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Festive decoration by Anastasia Korvyakova

Hello everyone! Anastasia here. At this time, all my thoughts are focused on upcoming holidays and home decoration. And I have remembered a children game, may be you know it too: there were 4 cubes and one has to complete the puzzle. I created an adult festive version as a Christmas home decor. You can put this decoration on the shelf and if you get tired of the picture on one side, you can change it to another just by turning the cubes.

I took paper from "Northern Lights" and "Yuletide" collections by 7 Dots Studio and glued them on four sides. Another two I covered with Finnabair Impasto Paints - Mediterranean and Dusty Rose. Before applying these paints I used wax Blue Velvet to get vintage effect - some places without paints.

I embellished two sides with voluminous decorations using Finnabair and Mitform metal embellishments, and also Scrapiniec chipboard. In the end, I added some glass beads and gold glitter to the composition.

I prepared video tutorial for you and I hope you like this idea!

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Freezing cold silver and hot red by Tusia Lech

Hello everyone,
I am not a regular contributor for Mixed Media Place blog, but this month I am here with some Christmas cards and step-by-step video.
We all love receiving personalized gifts - Christmas Cards are great opportunity to let somebody know, that they are special. I love creating unique cards - there are no two identical cards. They may be similar, because I used similar or same products, but the whole fun is in creating with artistic freedom. Duplicating things is something definitely not for me :) 

You can see set of cards created with 7 Dots Studio Yuletide collection, available in Mixed Media Place store and several Finnabair media - whole supply list is at the bottom of this blogpost (with active links).

When you take a look on close-ups you will see, how textured the cards are. I have used micro beads, glass beads, art stones, snowflake paste and also gesso mixed with impasto paints. The possibilities are endless, but I wanted to create a mixture of freezing cold silver-white with hot red and warm golden. Perfect combination for upcoming festive season.

Here is my video tutorial:

Thank you for visiting the blog today. I hope you enjoyed my creations :)

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Carnival night notebook by Anastasi Kuznetsova

Hello friends! Today I want to show you a notebook, which I called "Carnival Night". The main characters here are Rust Effect Paste "Anemone and Coral". But I will tell you about everything one step at a time.

At first I did a bit preparations. I covered the cardboard with black gesso then I applied texture paste. Texture Powder helped me to create a paste. Then I covered the cover with the first layer of Rust Effect Paste. I took only blue and pink shades. Then I used here and there orange shade to get the effect of rust.

I painted all the decorative elements with Impasto Paints without gesso. Then using them I created a composition adding Art Stones and, once again, painting everything well. Then I wanted to create a kind of festive atmosphere on my cover. What would be a carnival without any glitter? Here and there I covered the composition with glue, let it dry, and pasted Prima (rub-on) foil on top. The effect struck me! Next, I added more shine with Antique Brilliance Waxes. It is very easy to apply waxes with a brush by Finnabair.

I added it to the back of the notebook, which I painted with alcohol ink. After that, I applied the Rust Effect Paste and toned edges.

I invite everyone to watch a video in which I show how easy it is to work with this technique.

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