Hello, Crafty Peeples!
This week 613 Avenue Create, continues our committment to the Anything Goes Format. Of course, we have an Optional Twist (Tags, Bags, Books, and More) for which I will write up a separate post.
I have been interested in The Finnabair Mixed Media Technique for a while and when I realized that I needed a new Password Book I decided it would be the perfect practice platform.
If I messed it up, it wouldn't really matter.
I used a printed textured card stock for the new cover, but by the time I finished using stencils, paste, glaze, etc., the original color only shows through in a few places. The texture, however, gave a faux canvas look and feel to the book.
I like to have all my embellishments relate in a cohesive manner, however, the idea behind Finnabair is to mix random elements and stack them in what appears to be a haphazard way. Finnabair requires thought and patience. I like puzzles and this is like putting together a puzzle whose pieces have very crazy irregular shapes.
I used a lot of Luminarte Acrylic Glaze and Twinkling H20. The decoupage flower is one of my favorite elements. I kept alternating Glaze, H20, Mod Podge, and Fabric Stiffner until I achieved the color variations I wanted. Here is a photo of the original flowers.
|Prima No. 11 Essentials Floral Embellishments
I am starting a new Journal cover. I will try to remember to take pictures of the original elements so I can show a step by step transformation. I might even learn how to use Hang Tag over at InLinkz. But in the meantime, here is a quick listing of some of the items materials used in this project.
DCWV Textured Paper: Old World Stack
Marianne Craftables Die: Clock Work
Sizzix Alphabet Die: Mac 'n' Cheese
Luminarte Acrylic Glaze: Honey Amber and Watermelon Mist
Luminarte Twinkling H20: Sunflower
Dylusions Ink Spray: Cherry Pie
Smooch Various Colors
Homemade Shimmer Mists
Chipboard and Metal Cogs
Challenges Entered (will check Paper Playful to see what is appropriate)
Scribble and Scrap Challenge - Always Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes with A Butterfly
Sentimental Sundays - Purple, Green, Black with a Touch of Gold
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes