Let's Mix It Up!

Finnabair’s September Art Recipe is here and it sounds amazing! Including new Icing Pastes, this recipe is sure to give you beautiful mixed-media results! What are the other ingredients?

Icing Pastes - Beautiful, creamy, metallic paste which adds dimension and shine to all of your mixed-media and home decor projects. Smooth and easy to apply. Can be mixed with other Art Ingredients products.


Art Alchemy Waxes - Beautiful, Metallic paste which will turn your artwork into a real treasure while adding amazing, rich, metal-like finish to most surfaces and elements.

Melange Art Pebbles - Add creative accents to all your projects with these melange sets. Perfect for all your mixed-media projects and crafts.

Now that we have all of the amazing ingredients let’s see what Finnabair’s creative team cooked up!


O l y a

"Magic Sky" 
Hello, wonderful creatives! This time the recipe is incredibly inspiring!  
The new Icing Pastes have conquered me! They give so many possibilities and add true beauty. I am always inspired by what surrounds us and, especially, I love the sky. This time I wanted to convey my cosmic emotions in a small art object. And the little Melange pieces shine like stars.  Let your imagination flow freely and be creative! ~ Olya

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Prima products:    
966164 - Art Extravagance Icing Paste-Antique Gold, 966294 - Art Ingredients - Melange - Vintage Art Pebbles, 964658 - Art Alchemy - Impasto Paint - Dark Chocolate, 964597 - Art Alchemy - Impasto Paint - Aubergine, 964627 - Art Alchemy - Impasto Paint - Jade, 963958 - Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax - Vintage Gold
962265 - Elementals - 7x9 Stencil "Cobblestone", 963354 - Mechanicals - Mini Stars, 960254 - Mechanicals Mini Numbers, 961121 - Mechanicals - Plated Labels, 963866 - Art Basics - Double Sided Texture Brush Set 2, 965228 - Art Basics - Dabbing Brush set of 3


k a s i a

“I could not wait to play with the new Icing Pastes. They are perfect! Not only do they work perfectly with stencils, but also as paint.” ~ Kasia

For this inspiration, I made a wooden heart. I painted the whole surface with pastes. (I used two colors - Amethyst Magic and White Gold), but I wanted the whole thing to be a little bit old and vintage, not too shiny. So, here and there. I added a layer of black gesso, then pastes again, gesso, until the layers began to penetrate beautifully and protrude from one another.

For such prepared background, I stuck resin elements, which I also painted with black gesso, and I highlighted the details with pastes and waxes. It is very interesting that pastes and waxes of the same name have the same colors, only a different finish. The pastes are very sparkling, they have a lot of shiny particles. However, putting together the same colors gives a great effect.

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I added also a beautiful diamond art pebbles to my composition. And here the black gesso came in handy - I covered crystals and emphasized their shape with wax. I hope that this project will inspire you to play with Icing pastes. As you can see, it does not take much to show their beauty.

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Products: 655350966300 - Art Ingredients-Melange Diamond Art Pebbles

655350966218 - Art Extravagance Icing Paste-Amethyst Magic
 
655350966171 - Art Extravagance Icing Paste-White Gold 

655350964016 - Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-White Gold
 
655350964320 - Art Alchemy-Antique Brilliance-Amethyst Magic
 
655350961459 - Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - Black (8.5 fl. oz.)
 
655350815790 - IOD Decor Mold - Medallions
 
655350965365 - Dabbing Brush Set 5 Pcs 
 
655350963422 - Mechanicals: Rustic Washers 7pc.


s a n d a

“With a grateful heart” Mixed Media Wood Panel

“Hi Guys, I was delighted when I was asked to create a project for this month’s Prima Art Recipe. Why? Because I loooove these NEW Prima and Finnabair Icing Pastes!!! Let me just tell you, these Icing pastes are absolutely AMAZING, my friends! They are so creamy and versatile and gorgeous! Their colours perfectly coordinate with the Art Alchemy Wax line and they are suitable for all sorts of techniques. The consistency is very similar to the 3D gel and they are highly pigmented. Shimmery, fluffy magic in a pot!” ~ Sanda

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I started by covering my wood panel with a coat of white heavy gesso. I dried this quickly with my heating tool and then I applied Art Alchemy Sparks (Unicorn’s Hair, Magical Pond and Mermaid Sparkle) using baby wipes.

When this layer was dry, I added some texture by spreading some Paper texture paste thorough Prima Doily #3 stencil using Finn’s 2” silicone brush. (Make sure you clean your stencil straight away, as this paste is drying hard pretty quick and will ruin your stencil)

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Next, after the paste was dry, I sprayed some dark blue ink and Prima Colour Bloom Precious Stone to enhance the stencil texture.

When the ink was dry I added the Icing Pastes (Mystic Turquoise, Rose Gold and White Gold), applying and blending them with baby wipes.

As a focus point, I used a lovely bird I die cut from a scrap of paper I painted with Art Alchemy impasto paints (Cobalt and Crimson)

I added highlights using Art Alchemy wax (I used the same colours as the Icing pastes) and decorated my panel further with some wonderful art pebbles from the Melange line (I used Vintage Retro) that complimented my painting perfectly.

I hope you’ll feel inspired by my project and try to create your own mixed media panel using these utterly fabulous products.


Prima products: Art Basics: Heavy Gesso White - 961374, Brush set - 962760, Silicone Brush 2” - 963880 ; Art Extravagance: Paper Texture Paste – 965259, Icing Paste Mystic Turquoise – 966225, Icing Paste Rose Gold – 966188, icing Paste White Gold – 966171; Art Alchemy: Sparks Unicorn’s Hair -964061, Sparks Magical Pond – 964092, Sparks Mermaid Sparkle – 964085, Wax Mystic Turquoise – 964337, Wax Rose Gold – 963972, Wax White Gold- 964016, Impasto paint Crimson -  964573, Impasto paint Cobalt - 964641; Art Ingredients: Melange Art Pebbles Vintage Retro – 966294; Stencil: Doily #3 - 582869


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Aren’t these gals amazing? The creativity with their beautiful projects speaks volumes…and it shows how wonderfully versatile each of Finnabair’s products are used by themselves, or by layering together! Here’s a resource for you showing all of Finn’s new Icing Pastes! Right-click and save it for reference!

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