Friday, August 21, 2015

Finnabair Art Recipe....For Mixed Media Place Creative Gym

If you are a follower of Finnabair, you will know that she regularly makes a post using a "recipe" that she has devised using all her wonderful mixed media products.
The Creative Gym Challenge at Mixed Media Place this month is to make a piece of work using one of Finnabair's Art Recipes. Her recipes have very clear, step by step instructions, so it's not difficult to follow and I found it so much fun and very relaxing because I didn't actually have to think about what to do......Finn had already done it for me.
If you are new to mixed media, then following one of Finnabair's recipes is a great place to start.
Details of this month's challenge can be found HERE at Mixed Media Place
This is my art journal page using Finnabair's "recipe"
Here is the link to Finn's recipe

I started with 2 old book pages. Added washi tape, cotton tape and "lace" tape. Then gave it all a coat of art basics White Gesso.

Next, just like Finn's recipe, I used art basics Modling Paste through the Harlequin Stencil, let it dry then used a second stencil, "Alpha" over the top.
Finn added lace to the bottom of her page, I have added more washi tape and some stamping instead. I added colour using Distress Spray Stains.
I cut out my photo, stuck it down then high lighted around it with white gesso. Next I added some more depth of colour with Gelatos. Applying it and then rubbing it into the textures with my finger.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great creative weekend.....maybe give one of Finnabair's art recipes a go.
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  1. I love this. How do you choose your photos/pictures? I didn't realise Finnabair had 'recipes' to follow. Very handy. Always appreciate your step-by-steps. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Hi Gayle,I have been following your recent posts, love the striking pics you use to great effect !!

  3. Hi.. Such amazing art journal pages, love the step by steps! The picture is so full of expression! I should try one,of Finns or even your step by steps too... Have a good weekend..

  4. Amazing Gayle thanks for a fab project and fabulous step by step tutorial

  5. This is STUNNING Gayle! I saw this on the MM page and fell in love!

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