Week 36 Compilation Board!
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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.
Day 243 – Ticket Fairy
Created by cutting a silhouette out of a ticket to a recent event.
Day 207 – Striped Foil Fairy
Created by cutting a silhouette of the profile of a fairy using scissors on some red and silver foil. Placed on our laptop to add a bit of texture to the background.
Day 206 – Polka Fairy
Cut from a local theatre advertisement using scissors, I placed the paler polka coloured silhouette onto the darker ombre polka background.
Day 189 – Collage Fairy
Created by layering up several shapes cut from an interior design magazine and a fashion magazine.
I tried to get the background to look like a landscape.
Day 188 – Playing Card Fairy
Cut from a playing card using scissors. I preferred the reverse of the card – I cut one of the joker cards but the image doesn’t really look obvious that it is a joker on the reverse.
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.
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.
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.