Monday, 10 April 2017


Here is my latest piece of Mixed Media work. This canvas is influenced by the artist Finnabair whose work I love but this is the first time I have tried the style.

The design is made up of many layers, some of which are hardly seen in the finished product but they all add to the final effect.

The first layer consists of rows of flat lace glued to the canvas to give a textured background. On top of that chip board letters and shapes are glued to give a base on which to put the photograph

The photo is added next and when it came to choosing a photo I did not want to use a photo of myself the way Finnabair uses photo's of herself in her work. Instead I printed out a suitable vintage photo from a collection I have.

Once the photo was in place I built up trinkets around it. I used all sorts of bits and pieces, clock parts, buttons, paper flowers, metal shapes, sea shells, bits of broken jewellery etc.

Once I was happy with the composition I used blue, turquoise, verdigris and pearl spray paints. Building up the colour in layers until I was happy with the effect.

It was a lot of work but well worth while.


  1. I love it. I shall have to look up Finnabair & see her work. Sounds interesting.
    Do you sell your work? If so, how much would a piece like th I cost?

    1. Hi Edwina. Thank you for your interest in my work. Yes I do occasionally sell my pieces and the price depends on how much time and product goes into it. If you are interested in commissioning a piece please contact me privately and we can discuss the details. I will look forward to hearing from you. Elaina

  2. It is truly stunning! You have mastered this style completely. I bet you are really pleased with the result.

  3. That is lovely, I love that style too but have never dared try it!!

  4. Oh great to see you crafting again. A great way to start too! Fab job. Illness is the pits and I'm back scrapping again after an enforced rest too. Happy crafting


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