Every now and then I add a slideshow work in progress in my auctions on ebay. Now that I have the opportunity, I wanted to share a step by step process of a past original painting that until now is still a favorite creation of mine.
Here we go!
I started out with a blank canvas board. I then cut to fit & glued the collage paper directly onto the canvas. After the collaged canvas was done, I sketched out what I wanted on the piece using a white pencil. I used acrylic paints to layout her face, neck, & hand. I then cut out & adhered more decorative collage paper for her dress & fairy wings.
Next was painting her sweet face. Using acrylics again to create her features and soft shadows.
After painting her long hair black, I gave it a multi-tone effect by gently sanding, adding multiple colors, and decorating the edges with white dots. The painted grass creates the horizon I wanted for this piece.
Now the fun stuff! Embellishing is always a favorite!
A fairy princess can't forget her crown.
I love using rub-on transfers in my art. For this piece I painted a whimsical tree along with stems and used rub-on transfers for the flowers & words.
Next was giving her dress more of a form. Painted to define the layers of her dress & outlined with dots as well.
And finally, I added acrylics on the collaged backgound & directly onto the beeswax finish. I love sealing my creations in beeswax to create a dreamy effect. I also added star sequins to the beeswax before it dried.
Ta Da! All done! I hope you enjoyed my step by step process. Feel free to email me or comment with any questions. I love to create & share. Look out for more of these to come!
I loved this piece so much that I cropped it and used it before as my logo!