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  • Mixed Media Spring Celebrations

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    Adrienne Garcelli

    What says “Spring” better than butterflies and bees! The two wonderful projects featured here are using these iconic design elements to bring that fresh feeling right indoors. The sunny yellow of this mug would add such a bright spot to a shelf or open cupboard. Anastasija’s tags, with her fussy cut butterflies and flowers, would be an impressive addition to a gift bag or art journal. We are always amazed at the great talent our Design Members have!

    Project by: Tanya

    “I created this cute Bee Mason Jar Mug featuring some amazing Finnabair products. First I cut a bee shape from my Silhouette machine and a honeycomb shape from a cutting die using black vinyl. I then stuck the shapes on the front of the jar placing them in the position I wanted. Next I painted the jar with Finns’s black gesso, (tip: rub a candle lightly on the jar highlighting some areas, this will help easily remove some of the paint when sanding). I mixed some white gesso and lemon peel impasto paint and painted a layer of this mixture over the black gesso. Once the jar was dry I carefully removed the vinyl stickers. Next I lightly sanded the surface and the edges with a sanding block to make some of the black pop. I die-cut some circle and hexagon shapes from the Fruit Paradise collection and added them on top of the lid. I adorned the rest of the jar with fussy-cut bees, twine, metal embellishments and gorgeous Prima flowers!” – Tanya

    Products used:

    Art Alchemy - Impasto Paint - Lemon Peel
    Memory Hardware Antique Metalware - Vienne

    638382 Fruit Paradise Collection 6×6 Paper Pad 638474 Fruit Paradise Collection Decorative Tape 639907 Prima Flowers Fruit Paradise Collection Tart Apple 639921 Prima FlowersFruit Paradise Collection Kiwi Lime 644475 Prima Flowers Darcelle Collection Buzzing Around 961459 Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso
    961442 Art Basics Heavy White Gesso     961466 Art Basics Clear Gesso
    961428 Art Basics Soft Matte Gel 964535 Art Alchemy Impasto Paint Lemon Peel 967741 Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paint Chest of Gold 963071 Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paint Gold Rush 961596 Art Ingredients Glitter Set Luminous 961619 Art Ingredients Glitter Set Abloom 
    993016 Memory Hardware Antique Metalware Vienne 991982 Memory Hardware Remnant Fragments

    Project by: Anastasija

    Hi, creative friends! I love the spring, because the nature finally wakes up. Inspired by this fact I’ve created two mixed media tags, using a beautiful paper collection “Pretty Mosaic” and Finnabair products. To create an interesting texture on the background I applied 3D Gloss gel through the stencil” Laurels” and used the stamp “Honeycombs”. In order to make the work more volumetric I added some Prima flowers, chipboards and paper elements. As the main accent I put into frame “Artdaily” cards with phrases. Finally, I covered the surfaces with a glass beads and glitter. Hope you will like my project!

    Products used:

    1)      #849245 Pretty Mosaic Collection 12″x12″ Sheet – Floral Toile,2)      #967949 Stencil – Laurels, 3)      #642228 Pretty Mosaic Collection Ephemera, 4)      #642051 Darcelle Collection SIIC, 5)      #646899 Prima Flowers® Pretty Mosaic Collection – Larimar, 6)      #960810 Clear Stamp – Honeycomb, 7)      #961381 Prima – Art Basics – 3D Gloss Gel, 8)      #961466 Art Basics – Clear Gesso, 9)      #963965 Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-Aged Brass, 10)   #964948 Prima – Art Daily – Words You Need, 11)   #965181 Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paint – Frozen Berries, 12)   #965174 Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paint – Romance Pink, 13)   #964139 Art Alchemy – Sparks – Iris Potion

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