Making of the ‘Robin’ 3D acrylic painting by artist Purple Faye

In October I showed how I made the Halloween inspired 3D acrylic painting ‘Raven’, as I was making that one I also made this companion piece which was inspired by Christmas,  ‘Robin’. Both the birds use the same blue background on the same size canvas, 12×12 inches square, so they sit side by side nicely.

You can see how I made the ‘Raven’ in the blog post I wrote about it here.

They are both available to buy from my online shop here (Raven) and here (Robin)

Here’s how I made the Robin:

I started by drawing out the design onto the piece of cardboard that I had already cut to the size of the canvas I was going to use, 12×12 inches square. I then cut it out and used more cardboard to create the layers. After sticking all the cardboard pieces together and sticking it onto the blank canvas I then put the modroc (plaster of Paris bandages) on top, scoring lines in to create texture where necessary. Once the modroc was dry I then painted it with acrylic paints. Starting with a mid grey for the base coat and then adding in the shading and details.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below. If you would like to commission your own 3D acrylic painting to be made for you then get in touch at info@purplefaye.co.uk

You can try the technique for yourself using one of my kits available to buy from my online shop here.

etsy.com/uk/shop/PurpleFayeShop

Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

Till next time.

Take care.

Purple Faye x

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Making of the Christmas Decorations 3D acrylic Paintings by artist Purple Faye

Here’s how I made my Christmas Decorations 3D acrylic paintings.

I started by roughly drawing out the designs then cut them out. As they are so small, 3×3 inches square, each one only uses one layer of cardboard, I then used modroc on top to create the textures. Once they were dry I painted them with acrylic paints.

Make your own using one of my kits available to buy here:

etsy.com/uk/shop/purplefayeshop

etsy.com/uk/shop/purplefayeshop

 

Any questions or comments please leave them in below.

Till next time.

Take care.

Purple Faye x

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Making of the Love Hearts 3D Acrylic Paintings by artist Purple Faye

Here’s how I made the 2 different Love Hearts 3D acrylic Paintings. They were started at an artist demonstration that I took part in as part of the Wakefield Artwalk at the end of November 2016, at the now closed Artwould 2 Gallery (which was situated at the bottom of the Ridings centre). I finished them at my studio once the modroc had dried a few days later.

I have both types available as 3D picture kits on my etsy shop

etsy.com/uk/shop/purplefayeshop

They are one of the easier 3D picture kits of mine to make, so they’re perfect for beginners.

I started by drawing the love heart shapes on the cardboard then cut them out and assembled them on the blank canvas. I then used PVA/craft glue to stick all the bits together on the canvas. Next I applied the modroc and left it to dry.

Once it had dried, a few days later in my studio, I started to paint them using acrylic paints.

 

If you’d like to try it for yourself, or know someone who would, I have both types available as 3D picture kits on my etsy shop

etsy.com/uk/shop/purplefayeshop

 

Till next time,

Take care.

Purple Faye x

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New Purple Faye Product: New ‘Make Your Own 3D Picture Kits’

You may remember my previous blog posts about developing my ‘Make Your Own 3D Picture’ well over the summer I worked on some templates and chose four designs to make up into kits including these templates, two sizes of each. Unicorn, Cat, Highland Cow and Love Heart. I’ve recently, over the past couple of months, added four Christmas designs too. Christmas Tree and Star and Candy Cane and Snowman.

I’ve taken these to a couple of craft fairs to test the water and I’m pleased to say that they sold quite well so it’s something that I’m going to expand on in the new year with new template designs.

If there’s any that you’d like me to make then just let me know in the comments.

Currently the small kits are £5 and the large ones are £10, available from my etsy shop

etsy.com/uk/shop/purplefayeshop

There are also a couple of each available to buy in Wakefield from The Picture Box Gallery (near the Bull Ring and Trinity Walk, across the road from Yorkshire Bank)

 

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Let me know what you think in the comments.

 

Till next time,

Take care.

Purple Faye x

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Pontefract artist Purple Faye solo exhibition at the Theatre Royal Wakefield 22nd August – 12th September 2017

The Theatre Royal Wakefield will be showing an exhibition of 3D acrylic paintings made by the Pontefract based artist Purple Faye.

Purple Faye transforms ordinary cardboard boxes and modroc, plaster of Paris in bandages, into beautiful 3D acrylic paintings that are tactile, sculptural and unique.

This solo exhibition shows a variety of subject matter showcasing the technique. Including planes, trains, buildings, dogs, flowers and elephants. The artworks are for sale, contact the artist directly to do so, info@purplefaye.co.uk.

A selection of cards/prints and kits to try the technique to make a 3D picture for yourself are available to buy directly from the theatre.

“The exhibition is looking great. I think the work looks great in the space” Exhibition organiser Emily England.

The exhibition will run from August 22nd until September 12th 2017 in the café area on the corner of the building. It will be open subject to show opening times. Check with the box office or theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk for more details.

Box Office: 01924 211 311

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Drury Lane

Wakefield

West Yorkshire

WF1 2TE

 

Find out more about the artist on purplefaye.co.uk

 

 

Last Open Days at Pontefract Studio: Thurs 9th & Fri 10th Feb 11am-7pm

As you may already know the lease on my studio finishes at the end of February.

Before I start moving out I’m going to have open days on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th February 11am-7pm

You can come to see my work and how I make it. Plus you will also get the chance to have exclusive deals just in time for Valentines day on the 14th.

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If you can’t make it to the open days but would still like to visit before I leave then let me know so we can arrange it.

These videos show how to find my studio if you’ve not visited before.

I look forward to seeing you there on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th February 11am-7pm.

Studio Address:

1st Floor

Pearl Assurance House

1-3 Horsefair

Pontefract

West Yorkshire

WF8 1PE

(entrance is via the Fitness Solutions Door)

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Purple Faye x

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Purple Faye Online Shop on Folksy

You can now buy a select range of Purple Faye products from the Purple Faye shop on Folksy:

folksy.com/shops/purplefaye

Click the link above or you can go on purplefaye.co.uk and click on the shop tab

Products include ready made 3D Acrylic Paintings, Kits to make your own 3D Picture and a range of sizes so you  can order your own bespoke 3D Acrylic Painting to be made for you by Purple Faye.

About Folksy

Folksy is a place to buy and sell hand crafted or designed work from UK designer-makers based on the edge of the beautiful Peak District national park in Sheffield, UK.

Why do we ‘do’ Folksy? We mainly do it because we believe in:

  1. Craft skills. We love craft and design skills, the process by which people use their creativity and talent to make beautiful work. Most of all, we love making.
  2. Strength in numbers. Professional, portfolio and hobbyist designer-makers can reach a mainstream audience, test markets and grow their business more effectively on Folksy rather than through costly galleries and boutique shops.
  3. Cottage industries. Small scale production and handmade goods offer ways to be creative, manage resources effectively and support local economies.
  4. Meritocracy. Any designer-maker can list their work as long as it is hand crafted (no vintage or mass manufactured work is allowed). This creates a meritocracy where great work from hobbyists can rub shoulders with the best from established professional crafters. The work should stand for itself.
  5. David not Goliath. 🙂

Folksy is run by James Boardwell and has been since it started in 2008. The inspiration for Folksy came from seeing the energy in the craft communities in the UK as well as North America and Australia in the early 2000s. At the same time the web was offering ways to crowd source solutions to problems and James, having worked in researching and designing digital services for the BBC decided to build a great place for people to showcase and sell their craft work.

Folksy launched in summer 2008, employed its first member of staff in 2009 and has since risen to become the most popular UK site for independently crafted and designed gifts and supplies with over £1 million in sales and a community of 13,000 or so designer makers and a bazillion* buyers.

(*OK, not a bazillion – how much is a bazillion anyway? – but a lot). Find out more here

 

Free Listings Weekend

This bank holiday weekend Folksy are offering 20 free listings, plus you get 3 free when you first set up a store with them too, so that is why I now have 23 things in my Folksy shop.

We’ll see how it goes, I may add more things to it or try somewhere else. Where do you use and recommend?

 

A selection of my work is still in The Picture Box Gallery in Wakefield available to buy:

14 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3AA

Open Mon-Sat

9am-5pm

You can still buy from me directly too, just email me at info@purplefaye.co.uk

If you are local and wish to buy and collect from me at my Pontefract studio (save on the costly postage prices) just let me know so we can arrange it.

 

Which way do you prefer to buy from me?

  1. Order by Email
  2. In Person (from Pontefract Studio)
  3. Online Store
  4. From the Wakefield Gallery
  5. Some other way

I really appreciate any feedback you can give me about this.

 

Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend,

Take Care,

Purple Faye x

purplefaye.co.uk

info@purplefaye.co.uk