Monday, May 16, 2016

A Boy to Remember Collage

Hi everyone, it's my turn again on the 

Little boys are always so sweet at this age. They love things like arrows and rocks, gears and knobs, strings and kites....

....and they will forever remain in our Hearts at this wonderful age where
time stands still.

So this is my collage for Little Boys Remembered, mine and yours alike.
I hope you enjoy the process.


Today I decided to work on a 6x6 Wooden Flat Panel from Blick's.

I added the Rust Effects to the panel in a random pattern and blended in some 
Rusty Red Metallique paint. 


When dry you can see the wonderful gritty pieces that create the rusty effect.

I used a dry-brush technique to add the lighter Gold Rust and Light Patina
Metallique paint in areas. Heavy Black Gesso makes a great edge color. 


I loved the Light Patina blue, but wanted another "shade" of blue as well.
So I dry-brushed some Rich Turquoise in areas. I added some Opal Magic Paints very, very lightly, too.

Then I broke up the color with some Heavy White Gesso stamping using
my favorite Chicken Wire stamp from the Net and Wire set.


I painted the Heart Locket with Gold Rush Metallique, and used markers
to add color to the Boy with the Basket.


It's easy to remove the back of the Locket, trace and cut out a background
paper, and then create your collage.

I added some paper pieces, rub-ons, 3 colors of Micro Beads, and a Mini Star.


Then you need to start laying out your metal pieces to get an idea of where 
they're going to go.


The Chipboard word Moments takes the Metallique Paint really well.

The handmade paper is something I've hoarded for quite some time, and it
seemed to fit perfectly here.


My dear and talented friend Marta, uses a great technique to add thread and string to projects. 

I added some metallic gold thread here tacking it down in places with 
3D Matte Gel. Check out Marta's tutorials on YouTube!


I painted some of the pieces with Metallique Paints and left 
some in their natural silver state for contrast.

This is a close-up of the detail.


I glued it all together with 3D Matte Gel and Heavy Body Gel. 


I hope you'll find inspiration here, and get out your supplies and play.

You will love the way these Rust Effects work, and the Metallique 
paints are so pretty and shiny. The pictures do not capture
the metallic effects of the paint.

Be well, and let me know what you're doing!

Linda

Finnabair/Prima Supplies Used:
Art Extravagance - Rust Effect Paste
Art Ingredients-Micro Beads - Copper, Bronze, and Black
Art Alchemy Paints-Metalliques - Rusty Red, Rich Turquoise, Gold Rush, Lime Peel, Steampunk Copper, and Light Patina
Art Alchemy Paints-Opal Magics - Green/Gold, Aqua/Rose, and Yellow/Blue
Cling Stamps - Net and Wire

Other Products Used:
Retro Cafe Art Gallery - Chipboard Word Cut-Outs, Gears
Prima - Junkyard Findings
Tim Holtz - Arrows, mini words, paper

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Just Create to Create - A Journal Page

 Today the Finnabair Creative Team 
is honored to be participating in 
National Scrapbooking Day with Prima!

Our time is from 7-9 AM EST.

This is my page using lots of Finnabair 
paints, papers, mediums, 
stencils, stamps and pastes.

Check out all of our projects on
The Finnabair Blog


This is the phrase I chose as the inspiration for my 


We each created a project using a thought we loved.


The colors here with Metallique Acrylic Paints will blow you away!


Prima will be all over the Social Networks.


Create your own project and enter for this 
PRIZE PACKAGE.

There's still time until May 21st to enter!!!!

Check it out people!

Thanks for stopping by....I hope you win!

Linda

Friday, April 29, 2016

Loaded Chipboard Tags

You've heard of Loaded Baked Potatoes? 
Well, these are my Loaded Chipboard Tags
for my Design Team post
from 

So let's take a tour through the shop and pick up some fun
pieces of ephemera to "load" onto 
our Tags!


I started with a set of
Chipboard Christmas Magic Tags
 that are just plain 3 3/4 x 2 inch tags with great designs cut into the bottom edges.

And all you have to do to get these magical background
shimmers, is paint on a few
Opal Magic paints from Finnabair.


 In order to get the gorgeous shine to show up in a picture,
you have to have light shining on it.

So this shows the contrast between the tag and the paint....and my
well-used kraft mat.


I decided to use 3 tags so I wouldn't put you to sleep,
but these 3 show you how the colors are easily
blended to create a rainbow of color.


I used Jet Black Archival Ink and stamped onto the tags.


It works perfectly on the paints.


I listed the products under each tag for your convenience.
(I'm always thinking of you.)

The Metalliques were used on the Cut-Out Masonite pieces,
and were glued on using Soft Matte Gel.

I did base coat the Masonite with Heavy White Gesso so the
colors show up really bright and clear.



This one has a Relics and Artifacts cherib
in the center I painted as well.

White pen marks just brighten it up a bit.




The little Hand Trinket Shrine front has a cute vintage
picture in it, and some white gesso stamping on the front.

The tiny Ornate Fleurs raise the Word Scroll up,
and the Heart Skeleton Key adds a bit more shine
using 2 shades of paints.


These are the stamps I used, and the colors of paints. Most of the
Metalliques are mixtures of a darker and a lighter
shade to create contrast.

I love how the Fresh Orange and Royal Red blended for
a gorgeous color all it's own on the
dress form.

Finnabair Stamps - Net and Wire, Now Is The Right Time, Rust to Dust
Finnabair Opal Magic Paints - Blue-Gold, Violet-Gold, Yellow-Blue, Rose-Gold
Finnabair Metalliques -  Rich Turquoise, Light Patina, Royal Red, Lime Peel, Fresh Orange, Dark Velvet, and Gold Rush
Finnabair - Heavy Black Gesso, Heavy White Gesso, Soft Matte Gel

So dig into your stash, and create some fun little tags that you
can send off for Mother's Day or add to a page or card.

Put 3 on a small canvas and you've got a wall hanging!!!

Linda