Pinterest

Monday, 27 April 2015

Finnabair style and DecoArt

After taking a Finnabair class a while back I started to create a canvas but I was not sure how I wanted to 'finish' it off, so it has been sitting for months waiting for me to feel inspired.... it is my first real attempt at a proper mixed media piece!

I was given a huge box of DecoArt paints, sprays and mediums last year, as part of Eileen Hull's DT and I have dabbled a little with them.  It did not take me long to discover that my two favourite colours were Quinacridone Gold and Cobalt Teal Hue (Media Fluid).  Here is the canvas I created.


I also used Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic to coat all the elements I added to the canvas (which is 8" x 8") and left this to dry.  I did not take step by step photos because I was not sure where I wanted this to end up but I do like the way it turned out but the items I used are below.


I used a paint brush to apply the two main colours, I misted them with water and allowed the colours to run a little, this mixed the two colours together quite nicely.  Once dried I mixed Titanium White with some of the White Shimmer Mist and water and gently sprayed over the whole of the finished canvas.  It was difficult to photograph because of the sheen that the Shimmer Mist leaves.


I built up the base by using flowers, lace, cogs, buttons and charms from my stash.


The sentiment is from Tim Holtz's Small Talk phrases and says 'it's always the small pieces that make the big picture' which I felt was quite appropriate!

My lovely and very talented friend Neet of  Hickydorums has a challenge blog which many of you will know - Artful Times.  Sadly, Neet will be closing Artful Times and I wanted to show my support for this latest challenge which is 'A Little Bit of Finnabair' by entering this canvas.

Thanks for looking, I hope to be back on Wednesday with another Inspiration Journal DT make and then again on Friday when we we see a brand new challenge at A Vintage Journey.

Hugs, Anne xx


44 comments:

  1. This is fantasic Anne and the colours are a brilliant choice. Perfect sentiments too.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow Anne, I would never have guessed this was your first 'real' foray into mixed media on canvas, it is truly stunning. The colours you chose are amazing, and you have a very talented eye for putting bits together that compliment each other so well. Brava!! {{Hugs}} :D xxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely Anne, the colours are lovely, fantastic texture and dimension. Tracy x x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely beautiful! I support Artful Times too and am thinking of having a go at my first canvas for the challenge. I am nervous of doing one and if it turns out one tenth as good as yours I will be extatic! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  5. This really is stunning Anne! I love the way the colours have blended. The beautiful elements you have used are perfect with your phrase - f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s!!!! Chrisx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful canvas Anne, DecoArt products are my paints/mediums etc of choice. Great to see two of the colours i love blended together to produce a stunning backdrop to your bits and bobs.

    A truly inspiring and beautiful canvas:-) xxx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow, Anne!! This is beautiful, and I love your colors..... you've made a wonderful Finnabair piece! xx Lynn

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am doing a Finn class in October and can't wait. I love the colours you used and all the elements you combined. What a lovely sentiment too.

    ReplyDelete
  9. stunning Anne...I can see why you love those colours so much hugs kath xxx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Totally fantastic Anne, and yes, this is such a stunning colour combination! Wonderful piece so beautifully put together!! I LOVE the effect of the white shimmer spray too, so clever that, it really looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is great Anne, love all the colours and pieces that go together so well. X

    ReplyDelete
  12. This I stunning Anne .... I just love the colour combination, that blue is gorgeous! You've created yet another fabulous work of art ..... Finn will be proud! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Loving your canvas and a great choice of colours - the blue with the gold - gorgeous!! I've yet to try this style but it looks a good way of using all the stuff that you no longer like the colour off!! Elaine xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Please don't make us wait so long for your next piece, this it out of this world and so inspiring. I love it!! xx

    ReplyDelete
  15. absolutely stunning Anne - the colours are just gorgeous and the texture is amazing - I just knew that blue would be your favourite!!! Not long until Port Sunlight now! Can hardly wait! Big Hugs Rachel xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your fabulous collages make is certainly stunning Anne. Love the elements and beautiful colour combination.

