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2022-05-18

Heart-shaped box by Asia Szczurowska

I like decorating ordinary items. Adding character to them makes me satisfied.

For this project, I chose a heart-shaped box. I stuck rice paper on the bottom and colored the lid and sides with impasto paints. On these paints I put a paste from the Jewel series and white crackle paste. Remember that it is worth leaving it to dry on its own, without a heater.

Impasto are matte paints. To add shine to them, using metallic paints and mica powder. I mixed Mika with liquid acrylic paint and acrylic medium.







I covered the castings with mica mixed with liquid acrylic and, when it was completely dry, wax. Finally, I added a few splashes.  

I have prepared a video tutorial for you.



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2022-05-13

New Birth by Margarita Shkludova


Hello my creative friends! Margarita Shkludova is here.

As for me, spring is always associated with something new, with awakening to life, with new birth. I wanted to convey this spring feeling in my new layout. Here is our fragile life, love and care that we must give to each other and our loved ones.





A beautiful background turned out with the help of stencils and paints from Finnabair. Wonderful metal embellishments perfectly complemented the composition. All large elements are glued with Heavy Body Gel.

I have a video of the layout creation process for you.



Let the inspiration never leave you!

See you soon!

2022-05-09

Vintage Victorian canvas by Lori Woods


Hello creative friends!

I decided to make a vintage style project for you this month and when I found my Victorian Green Impasto paint, that seemed like the perfect starting point!

I used resist canvas and lace strips to create lots of background patterns and texture along with paper paste through a stencil, picking elements that seemed to fit the Victorian style. Once I had created the main composition from mould pieces and various mechanicals, it was time to put the mica powders to use again!


I love the new Golden Hour mica powders, they're so versatile and have such a great range of complimentary colours. I used the green to tie in with the canvas background, the brown for some shadow, the golds for areas of interest, and the beautiful teal to make everything really pop!


I really love how this project turned out and can't wait to see what project I can use my mica powders on next! There's a video of the whole process for you here: 


Happy crafting :)

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