Monday, March 23, 2015

Finnabair Creative Team....Art Journal Cover

At last some time to post my first project for the Finnabair Creative Team. The project has been up on Finnabair's blog for a few days now with a step by step tutorial. I want to sincerely thank everyone who has left such beautiful and positive comments for me over there. Your reassurance and support is so appreciated.
Loving mixed media and collage the way I do, Finnabair's "art basics" range of gels, pastes and gesso make creating projects so enjoyable. Of course any sort of creativity is enjoyable but what I mean is that some products can be a little  frustrating, or not perform the way you thought they would, the results can sometimes be disappointing. Finn's mixed media range of products are brilliant ! 
The art basics Soft Matte Gel is perfect for collaging all types of paper, while the 3D Matte Gel is for more heavy duty purposes like attaching card, or any embellishments from flowers to metal.
 The other product I really loved using on this project was the White Crackle Texture Paste. It works really well, lots of 'cracks' and dries very quickly. You can see below how beautifully the colours run into all those amazing little grooves and cracks, just adding another later of interest to the project.

Metal embellishments and glass beads added using art basics 3D matte gel. Also some more surface texture using art basics Modeling paste through a stencil and then coloured with art ingredients Mica Powder in Teal.....such a beautiful soft shimmer.

Words are from one of Finnabair's  beautiful new cling stamp sets.
The complete step by step tutorial can be seen HERE on Finnabair's blog along with a list of products used which can all be purchased from Mixed Media Place Store HERE.

Thanks for dropping by and visiting me today. May whatever tool, product or piece of equipment you have to use this week, work like a dream and bring you nothing but joy.
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  1. Gayle,
    Your piece is gorgeous, awesome textures and beautiful colors!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow this is amazing, love the flow down the page and the texture is exquisite.. I am off to have a better look.. Thanks for the info too on the products.. there are so many now it can be daunting as to what to get to start off with..

  3. Hello my friend. What a fabulous page. So much wonderful texture and color makes this gal happy. Your rocked this challenge..


  4. I simply adore all your yummy textures... beautiful..


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