It's A Puzzle

Do you happen to have any puzzle pieces lying around? Instead of throwing those out let’s put them to good use on your next craft project! One of our amazing designers, Nathalie, created a gorgeous project recently with puzzle pieces on it. Everyone on the team agreed it was a brilliant idea, so here we are with more PUZZLING inspiration!

"Such a fun thing to create with - puzzles!" I loved altering them and layering them within my layout.  I used lots of new Georgia Blues Papers and flowers, opting to create with the neutral colours out of the collection.  I love how this turned out and already have it framed for display." ~ Stacey

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Product List - #961442 Art Basics Heavy Gesso White, #964672 Mega Art Stones, #966157 Icing Paste - Old Silver, #964146 Acrylic Paint - Sparks Raven Black, #964443 Acrylic Paint - Mettalique Soft Satin, #961503 Texture Paste White Crackle, #582562 Color Bloom Chrome, #848927 Georgia Blues 12 x 12 paper Memory Lane, #848903 Georgia Blues 12 x 12 paper Happy Days, #848910 Georgia Blues 12 x 12 paper Written Chapters, #636647 Georgia Blues Flowers, #636678 Georgia Blues FLowers, #636609 Georgia Blues Flowers, #634537 Flirty Fleur Flowers, #594954 Prima Flowers Petra, #892098 Baroque Frame Resin, #586744 Box Flowers Gold Kiss

“Hello, All! So happy to be here today with you on the Prima blog with this fantastic PUZZLE theme. I have always loved puzzles, my husband too...during my first pregnancy we did so many puzzles that I think that is why my first boy, Jonathan, hates it so much, LOL. Here is my project using the oh-so-beautiful MOON CHILD collection. Hope you will like it!” ~ Sharon 

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Products: 994648 Paper Pad 12x12 - Moon Child, 961374 Heavy Gesso- white – Finnabair Art basic, 961459 Heavy Gesso – Black  - Finnabair Art basic, 966416  Impasto Paint Mint  - Finnabair Art Alchemy , 951428 Soft Matte Gel – Finnabair Art Basic, 963705 Art Stones – Finnabair Art Ingredients , 963712 Mini Art Stones - Finnabair Art Ingredients , 636548 Flowers  moon child flowers, 636593 Flowers moon child flowers

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"When the puzzle becomes an embellishment, you know it is an original idea, I immediately jumped on the occasion of creating this piece. I created my background with plaster paper, puzzles, and I then colorized my background with Impasto and Metallique Paints.” ~ Jennifer

Products: Georgia Blues flowers #636692, Georgia Blues flowers #636623, Heavy Gesso White #9613777, Impasto Paint " cobalt " #964641, Plaster Paste #965198, Georgia Blue Paper pad #634131, Metallique paint " Royal blue " #965143

“I altered an 8x8 canvas using puzzle pieces. Ever since I saw my fellow teammate. Nathalie. use puzzle pieces in her project I’ve wanted to do the same. I’m puzzled (no pun intended) how I’ve never thought of using puzzle pieces before! Its the best recycled material and gives a fantastic texture. I used two different-sized puzzle pieces and staggered them across my canvas. I also used the new Finnabair icing pastes and stencils to create metallic texture. Come back on October 30th as I re-create this project live on the Prima Facebook Page.” ~ Keren

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Product list: Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - Black 961459, Finnabair Stencil Manuscript 966652,  Finnabair Stencil Ornate Lace 966669,   Finnabair Art Extravagance Icing Paste-White Gold 966171, Finnabair Art Extravagance Icing Paste-Antique Gold 966164, Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paint - Royal Blue 965143, Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paint-Golden Moss 965112, Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paint mermaid teal 964467,  Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paint-Rustic Brown 965129, Art Basics: Mixed Media Silicone Brush 1" 963897

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“When I read about today’s theme, puzzles, I was immediately thinking about the expression «falling to pieces». That’s what I tried to represent on my canvas: the dreams that we make and never get to realize. It’s a bit sad, I know, and the cool colors I chose are a bit nostalgic to match. I used mostly Icing Paste over black gesso to add color. I love those pastes! They are so fun to work with! They are creamy and the finish is so shiny. I wish the pictures could show how beautiful the finish is…” ~ Karine

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I just LOVED seeing Nathalie’s original creation with left-over puzzle pieces. It was brilliantly done, so beautiful, and uses something we ALL have handy! We hope you are inspired to try this cool up-cycling technique and share your Prima creations with us!

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