Finnabair Inspired Tag

When choosing what you like in art, it is always love at first sight. For me, I knew I’d found my love when I watched a YouTube video by Finnabair, AKA Anna Dabrowski in 2012. Finnabair used small “found objects”, the kind of small trinkets you’d find in a junk drawer. She arranged the bits and pieces and then added paints and other textures. The result was inspiring.

In just a couple of years, Finnabair became so popular, she developed her own line of art products, everything you’d need to create mixed media art. This piece is a nod to Finnabair and her influence on my art.

Finnabair Art Tag
Judy Everett- Finnabair Art Tag

Here’s an overview of my “creative” process.

Starting with a large tag, I used Finnabair’s Art Alchemy Acrylic paints, Raven Black Sparks and Fairy Wings, to create the base colors. To get the colors to work together, I placed heavy dots of each color along the top and spritzed water on the paint causing the paint to run together and mix. I did NOT use a brush, I just let the colors run down until the tag was covered. I did use my finger to push color to the edges and empty spots. spoon tag base

Using crackle paste and two of Finnabair’s stencils, Manuscript and Wild Roses, I added some texture and interest.

To add another layer of color, I used Prima’s Soft Teal spray and Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s Incandescent Copper to add a little more color and a touch of sparkle.

I made the stars, clock and face using Finnabair’s Moulds. The rustic butterflies are from Finnabair’s 2019 release. The spoon came from my junk drawer.

I’m entering this piece of art in the Frilly and Funkie  “March Madness” challenge inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The broken clock is my nod to the White Rabbit and his race against time.

Also entered in the Love to Create challenge

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8 Comments

  • Reva Everett
    April 8, 2019 - 2:11 am | Permalink

    Very interesting. Many layers of interest. I noticed the key first. Then you look again and again and see the little robin’s nest. Very creative.

  • Maggi
    April 8, 2019 - 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Great tag, love the spoon art! You have so many great little details to see. Thanks for joining in the Frilly and Funkie challenge.

    • wheelkat@gmail.com
      April 8, 2019 - 5:09 pm | Permalink

      I’m enjoying the challenges. Thanks for looking!

  • Jane Savage
    April 9, 2019 - 11:05 am | Permalink

    I love this! Great texture and detail!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) xxx

  • stampersuzz
    April 10, 2019 - 10:15 am | Permalink

    Wonderful texture and layers with the clocks, spoon and face. Lovely ethereal feel to the tag! Thank you for playing along with us in the March Madness challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

    • wheelkat@gmail.com
      April 10, 2019 - 1:32 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my art.

  • April 10, 2019 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I’m loving that dripped background that looks like some grungy rust to me. Your broken clock is gorgeous and a perfect reference to Alice in Wonderland. The spoon came out just as fabulously grungy as your amazing background. Thank you so much for playing along in our March Madness challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

    • wheelkat@gmail.com
      April 10, 2019 - 9:47 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much for the terrific feedback. You are right, I did drop a little Prima rust paste in the spoon around the face. Very good eye.

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