Curious about Paste, what it is, and how it’s used? Today we have a gorgeous selection of projects, all featuring different Finnabair pastes + not one, not two, but THREE video tutorials! (Hey, when our gals get creating they go ALL OUT!)
First, What is Paste?
Paste is a mixed-media product that can be used to add texture and/or color to your projects. Often the paste has a special effect that happens as it dries…like rust effect, crackle paste, etc. Some pastes have special mix-in products like graphite paste, and unicorn paste…for special effects as they dry. Some are just lustrous and lovely straight out of the bottle: Icing Pastes.
How Do You Use Paste?
Paste is very forgiving and can be applied to almost any surface substrate: plastic, metal, paper, resin, etc. Apply with your fingers or a brush, spread over a stencil to create patterned textures with a palette knife, thin with water for spreading in hard to reach places or for a lighter effect. Once applied let the paste air dry, or use a heat gun.
Today we will show off a few specialty pastes, Crackle, Unicorn, Graphite, Rust Effect, and Patina Pastes, along with a staple: Modeling Paste!
Rust Effect Pastes
“There are a lot of amazing Finnabair’s Pastes, and I am totally in love with all of them, especially the Rust Pastes. Here I used two different brown Rust Pastes : Brown Rust ( Art Extravagance – Rust Paste Set of 3) and Dark Brown ( Art Extravagance- Rust Pastes- Metal Rust Set of 3 ).” ~ Nathalie
“First I added texture on my canvas background using the Stencil 6×9 – Swirly Florals and Art Extravagance- Paper Texture Paste. This paste is totally perfect ! I love the texture ! I added more texture with some slight touches of the Pumice Stone Effect Paste . Then, I painted all my background with the Brown Rust Paste, I highlighted some part with the Dark Brown one. I illuminated all the details with Finnabair’s Waxes and Metallique Paints. I layered with a bunch of the beautiful Darcelle flowers!”
PRIMA PRODUCTS :
-# 965679 Art Extravagance- Rust Pastes- Metal Rust Set of 3 – # 963576 Art Extravagance – Rust Paste Set of 3 -# 964368 Art Extravagance Stone Effect Pastes- -#965259 Art Extravagance- Paper Texture Paste -# 964122 Art Alchemy Sparks- Butterfly Spells – # 96972 Art Alchemy- Metallique Wax – Rose Gold -# 963965 Art Alchemy- Metallique Wax- Aged Brass -#966683 Stencil 6×9 – Swirly Florals -# 995843 Memory Hardware- Pearls 6 -# 849412 DARCELLE Collection 12×12 Sheet- Born to make story – # 849429 – DARCELLE Collection 12×12 Sheet- Plot Twist – # 642020 DARCELLE collection- Ephemera -# 644383 PRIMA FLOWERS DARCELLE collection- WORN ELEMENTS -# 644482 PRIMA FLOWERS DARCELLE collection- BEAUTIFUL GLOW -# 644413 PRIMA FLOWERS DARCELLE collection- GLAMOROUS MOMENT -# 644468 PRIMA FLOWERS DARCELLE collection – HISTORIC MOMENT -# 644437 PRIMA FLOWERS DARCELLE collection – LEFT BEHIND -# 644499 PRIMA FLOWERS DARCELLE collection – GILDED BEAUTIES -# 644406 PRIMA FLOWERS DARCELLE collection – PLUM AFTERNOON
“I love the variety of different pastes in Finnabair line! What ever finish you are after, the line has it! There’s glitter and shine (Unicorn Paste), roughness and texture (Rust Pastes), smooth and lustrousness (Icing Pastes) and effect pastes (Patina Pastes). For this project I went with the Patina set and gave the project an aged brass look.” ~ Riikka
“I used Black Gesso as primer and used it also to create some texture to the project. The gesso also acts as the shadow in the project as I added the Brass, Blue, and Mint Green with a light hand. If you want to see how I created the project, please see the video!”
Video link: https://youtu.be/Dvo103Mv0ak
964764 Art Extravaganza Patina Paste Brass , 964757 Art Extravaganza Patina Paste Mint Green , 964740 Art Extravaganza Patina Paste Blue , 961459 Art Basics Heavy Gesso Black , 963965 Art Alchemy Metallique wax Aged Brass , 962975 Art Basics Modeling Paste , 961367 Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel , 963347 Finnabair Mechanicals Pocket Watches , 966676 Finnabair stencil Passiflora , 963361 Finnabair Mechanicals Tin Hearts , 965945 Finnabair Mechanicals Flowers , 963354 Finnabair Mechanicals Mini Stars , 961121 Finnabair Mechanicals Plated Labels , 960391 Finnabair Mechanicals Bottle Caps , 964832 Art Daily Vintage Photobooth stickers , 966607 Finnabair mould Flower queen
Modeling Paste + Black Sand Paste
“Hello, Everyone! It is so fun to create gorgeous textures using Finnabair pastes! This time I chose Modeling Paste and Black Sand Paste to create my textures. To add more interest and color to my project I took Fantasy Paste “Old Walls” as I like it`s grey shades. It is already cold here in Estonia, but some trees are still yellow and red, so I was inspired by our nature and decided to add some fussy-cutting flowers from Midnight Garden collection and some absolutely beautiful flowers from Pretty Pale collection. My mood is definitely November. ))” ~Nadya Drozdova
REDESIGN DÉCOR MOULDS® 5″X8″ – REGAL TRIMMINGS #636340, ART EXTRAVAGANCE – TEXTURE FANTASY PATINA PASTE – OLD WALLS #966034, ART ALCHEMY- METALLIQUE WAX – ELECTRIC VIOLET .68OZ (20ML) #966713, ART ALCHEMY-METALLIQUE WAX – PEACOCK .68OZ (20ML) #966775, ART BASICS – MODELING PASTE (16 FL. OZ.) #961350, A4 PAPER PAD-MIDNIGHT GARDEN #636005, ART EXTRAVAGANCE – TEXTURE PASTE – BLACK SAND 8.45OZ (250ML) #961480, PRIMA FLOWERS® PRETTY PALE COLLECTION- HONEYCOMB #637576
White Crackle Paste
“Hi There! I want to share with you today a romantic soft layout I’ve created with the Apricot Honey collection. Also I want to share a great tip: for getting this extra rich interesting texture I just love to use PASTES! and one of my favorites is the WHITE CRACKLE PASTE by Finnabair. Hop over to the YouTube Channel and see how I’ve created it!” Xo Sharon Ziv
961442 HEAVY GESSO – WHITE (8.5 FL. OZ.) – ART BASIC FINNABAIR, 961503 TEXTURE PASTE – WHITE CRACKLE 8.45OZ (250ML) – ART EXTRAVAGANCE FINNABAIR, 961473 TEXTURE PASTE – WHITE SAND 8.45OZ (250ML)- ART EXTRAVAGANCE-FINNABAIR, 961428 SOFT MATTE GEL (8.5 FL. OZ.) – ART BASICS FINNABAIR, 638870 12×12 APRICOT HONEY PAPER PAD – PRIMA PAPER, 638979 APRICOT HONEY WOOD SHAPES – PRIMA APPRICOT HONEY COLLECTION, 642877PRIMA FLOWERS® ARICOT HONEY COLLECTION – BLUSH & MINT, 642853 PRIMA FLOWERS® ARICOT HONEY COLLECTION – MINTY BASIL, 642952PRIMA FLOWERS® ARICOT HONEY COLLECTION – TANGERINE FRESH, 993696 MEMORY HARDWARE – WOOD SHUTTERS, 643270 REDESIGN DÉCOR MOULDS® 5″X8″ – NUMERALS, 637163 REDESIGN DÉCOR MOULDS® 5″X8″ – ELEGANT BORDERS, 639785 WATERCOLOR CONFECTIONS® – TERRAIN
Our design team is so talented. We love their willingness to try our products, make them look spectacular, then share how they did it! Did you find a new favorite paste to try?
Watch our other social media links for extra projects, like this beauty by Reniferove featuring Graphite Paste, Unicorn Paste, and Rust Effect paste!
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