How to Make Your Own Christmas Decorations Mini 3D Pictures like purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye

In this blog post I’m going to show you how to make your own Christmas decorations mini 3D pictures. Using a ‘Make Your Own Christmas Decorations 3D Picture’ craft kit by purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye. The technique shown here is the one that is used by Purple Faye to make the original 3D acrylic paintings that the craft kits are based on.

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How to Make Your Own Pumpkin 3D Picture like purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye

In this blog post I’m going to show you how to make your own pumpkin 3D picture using a ‘Make Your Own Pumpkin 3D Picture’ craft kit by purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye. The technique shown here is the one that is used by Purple Faye to make the original 3D acrylic paintings that the craft kits are based on.

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How to Make Your Own Highland Cow 3D Picture like purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye

In this blog post I’m going to show you how to make your own highland cow 3D picture using a ‘Make Your Own Highland Cow 3D Picture’ craft kit by purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye. The technique shown here is the one that is used by Purple Faye to make the original 3D acrylic paintings that the craft kits are based on.

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How to Make Your Own Mermaid 3D Picture like purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye

In this blog post I’m going to show you how to make your own mermaid 3D picture using a ‘Make Your Own Mermaid 3D Picture’ craft kit by purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye. The technique shown here is the one that is used by Purple Faye to make the original 3D acrylic paintings that the craft kits are based on.

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How to Make Your Own Ballerina 3D Picture like artist purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye

In this blog post I’m going to show you how to make your own ballerina 3D picture using a ‘Make Your Own Ballerina 3D Picture’ craft kit by purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye. The technique shown here is the one that is used by Purple Faye to make the original 3D acrylic paintings that the craft kits are based on.

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How to Make Your Own Stegosaurus Dinosaur 3D Picture like purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye

In this blog post I’m going to show you how to make your own stegosaurus dinosaur 3D picture using a ‘Make Your Own Stegosaurus 3D Picture’ craft kit by purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye. The technique shown here is the one that is used by Purple Faye to make the original 3D acrylic paintings that the craft kits are based on.

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How to Make Your Own Unicorn 3D Picture like purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye

In this blog post I’m going to show you how to make your own unicorn 3D picture using a ‘Make Your Own Unicorn 3D Picture’ craft kit by purple loving Yorkshire artist Purple Faye. The technique shown here is the one that is used by Purple Faye to make the original 3D acrylic paintings that the craft kits are based on.

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How Yorkshire Artist Purple Faye made the commissioned 3D Acrylic Painting of the American Office Building

In this blog post I’m going to show you how I made this commissioned 3D acrylic painting. The commission was to make a 3D acrylic painting version of a watercolour of the office building featured in the American version of The Office TV show. The significance of this watercolour is that it’s painted by one of the characters, Pam Beesly, in the show.

When I was first contacted about this commission I had to get my head around the fact that I’d firstly be doing a building, which are tricky because of the precision involved with the straight lines and propotions, secondly it’s a copy of someone elses work in a different medium so thirdly I’d have to tranlate the traits of the water colour painting into my own 3D acrylic painting style.

I enjoy a challenge though so was more than happy to take it on. Here’s how I did it:

Working from the picture that the customer sent me I started by drawing out the basic outline onto the cardboard, then cut it out and layered it up so some parts stuck out more than others.

 

Next I laid the dried modroc (bandages with plaster of Paris in, like they use when you break your arm or leg) over the cardboard and cut it to size before dunking it in some water than smoothing it over the cardboard.

 

Once the modroc was dry I sanded it down to get rid of any rough bits then painted a white base coat with acrylic paint. I then drew on top of the base coat with pencil to make it easier to know where to paint the details in.

I started with the trees/hedges as they took up quite a large area felt like an easy way to ease myself into it before tackling the trickier building with all it’s straight lines, that’s also why I did the cars first too.

I decided to paint the black lines in first then use the lighter colours of the building stonework and windows to neated them up and narrow them down. I did this so the pencil lines didn’t get lost by painting over them with the lighter colours first. It meant that I could try and keep them as straight as I could by reducing them to the right size rather than trying to add them afterwards.

Once the building had been completed I moved onto the sky and the foreground carpark.

After a few final details it was finished.

 

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I’m pleased to say that the customer was happy with it, they even said ” So much better than I expected it to be. I love it.” which is so lovely to hear.

If you’d like me to make you your own 3D acrylic painting, as you can see it can be of anything that is significant to you, then get it touch.

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How artist Purple Faye made the original ‘Charmander’, ‘Bulbasaur’ and ‘Squirtle’ Pokemon inspired 3D acrylic paintings

Continuing on from when I made the original ‘Pikachu’ and ‘Eevee’ Pokemon inspired 3D acrylic paintings, here, I decided to make some more and it made sense to me that the next ones should be the starter Pokemon from the first generation. So here is how I made ‘Charmander’, Bulbasaur’ and ‘Squirtle’

If you’d like to make your own I have kits available for only £5 and £10 here

Charmander here, Bulbasaur here, Squirtle here.

Here’s how I made them:

I started by drawing the design directly onto the cardboard, I then cut the cardboard out and made it into 3D layers. Once these had been stuck onto the blank canvases I covered each one in modroc(bandages with plaster of Paris in them) and painted with acrylic paints when the modroc was dry.

Here’s a more in depth look at each one, which you can use to help you when you’re making your own with one of my kits. Charmander Kit, Bulbasaur Kit, Squirtle Kit.

Charmander Kit, Bulbasaur Kit, Squirtle Kit.

If you need any more help or have any questions get in touch

All of the originals are available for sale, ‘Charmander’ found his forever home at Christmas but ‘Bulbasaur’ and ‘Squirtle’ are still looking for theirs, only £50 each.

Plus I have cards available too for only £2

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Till next time,

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Purple Faye x

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How artist Purple Faye made the ‘Baby George’ 3D acrylic painting commission

Last year I had the pleasure of making a 3D acrylic painting of 3 month old baby George.

George’s father, Alex, contacted me to make it for his wife, Mellissa, for her 30th birthday. Because Mellissa is blind Alex wanted me to make him one of my 3D acrylic paintings because it would be tactile for her to touch and experience rather than a flat photograph.

He sent me a selection of photographs before deciding, after some discussions with me on which would make a good 3D acrylic painting, on the one that he’d like me to work from.

The one he chose actually ended up being a digital photo taken of a physical photo in a frame, which could have been problematic in terms of reflections and colour distortions but thankfully it wasn’t too bad.

So here is how I made it starting by drawing it directly onto the cardboard so I could cut it out and make it 3D by layering the cardboard up. Once the cardboard layers were stuck on the blank canvas I could then apply the modroc (bandages with plaster of Paris in) and leave it to dry. I then painted it with acrylic paints.

If you would like me to make you a 3D acrylic painting the same size as ‘Baby George’ (12x16inches approx 305x406mm) for only £100 get in touch as this offer is available for a limited time only.

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Purple Faye x

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