Friday, April 26, 2013

Prima Finnabair: Lots to Love!


May Flaum here, and today I'm really excited for two reasons. First of all, because I am totally in love with the new Sunrise Sunset line by artist Finnabair for Prima, and secondly because I get to show you a technique I've been working with that is so easy you won't believe it. Yes, you could make a canvas like mine in about thirty minutes of actual working time. 

What I love about these products is that they are very neutral and would work in many ways both simple and clean, and altered and funky. The stencils and metal accents are especially fun to play with & I strongly recommend breaking out your color mediums and just playing.

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The trick to my canvas here, is that I adhered everything down and then coated with gesso (or white paint would work) so that I had a blank yet very textured and interesting canvas. Once that is totally dry, you just squirt some mist, color with paint, or perhaps use some inks and color to your hearts content. I love that I can't quite guess how it will look when done, or how colors will blend and pool and make cool variations.
Above you can see my canvas once everything was adhered, and below you can see once it was colored and finished with a bit of gold ink as well as some black archival ink and a dot stamp. 

I really think to appreciate just how cool this line is, you need to see them in action, so I've created a video to share with you today. I talk about the embellishments, as well as show you my how-to for this type of canvas project.

I have had such fun with these products - and I've just scratched the surface!! You could use a lot of different textures and materials to play with this technique - and I love that it can come together so easily too!


If you want even more, you can find another Finnabair inspired project on my blog today, and this week I also created an even smaller project for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week featuring this technique as well. You can see that project here

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92 comments:

  1. What an awesome project!! love it! great use of the techniques and products as well!

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  2. this is absolutely gorgeous! so much to look at....

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  3. Wonderful canvas! Looks like a blast to make.

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  4. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Beautiful canvas, great color and texture!

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  6. Very cool. This is Beautiful. Love this so much.. Just started messing with Canvas art, so thank you for the tips.

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  7. As always I enjoy your videos May Flaum, this technique is wonderful.

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  8. So Pretty and Fun...Need to try this soon!!

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  9. An amazing project, love those colors and cool technique!!!

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  10. Stunning canvas! Great inspiration!

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  11. wow wee this is sooooo cool...

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  12. Oh my.... this project is beautiful. I may have to break out a canvas this weekend.

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  13. Such a neat canvas with all the colour and texture.

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  14. This is gorgeous! Love the canvas! :)

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  15. Love that this is so easy to achieve yet really looks like a lot of work.

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  16. I have used gesso but not in this way. Beautiful project, love the final effect.

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  17. Fabulous technique, very creative!!

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  18. what fun .... thanks for the inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

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  19. Beautiful canvas, love all that
    texture.

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  20. It's been another great week on the blog!
    tfs

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  21. Thanks May! Another very informative video for us and the canvas is super! I love seeing all these techniques. i haven't done much canvas work but think I would like to try and see what I can create!

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  22. Wow, what a fabulous project, so colourful and creative!

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  23. Love the colors and details in this project. TFS

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  24. Absolut amazing project here with some really stunning colors too. Love the creative aspect here.

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  25. What a wonderful project! Thanks for the video, loved seeing how it was all done!

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  26. These projects always amaze me! I have never tried this and it looks awesome! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  27. What amazing work! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. L♥ve how everything is coated in gesso and then painted over, makes it look embedded.

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  29. May Flaun never ceases to amaze me - super project. Thanks for all the inspiration on your blog !

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  30. This is so beautiful! I love purple!

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  31. What a nice project. Thank you for the video.
    Very interesting technique.

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  32. Wow! Those are amazing. So much fun. Just added a few to my wish list.

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  33. Wow, that's a fantastic project. Love the colours and the textures.

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  34. such a gorgeous project. i love the layers and shimmer
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  35. Love the look of your projects! So many layers and textures! It looks like so much fun I think I will definitly be trying it out! TFS your talents!

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  36. I love the that the clock is among the beautiful elements of your artwork! The lavender color looks awesome!!

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  39. Love the vintage look. Iris

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  40. Lovely project.
    Enjoyed seeing it.
    Carla from Utah

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  41. great video, thanks for showing how to use theseitems.

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  42. Love the texture and colors!

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  43. Will the winners of the last blog hop be announced soon?

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  44. I love this project & this technique! So quick & cool.

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  45. Stunning! What a great technique!

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  46. Really really cool!! I want to try this now as well. Beautiful piece, and I love the Bloom project too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  47. May's work is always top-notch and her enthusiasm is infectious. Nice project, great work, May. Thanks for the video tutorial.

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  48. Cool project! Love all that texture!

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  49. I love this project, its so beautiful, thanks for sharing this tutorial.xxxSara

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  51. Wow - this looks FABULOUS. Thank-you for video. Nicola x

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  52. oh wow---this is fabulous!! Looks like a lot of fun!!

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  53. WOW!Great project,Awesome color and texture...

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  54. It's a cool project. I have never tried anything like that.

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  55. This project is just awesome! Wish I can master the technique someday!

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  56. LOVE! Finnabair is one of my biggest inspirations.

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  57. Wonderful project. Love those purples. Will have to check out the video later, but it looks like a fun technique.

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  58. Wow! - talk about texture!........and the colors - spectacular!
    Laura H.

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  59. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love all the texture and color. Thanks to your video this looks like something I'd like to try.

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  60. Beautiful project. I keep saying I'm going to try mixed media but I never do. One of these days......

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  61. Love it! I can see how different items and colors would/could change this around so much! Thanks for the awesome video (s always!!!) too!

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  62. Wow awesome creation! Love your work!

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  63. Lots of great texture and a fun color combo!

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  64. Loved seeing the process, great project! :)

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  65. Fabulous colors and textures! Great job!

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  66. Oh, wow! Love the great textures and colors. I have some gesso and this is such a neat technique!

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  67. Wow. .
    -rt in GA

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  68. In a word... FABULOUS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  69. Thanks for a chance to win some of your goodies :-)

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  70. What cool canvases i like how you have no idea where the ink will settle. I've never thought of inking after gluing goodies on. That's why I come here to learn from you guys.
    Thanks for sharing

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  71. Wonderful project and so pretty elements. Thanks for a chance to win. :-)

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  72. I always love the way May combines things together. Great canvas, and make me want to get my hands messy!

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  73. Isn't gesso amazing? Thanks for sharing this fun technique.

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  74. Amazing project! Thanks for the video!

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  75. Amazing. Love technique videos.

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  76. Very interesting, I haven't gotten into mixed media projects yet, but love to see other things that folks make.

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  77. So pretty.
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