Monday, 15 April 2013

Finnabair inspiration

Ooh twice in a day, get me!!

I have been watching a lot of Ustream and youtube videos lately to try to broaden my crafting horizons. I have fallen in love with the work of Anna Dabrowska and wanted to have a go to see if i could make anything remotely like it.

I took a series of photos to remember the process really and thought i would share with you.

firstly i covered this mdf blank in the sunrise/sunset papers by Anna from Prima, i then used some modelling paste through a stencil to give some texture, after drying this i added random bits of lace, ribbon and string onto the piece.

After this had all dried i applied a thin coat of gesso over the top of everything i had stuck down, it feels pretty scary at this point!

When the gesso had dried i then used dylusion spray inks in complimentary colours to spray over the gessoed pieces

I then. looked through my stash to find bits and pieces to add to the project, this is a great way to use up flowers that maybe dont match anything or broken bits and pieces, i stuck all these down with hot glue to ensure they would stay put!

I then lightly gessoed over the newly added embellishments, let this dry and sprayed again using more of the dylusions inks.
And here is the final product. I have to say i was quite pleased with the way this turned out, it is in fact a lot stronger in colour in real life, i have a large bay window in my craft room so its made the colour look a lot paler than it really is.

Thanks for looking.


  1. WOW that looks absolutely fantastic, love how you've just randomly stuck different things on and it's all just come together.

    Great colour choices too.

    Sam xxx

  2. Wow indeed!! this is gorgeous Emma..I love the colours you've used, when you see the process it's a bit scary but Sam is right it has all come together beautifully!!

  3. Wowzers it's fab! I'd never think to cover embellishments with gesso then use dylusions. Hmm you got me thinking now!! Take care Zo xx

  4. That is so gorgeous - I know you tweeted the finished thing, but it's great to see the step by step photos. Go Emma!!! The colours are fabulous.

  5. this is good:)

  6. I'm so glad I kept going back through posts I've missed Emma because this is one fantastic project! It's absolutely gorgeous and thanks for showing the step by step pics.

    Lesley Xx

  7. Stunning piece, each layer built up perfectly xo


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