Tuesday, August 28, 2012

(1) DRAWING AND PAINTING LARGE "STICK" FAIRIES IN A LITTLE GIRL'S ROOM AND TUTORIAL (2) FAUX PAINTING A WALL TUTORIAL

     My client wanted me to paint her little girl's room purple and green and paint colorful "stick" fairies all around the room.
     So, I painted the woodwork a very nice lime green. and faux painted the walls with a medium purple color.

                                              FAUX PAINTING TUTORIAL

   You start with a base coat of paint on the walls.  Sometimes people think I use more than one color to faux paint.  And, the purple color I used to faux paint the walls did end up looking like I used two or three different colors.  But, I watered down the paint, just a little, so it would be easy to work with.  Then I used a rag and rubbed it out and around and blot, blot and that starts looking like you used more than one color.  Some spots and swirls look like the original color and as you rub out and around, it thins out the color, so the paint of the undercoat starts, kind of, showing through.  That makes it look like you used more than one color.
     Then, I started the artwork...


First, I decided where I wanted the fairies to be, around the room..  Then I drew the outline of the fairies and flowers with a pencil.




"STICK" FAIRY TUTORIAL

A "stick" fairy doesn't have to be perfect.  These certainly weren't perfect and I think that's what made them look so cute and whimsical.  It would be so easy for anybody to do.  Just draw the outline and design your fairy and then use craft paints.  Acrylic craft paints are very, very durable.  They dry really hard and can be wiped or gently washed.  I used sparkle paint on the fairy wings.




You don't have to draw them around the whole room, like I did.  If you want just one, I think that would be really cute, too.
HAVE FUN!!


A few years back, Alison 's mom redecorated Alison's room and this was the new fabric for her bedding.  She asked if I would paint these cute fairies on the wall, around Alison's room.  (I call them "stick" because of "stick" figures.)  
It was so cute and colorful that I was glad when the mom above, asked me to paint something around her little girl's room.  I knew how cute these "stick" fairies would be and was glad the mom agreed.
So, this fabric was the inspiration for these cute and colorful "stick" fairies.

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2 comments:

  1. These really are very whimsical. What a cute girl's room.

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  2. Thank you, Maggie! Glad you're safely back from your wonderful trip.

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