Friday, 29 November 2013

On Fairies Wings

I have had a couple of busy weeks working on some personal projects and workshops. Here is one of those I can share with you. These cuties are my very good friend's two daughters. Believe me they are as cute as buttons in real life too. This artwork is for her eldest daughter's birthday.

This is a mixed media piece using spray inks and gesso for the background, acrylics and caran d'ache watersoluble crayons for the figures. Pink dotted scrapbook paper and glitter paper made the pink fairy dress stand out that little bit more. A wave of glitter paint over the wand and and fairies wings, add to the effect. Sparkle glitter glue and a pink embellishment bedazzle the little tiara.

An appropriate inspirational quote in glitter gel pens completes it. The finished artwork sparkles and twinkles in the light, it is a pity the camera didn't pick up all that glittery goodness. I did not have a photo of the girls to work from but hopefully I have captured their personalities.

Working on this piece made me think, as adults, we can lose that sense of magic. Children remind us to believe in the impossible and just have fun!

Until next time, happy creating and have a happy glittering weekend!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Festival of Trees

I have just finished and posted this project for Lorrie Boudreau Jonas and Alison Rogers. They are inviting artists around the world to get involved with this very worthy cause by donating a small 5x5 or 5x7 Christmas themed canvas for the Festival of Trees, to raise money for the Primary Children's Hospital.

Here are my two mini mixed media canvases, slightly different styles.

The reindeer girl's dress and tree are scrapbook papers with extra paper words and glitter snowflakes. I really enjoyed working on this one because of it's simple message.

The Russian style girl has red scrapbook paper for the flower and leaves. Dimensional paint for the centre and acrylic paint for the highlights. Silver snowflakes stickers give it a little bit of twinkle along with pearlesent paint on her coat and berries on her hat. I'm afraid the camera hasn't picked it up.

It was a lovely project to work on. I hope Lorrie and Alison get a lot of response to the event and I wish them every success.

Until next time, happy creating and have a great weekend!