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  • March 2021 Art Recipe

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    Jen Farooq

    Hi friends,

    This month our moodboard is focused on earth colours and interesting textures created by nature. The inspiration comes from dry plants, wooden sticks, leaves covered with a frost, repeating patterns, stones and all kinds of natural materials. Here is our new Art Recipe moodboard and some awesome projects produced by our talented team.

    Our new visual moodboards consists of:

    – 4 products to choose from – they are shown on the right

    – colour palette – right next to the products and each colour has their own circle

    – and visual inspiration in a form of several beautiful images.

    It is easy to remember – things in circles are the core of the challenge (colours and products) and things in squares/rectangles are only a visual inspiration to help you get creative juices flowing.

    Just to make sure, you are all well informed, we would like to let you know, that challenges will be going live each second Sunday of the month. So please do not be surprised, that Inlinkz is closed the day before. Please keep that in mind planning your entering the challenge 🙂 because we love your projects so much and we do not want to lose any of them!

    The rules are very simple. Each challenge consists of colour palette and products. You need to stick to the colour palette and use at least 2 of the products listed in a challenge.

    Products to choose from:

    Icing Pastes
    Tissue Papers

    The colours: dark green, latte brown, dark teal

    If the products on your project are not easy to recognize, please add in description information, where exactly we can see them.

    Challenge is open till April, 10th. The winner will be invited to be Guest Designer on our blog.

    This month Guest Designed is PascaleB


    I’m so excited to be a guest designer for Finnabair. 

    Before gluing the Wilderness paper, I primed the HDF panel with heavy white gesso. Next, I added a design with the Mind Games stencil, I used both the White Gold Icing paste and Crushed Ice Effect paste.

    I primed the window and some resin elements like the frame and the handle with black gesso, the others with clear gesso. When it was done, I started to build the composition around the biggest elements: the frame and the birdbath. To make the latter, I heated the resin handle and pressed it around a metallic drawer handle until it cooled.

    When I was happy with the composition, I started to paint the Aviary elements with liquid acrylic paint: Avocado for the leaves, Burnt Sienna for the flowers, and Prussian Blue for the bird.

    I colored the birdbath and the frame with Patina Blue and Patina Green. Then I added metallic waxes: Bronze Age, Aged Brass, and White gold to highlight the details. I used the same metallic waxes as well as the Emerald to color the window and the bird. I added some Patina Green and White Gold waxes to the leaves. 

    I cut a piece of rhodoïd to add under the window. I added a design with the stencil Read My Letter and modeling paste. When dry, I colored it with the Burnt Sienna liquid paint.

    Once satisfied, I added the last elements of the composition: the flowers, the window, and the Mechanicals. 

    I added a shadow around the elements of the composition with the Burnt Sienna and Prussian Blue. To finish the panel, I added some mica flakes, microbeads, and glitters.

    I hope that this mixed media inspired you!

    Products used

    Inspiration from our team:

    I had an embroidery hoop I wanted to turn into a simple artwork piece, and challenger myself that I could use only 10 decorative pieces for the whole composition, with addition of silk ribbon. I couldn’t quite manage, as after making the composition within those lines, I ended up adding 4 art pebbles and some Mini Art Stones… But let’s see how I did it.

    First, I cut a piece of thick cardboard (from a cardboard box) to make a fitting base for my hoop. I didn’t even glue it, I just made sure it was a tight fit. Next, I attached some leftover tissue paper scraps and folding and crumbling them a little, attached with Soft Matte Gel, to create a little bit uneven base. I also glued some ribbon with tiny flat bobs to the edges of the hoop, to create a kind of framing. Then I primed the whole thing twice with Heavy Gesso, and added some stencil marks (my all-time favourite, Iris Tapestry) with White Gold and Frosty Pearl Icing Paste.

    Next step was to create a simple collage, using Heavy Body Gel, I attached a piece of a frame from the new Imaginarium Grungy Frames mould I had managed to break, with two metallic flowers and two Woodland leaves, and added an Antique Label to finish it. I also added just a hint of Mini Art Stones and a couple (ok, seven) art pebbles onto the base, to tie the composition and background better together.

    I painted the background with Liquid Acrylics Titanium White, Prussian Blue, Avocado Green, Umber, and Burnt Sienna, with a hint of Ink Black. I used the same colours for the actual composition, too.

