Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Studio Time

This new painting was inspired by the upcoming Mother's Day holiday. I will probably make a card from this image to add to my shop this week. I painted the images on watercolor paper with acrylic paints.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Treasure Box Tutorial

I painted a little paper mache box that I thought would make a great gift for Mother's Day or Teacher's gift. I wanted to share with you how I painted the box.

I applied purple and white Liquetex acrylic paint on the box. I made sure not to mix the colors together entirely, so you can see a little of the white to show through the purple. This gives it a sort of marbelized effect.

Next I applied the paint on the outside using angled brushstrokes.

Now it is all painted and ready to apply the image.
I glue the photo on and allow it to dry. The last step is to paint very carefully around the bird to cover the blue background. I apply a coat or two of varnish to seal in the paint.

Monday, April 5, 2010

New Painting

Just a few more finishing touches on my painting before it is complete.