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  • Mix in a Little Bit of Halloween Magic!

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    Jen Farooq

    In case you were not in the know, mixed media is when you use two or more mediums in a single work of art. With such an open-ended concept it is no wonder that mixed media projects are all so unique. Our very talented design team has created some truly unique projects inspired by all the fun of Halloween. From a magically altered brush to an adorable pumpkin, from a vintage-inspired telephone booth to a spooky birdhouse altered to look like a witch doctor’s hut. We hope this inspires you to stretch your creative muscles and mix in a little bit of Halloween in your next mixed-media project!

    “Today is all about Mixed Media over at Prima Marketing Inc. Sharing a double altered Paint Brush featuring lots of amazing Finnabair products.

    I created some castings with the moulds and air dry clay.

    I prepped the moulded pieces including the paint brushes individually with black gesso.

    Once everything was dry I adhered the small paint brush to the top of the big brush and
    added some texture with a stencil and sand texture paste. I gave the brushes another coat of black gesso.

    I adhered all the other pieces (except the portrait and witch hat casting) with 3D gloss gel, playing around with the composition until I was happy with the placement.

    I painted the entire project with metallique paints mixing the colors as I go, repeating the process until I was happy with the result. 

    I prepped the portrait with clear gesso and colored this piece with watercolors and liquid acrylic paints. I painted the witch hat with sparks paint. I adhered these two pieces to the brush

    I highlighted some areas with metallique wax.

    I added some more texture to the brush with metallic flakes, glitter, and sequins, I adhered these with soft gloss gel.

    I adorned the brush with a pretty bow using some ribbon.” – Tanya

    Finnabair - Moulds - Vintage Portraits - 1 pc, 5x8 in

    Product list:
    -961459 Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso -966713 Art Alchemy Metallique Wax Electric Violet-969189 Art Ingredients Fine Metallic Flakes Venice -968618 Imaginarium Moulds Vintage Portraits-969356 Imaginarium Moulds Amun and Bast

    “With today’s project, I wanted to show you that you should not be afraid of the concept of mixed media. Usually, you probably have in your mind designs with lots of different paints, pastes, waxes, and sprays. As you can see, all these products can also be useful for less media artwork. 

    Here, I used rust effect pastes to make texture and colors on my pumpkin, and liquid acrylics to paint the mould elements and add a vintage effect to the background paper.” –Kasia

    Thirty-One Collection 12x12 Sheet - All the Treats - 1 sheet, 12"x12" with foil detail

    Products Used: Art Extravagance – Rust Paste – Red 964689 Art Extravagance – Rust Paste – Yellow 964733 Art Extravagance – Rust Paste – Brown 964696 Liquid Acrylic Paint – Burnt Sienna 967222 Liquid Acrylic Tiger Orange 967246 Thirty-One Collection 12×12 Sheet – All the Treats 997144 Thirty-One Collection 12×12 Sheet – Cute & Scary 997182 Painted Floral Collection Flowers – Hello Yellow 658526 Peach Tea Collection Flowers – Sweet Peaches 658632 Peach Tea Collection Flowers – Sunkissed 658694 Thirty-One Collection Silicone Mould 997311

    “Mixed media day! So exciting! My imagination is full of possibilities. Where to start? I wanted to create something simple, old style with a lot of different textures. And this did happen! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!” – Sanna

    Finnabair Stencil - Book Of Numbers - 1 piece, 6"x9"

    Products Used: 961459 – Heavy Gesso Black968977 – Finnabair Stencil – Book Of Numbers964559 – Impasto Paint – Poppy Red964658 – Impasto Paint – Dark Chocolate638863 – ReDesign Décor Moulds – Regal Findings643270 – ReDesign Décor Moulds – Numerals969387 – Finnabair Moulds – Locks And Keys969431 – Finnabair Moulds – Pocket Watches964023 – Metallique Wax – Bronze Age968403 – Metallique Wax – Graphite964009 – Metallique Wax – Brushed Iron963958 – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold

    “October is my FAV month of the year. Why? Halloween of course! This is the time when I can create what my dark heart tells me and trust me, I love everything dark. This time I decided to create a Witch Doctor’s hut full of elixirs, bones, and skulls. Can you guess how many skulls have I used?” –Reniferove

    Finnabair - Moulds - Queens of Steam - 1 pc, 5x8 in

    Products Used: 963965 Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-Aged Brass– 967079 Finnabair Metal Frame Rusty Birdhouse  -964696 Art Extravagance – Rust Paste – Brown -969356 Finnabair Moulds – Amun and Bast 969424 Finnabair Moulds – Pieces of Underworld -968595 Finnabair – Moulds – Queens of Steam -968625 Finnabair – Moulds – Wings and Bones

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