Art Sugar, I created the unusual texture of the leaves."
Prima Products: Cling Stamps - Net & Wire - 961978; Mechanicals: Jump Rings - 960377, Rusty Gears - 963439, Mini Hardware - 963316; Art Ingredients: Texture Powder - 963699, Micro Beads - Black - 962555, Mica Flakes - Gold Leaf - 961756, Art Sugar - Antique Silver - 961787; Art Extravagance - Texture Paste - Clear Crackle - 961541; Art Basics: Mixed Media Silicone Brush 1" - 963897, Clear Gesso - 961466, 3D Gloss Gel - 961381; Art Alchemy Paints: Metallique - Steampunk Copper - 963064, Metallique - Silver Spoon - 963101, Metallique - Fresh Orange - 963194
Prima Products: Art Ingredients: Glitter Sets - Ebony & Ivory - 961602 and Abloom - 961619; Art Extravagance Rust Paste Set - 963576, Texture Paste - Clear Crackle - 961541; Art Basics - Clear Gesso - 961466, 3D Gloss Gel 961367; Mica Powders: Rust - 962548, Gold - 962524, Frozen Lake - 962821; Art Ingredients Mini Art Stones - 963712, Mélange Art Pebbles - 963323; Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique Gold Rush 963071, Ingvild Bolme - Baroque Farm Resins - 92098, Flower Bundle - Teal - 590000
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