August 28, 2008

Latest DT project.......

Hi everyone. I just wanted to post a picture of my latest design team effort over at Scraptivate. It is a 12x 10 inch flat canvas that I have used lots of colour washes in order to build up my background. I knew I wanted an image of a faerie of sorts and managed to find this fantastic image on the net. Once I had adhered her with gel medium I set out with my water soluble crayons to add both depth and light and shade to the canvas. Also added a little under the girl herself to ground her to the picture. The foreground foliage is all build up using various stamps. And then last but not least I wanted her to live under a sky full of stars, so used the new tiny chipboard stars from Collections. Let me know what you think, and if you loved to see her up close and in the flesh, she now lives at Scraptivate for a while! 




Nichole said...

that is really beautiful Mel. You know, all those techniques you've used can be incorporated into the painting club. There's no reason why you can't produce mixed media paintings.
I'm actually thinking of investing in some oil paint sticks (like crayons - but paint) i love the heavy marks produced and also i like the control of using your hand, not a brush. Maybe some finger painting is in order!! How's your water painting going??

Bibi said...

I really like it Mel! Am imagining how awesome it would look, particularly as a set of 3 or 4 different fairies, as a feature on a wall? :) -Bibiana

Jenny said...

DRAW ME A HILL !!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

I Love it - and IRL you can see all the detail you have gone into

Luv Jen xxx

Serena Diane Manaena (nee Lawrence) said...

Where do you find the fairies on the net? I had a look and couldn't find any decent ones. Yours look fantastic!!!!

Serena Diane Manaena (nee Lawrence) said...

How did you do the wing?

Anonymous said...


top 50 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well Done Mel, you absolutely deserve it, I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!

Love Charlene xx

Anonymous said...

No I haven't and my hopes have pretty much diminished, I am sure they must have rung everyone by now.
I am so so happy for you!

Binxcat1 said...


and I love your canvas too... I am trying to make it in tomorrow... are you working?