    As a final touch, I sewed some botanically hand dyed mulberry silk ribbon to the edge of the frame and tied it in a bow.

    Wishing you beautiful moments in soft, dreamy colours, Emilia
    Products used –

    961442 Art Basics – Heavy Gesso – White 963040 Art Basics – Heavy Body Gel 961428 Art Basics – Soft Matte Gel 966171 Art Extravagance – Icing Paste – White Gold 966140 Art Extravagance – Icing Paste – Frosty Pearl 966645 Finnabair Stencil – Iris Tapestry 967345 Art Alchemy – Liquid Acrylic – Ink Black 968250 Art Alchemy – Liquid Acrylic – Prussian Blue 967222 Art Alchemy – Liquid Acrylic – Burnt Sienna 967352 Art Alchemy – Liquid Acrylic – Titanium White
    967338 Art Alchemy – Liquid Acrylic – Umber 967321 Art Alchemy – Liquid Acrylic – Avocado Green 963712 Art Ingredients – Mini Art Stones 968212 Finnabair Tissue Paper – Wilderness 967086 Finnabair – Mechanicals – Antique Labels 967154 Finnabair – Mechanicals – Woodland Ferns 963323 Art Ingredients – Melange – Art Pebbles

    Hello, Iveta here with an inspiration project for March Art Recipe!

    This time I have this wonderful altered metal crown that I scored second handquite a while ago actually, but only just got around to sprucing up!

    Inspiration for this project of course came from the wonderful mood-board, Icould not pass on an opportunity on creating something in my favourite colours!

    All the wonderful colour you can see on the crown comes from Metalliquewaxes (Specifically Peacock, Emerald and White Gold) which all blend togetherso so well creating this amazing flow of colours, shadows and highlights!

    I also used the gorgeous new succulent Mechanicals, and various differentskulls from the new skull moulds for some added grungy details!

    I hope you will enjoy and be inspired by this project
    Lots of love,Iveta xxx
    Products used

    Hi gorgeous friends!Following such a beautiful moodboard  I’ve created an art brush using three of Art Recipe ingredients – Pebbles, Icing Pastes and Mechanicals.Of course I couldn’t resist to use fabulous products of the latest release – Mechanical Flourishes chipboard, Metallic Flakes and Rusty Pipeline mould. Honestly speaking exactly that fabulous pipeline gave me an idea of my project.

    For the background I’ve used White Crackle Paste, Metallique Acrylic paints and added a texture with Lucky Emerald Icing Paste. 

    I’ve painted all the clay elements and chipboard with Metallique paints and then added the texture with Texture Fantasy and Rust Effect pastes.

    I’ve decorated the brush with new Mechanicals – Scrapyard Dragonflies and Desert Flowers

    As a final touch I’ve added splashes, pebbles and microbeads. 

    Products used

    961442 Art Basics – Heavy Gesso – White 963576 Art Extravagance – Rust Effect Paste 966041 Art Extravagance – Texture Fantasy – Anemone and Coral 966232 Art Extravagance – Icing Paste – Lucky Emerald 961503 Art Extravagance – Texture Paste – White Crackle 967819 Art Alchemy – Metallique – Stormy Ocean 965129 Art Alchemy – Metallique – Rustic Brown 964481 Art Alchemy – Metallique – Dark Forest 963095 Art Alchemy – Metallique – Brass Hardware
    968526 Mechanicals – Scrapyard Dragonflies 968489 Mechanicals – Desert Flowers 968915 Decorative Chipboard – Mechanical Flourishes 968601 Finnabair Mould – Rusty Pipeline 968847 Art Ingredients – Metallic Flakes – Sparkling
    964702 Art Ingredients – Micro Beads set 966294 Art Ingredients – Melange – Vintage Art Pebbles 967949 Finnabair Stencil – Laurels 962982 Art Basics – 3D Gloss Gel – tube 964344 Art Alchemy – Antique Brilliance – Lucky Emerald

    1. Create a project with our colour scheme and 2 products from 4 listed at the beginning of this blog post

    2. If any products are not well visible on the project, please leave information on where to find them on your project in the description on your blog

    3. Enter using Inlinkz at the bottom of Finnabair’s blog post

    Finnabair March 2021 Art Recipe

    Challenge will be closed on April 10th. The lucky winner will be announced by the end of April. We hope you feel inspired and we can’t wait to see your projects 

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