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…

I'd like to invite you to the place where the art of collecting, gathering, sorting and beautiful mixed-media techniques meet - what is more they flourish into a beautiful project which I'm sure will be a source of inspiration for more and more artistic adventures! -- Finnabair

Join Finnabair as she explores the magic of vintage books and how to turn them into art. Finnabair is taking you on a complete journey that starts off explaining where to find and how to choose an old book to work in and goes through to preparing it, embellishing the covers (two ways!) as well as working inside and making it into your own Book of Possibilities, your unique mood book.

The “Book of Possibilities” class is most unique. Finnabair has never taught it before, so you are getting a chance to learn and see the process that she hasn’t shared with anyone yet.
This class is perfect for everyone! Especially for those of you who look for adding some dimension, character and adventure to your works.
If this is your first class with Finnabair then you are in for a great treat! Even though the process is heavily mixed-media based we can guarantee you that with Finnabair’s instructions you will be able to easily follow it, even if you are a newbie to the world of paints.

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

This class is offered as instant access. This means that once you go through the purchasing process you will get an immediate full access to all sections of this class. The handout is downloadable and printable, the video lessons are streamable with life-time access*.
*life-time access means as long as Everything Art Ltd is running.

Your Instructor


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.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What is your refund policy?
Once a class has started or a recorded class has been accessed, no refunds will be issued.