Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FAITH, TRUST AND PIXIE DUST!!!


Hello everyone, welcome and thank you for joining us, we hope you enjoy this amazing and enchanted International Fairy Day Blog Hop, this hop is hosted by Leslie-Rahye!, please start at Leslie-Rahye's blog

I had all types of ideas, from jewelry to home decor, but I decided to go on a very different direction.   I love to paint, and recently I started to play with water colors, I have a few pencils and paints and well I decided to buy a few more products that I've been wanting to work with for a while. 

I decided to paint a Fairy, but not a full body, I drafted this face and wings and felt it was perfect.  I'm no expert with water colors, and this piece was a first for me, just playing with colors the way I would if I was using acrylics or regular color pencils.  Using water color markers by Sakura and Faber-Castell Gelatos was fun to experiment with. 

Here is the beginning of my Fairy, I had an idea of what I wanted to make and hoped that it all would work out at the end.  I did a light sketch in pencil and then went over the lines with my water color black marker by Sakura, I used a water brush and pulled off color in several areas many times to get different effects.  Now that all the black ink was done, it was time to bring in the water color markers and add lots of color.

                                            

Here you can see the face had a base coat, and I started adding different colors and mixing with the black ink. I worked on this a little bit every day, it felt nice to see how the idea I had was actually becoming real on paper.



Here you can see the hair is all colored and it was just a matter of playing with water, paper towels and colors until you reach the perfect blend.  I've found that working with water colors is very relaxing and fun to me, to be able to change the look, without having to erase anything, is like there are no mistakes, just new directions you can take until you find just what you are looking for. 


Now the face and hair are done, all colors look just right, it was time to start with the blue sky, at this point I had no idea what color I would use for the wings, so I left this alone for a bit, I had to think for a while what to use, and what I needed to go buy to finish this piece. 



Here you can see the wings, I decided to go with pinks and white and I actually used gelatos for the very first time.  I have to say I love how this product works, the blending with water was so much fun, and then I added the glittery paste, once I was done I took a red glitter nail polish and just brushed it in some areas to bring in more color and glitter to the wings and to the face and flowers.   I loved adding the tiny flowers and the different strings to bring in some more dimension to the piece.  

I didn't want to add to much, I'm still trying to get used to working with mixed media.  I feel that this Fairy is done and ready to spread some pixie dust.

My son gave me the words to add to this piece, I love it.  I'm very happy with how this turned out.  Stepping out of your comfort zone can be a very positive direction that can allow you to see how different can be good.   I can't wait to paint more. 


Here is my final piece, I can't wait to frame it up and hang it in my craft room, it will remind me that different is good, that you shouldn't avoid taking risks, learning new techniques, and believe that yes you can do that! as long as you have Faith and Trust in yourself. 



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  • Materials used:
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos
  • 6 piece Koi Coloring Brush Pen Set by Sakura
  • Black water marker by Sakura
  • Small flowers
  • Flat back crystals by Tulip Glam-It Up 
  • Glossy Accents
  • Water brushes
  • Assorted cords
  • Sketchbook



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