Fast Finish Fall Hop - Felinus

Hello!  We have an exciting week for you!  Stampendous has teamed up with Beacon Adhesives and we are using their wonderful product called FAST FINISH DECOUPAGE.  Let me tell you...I'm in love with this product.  Over the next few days I will share why.

This is a 5x7 board canvas.  Of course you can see all the fantastic elements and images from Stampendous.  Well, see the background color?  It's not colored paper.  It's not inked.  It's not painted.
It's Fast Finish Decoupage died with my choice of ink.  Seriously AWESOME!  I did it by accident and and went crazy from there, as you will see this week in my projects.  So Here is what I did.

I used one of Stampendous clear jars.  Pour a little Fast Finish Decoupage into it and add 1-2 drops of distress ink and apply just like normal..  The result is so amazing and fast!  I have been a decoupaging fool!!!

In this project there were no glues used at all!  The other thing I discovered is Fast Finish is perfect for adding your fragments.

Let's get started

  • stamped and embossed R141 Clock Works onto regular copy paper.  
    • I did 3 of them. 
  • Tear around the edges 
    •  ink the edges with brown this will help give definition once they are applied.  
  • With a paint brush lightly paint on the Fast Finish to your canvas board or canvas.  
  •  Paint the Fast Finish on the back of the paper saturating it. and lay into place.  
    • Do not cover the front just yet.  
  • Do this on all pieces until you have your background covered.  
    • Note; with only 3 clock works stamped it will not be enough to cover the entire board so just tear regular paper and fill in the blank area.  
  • Now in a small container that has a tight fit lid (you can seal and re-use later) pour a little Fast Finish and add 1 drop of your favorite ink (use a dye ink).  
    • try it on a scrap piece of paper.  If you want it darker add another drop of ink and test again.  
    • In this project I used Faded Jeans and Gathered Twig and Forrest Moss.  
    • Yes,  I mixed 3 little containers.  
  • Paint one front area with your blue color and one area with your green and the other with brown.
    • you can paint the areas based on how you laid out your design of the background.
You've just killed two owl's with one stone by adding ink to your Fast Finish and the look is totally cool.  Tip; apply the died Fast Finish in an even coat and then go back and dab more of the same color here and there leaving it to "puddle" and let dry.  Now you have depth.  Once a color is dry...go back and maybe add a little brown over the top to give it a more vintage look.  You can also paint on a little blue and then a little brown and watch the color change just like if you were painting.

To add your elements and fragment;  with the clear fast finish put a little puddle sprinkle the fragments dip brush in Fast Finish and touch to pile of fragments.  Fast Finish is thin so when you touch it to the fragments it will spread fast and cover all of them.  That's why you don't need glue :)

Thanks for visiting today!  Don't forget, leave a little comment to let me know what you thought of todays project.  Also, I would love to have you follow my blog!!!  Hug, Rhea

Here are a list of Stampendous products used to make this project;
R141 Clock Works
CRP161 Felinus
CRP174 Steampunk Owl
RFM05 Bronzed Mica
FRC14 Hunter Color Fragments
FRC05 Taupe Color Fragments
FRG04 Gold Halo Mix


Penny said...

Rhea, this is another spectacular design by you! Love that new background of yours, your images, and the wonderful fragments you added! :^)
Hugs, Penny

judit said...

Wow, this looks fun! Love the background! judit x

Ava Gavloski said...

rhea, i am here and yes i am taking notes, thanks for sharing the details
ava g

Dawn Louise said...

impressive piece and love the sound of the product, that's now on my list thanks for sharing and explaining x

Yvonne Morentin said...

this is awesome, i love the colors, the owl, the window... it is just amazing...
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Far North said...

Awesome canvas! Many thanks for sharing all the details you learned while working with Fast Finish. So many times I have been disappointed from working with other decoupage products...can not wait to try one that dries fast!...and can be tinted too!....Janj

Katie said...

Love the fragments! And that Owl peeking out! :) Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Sue D said...

This is awesome and thanks for sharing this great technique.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Your project is awesome, the background is fabulous and thanks for telling us all the details in making this project.

Carol said...

Awesome mixed media project, love how you used the product!

Carol B

Sherry Butcher said...

Wow, new product to me and a whole new way to use it! TFS.

jordanbev5 said...

Rhea. this is so beautiful! Love the layers and the idea of dying the fast finsih is so clever!

suzieq23 said...

This is a WOW piece of art. dont know what else to say but WOW. just love it. I plan to try and use your instructions for inspiration of my own. Thanks!

Kailash said...

Amazing piece if artwork, love those colors and overall design. Thanks for the step by step tutorial!!

Jan Garber said...

Thanks for sharing how you tinted the Fast Finish! I have to try this! Hope you are doing well.

Suzanne C said...

This is so cool. The opening with the owl is fab! Gorgeous project.

Iris said...

This is wonderful. Iris

Scrappychick said...

This is totally amazing! I';m seeing little jars in my future!

craftymom205 said...

Great canvas.

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Julian Woodard said...

It's seeming like a magic to me, I am just get addicted to your work...

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StampendousGraphics said...

This is just beyond fun, Rhea! Love how you've captured so much texture! Wow, feathers and everything...I don't think Steampunk Owl likes being in a cage, but it probably keeps him safer from F.E. Linus in there... thanks so much for playing with our hop!