Sunday, 21 August 2011

Painted ATCs–Starting the Painting

Just a quickie post tonight. I spent some time today finishing the drawings on the ATCs, and I’ve been painting them this evening. I was hoping to finish them today, but it was getting very late and I still had all the leaves to paint, so I thought I’d call it a day. Here’s what I’ve done so far. I’ve done repeats of 6 different designs, but as they are hand done, they are all slightly different.

I think all that remains is to paint the leaves, but I’ll have to check them over to make sure I haven’t forgotten anything!

When they are finished, I’ll post some close-ups.

Doing the “paint fusion” technique of painting is quite hard on such small pieces, even with the smallest flat brush in my set. I managed to do the poppies and the strawberries, but most of the painting was done with a fine round brush, laying down one colour first and then adding either a highlight or a shadow. They’re coming out better that I expected under the circumstances!

The Pebeo fluid acrylic paint is sheer joy to use. It goes on so smoothly, and it’s rich and creamy, and being more liquid than regular acrylic paint in a tube, doesn’t dry out so quickly. I can see myself using this a lot in the future.

When the ATCs are finished I shall mat and layer some of them to make thank you cards for all my wonderful helpers who have been in this week.

If I feel well enough tomorrow I hope to finish the painting.

1 comment:

  1. They look lovely Shoshi, the strawberries look totally real - very 3-dimensional.

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