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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