Monday, September 15, 2014

Finnabair Creative Team Post Time!!!

 Well, the time has finally arrived when I can show you a project I created for the new
Finnabair Creative Team!

I am soooooo honored to be on this team with these uber talented ladies. And Ania's kindness is unsurpassed. The box of goodies we received left me speechless...and that takes a LOT!
So without further ado, I give you my take on Finnabair's
 Every Monday and Friday there will be a project with either videos or picture tutorials on her blog to teach you all about Finnabair's "new babies" here. 

After removing the back, I painted parts with Heavy White Gesso.  Then I added a swath of Copper CrackleTexture Paste with a palette knife. 

When the crackle was dry, I used Fresco Acrylic Chalk Paints to add various blues to the white gesso areas. I also added some Distress Inks and Perfect Pearl Mists. 

Then I stamped the Fishnet Clear Stamp randomly with black archival ink. Heat-set. 

Finally, I added stenciling with the Prima stencil Flourish using a foam square and black archival ink, and a bit of Gold Metallic Alcohol Ink. I also sealed it at this point.

 I painted Heavy White Gesso with a splotchy pattern around the outside of the clock.   

Then I added more Fresco Paints in the turquoise family. 

When dry, I used a sponge brush to add Copper Crackle Paste blending the edges with the blue paint. Let it dry.

 Next add the Threading stamp around the clock with both black and coffee archival ink.  Don’t put it on a block, just roll it here and there stamping a small portion of the stamp. 

Using the back of your clock, trace it onto the White Resist Canvas-Scales and cut out. Glue to the back with Soft Matte Gel. Add distress inks in the orange and yellow colors to the canvas area. Note the “resist” area will not take the color. This is so cool! 

Stamp a background using Stamps and Adverts and Adverts with black archival ink. 

I added a bit of Heavy Black Gesso to the Large Clockface and the edges of 2 wooden blocks. The blocks will be your base for the picture of the children. Then I spread some Soft Gel around the circle (the distress inks all blend and bleed together here) and sprinkled a bit of Luminous and  Ebony and Ivory Glitter into it. 

The next step is to put together the collage inside your clock.
I cut around the picture of the children from Found Relatives by Tim Holtz and edged with a pen. The medium size Bottlecap is filled with Soft Matte Gel with more at the edges. The wooden button with waxed linen tied in a bow is added to the center, and the edges are filled with Plum, Licorice and Zinc Glass Beads. These are so gorgeous!!! 

I used Mini Flowers, a Washer #1, and a Numeral 5 with some Junkyard Findings that I glued on with 3D Matte Gel. This stuff REALLY is great for gluing heavier pieces. Now you can add your children that will sit on top of the 2 wooden blocks. 

I picked out some Prima flowers and leaves to add to the outside. They seemed to want to be sprinkled with something….so I broke out the Art Sugar!  I used a small brush to add some Soft Matte Gel and then dipped them into the jar. Shake them off a bit and you’re done! Here I used the White and Charcoal Sugars. 

I bent the larger metal pieces to the shape of the clock and glued the embellishments together with the 3D Matte Gel. I love adding the Junkyard Findings to the larger pieces. 

The outside is decorated with Mechanicals from Leaves 1Leaves 2Mini Flowers, some small Junkyard Findings, and a Lady Bird Butterfly.  I also added a bit of Black Sand Texture Paste  just to see how it worked. It's a white and black texture on the outside. VERY cool stuff. 

The 3D Matt Gel is amazing! It's so easy to use and boy, does it work!!! Those metal embellishments are not moving! 

I must say the new Art Sugars on the flowers and leaves are stunningly gorgeous!!!
The Beads and Art Glitters inside along with stamps were perfect ways to add a bit of glitz.

So if you want to see all amazing work from the other Designers, go to 

Finnabair's Blog

 every Monday and Friday for great projects with all these wonderful products. Don't forget to leave them some love!

You will not be sorry!

Your Friend in ART,



Scrapthat said...

Very cool Linda! TFS

Hee Sun Kim (MIYAKE) said...

Great Job~!

Cat Kerr said...


SusanK said...

There are no additional words to describe your clock! Oh my stars! (Okay, guess I found 3!)

Lisa H said...

Linda, this is SO beautiful! I think I'm going to have a long list of Finn's various mediums and pastes on my wish list! ;-)

Dodie said...

Gorgeously beautiful. I keep looking at the clock at the store ... maybe it's time to buy it!

Wanda Hentges said...

Again congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!! Your clock is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lori said...

What an awesome project Linda! Totally in love with this, I especially like what you did with the back! Congrats!

S@ndy Diller said...

Simply spectacular. Love every bit of it.

TangledBlueRose said...

Super Gratz!! This clock is amazing, love all the wonderful details! Such fun! Have a great day!~kim

mamablitger said...

Fabulous clock. Oh gosh.. LOVE all the details !! All your texture, crackle, metal embellishment, this is just STUNNING !! And your tutorial is so enjoyable to read and understand !! Thanks a lot for sharing !!! You are very talented and creative !!
Hugs from Spain... Monica

JackieP Neal said...

Total awesomeness Linda!!! And I love how you have such detailed photos and explain how to use Finnabair's products!! Love! Just amazing really!

Penny Nuttall said...

Lovely 3D project. The crackle metal is very tempting.....

Marjie Kemper said...

How fabulous! Love the finish and everything you added on the inside.

Coco said...

Wow Linda, fabulous project for your first Finnabair's post!!! Thanks for the details, this is very gorgeous. Wishing you a lovely week-end from France. Crafty hugs, ~Coco x