November's Art Recipe Is Here!


It’s THAT time. Time to cook up a new ART RECIPE by our very own mixed-media chef, Finnabair! This month the focus includes Pastel Impasto Paints, mixed with Texture Pastes, then sprinkled with a light touch of Glass Beads for glorious results!



“This month's Finnabair Art Recipe features one of my favourites - new Pastel Impasto Paints. I decided to make a bit wintery project and beautiful shades of Mediterranean and Manor Blue were just perfect for it. I made a project I named "A Frozen Heart". You know how sometimes we are hurt and it's hard to let go? It's when our hearts are frozen and we have to try to find peace again and let go, so our hearts can heal and shine in all their beauty!” ~ Aleksandra

I altered a heart-shaped base, covered it with gorgeous Paper Texture Paste and colored using gorgeous Pastel Impasto Paints. I added few layers of chipboards that I colored with Powder Blue Rust Paste from Northern Lights Texture Fantasy set. I added some Mechanical pieces from Steampunk Blades set, that reminded me of Snowflakes and a Heart from Tin Hearts set. 


On top of everything I added bits of Snowflake Texture Paste, some Glass Beads and some Glitter. I finished it off with some white splashes and a bit of dry-brushed Gesso. Hope my project inspired you to play with this month's Recipe ingredients - Finnabair Texture Pastes, Glass beads and delicious new Pastel Impastos!


Products used: Art Extravagance - Paper Texture Paste 965259, Art Alchemy Impasto - Mediterranean 966447, Art Alchemy Impasto - Manor Blue 966430, Art Alchemy Impasto - Snow White 964511, Art Extravagance - Texture Fantasy - Northern Lights 966027, Art Extravagance - Texture Fantasy - Old Walls 966034, Art Alchemy Metallique paint - Deep Waters 963118, Art Extravagance - Snowflake Paste 962906, Art Ingredients - Glass Beads Set 963934, Art Ingredients - Glass Beads - Crystal 1.5mm 964030, Art Ingredients - Melange Art Pebbles 963323, Art Extravagance - Glitter Set - Carribean Seas 961565, Art Extravagance - Glitter Set - Abloom 961619, Mechanicals - Steampunk Blades 963446, Mechanicals - Tin Hearts 965631, Art Daily - Sentiment Stickers 964849, Art Basics - Heavy Gesso White 961374, Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel 961428



“I am sharing with you a mixed-media altered art book cover. This month I have a recipe for vintage inspiration.” ~ Olga


I made a background using two texture pastes: Plaster Paste and White Crackle Paste which I applied through a stencil. To obtain beautiful colors for my vintage book cover, I applied the Impasto Paints. I made the composition from mechanical metal elements. To complement the composition I used glass beads.


Products: 966362 - Impasto Paint - Burlap, 964597 - Impasto Paint - Aubergine, 964658 - Impasto Paint - Dark Chocolate, 964047 - Glass Beads - Crystal big, 963934 - Art Ingredients - Glass Beads Set (6 pcs), 965198 - Art Basics - Plaster Paste, 961503 - Texture Paste - White Crackle, 961442 - Heavy Gesso - White, 964900 - Art Daily - Carte Postale, 965945 - Mechanicals - Flowers, 964399 - Mechanicals - Vintage Snowflakes, 961039 - Mechanicals - Leaves 1, 960407 - Mechanicals Flowers x10, 966669 - Stencil - Ornate Lace, 964832 - Art Daily - Vintage Photobooth, 964849 - Art Daily - Sentiments



“This year I will have Christmas decorations in lovely pastel colors. Here I have made a tea light candle holder from a wooden block. I have used the lovely Pastel Impasto Paints in Mint and Mediterranean and they are already my favorites.” -Katja


I have decorated my wooden block with a Redesign Mould - Tillden Flourish, and then added texture with Glass Beads. Also some texture was obtained from the Texture Paste Old Wall set in the cream color. Now it’s time to light my tea light candle so I can enjoy the pastel colors!


Products: Texture Paste - White Crackle – 961503, Art Ingredients - Glass Beads 1.5mm - 964030, Art Alchemy - Impasto Paint- Mint- 966416, Art Alchemy – Impasto Paint -Snow White - 964511, Art Alchemy - Impasto Paint- Mediterranean – 966447, Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel 961428, Art Ingredients - Glitter Set – Abloom - 961619, Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White 961442, Art Extravagance - Texture Fantasy - Old Walls 966034, Art Ingredients - Micro Beads -Silver 962562, Redesign Mould - Tillden Flourish – 632359


Finn’s team is creatively amazing! You can catch more on Finnabair’s social media today and on her Facebook Live show as we explore the new ART DAILY project line! If you are looking for inspiration to create a little bit each day while learning mixed-media tips come join us!


When: 12 noon pst/3 pm est/8 pm bst

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