Some more Fairy Art was finished in the studio over the weekend. I love how she turned out!
My Flutter Fae was created using Neocolor Crayons and Inktense blocks, a touch of acrylic paint pen and some Pitt Artist pens. She's on watercolor paper instead of canvas this time and 7x10 in size. I think I'm going to frame this one and keep her in the studio. :)
My amazing and wonderful friend, Lori, who was the maid of honor at my wedding way back in 1984, asked me recently to paint for her something that could she could use on the cover of her idea journal. She said I could paint whatever I wanted...but that maybe it could have flowers, or fairies, or something. I started with flowers, and almost did a fairy too. But I decided to use a fabulous figure stamp by one of my fave artists, Suzi Blu instead. And I love how it turned out.
I added all the color and embellishments with Inktense Blocks, Neocolor Crayons, a bit of acrylics, and some paint pens. There is also some stenciling in the background. I call her Dream Girl...and to me she is dreaming of flowers in lots of pretty colors. :)
Now she is California Dreaming, because California is her new home. And Lori loves her, which just proves that homemade art from the heart is always the best gift for best friends. ♥
Destiny and I were busy making DIY Wands this week. Pink was her color of choice, and the sparkle was a must. So we used pink sparkle craft paint and some really pretty pink glitter, and some gems and ribbon to make our own FABULOUS wands.
Destiny also decided to make an extra wand for her best friend. She kept saying, "Best Friends Forever...Best Friends Forever" when we finished making them. :) I'd say these were a hit. And they were so easy to make.
Materials We Used:
2 Colors of Ribbon
Stringed Golden Beads
We painted the stars and the dowels first. It took several coats to cover them and I realized during that process that I probably should have put down a coat of white as the first layer. I think the pink would have looked brighter on the dowels in that case. So if you make these too I'd suggest white paint as the first layer of color. After the final coat of paint on the stars, while the paint was still wet, we sprinkled on the glitter and shook off the excess and let them dry. Then we added the gems to the stars and tied the ribbon and beads to the painted dowels. Then I hot glued the stars to the dowels.
We had a lot of fun making these. And really, who doesn't need their own magic wand?!
I've never painted anything like a Transformer before, but when my grandson, Dylan asks for a painting of Bumblebee, that's what he's going to get. So that is what I created this weekend in the studio.
It's definitely not perfect, and it was more difficult than I thought it would be. But Dylan said, "it is so awesome," and that's all I needed to know it was enough. :)