piątek, 30 października 2015

'What if...' altered food can + VIDEO tutorial for Finnabair

Hello my dearest friends,

It is so good to be back to you !
I know that it's been a while since my last video tutorial for Finnabair Creative Team :) and some of you were asking me to create a new one, so here it is !

Today's project was inspired by super talented Janka. A couple of months ago she created an altered piece for Mixed Media Place. I loved it so much that it stayed in my head till now.

I decided that I have to use her idea of altering an unwanted food can. ;)
It was challening for me but I enjoyed it a lot.

To create this fantastic texture heaven I used Finnabair brand new Snowflake Paste.
And let me tell you, this is a wonderful medium to achieve rusty and corroded texture for your projects. All you need to do is add some colour !

To colour the sides of the can I used a mix of different Mica Powders from Finnabair. 

Additionally, I used some autumn goodies - wild roses. I dried them a little before painting. :)

As my title I stamped some words from Finnabair's stamp sets.
My main focus is a girl cut out from Ephemera - Vintage Collectibles.

I hope you will enjoy my video. Be sure to share your creations if this project will inspire you to make some art ! I hope to hear from you :)

Hugs, Marta xx

Products from Mixed Media Place:

wtorek, 27 października 2015

Goodbye Blue Fern Studios - 2 project & VIDEO

Hello everyone,

I am back to you with my last projects created for Blue Fern Studios. It's time to say goodbye...

I had such a great time being Video Educator for Blue Fern Studios. Wonderful products with great quality and original designs.
I will miss my team mates and all of you great followers.

I hope you will enjoy my two last layouts and grab some inspiration for yourself.

My first make is a mixed media based page. I love Autumn Anthology paper collection. It's beautiful, romantic and sophisticated!

I used mediums to add texture and colour to my background.

Another great way to add interest to your page is to stamp. Blue Fern has a wonderful selection of stamp sets.

As you can see I embossed my chipboards using white embossing powder.
You can follow whole creative process on my video tutorial. Enjoy !

My second project for today is clean and simple page.
I used paper from Autumn Anthology collection called 'Le Ballon'.

To add some interest to my background I added some splashes with sprays and stamping.

Chipboards were embossed with black embossing powder. I like the contrast created by adding black colour. Title 'Happy' stands out greatly.

I wish to thank for having me as part of Blue Fern family :) !
It was my great plasure.

Hugs, Marta :)

Journals + VIDEO tutorials YouTube & Wanderlust 2016

Hello my dear friends !

Welcome all my regular visitors and those who are here for the first time :)
In today's post you will find lots photos and some VIDEO tutorials for my beloved journals.
It will be super long post so grab some tea or coffee and enjoy !:):)

For those who follow my Instagram... most of those photos are well known :)  
Here is link to my Insta! Sneak peaks and more. 
I love, love Instagram :)


I usually create at night... 
Recently my big love are coloured journals, this is how I called them. Those are full of colours, shapes and happiness.

I love trying out new techniques and art materials in my journals. This is a great way to experiment and simply enjoy the process.
Now I am testing PaperArtsy FrescoFinish paints. Do you know them ??? :)
I totally love them - here is PaperArtsy Facebook page if you wish to give them a follow, they also have amazing stamps !!!
Check them out - PaperArtsy Blog
Look at those amazing, amazing colours !!! You can see on my YouTube channel tutorials where I use those paints :)

I love creating in the night, somehow I have so much ideas then... maybe because it's quiet :) my little studio is like my cave... I have a big table and so much things on it... messy but I adore it, this is where I feel good.

As promised :) here are two colour pages with video tutorials !
I hope you will enjoy them both !

Lastly :) Recently I discovered something super exciting called Wanderlust!
Have you heard about it ???


Wanderlust is a whole year long journey - an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers (Kasia Krzyminska and Jamie Avery) one every week (each one downloadable and with PDF instructions provided), 50 amazing videos, which will run for over 50 hours in total, access to a forum with an amazing and friendly community, inspirations, challenges, discussions, galleries, workshops, giveaways and generous discounts from our partners. The perfect alternative to in-person classes!
Amazing team of 24 guest teachers includes Finnabair, Andy Skinner, Flora Bowley, Carolyn Dube, Kate Crane, Birgit Koopsen, Nathalie Kalbach, France Papillon and many more talented artists.

Until the 15th of December 2015 you can buy the Wanderlust 2016 class in special price - £65 (approx $100 / €89). After December 15th the price will jump to £99 (approx $150, €138) 
CLICK HERE to purchase the year long class !!!
Don't miss out !

Still not sure check out this video !!!

Wanderlust 2016 a year long class in mixed-media and art journaling by Everything Art from Everything Art on Vimeo.

I am sure you will enjoy this amazing creative opportunity !
You meet all the teachers in one place!






Sending you lots creative hugs, Marta xx
Let me know if you joined the Wanderlust 2016 !!! 

sobota, 24 października 2015

Spread Your Wings Academy vol.5

Hi everyone,
Breaking blank page is one of the biggest problem of every creative person. How to start ?
Common question asked by everyone.
My answer :) STICK SOMETHING !
It can be anything... Today I will show you three random examples but there is more than this !




Simple isn't it ? My next step would be to add some white gesso to blend in my paper elements.
And then ? Simply add some colour... your basic background is ready !

You will find few more ideas on Finnabair blog ! Check them out here !

Tear some paper and have fun !
Hugs, Marta xx