Do you like the idea of recycling, working with found objects and creating unexpected, eclectic compositions? Would you like to try to learn more about crackles, antiquing effects, dramatic shadows and sparkly highlights? Do you think monochromatic, grungy projects are something you’d like to try? Perfect, I’m here to help!
Found objects, embellishments and casts made in moulds can provide endless inspiration – they may be used in many ways and product configurations! Using them with suitable adhesives, such as Heavy Body Gel or similar products, you can build your own dimensional and eclectic compositions that go further than traditional collage. Combined with beautiful, grungy Clear Crackle Effects and delicate patterns of Tissue Paper, your design will turn into one-of-a-kind work of art that will surely catch the eye for longer!
3D effects require a bit of skill and the right painting and decorating techniques to show the project’s details and depth – that’s why I’m here to explain and guide you through all the steps!
The “Industrial Moth” Collage is a project which is a perfect way to make friends with a wide range of Finnabair art mediums and coloured products. With multiple “signature” Finnabair style concepts, you can learn the techniques based on layering, building dimensional, eclectic compositions, working with textures and adding depth and light to your monochromatic, dramatic collage.
With Antiquing and Metallique Waxes, Metallic Flakes and shiny paints, you will add important finishing touches to the project, and a selection of Liquid Acrylic Paints together with Gesso paints will help you get the shadows and depth easily and enjoyably!
During the video, you can watch all the “creative magic” happen as I take you through the whole project, element by element, layer by layer, to finally get to the final touches and small bits and pieces.
The entire process is recorded in detail; you can watch it as many times as you wish!
If you’d like to get more confident with dimensional, clustered compositions and creating unique, monochromatic yet metallic effects on your projects, this is the right place to start!
This dynamic, informative, encouraging Video Class is suitable for all – only an elementary crafting experience is needed!
You may use a wide range of surfaces to put this project together: stretched canvas, MDF, metal or cardboard, and it will be best if you can get a selection of found objects for your background: electrical parts or simply chipboard leftovers, bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard or various plastic elements such as leftovers of packaging, buttons, caps, lids and more!
Video duration: 33min 01s
Language: English with English subtitles
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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 my 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.