If you are thinking about turning a plain wooden box into a unique work of art with a surprise inside – this is the right place to get your inspiration!

This Mini Class was made for all of you who’d like to try something a bit different – with an unexpected twist. There is so much to it: wonderful, rich and shiny textures on the outside, paired beautifully with dark, metallic colours for the perfect fairy-tale look. There is a nature-inspired decoration inside as well – to ensure the box is a real treasure itself! The whole project is a fantastic combination of the mould-made elements and metal embellishments, texture and colour… are you tempted to try to make something similar? I’m here to help!

“Dragonfly Box” Video Class is filled with all you need to create with confidence: detailed instructions, simple steps, and important information on the products and elements used. Furthermore, the whole process is recorded in detail, and you can watch it as many times as you wish! Finally, the techniques may be easily applied in other projects on various surfaces to create a unique, inspiring look!

During the Mini Class, you will see how to work inside and outside your box. You’ll get all the helpful info on how (and why!) to use gesso, gels, Modeling Paste with stencils and Effect Paste to create texture. You can expect a bit of everything for the colours: waxes, Liquid Acrylic Paints, Metallique Paints… but there is more!

This dynamic, informative, encouraging Video Class is suitable for all; only an elementary crafting experience is needed!

Video duration: 36min 04s
Language: English with English subtitles

Mini Classes Videos are made originally for my Patrons on Patreon as a part of their monthly perks. Check the details here: https://www.patreon.com/Finnabair
You can join Patreon anytime and get access to ALL previous videos and live classes for as long as you are a Patron!


You might know me as Finnabair, but my real name is Anna Dabrowska-Pekocka, and I’m a mixed media artist, teacher, coach and product designer.

Transforming and upcycling everyday objects is the cornerstone of my craft; to make this “casual magic” possible for everyone, I develop approachable techniques for all skill levels. Between textures and paint, my love for dimensional artwork shaped the distinctive style. Mix in expressive freedom, awakening a creative spark each person holds inside, and therapeutic, releasing powers of art, and you’ll have a picture of my core values.

What had started as a hobby, in 2011 transformed into teaching in-person mixed media classes with immediate success. In 2013, I established a long-term relationship with one of the top craft suppliers worldwide, Prima Marketing; since then, I have counted myself among the most active and best-known product designers in the mixed-media world. The products I come up withstand out thanks to their distinctive style, which is unique to my brand, and blur the line between craft supplies, home décor, and fine art.

After over ten years on the market, I’m one of the most recognizable and experienced professional teachers in my field. My classes are in great demand, and I continuously strive to deliver the best possible experience and quality to my students. Being able to say that I successfully turned my passion into a full-time job is an incredible feeling.

My mission? To continue this magical, artistic journey, and guide, teach and encourage as many creative souls as I can on their path of self-discovery.
Art is always the Answer.


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