To help you create perfect wintery projects, the Finn Team composed this amazing Art Recipe for November! It is based, first of all, on sparkly, magical Snowflake Paste + colorful Mica Powders + shimmery Glitter. Snowflake Paste is perfect for creating dimension on your projects. It has a snowy white, subtly sparkly finish when it dries, and it makes the perfect base for adding Mica Powders and Glitter!
"This month's Art Recipe created thoughts and feelings that are expressed through my 'Wintertime' journal page. It was a very 'magical' page as the first snow of the season fell all day long as I created, created, created... ;) I adore tiny detail and Finnabair's Art Ingredients range is a winter-wonderland! :)" ~ Kassa Hayselden
"I'm swooning over the twinkly Finnabair Snowflake Paste. I love the twinkle of the fine glitter appearing like magic as the Paste dries, creating lush, lustrous and luminous snow. It glides through the tiniest of stencil grooves, smoothes over a journal page like a dream, and as you can see, creates the BEST 'snow icicles'! Simple layered, long brushstrokes using 'Pastel' Watercolor Confections, dusted and splattered with Mica Powders all spritzed with water from time to time along the way - gives a stretched, blurred, wet and wintery colored backdrop..."
"And why not add a little more of Finnabair's Glitter? It's such a fine grade glitter: it sits all demure on your art, so unobtrusive until the light catches it and BAM! such an amazing sparkle, adding a magical touch! The Mica Powders add a 'Fairy Dust' happiness to anything you touch with it, either in its dry state or mixed together with Finnabair's Soft Matte Gel. This creates an uber-pigmented metallic-like paint. This trio of Art Ingredients is quintessential Christmastime alchemy...Curious about the 'snow icicles'? :) All you need to create them is a pipette, the Snow Paste is a perfect consistency for these cool drips!"
Prima Products: Vintage Vanity Art Journal 961022; Art Extravagance: Texture Paste Snowflake Paste 962906; Art Basics: Heavy White Gesso 961442; Heavy Black Gesso 961459; Art Ingredients: Mini Art Stones 963712; Art Stones 963705; Glitter Set Ebony & Ivory 961602; Glass Glitter Pearl 961633; Mica Powder Blue Opal Magic 963545; Pewter 962869; Lilac Opal Magic 963538; Elementals Stencil Bubbles 961299; Vintage Vanity Clear Stamp Honeycomb 960810; Mechanicals Steampunk Blades 963446; Prima Wire Thread Stark White 572068; Watercolor Confections Pastel Dreams 590253, Watercolor Confections Tropicals 584269; IOD Water Soluble Oil Pastels 814328
"Snowflake paste is the perfect product for me to use in wintery and Christmas projects. In this project, I used it in three different ways: 1. After covering the tag (recycled Mechanicals package) with Black Gesso, I used the Stars Stencil with the Snowflake Paste and the Silicon 1' Brush. When it was dry, I covered the stars with Black Gesso. I absolutely love the texture it adds to the project!" ~ Athanasia Papantoniou
2. My next step was to glue all the embellishments with 3D Gel. I used the Snowflake Paste again to paint the large chipboard snowflake. Apart from the white shade, it added a beautiful sparkle to the chipboard piece.
3. When I was done painting the background with the Mica Powders (pale Silver, Rust, Frozen Lake and Tangerine), I used the Snowflake paste here and there with a paintbrush to add a real snow effect to my project. As the final touch, I added some glitter from the Ebony & Ivory set to the veil of the vintage girls with the Soft Matte Gel. I also attached a cute tassel I found in the Mechanicals Tassel set with a small Jump Ring.
Prima Products: Art Basics: Heavy Black Gesso 961459, Heavy White Gesso 961442, 3D Gloss Gel 961381, Soft Matte Gel 961428, Brush Set 962760, Mixed Media Silicone Brush 1" 963897; Art Ingredients: Glitter Set - Ebony & Ivory 961602, Micro Beads: Bronze 962586, Copper 962579; Mica Powders: Pale Silver 962517, Tangerine 962784, Frozen Lake 962821, Rust 962548; Art Extravagance - Texture Paste - Snowflake Paste 962906; Mechanicals: Tassel 961114, Jump Rings 960377; Stencil - Stars 961312, Clear Stamp - Music Notes 960803, Ephemera - Vintage Collectibles 962890
"For this month’s Art Recipe, I decided to create a tag set. Shabby chic with a touch of vintage, these tags are trying to reflect my love for Christmas. I created the textured background using a generous coat of Snowflake Paste. When this layer was dry, I applied Clear Crackle Texture Paste in a few spots and, while still wet, I sprinkled my favourite Art Stones and Mini Art Stones to suggest drifts of glistening snow. I left everything to dry overnight, allowing the crackles to develop naturally. This way they will be perfect!" ~ Sanda Reynolds
"For my center, I created a small collage using different small pieces of fabric, lace and cardboard that I glued down with Soft Gloss Gel. Then I added a bit of stitching using a sewing machine. I attached the composition with 3D Gel Gloss. To add hints of colour to my tags and to enhance the gorgeous crackles, I used Mica Powders and Art Alchemy Paints. When the paint was dry, I brushed some Heavy White Gesso to tone down the colors a bit and bring back the snowy feel. I created the focal point by wrapping some wire around a chipboard shape, covered everything with Heavy White Gesso and painted it."
"As a finishing touch, I added some magic Christmas sparkle using different Glitter sets and tiny Mechanicals Star brads. Did you know you can make your custom colored glitter paste? Just mix the colors you love, add some Soft gloss gel and apply with a soft brush. Just the perfect touch!"
Prima Products: Art Basics: Heavy White Gesso 961374, 3D Gloss Gel 961381, Soft Gloss Gel 961435; Art Extravagance: Snowflake Paste 962906, Texture Paste - Clear Crackle 961541; Art Ingredients: Mica Powders: Rust 962548, Frozen Lake 962821, Blue 962494, Iridescent Mica Powder: Gold Opal Magic 963552, Art Stones 963705, Mini Art Stones 963712, Glitter sets: Caribbean Sea 961565, Luminous 961596, Ebony & Ivory 961602; Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Metallique Emerald Green 963170, Light Patina 963248; Mechanicals – Star Brads 961169; Wire Thread - Auburn 576998
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