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Be your own author by Mary Tzalla

Hello dear friends and welcome on the blog today!
I hope you and your families are healthy and strong. Today, I would like to show you my latest layout and I have also prepared a step by step Video Tutorial. My layout is featuring the 7 Dots Studio ''Writer's Block'' collection and lots of Finnabair mixed media products.

For my background, I choose to use two papers the ''Inkwell'' and the ''Torn''. I made a layer with the second one on the bottom of the first and distressed all the edges. Just because I wanted to keep the background simple I didn't used many mixed media techniques. I only applied Finnabair Paper paste through the ''Ornate Lace'' stencil and then, I randomly stamped on the background using the ''Gothic Book'' stamp with a black archival ink.

Then, I painted all the resin elements and chipboard with Finnabair Patina Effect paste. When everything was dried I arranged them around my photo and made several layers with flowers and metal embellishments from Finnabair and Mitform Castings.

To finish the layout, I added glass beads and glitter with soft matte gel along with some glitter for more shine.

You can watch my process in my video!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Owl organizer by Marina Ignatova

Hello my dear creative friends! It’s Marina here and my new colorful project.
Some time ago, I purchased a plywood organizer in the form of an owl. Pretty nice, but not fully for the creative person. The redesign was inevitable))

I started with black gesso. Painted the entire surface of the product with it . I applied graphite texture paste to the back through a stencil.

I little changed the owl's face and back, decorating it with other metal embellishments. I thought it was pretty cool.

Then I worked with metallic acrylic paints. Using a Dabbing Brush or a regular sponge, I added paint to the surface. First one color, then another, carefully mixing them at the border.
Then came the turn of waxes. I love creating with it. Put on the protruding parts of the object with a brush. And my favorite technique: apply wax through a stencil. So I did with some parts of the organizer.

And in the end, a little bit of glass glitter as a topping. Agree, it was very inspiring!
Thank you for your time! Health to you and enjoy your creativity!

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