Monday, October 17, 2016

A Journey with a Lovely Lady and an Announcement

Well all good things must come to an end...as they say.... today is my last post
as a Finnabair Creative Team member.

 I'm thrilled to have been on this amazing team of such talented 
Artists. But even more thrilled to have had the chance to work for, and with,
the lovely Anna Dabrowska.

For that, I am eternally grateful. 

This is not the end of our relationship, however, as we will still share many 
things with the Art World. (read to the end for announcement)

This is my favorite type of Art: Assemblage. So let's get started!


I use a laser-cut box shrine to start and applied Soft Gloss Gel to the Vintage Collectible lady. Then I added 2 coats to the top to seal.

Next I painted the side sections with 2 coats of the ArtAlchemy Metalliques using a sponge square.


The German Dresden was black, so I added the Brass Hardware first, and then the Rusty Red to create contrast.


The Dresden was added to frame the lady, and white and black rubons decorate the inside of the shrine.


I coated the masonite door plate and flourish with White Gesso, and the vintage square nails with Black Gesso.

Then the masonite pieces were painted with blue and gold metalliques, and the nails had Opal Magics dusted on for color.


The tiny Tin Heart has 2 coats of White Gesso painted on before adding the 2 different colors of red Metalliques.


I wanted the Leaves #1 to stand out more, so I added the red paint that created the
3 spots of red for the project. The Mini Flower is layered with bits of ephemera.

I added Mechanicals and other metal found objects from my collection to adorn the shrine using Heavy Body Gel and 3D Matte Gel.



I stamped the side with the edge stamp from the Hello Pastel set using Jet Black Archival Ink.

The Large Flowers were cut to add trim on the sides and top of the shrine.


You can paint the Plated Label with Heavy Black Gesso and then remove some of the paint with a light sanding block to create a vintage look.

Here you see another Large Flower cut to fit under the shrine box. The nails have Pink/Blue and Yellow/Blue Opal Magics lightly painted on and small Gold Rush dots.


The tiny gold metal squares and Steampunk Blades with Mini Knobs give the piece a bit of shine to lighten up the whole piece.


As I said at the beginning, it's been a great journey with a lovely lady who has taught me so much, and just let me create whatever I wanted.

I am humbled and thankful to have been on this wonderful team.

Now, here's the GREAT NEWS!

I am thrilled to be in a new group called
Finnabair Brand Ambassadors.

See all the talented ladies on this team and find out all the details here.


Your Friend in ART...always,

Linda
Finnabair Products:
Vintage Collectibles
Opal Magics-Pink/Blue and Yellow/Blue

Retro Cafe Art Gallery Products:

Other Products:
Vintage Square Nails
Tiny Brass Flower
Rubons
6 Sided Brad

7 comments:

Kim Collister said...

Bigs Congrats Linda! I always love your work and I'm happy I will get to see more of it!!
Xoxo

Lizzy Hill said...

OH! That is fabulous news for you:) How thrilling - congratulations:):) LOVE this art work, too.... the building up of the layers is always amazing....most of all I really like that touch of blue you've used in it:):)

Jackie P Neal said...

Linda,
this shrine is Ah-Ma-Zing! Thanks so much for sharing how you put it all together!!
And Holy Moly!!! Huge congratulations to you on your new endeavor!! So very well deserved!! You are a perfect choice for one of Finn's ambassadors- you always represent so well, whoever you design for!!
Sorry, i just keep going on, you know, I have always been a fan!
huge hugs,Jackie xx

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Such a gorgeous piece Linda, and big congrats!!! Though I'm not surprised! xoxo

Juliz Design Post said...

Congrats Linda and I adore your shrine.
Julie x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Huge congratulations to you Linda!!!
Oh my word, how amazing is this shrine. There is a gorgeous morphing of vintage and contemporary to create the most astonishing piece of art.
Bravo to you for another inspirational creation.
Wishes
Lynne

Cindy said...

Congratulations, I am very happy to see that we will be fortunate to see your gorgeous creations again in your new group. Good luck.