I wanted to have a finished ‘Unicorn’ 3D acrylic painting to show people who are interested in my kits, when I do craft fairs etc, so I thought it would be helpful to make it using one of the kits I’d made so i can show you how I do it.
If you’ve bought a kit from me to make your own square unicorn 3D picture then hopefully you should find this useful if you get stuck when making yours.
If you don’t have one of my kits yet but you’d like one then you can buy them from my etsy shop
I used the template to get the shape and followed my instructions of which bits to cut out to make it 3D. Once all my cardboard layers were stuck together on the canvas I then covered it in modroc, adding texture as per my instructions. I then used acrylic paints, mixing my own pastel colours to get the shades that I wanted, to paint it once the modroc was completely dry.
This video shows how I put the modroc on:
This video show’s how I used acrylic paints to paint it.
If you need any help with your kits or if there’s a kit that you would like me to make for you then please get in touch.
Till next time.
Purple Faye x
Here’s how I made the original ‘Teddy’ and ‘Teddy 2’ 3D acrylic paintings.
I made these after I’d finished making a previous 3D acrylic painting for my boyfriend’s niece Eden. I was pleased with how the teddy came out on it so I wanted to try making some more. I decided to make a pair as I felt that they would look nice waving at each other side by side in a child’s bedroom. I chose neutral colours, creamy light yellow and greys so it would work with any colour scheme in a child’s bedroom, making it easier to give as a gift.
I used my usual technique for making my 3D acrylic paintings, starting with the drawing on cardboard. Even though I was making a pair that I wanted to be similar to each other, the nature of the technique means that they wouldn’t be identical. I drew the first one on cardboard and then cut it out. I then used this as a template by flipping it over so I could get the mirror image for the second one. I then created more subtle layers by overlapping certain areas to raise them slightly as well as making more dramatic layers with extra pieces of cardboard cut to shape for the nose and one foot. Once these were all stuck down in place on the canvas I used the modroc to create slight texture in the fur then I begun to paint them with acrylic paints once the modroc was dry.
If you’d like to buy these, either just one or the pair, they are still available, I also have embossed greetings cards available.
If you would like to make one for yourself let me know and I can put together a kit for you.
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Till next time,
Purple Faye x