Heippa kaikki! My name is Riikka Kovasin and I’m a mixed media crafter from Finland. I live in Helsinki with my supporting, awesome husband and our two sweet daughters. Crafts are my passion and I love to create them, but I also work full time so time is an issue occasionally.
I’ve been doing all sorts of crafts my whole life. I started with cards and general crafts, then got into painting and printmaking, then to sewing and knits. I’m a clothes designer by education but haven’t done exactly that job for a moment in my life. I really got into papercrafts after I found scrapbooking when my older daughter was about 6 months old – that’s almost 10 years ago. Since then my style has evolved to more mixed media direction and nowadays I tend to go dimensional and do more altered and mixed media pieces than regular layouts.
I absolutely adore getting my hands into paints and mediums! To me the process of creating is equally important than the finished project. I have been fortunate enough to get chosen to different design teams and get published. Currently I’m designing for Prima Marketing, Wow Embossing Powder and A Flair for Buttons. I’m also a brand ambassador for Finnabair and 7 Dots Studio. I belong to the Sizzix influencer program, too. I’m a resident tutor at Mixed Up site and contribute to Craft Stamper magazine and Ihana on regular basis.
If you’d like to see more of my work, I’d be honored for you to visit my blog or other social media sites. And if you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to drop me an email! The address is in my blog – I would love to hear from you!
Here is a peek at Riikka’s project: