I have an altered journal cover, which Finnabair inspired, to share today. Recently I attended a two day class with her at Donna Downey Studios. We learned so much! She's a natural teacher who encourages you to find your style using her mixed media techniques.
For my cover I wanted a metallic look and played heavily on texture.
Hope you like it!
It's Finn's love of black gesso that first drew me to her style.
I love the way it makes the colors pop.
Love her line of Mechanical metal elements by Prima.
Micro beads are a good thing.
I used them to create a falling water effect.
The trio of white flowers are from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 line and I left them in their natural state. The face was a remnant from a Mardi Gras pin I found in my alterable stash and it received a coat of black gesso and gold, silver and brushed pewter paints. Love bringing old things to new life.
This was taken on Saturday the 18th at Donna Downey Studios in Huntersville, North Carolina. She is an awesome teacher and I highly recommend her classes!!
More to come next week!
Thanks for the visit, have a great weekend everyone.