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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Flowers in her hair!

Hello there!  Just sometimes we all make something that we have really enjoyed doing and this is one for me :-D  I am here with a little 7x5inch canvas to show you today.  I have used a lovely mask/stencil by  the lovely *Giovanna Zara (Profile)* as my base.  Then I added lots of mini *flowers* and leaves (here and here) and a mini *butterfly*.  Along with a little help from this gorgeous *long flourish mask*.  All from *Tando Creative*
 
 
 
To start I drew through the profile mask with a pencil onto watercolour paper and painted it before cutting it out.
 
 
This was glued to my decorated canvas and some *DecoArt Texture Paste* added through the flourish mask to 'make' the hair.  I then placed the flowers & leaves over the top to see where I wanted them to go and took a photo to remind me later! (always a good idea) :-D 
 
 
You can see in the finished canvas that I went over the texture paste with some purple Sparkling Medium.  (there was nothing wrong with the DecoArt Paste but I just changed my mind & wanted a deep sparkly colour)  I painted the flowers, leaves & butterfly with *Decoart Fluid Acrylics*.  These have the most incredible pigment strength and you only need a teensy bit added to some white acrylic.  Some lace was added to the hair area before I attached the flowers, leaves & butterfly, using my photo as a guide.  Crackle Accents and flat backed pearls finish it all off.
 
 
If you fancy getting all painty-fied then why not join in with our challenge?  Info on the page at the top of the blog.
 
I hope that you like it.  Thank you so much for popping by, HUGS xxx

9 comments:

Carol Plume said...

Wow what a gorgeous creation xx

cheryl Baker said...

oh hun this is awesome my friend,the layers,texture,and design is first class love this to bits,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

BJ said...

Superb

DIane Warburton said...

Wowserooney! She's fantastic Karen. I also love that you enjoyed her so much xx

Gio said...

pss psss: I have to steal this idea, it's terrific! :-)

Crafty Claire said...

That's stunning. Given me loads of inspiration.

Dawn said...

She is beautiful sweetheart, needs pride of place somewhere you know! I love the detail and your step by step bits too, thank-you, luvs ya xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous, I love how you made the hair xxx

Coco said...

Wooow, this is fabulous Karen!!!! I have also this stencil from Gio, but I'm so bad to draw that I haven't even tried yet... also your last make with the two owls is absolutely gorgeous, so cute and lovely!! You will have soon a little surprise on my blog (just need to finish my blog post), you will see and like I think. :) Bises, Coco xxx