31 grudnia 2015

A Lot of Light

For the upcoming year I wish you all the ability of hearing the inner song that prevents you from going astray and getting lost. Lots of beauty, prosperity, inspiration and bliss to all of you. May the light guide you toward hapinness.
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Na Nowy Rok życzę Wam, abyście zawsze wsłuchiwały się w wewnętrzną pieśń, która nie pozwala zbłądzić. Niech wypełni Was piękno, natchnienie i błogość. Niech pomyślność nigdy się nie kończy, a światło wypełnia każdy dzień.
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19 grudnia 2015

Winter Stargazers - Finnabair Creative Team

December sky is like a dark and frozen dome from which Mother Winter shakes out her blankets and pillows that sprinkle the world with lovely snow. Those who have trouble sleeping on such nights are able to see the very first snowflake and shiny constellations.

The tattered baking tin was so tempting that I didn’t want to overshadow its natural rust and scratches with any paint.
I started out with a few Mechanicals Typewriter Numbers that became the points of interest in my work. They were glued down to the tin and then completed with a number of bigger and smaller Star Brads. I chose a round Mechanicals Washer as the focal element. Everything was fixed with 3D Gel which is the best adhesive for metal pieces. Next, I covered the metal tags with an abundant coat of Soft Gel and then glued portraits from the Ephemera collection face down and let them dry. To reveal the transfer I sprinkled the tags with a bit of water and soon removed the wet paper rubbing it gently off with my finger.

I  stamped the tags with the Messy clear stamp that has a lovely handwriting pattern. I applied one more coat of Soft Gel on my tags to seal the pictures. I also added the symbol of sun and moon as the main element. To add some dimension, I used a starry stencil with 3D Gel which was applied with a palette knife.

To accent the 3D patterns, I painted them with a mixture of Soft Gel and Mica Powders. Then I applied a thin coat of such paint over the whole tin. Then I fixed the metal tags and the bottle cap to the tin adding another portrait in the cap.

To finish off, I embellished the background here and there with silver paint. I also added a pinch of Micro Beads on the tags. The idea of less is more worked perfectly here. 

Have a delightful and relaxing weekend!

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6 grudnia 2015

Artful Creature - Finnabair Creative Team

One of my favourites signed by Finnabair is White Crackle Paste which I use in almost all my projects. It may be applied with a pallete knife or a flat brush and it is characterized by perfect thickness and density. One of the most handy media for me is a mixture of Gesso and Crackle Paste.
I used such mixture in a small assemblage which was made out of altered toys, a wooden box and a few Mechanicals.

I started with arranging the composition and gluing all the pieces with 3D Gel. Then I applied the mixture of Clear Gesso and White Crackle Paste and I let it dry.

Then, I painted the whole with Soft Matte Gel and Mica Powders and added some Micro Beads around the centerpiece. To finish and even the backgound I used Mica Powders once again. The crackles are delicate and media stay firmly in place.

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Have a wonderful evening!