    Tfs and huge hugs Annie x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh wow Anne - this looks fantastic ans sooo tactile!!! A brilliant new genre for you and you have mastered it already! Love those colours too! Nicola x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow Anne, I am over the moon for this spectacular mixed media piece!! Amazing colours and I love all the wonderful elements you used for your texture!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! hugs :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh Anne this is amazing!!! You've really captured the Finnabair 'look' in a soft and feminine way that is so very you. Haven't the paints worked brilliantly on this! Huge round of applause and admiration hun. Huge hugs, Jenny xxx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh this is gorgeous, Anne! It will only be the beginning and always such fun. I am working/finishing two right now and will share later (gifts). I love the way you worked the paints and the colors and elements are awesome! Can't wait to see more Anne MM fabulousness! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your canvas is totally fantastic Anne. You are good student of Finnabair, I'm also a fan but haven't gotten the way you did. So beautifully done! Your colours are perfect and the composition is amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow Anne, Your canvas should have coming with a warning ....beware your jaw will drop ! As this is seriously fabulous, love your colours, layout and chit chat, everything !
    Julie x

    ReplyDelete
  23. Goodness Anne! this is SO beautiful! a perfect Finnabair! Beautiful composition and covering of everything with all your paints and things - I have wanted to try one of these for a long time - but never have enough time to just sit and do - some day!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Ohhhhhhh Anne this is absolutely stunning!! gorgeous colours I love everything about it! I've wanted to try one of these canvas's for ages but I've never had the nerve LOL huggles Sue xxx

    ReplyDelete
  25. Now I have a new term to google, because Finnabair is not something I've ever heard of! In your hands - it's lovely. Enjoyed reading the techniques with the paint products...and your layers of all the varied objects, done to compliment that soft sponged look on your background...Yummy. Your imagination just amazes me...how you take all these 'various objects' and turn the whole into such an artistic work. It's lovely, Annie. TFS & Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  26. what a wonderful project Anne x

    ReplyDelete
  27. Our mojo is a funny thing, isn't it, Annie? Looking at this, it's hard to believe you were stymied for a while about your design and direction but that pause in the action only made this even more detailed and gorgeous as your work of art unfolded beneath your talented fingers!! You know I love the colors, too, and that was sweet of you to support the lovely Neet!! You're the BEST!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

    ReplyDelete
  28. That is beautiful Anne, gorgeous colours and so many interesting pieces that combine to make this amazing canvas. Your quote is spot on perfect for this piece too, love it!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Good morning Anne what a clever piece to wake up to. Don't you just love those colours and how the paints and the white shimmer mist change everything from being boring to simply stunning and beautiful. Fabulous.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

    ReplyDelete
  30. This is gorgeous Anne. I think these would be my favourite colours too. I love how the colours have merged together, I bet this looks even more stunning in real life!. I would love to have this hanging on my wall.
    Amy x

    ReplyDelete
  31. This is gorgeous Anne. I think these would be my favourite colours too. I love how the colours have merged together, I bet this looks even more stunning in real life!. I would love to have this hanging on my wall.
    Amy x

    ReplyDelete
  32. Oh goodness Anne, this is a stunning piece of artwork, I just keep going back and looking at it...such beautiful blending of the colours (which I also love!) and your design is fabulous, hugs Carole Z X

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wonderful piece Anne and the colours are fabulous.
    Toni xx

    ReplyDelete
  34. Wow! Anne, this piece turned out so beautifully! I love those colors you used. Your composition is perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Anne, wow is the only word that i can say! I've seen this work on FB and I loved it immediately! Wonderful, wonderful colors, wonderful details! Incredible! Barbarayaya

    ReplyDelete
  36. You nailed the look! The colors and assemblage are perfection!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Totally spectacular Anne. I would never have thought to put those colors together. So pretty. Definitely Finnabair! j.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Oh wow, wow, wow! I am swooning over this gorgeous canvas! The colours and embellishments look absolutely stunning.
    Rebecca.
    x

    ReplyDelete
  39. I have decided to name your canvas "Sand Castle Dreams" Now are you becoming romantic and dreamy on me!!??!! Divine - simply divine!!
    Sandy xx

    ReplyDelete
  40. Anne, your canvas is stunning, I just love the colours and all the fabulous embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us on Artful Times.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Just wonderful Anne. Love the main colour and the additional colour really compliments the pale blue/turquoise. Great embellishments on the corners.
    Thanks for supporting us at Artful Times
    See you Saturday
    Hugs, Neet xx

    ReplyDelete
  42. Absolutely beautiful, brilliant Finn inspired canvas...fabulous Anne! Ruth x

    ReplyDelete
  43. How did I miss this, Anne? I love it! Definirly has the Finnabair inspiration but your special style also shines through! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  44. absolutely beautiful Anne...love the colour combo xxx

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

Labels

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...