Finnabair is returning this summer!

Registration is now open.

A payment is due at the time of registration.

Payment plan is available.

Classes are fill up quickly, register today!

 

Class information is listed below.

Verdigris Class
July 19th at 1pm
$150

Do you want to create really artsy, dimensional and grungy collage, but you think you don’t have “suitable supplies?” That is not a problem! The most important thing in creative proces is using imagination. We are surrounded by inspiring objects, which we can use for creating art of different kinds. Try to look around – and you’ll find real treasures in your own house!
During this workshop I will guide you to create your own mixed-media canvas, starting with building layers using fabric and Art Extravagance Sculpture Medium. We will make composition including my favourite set of embellishments and a found object and next colour it all to get pretty, verdigris and patina inspired effect. We will focus on such mediums from my line as White Heavy Gesso, Heavy body Gel, Soft Gel and more. I will demonstrate possibilities of mixing different Art Ingredients such as Mica Powders, Fine Glitter and Art stones to get the expected results. We will build our projects step-by-step and and you will see that presented techniques are very versatile and be easily used on many other projects. I’ll share my experience with you and try to give you plenty of information about tools and products used.
Teacher will supply all the paints, mediums needed to finish the project (excluding the found object).This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Heart of the Clock Class
July 20th at 9am
$160
Simplicity and elegance is timeless, but many of us have also the love for the “other side of the coin” – opulence and decadence, richness of colours, elements and meanings all blended together to create one, truly baroque look. Let yourself be inspired by visual abundance of layers, textures and metallic colours stepping a bit into the ground of steampunk, vintage and everything metallic and shiny.
During this class we will be working on inside and outside of the metal clock frame. We will focus on altering techniques which will make your project beautiful and unique – adding details, textures and colours using popular range of art mediums from mixed-media collection by Finnabair – you will have a chance to try such products as soft and heavy gels, gesso in composition with Art Ingredients and a range of Art Alchemy paints. Together we will build our projects step-by-step and and you will see that presented techniques are very versatile and be easily used on many other projects such as collage or journal pages. I’ll share my experience with you and try to give you plenty of information about tools and products used. “Heart of the Clock” is an exciting to dive into world of 3D mixed-media and altering, working with pastes, paints and art ingredients of different kinds.
Teacher will supply all the paints, mediums and elements needed to finish the project.
This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

 

Book of Rust Class
July 20th at 3pm
$140
It is all about the inspiring power of rust! If you like worn-out, salvage look and would like to try exciting and effective techniques – this is a class for you! This finish is perfect for any vintage, steampunk or grunge inspired projects and will give you a chance to achieve more heavy, masculine look on any kind of project. Bring your own book for a complete mixed-media makeover which will change it into real, old and rusty treasure.
Together we will apply a selection of techniques based on Art Basics, Art Extravagnace and Art Ingredients art mediums which will transform your plain book cover  - we will try Crackle and Rust Effect Pastes, Mica Powders, Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints and more! I will share my experience, demonstarte steps and techniques and give you advise to make sure you will get the best effects but there will be space for experiments and a lot of fun!
I will provide a full set of art mediums and embellishments to finish the project – excluding the hard-cover book. This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Sale Hours 

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10am-4pm

Sunday, April 24, 2016 12pm-4pm

Have items to sell? Call us today at (217) 528-1863 for details on how easily you can sell your gently used supplies.

Weddings

December 29, 2015

With wedding season just around the corner we are taking a moment to share with you the services we offer. We create a wide variety of invitations to suit any brides needs. From simple flat cards to multiple layered. We offer pocket invitations in a large selection of sizes, colors and styles. Die cut cards [...]

Read the full article →

Enter to Win

December 16, 2015

Stock up on Graphic 45 papers, stamps and embellishments and for every $10 you spend you’ll get an entry into a drawing for one of three great Graphic 45 prizes. This includes the latest collection from Graphic 45, Children’s Hour (pictured). A detailed calendar collection featuring 24 papers, 3 stamps, chipboard shapes and more!

Read the full article →

Guest Instructor-Jen Starr

November 14, 2015

Join us to welcome Jen Starr for 3 classes on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Choose from a mixed media canvas, cards and art journaling. Each class is $45.00. Jen is the Senior Educator for Viva Decor a 5x Ranger Certified Instructor, on the Education Team for Stampendous and has taught for some wonderful companies including [...]

Read the full article →

Pick a Die Sale

November 4, 2015

Take 30% off any in-stock die of your choice! Now through Friday, November 13, 2015 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3″; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); Take 30% off any in-stock die of your choice. Posted by The Paper Boutique on Wednesday, [...]

Read the full article →

November Classes and Events

November 3, 2015

Join us on Nov. 7th or Nov. 21st for one of our 12 hour crops.     Graphic 45 World’s Fair Collection Wood Shadow Box. Nov. 11th at 11am or 6pm.     Holiday Cards Make and Take Nov. 14th 11am-3pm.     Graphic 45 Guilded Lily Jewelry Box Mini Album. Nov. 18th 11am or [...]

Read the full article →

All Things Crazy

September 29, 2015

The Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamps and dies are one of the hottest trends right now. If you are looking to jump in the crazy bird nest we can help you get started. We are continuously receiving new items and restocking the previous ones. We can ship items to you as well.  

Read the full article →

Shop the Resale

September 18, 2015

Sale hours Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10am-4pm Sunday, September 27, 2015 12pm-4pm   Have items to sell? Call us today at (217) 528-1863 for details on how easily you can sell your gently used supplies.

Read the full article →

Finnabair Classes

May 14, 2015

Finnabair Class Guest Teacher: Finnabair Tuesday, August 4th @ 1pm Wednesday, August 5th @ 11am $150 EACH Class, Payment options available Space is limited and filling fast! Pre-registration is required & payment is due at time of registration. To Register for these classes call (217) 528-1863 Class Descriptions: Tuesday, August 4th @ 1pm Daydreamer – Mixed-media Collage [...]

Read the full article →