Sunday, February 3, 2013

Finnabair Style...

I'm sure everyone knows who Anna Dabrowska/Finnibair is and her style of scrapping. I love her work but my style of scrapping isn't anything close to what she does but I thought I would give it a try. So here's my masterpiece, lol.
I bought the canvas from the Dollar store - I love that place, you can buy something and if what your doing with it doesn't really work out, well you haven't lost a great deal of money! So to start I decided to use my brick mask on the canvas. Instead of using gesso or molding paste I decided I'd use some Liquitex glass beads. If I'd been really smart I should have read the label first to see that it dried transparent, not the beads but the paste. So to fix that I just took some gesso and a paint brush and painted over the beaded bricks. Once that was all dried I sprayed everything with glimmer mist in "Sunflower", "Tuscan Sun", and "Lily Pad". After a few layers of that I decided to try spraying some "Juniper" glimmer mist - bad idea, it was to dark for what I wanted. The canvas looks a lot brighter IRL than what it looks like here but it would have been much better if I had left off the "Juniper" mist.

While all that was drying I dug into all of my scrapping stash and pulled out all sorts of bits and bobs I could use on this canvas. I also remembered I h ad some metal Prima flowers which would be perfect to use on this canvas. I even used the metal tabs off of the pop cans and pulled out some old jeans I have in my sewing room for doing repairs with a cut the zipper pulls off of all of them. I decided to use this B&W photo of  my daughter that her friend took (I'm sure everyone must be getting sick of seeing these photos by now but I love them, lol) and basically figured out where I would place it and then moved it off the canvas and started laying all the goodies down. I sprayed more glimmer  mist over everything and once it was all dried I glued my photo down. I liked it but still felt it needed something else - like maybe  more bits & bobs. I decided to show it to all of my Swirly sisters at "Swirlydoos" to see what they thought. Well they all agreed that they liked it but yes it needed more "stuff" laid down, overlapping the photo and on top of other pieces. So below is what the canvas looked like before I added more goodies. I think you'll probably agree that the top one looks much better. Some of the girls also suggested maybe putting some gesso over some of the goodies so they would pick up more of the glimmer mist and I think I'll try that out next time. It was a lot of fun to play with something so outside of my comfort zone. I'd love to hear your comments - TFL!


  1. Sooo beautiful! Love your background and all your "findings"!