27 listopada 2015

Highlander’s Heart

I felt delighted when it came to create a spread in Finnabair’s round robin art journal. We were asked to use both elements: some coffee or tea stain and a portrait chosen from a pile of photos depicting Finn’s relatives. The gentleman wearing traditional highland outfit just stole my heart at once. His personality after so many years is still irresistible.

If you are also a vintage lover you will be delighted with a wonderful new challenge on 7 Dots Studio blog! Have a cozy and relaxing weekend!


20 listopada 2015

Frozen Lace - Finnabair Creative Team

Let it snow, let it snow...a winter wonderland is truly a magical place and also very inspiring. Here is a short story of my frosty ornament. First, I fixed together the Mechanicals flowers, starry brads and metal wings. Don’t the Mechanical flowers look like icy patterns painted by frost at night?

Then I covered everything with frozen lake and silver Mica Powders, and also added some peacock feathers between the bases and the wings. I couldn’t resist to sprinkle the whole thing with a pinch of Micro Beads, Glass Glitter, and frosted Mica Flakes. Everything was glued down thanks to Snowflake Paste. 

I attached a flair button to the first element and a crystal at the bottom. I finished with addition of tiny stars which had been cut out with the help of Stars Stencil and were made of shrinking plastic. At the end I used a bit more Finnabair’s sprinkles once again. As we all love things that glitter, right?
Check out the Prima post here for more projects created by Finnabair's Team. 

Prima Products: Micro Beads Silver 962562, Mechanicals Tassel 961114, Mechanicals Wings 962432, Mechanicals Flowers 960407, Mica Flakes Frosted 961749, 3D Gloss Gel 961381, Star Brads 961169, Mica Powder Blue Opal Magic 963545, Mica Powder Pale Silver 962517, Mica Powder Frozen Lake 962821, Brush Set 962760, Glass Glitter Midnight Blue 962715, Snowflake Paste 962906, Stencil Stars 961312

13 listopada 2015

Spoonful of Yuletide

Gingerbread, warm cider, hot milk, vanilla cookies, honey, cinnamon sticks, clove, tangerines and above all, fresh pine scent ... Oh yes, Yule with its all warm scents may be really delicious and my spoon is already filled with winter flavour.

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7 listopada 2015

Wild Geese - Finnabair Creative Team

The first snowflake is dancing on the frozen ground. All birds flew away from these leaden clouds on the stormy sky. The evening is near. The pastel coloured sunset evokes a bunch of wild flowers with soft rosewood, blush and heather tints.

My very first step was covering the inside of a wooden box with vintage patterned papers using 3D Gloss Gel. Then I painted almost the whole with Heavy White Gesso. The layer was rather thin and it lets the background be seen through. I used gesso inside the frame as well.

When the primer coat was drying, I randomly added the next ingredient – White Crackle Texture Paste in chunky brushstrokes. The thicker coat resulted in heavy and sloppy crackles. Then I put some Light Paste in the corners and attached a vintage crochet doily cut in half, which was glued firmly thanks to the paste. The last step was adding a bit of Glass Beads here and there which were also covered with white brushstrokes. When the surface became dry, I splashed the background with tea to obtain an even and distressed look. Then I added some tints with watercolor and pastel pencils which offer dreamy and soft overall effect.

For my centrepiece elements I chose some feathers, Type Writer Numbers, raw strings and a pinch of Mica Flakes. I finished with sprinkling some areas with Micro Beads which were glued down with Clear Crackle Paste.

And then it was time to put aside my brushes and finish my cup of tea...

Have a relaxing and cosy weekend!

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