Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Layout "Morning" for 7 Dots Studio and Video Tutorial!

Hello dear friends!
Today I would like to show you my new inspiration for lovely 7 Dots Studio with video tutorial for you! This time I wanted to go full mixed media on my layout. So here you will see a lot of mixing of materials. But most importantly, my foundation is a magnificent paper from 7 Dots Studio! This paper is ideal for such a project. You have complete freedom and quality materials. And what could be better than this? I tried to convey the atmosphere of the morning and the beauty of nature on my layout. I followed the theme of the photo. For the base, I chose an incredibly beautiful collection “Northern Lights” and sheet – Starlight.

I prepared a step-by-step video and invite you to watch it so that you can see all the details of my project

I created the texture of my background with a texture paste – Black Sand from Finnabair. Then I created a multilayered composition of scraps of paper and on it a volumetric decor. Then I added some colour with magic sprays from Lindy's. First I applied the sprays and then added the saturation with acrylic paints. It turned out incredible! A few stamps in my background and a few strokes of white krakley. All this added to my composition.

Canvas "Remember The Moment" for Finnabair and Video Tutorial!

Hello there lovely creative friends!
Today 'd like to share with you my new inspiration for amazing Finnabair Team - a monochromatic mixed media canvas. I experimented creating my piece with just one color and I wanted to show you how beautiful it can be to use a limited palette combining different materials, mediums, shades and tones. I started by creating my background and building it up with various textures. For this, I used some non-scrap materials or leftovers, for example the wooden pieces used to support a canvas and the 'negative' chipboard shapes.
Don't be afraid to experiment, add volume to your works by trying out different shapes that attract you, even unusual ones!

I invite you to watch my video and see the whole creative process. Enjoy!

To create my favorite kind of texture I use Black Sand Texture Paste. This is such an amazing product with large grains that make wonderful porous effect! Everybody knows that all the colors gain a beautiful shining quality when applied on a black background. As I love this trick, in my next step I covered all the elements I glued on the canvas with Heavy Black Gesso.
Then I selected the elements for my composition. I want to make something light and beautiful to embellish the vintage image of an elegant couple. You can find a similar image (and more!) in Finnabair's Ephemera Collectibles. I also reached for different Mechanicals and a chipboard frame