Prima and Finnabair Preview Their NEW Mixed Media
Friday, 15 August 2014
During the Sierra Pacific Crafts Trade Show in July, Scrapbook.com stopped by the Prima Marketing booth. Visiting Prima’s booth is always inspiring. Their products and designers, like Finnabair, are incredibly artistic and their releases have gone well beyond the flowers that made them a leader in the industry. At this show they have expanded in a big way into mixed media supplies. They have everything from gesso to glitter in this release and most are designed by Finnabair herself. To help you know what to buy for an individual project, Prima put together a fabulous guide that helps you determine what you need, what the medium will look like straight out of the container, what it does and what it will look like once dry. Download this amazing resource here.
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During the trade show we had the opportunity to watch Finnabair at work.
As you can see, Finnabair adhered a bunch of found items (from buttons to a paint brush and more) to a canvas using Semi Gloss as adhesive. The Semi Gloss is water based, but once it is fully dry, it can be spritzed with Color Blooms and water without fear of losing its staying power. She then covered the whole thing with gesso and started to work her magic with the Prima Bloom Sprays.
She even used water in a spray bottle to create the running colors and dripping effects.
Here’s the finished project:
We can’t wait to get our hands on these amazing new supplies.