Ready to head to the seaside! Stick your toes in the ocean cool blues, dig around in the glimmering warm sand, and keep your eyes peeled for wonderful sea shells and stones...all in a creative sense with Art Alchemy acrylic paints, Art Stones, and Art Extravagance Pastes-Stone, Rust, and Patina! Finnabair's amazing design team is here today with their own take on the seashore experience! With just the right products you can recreate the beach in your own home!
Hello, wonderful creatives! This June Art Recipe was incredibly inspiring for me!
When summer comes, you immediately think about the warm beautiful sea... It's always an inspiration, a promise of the best time and new positive emotions. My favorite combination is the sea and the mountains. And it's so cool to have a unique reminder of this on my desk. :) So I decided to create this special kind of a summertime souvenir that I called "The Traveler". ~ Olya Kravets
To create my little assemblage / little altered jar, I needed quite a jar after my favorite Soft Matte Gel, some pretty shells and the best materials from Prima and Finnabair.
With the help of Rust Effect Pastes it's super easy to create an imitation of sand and you can make magic and express the atmosphere of the sea with Art Alchemy acrylic paints and Mechanical elements. Just let your imagination guide you!
Prima products: Art Basics: Heavy Gesso - Black 961459, 3D Matte Gel 961398, Soft Matte Gel 961428; Art Extravagance: Rust Effect Paste - Camouflage 965686, Rust Effect Paste 963576; Art Alchemy Metallique paints: Ice Queen 965136, Midnight Sky 964450, Rich Turquoise 963231, Light Patina 963248; Mechanicals: Rustic Washers 963422, Mini Stars 963354, Leaves 1 961039; Art Ingredients: Mega Art Stones 964672, Art Stones 963705, Mini Art Stones 963712; Art Basics - Double Sided Texture Brush Set 2 963866, Dabbing Brush set of 3 965228
For this month's Art Recipe I'd like to share with you a very special new mini box I've created. The textures on the cover come from two sets of texture pastes: Patina Effect Pastes and the Camouflage Set. The first layer was made with Dark Olive and Brown and the Blue paste was added on top. I love that the final look didn't turn out too bright, I got just the right 'worn' rusty effect I was aiming for. ~ Juliya Tirskaya
I wanted my little box to resemble an old treasure found in an underwater wreck. :) I diluted Midnight Sky acrylic paint to make natural looking stains on top of the pastes and also used the same paint for the ribbons and the sides of the box. A touch of Vintage Gold Wax here and there added a delicate shimmer and accentuated the textures.
Inside I hid St Tropez journaling cards and another special little treasure: a gorgeous shell and a bottle filled with mini Art Stones.
I hope I could inspire you to use our Recipe to create your own sea inspired artwork! :)
Prima products: Art Basics: Brush Set of 7 962760, Super Heavy Gel 963040, Heavy Gesso - White 961442; Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Vintage Gold 963958, Art Extravagance Patina Effect Paste 964351, Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paint - Midnight Sky 964450, Art Ingredients: Micro Beads - Copper 962579, Art Stones 963705, Mini Art Stones 963712, Mega Art Stones 964672, St. Tropez 3x4 journaling cards 992750
I love the ocean, the sea, a beach with huge stones and cute little houses where the sun is shining bright, and the waves are rolling in. I want to see sand and seashells all around and bits of mica shinning on the shimmering water. So, this was my project for the Finnabair Creative Team inspired by my upcoming trip and am going to leave this lucky charm (door tag) on my door knob until I'm back! I hope you enjoy it and find inspiration to create. ~ Bipasha BK
I altered a door tag with Heavy White Gesso and created multiple textures with Art Stones and Stone Effect Pastes. Next, I added some grunge effect with the versatile Rust Paste in Camouflage.
Prima products: Art Basics Heavy White Gesso 961442, Mechanicals - Mini Hardware 963316, Metal Gears 963453, Art Ingredients: Art Stones 963705, Mega Art Stones 964672, Art Extravagance: Camouflage Paste Set 965686, Stone Effect Pastes - Pumice, Limestone, Concrete 964368, Art Alchemy Impasto Acrylic Paints: Azure 964634, Jade 964627
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Finn's team is aaahhhhmazing and I am now totally inspired to head to the seashore and start creating! Finnabair's products truly add gorgeous texture and design that you just cannot find elsewhere...and they look so REAL on these projects. It's the next best thing to actually BEING THERE, right? We'd love for yuo share your Finnabair Art Recipe projects with us on our social media below! Just tag us so we can give you some love!