If you are looking for a fresh, not-so-traditional idea for Winter Home Decor, stop here!
I’d like to proudly present one of my favourite projects I made in the last months – Father Frost’s Hut!
This home decor project is based on the alteration of the metal birdhouse frame – but it can be easily done on any other surface and tiny home, so the sky is the limit!
There is so much to it: wonderful, rich, shiny textures on the outside, imitating the frost and icicles. There are deep, dark blue and violet tones combined with white accents and iridescent glitter for the perfect fairy-tale look.
The house is decorated outside, but a mini project is also hiding inside – a little surprise, a fun detail to play with! The whole project is a fantastic combination of the found objects, natural elements and metal embellishments, texture and colour… are you tempted to try to make something similar? I’m here to help!
“Father Frost’s Hut” Video Class is filled with all you need to create with confidence: detailed instructions, simple steps, and essential information on the products and elements used. Furthermore, the whole process is recorded in great detail, and you can watch it as many times as you wish! Finally, as I mentioned, 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 prepare the surface and add all the elements. In addition, you will be able to get the information on the special effects used and all the helpful info on how (and why!) to use gesso, gels and Effect Paste to create texture and sparkle. You can expect a bit of everything for the colours: Finnabair Waxes, Liquid Acrylic Paints, Impasto Paints… but there is more!
This dynamic, informative, encouraging Video Class is suitable for all; only an elementary crafting experience is needed!
You may notice that due to the project’s size and shape, I had to come up with new solutions. I added one more camera, showing the table from the angle, which is very helpful with some parts of the video that are impossible to record from above.
Video duration: 1h 3min 39s
Language: English with English subtitles
Most of 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.