Finnabair's Book of Possibilities
The "Book of Possibilities" is a great class for those who would like to find a way to express their passion for old books, paper, photos and mixed-media.
Here’s our latest offering from the Art Transformations. A brand new class - never before taught by Finnabair…
The "Book of Possibilities" is a great class for those of you who would like to find a way to express you passion for old books, paper, photos... and all these wonderful art mediums which make your fingers dirty! -- Finnabair
This is a mixed-media altered book project. Finnabair is taking you to her unique and imaginative world of old books, papers, paints, textures, and dreamy colours. You will be able to see and you’ll be encouraged to follow Finnabair’s step-by-step instructions where she explains every stage in great detail and gives you the opportunity to turn your own imagination on. Together with this class you will be also getting a full and detailed product information video, which explains all about the supplies used.
Even if you are a beginner and you have no idea what “gesso” means… Finnabair will explain everything you need to know about it in order to complete the project.
Here’s the project that you will be creating step-by-step with Finnabair:
As a proud owner of a bunch of Books of Possibilities/Moodbooks I have to admit that creating this class was a pure pleasure, my head was spinning with ideas and I'm sure you will experience the same excitement as I did! Well, who doesn’t like to transform an old book into a beautiful - and personal - work of art? -- Finnabair
On the Book of Possibilities class you will learn how to:
- search for and choose your perfect old book for this project
- prepare your book should it need any fixing and to make is easy to work with
- add beautiful texture to your covers
- balance the amount of mixed-media and embellishing as regards to the unique features of the specific book
- create a dimensional composition of elements
- use mediums like crackle paste, gels, gessoes, waxes etc. with varied tools and techniques
- balance the composition to create an eye-catching and interesting piece
- match and add colours that will emphasise the composition and turn your book into a unique treasure
- layer colour without losing the depth
- fill the inside of your book with unique pages using varied mixed-media techniques
- add your own character and ideas to the inside of your book
- create your own dimensional elements to use on the cover
The Book of Possibilities class is divided into 6 smart segments that make learning process easy and fun. The videos are instant and life-long acces, high-quality, in-depth, fact filled and dynamic. Presented by Finnabair and produced by Everything Art. Total running time 203:31 mins (3 hours 23 minutes).
The lesson includes the instructions and ideas on how to alter/embellish covers of two different books and a demonstration of working on various pages inside.
You will be also getting a 15 page downloadable and printable PDF file with detailed instructions regards every stage of the process, tips from Finnabair, pictures of the project, product list with explanation of every specific medium that has been used and Questions & Answers.
If there is one thing that I love the most about the way that Finnabair teaches it must be her unique approach. Rather than tell you to recreate her exact project, she leads you through the steps encouraging to do it your own way. She gives you the “tools” and the knowledge, but it’s your own imagination that will make it yours! And she surely does teach how to use your imagination! The “Book of Possibilities” class is full of opportunities to express yourself and create a very personal and unique piece of art. This workshop is a must for everyone who wishes to add a bit of magic to their art. -- Kasia Avery
My name is Anna Dabrowska, also known as Finnabair. I was born in Warsaw, Poland, now I live in Ireland with my husband, Andrzej and my pets.
I'm a woman of many interests: a mixed media artist, art journaler and designer who loves new challenges, experiments and developing new techniques and skills.
I've been creating since 2007, started scrapbooking in 2008-2009 and mixed-media in 2009 when I got totally addicted.
My projects are texture and art medium-based: I make paper and canvas layouts, collages and altered art, tags, journal pages – and many more. I believe in power of recycling and up-cycling and just adore texture, paints of any kind and flea market supplies. Freedom, embracing creativity and being true to your inner voice is my main source of inspiration and creative energy.
I'm a full time designer and artist and as an experienced travelling teacher I offer a range of my own mixed media-based classes in collage, artistic scrapbooking, art journalling and more. I truly enjoy teaching and during my classes I focus not only on showing techniques, ideas and tricks but also I try to spread my love and enthusiasm for arts and crafts as I believe in therapeutic and liberating power of creativity.