Brush jar - Finnabair Creative Team

Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend? I kept a workshop on Saturday and then crafted the Sunday away, so quite a splendid one in my end!

Today I'm sharing this altered can I did for the Finnabair team post over at Prima's blog (link). It's Linda and me using the same "recipe" - Black gesso + Clear Crackle + Mica. You really need to see the original post as Linda has step-by-step photos and instructions for her awesome canvas!

But maybe a few words about my own project? First I need to tell you, that it was a love at first sight when I first dipped my fingers to white gesso. That really opened a whole new world to me, little by little. But now that first, initial love has a competitor, the black gesso! It really shows off the Mica and shine in them and naturally creates a completely different mood to the whole project.

For this recipe I created a jar to hold my brushes. The base is just an ordinary tin can, but with the help of some Prima it turned into a piece that can be the center of the stage. I used the Crackle Paste as the last layer and it created a lovely shabby ad weathered look to the piece.

Thank you for stopping by today!

PS. Hope to see you online in a few hours! It's my day at Artists Live show! More info here (link)


961374 – Heavy Gesso Black 
962845 – Mica Powder Deep Water
962821 – Mica Powder Frozen Lake
962517 – Mica Powder Pale Silver 
962500 – Mica Powder Green 
961541 – Texture Paste Clear Crackle 
961367 – 3D Gloss Gel
962654 – Glass Beads Cobalt Blue
961565 – Glitter Set Caribbean Sea
960391 – Mechanicals Bottle Caps 
960261 – Mechanicals Numbers 
960247 – Mechanicals Roman Numerals 
961053 – Mechanicals Gears 
961138 – Mechanicals Numbers 
891633 – Junkyard Findings Screw Heads 
941734 – Archival Cast Rising Spirit III
962760 – Brush Set

Materials: Prima Marketing


  1. Beautiful as always Riikka!!! I now need to go and make one myself :)

  2. Todella kaunis. Ihanat ideat sinulla todella.

  3. Beautiful. Love the colours... I am thinking maybe I need to do some of these for my desk for stuff... time for a change I think. :D

  4. What a wonderful brush holder - gorgeous colors and awesome embellies.


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