Fairy in a Jar

Day 355 – Fairy in a Jar

Created by cutting a silhouette of a fairy out of black paper and sticking it on the inside of the jar.

I then stuck one layer of white tissue paper using PVA glue, added some fairy dust and pearlescent paint before lighting a candle on the inside for the glow…

Puzzle Fairy

Day 353 – Puzzle Fairy

I drew this scene in pencil on some paper before painting in watercolour and finishing some if the details in black fineliner.

I then cut it into puzzle-shaped pieces (which took a lot longer than I expected).

2018 Fairy

Day 327 – 2018 Fairy

To celebrate the start of 2018, I painted “2018” in various shades of watercolour paints before layering it up with coloured pens and colouring pencils.

I then drew a silhouette of a fairy on the reverse and cut it out using my craft knife and placed the reverse silhouette on the cutting mat.

Pirate Fairy

Day 248 – Pirate Fairy

To celebrate my nephew’s birthday today, and to stay in line with the theme of the majority of his presents, I created a pirate fairy.

I painted a whole page of my A5 sketchbook using navy blue acrylic paint and used the brush to add texture. Once dry, I drew a silhouette of a fairy on the reverse and cut it out using scissors.

Painted Jar Fairy

Day 237 – Painted Jar Fairy

I started by painting the inside of a clean pickle jar with acrylic paints in various shades of blue. I mixed the colours as I painted.

I then drew a silhouette of a fairy with a black permanent marker on the outside of the jar.

In my head, I thought putting a lit candle inside would make the silhouette shine through. This didn’t work. I therefore painted on top of the black permanent marker with white acrylic paint. I tried dabbing the brush to add a bit of texture.