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.

Cling Film Art Fairy

Day 180 – Cling Film Art Fairy

I have only just come across this technique – essentially just put dollops of various colours of paint onto some cartridge paper, cover the page with cling film and rub the colours together to mix.

I chose to use acrylic paint so that when I removed the cling film, the texture would remain.

I then drew the fairy onto the dried paint and cut the silhouette using scissors.

Sponge Print Fairy

Day 176 – Sponge Print Fairy

I used two sponges, each with a different colour to print onto some light green card.

For the wings, I simply tied an elastic band around the middle of one sponge and cut some details on the top wings and curved edges.

I drew the body onto the second sponge and cut around the edges using scissors.

I put acrylic paint onto both and stamped the wings first before the body.

Tea-stain Fairy

Day 149 – Tea-stain Fairy

I used an old favourite technique to create today’s fairy: tea-stain a piece of paper and singe the edges using a flame. I used to do this for every history related piece of homework because I wanted to add to the effect.

I started by drawing the fairy, tea-stained the paper, cut her out and then singed the edges with a flame. This was a lot more difficult that I remembered, but I’m sure I didn’t have such specific shapes to singe back then.