Friday, February 26, 2021

Just Breathe - A Journal Cover

It's been a journey. And so there's a journal. I've teased you along the way with different parts of the Finnabair square journal - inside, back and front. Here's the finished project that has an enormous amount of product all over it. I'll list as many as I can that I remember. (I did take notes, but you'd be overwhelmed)
First let me just say the new Effect Pastes were used a lot here, as well as the Liquid Acrylics. Stencils and Mechanicals, plus lots of Rust Pastes, are the basis of the project. 

This is how the cover started. I used white crackle paste and the Grungy Grid Stencil from Finnabair. Then I added Mermaid and Golden Dragon Effect Pastes that creates the amazing shine and gold foil effects. 
Lastly I dripped, sprayed and painted Liquid Acrylics to add more pure, deep color. 

I still love the Finn's Resist Canvas from way back. So I tore it into strips and added paints. Pretty cool effect I think. I took several Mechanicals and painted them with Paints and Rust Effects. The Clock Key chipboard takes the effect pastes and liquid acrylics really well. 

Here the key is loaded with Rust Pastes and paint. The vintage image of the girl and the saying are both from the Art Daily paper pads. 

This is the inside cover pocket I decorated with different layers of tissue papers and paints. Golden Dragon Effect Paste and a stencil are the last layer.

This, if you remember, was the start of the journal. For some reason I like to do the back first. I take the journal apart so I can cover it all, but be very careful to keep the rings integrity in mind. (Spoken from experience) The center here also has the gorgeous Phoenix Effect Paste. It's even more impressive in person with the light hitting the flakes of metallic foil.

Lots and lots of products here can be found at my mentor's shops. Retro Cafe Art Gallery is a Finnabair distributor in the United States, and Mixed Media Place in Ireland is Finnabair's own shop. Here's a majority of the product links for you to check out. 

I hope you're well and staying safe. And I would love to have inspired you just a bit to play.
Your Friend in ART,

Mixed Media Place - Finnabair Products
Art Extravagance Effect Pastes - Golden Dragon, Mermaid, Phoenix
Art Daily - 5.5 x 5.5 Journal, Vintage Photo Booth, Sentiments
Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylics - Tiger Orange, Prussian Blue, Carmine, Emerald, Crimson, Violet
Art Extravagance Patina Effect Paste, Rust Effect Paste, White Crackle Paste
Finnabair Moulds - Moons and Stars
Finnabiar Mechanicals - Vintage Snowflakes, Washers #2, Roman Numerals
Finnabiar Tissue Papers - Celestial Minis, Ladies World, Science Lover

Finnabair Effect Pastes - Golden Dragon, Mermaid, Phoenix
Finnabair Patina Effect Paste, Rust Effect Paste, Rust Pastes
Finnabair Tissue Papers - Celestial Minis, Ladies World, Science Lover
Finnabair Texture Paste - White Crackle
Finnabair Moulds - Stars and Moons
Finnabair Art Daily - 5x5 Journal, Vintage Photo Booth, Sentiments
Finnabair Mechanicals - Roman numeralsWashers #2, Vintage Snowflakes