Purple Faye’s artist studio in Pontefract

On the 1st of August 2015 I got the keys to my new studio in Pontefract, if you’d like to pay me a visit to look at my 3D Acrylic Paintings and see how I make them you’re very welcome to (entrance is via the Fitness Solutions doorway).

You can even do a workshop to make a 3D Acrylic Painting with me there to.

To organise a visit or a workshop email: info@purplefaye.co.uk or message me on facebook.com/purplefaye.co.uk

Address: 1st Floor

Pearl Assurance House

1-3 Horsefair

Pontefract

West Yorkshire

WF8 1PE

(entrance via the Fitness Solutions doorway)

Here’s how it’s looking so far including some shots from the open evening event I had on Thursday 27th August 2015

See the videos on Youtube https://youtu.be/mTIEOw4rAD0

https://youtu.be/7Y7BiFq8IOY

Till next time

Take care

Purple Faye x

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How to get a 3D Acrylic Painting by Purple Faye

It’s very simple to get your very own tactile, scultpural and unique 3D Acrylic Painting by Purple Faye:

**** GET IN TOUCH ****

email info@purplefaye.co.uk

All you have to do is send an email to info@purplefaye.co.uk

(or tell me your email address so I can send an email to you)

Any time of the day or night

  • If you’ve fallen in love with an existing Purple Faye artwork that you’ve seen on the website purplefaye.co.uk or on social media etc then all you have to do to make it yours is send an email to me/ tell me your email address
  • If you want your very own tactile, sculptural and unique 3D Acrylic Painting making specially for you to your own personal specifications then email info@purplefaye.co.uk or tell me your email address so I can send you an email to find out exactly what you’d like.

Then I’ll send you an invoice which you can securely and easily pay online with credit/debit card/paypal to the same email address info@purplefaye.co.uk.

If you’d prefer to pay in installments then this is possible.

Once full payment has been received your chosen 3D Acrylic Painting will be packaged up safely and sent on it’s way to reach you ASAP (p&p costs will apply, can ship worldwide) or if you prefer you can collect it from me.

Any questions just ask 🙂

Purple Faye x

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Make Your Own 3D Acrylic Painting with Purple Faye: Halloween Workshops

Make Your Own 3D Acrylic Painting with Purple Faye: Halloween Workshops

Pumpkin

TRICK OR TREAT!!!

Friday 30th October from 2pm and
Saturday 31st October from 11am

Book by emailing: info@purplefaye.co.uk

*SPECIAL OFFER PRICE*
ONLY £20 per person all inc

(usually £35 per adult, £40 1 adult + 1 child making one together)

*Please note that children must be accompanied by adult supervision*

Transform ordinary cardboard and modroc into your very own beautiful 3D Acrylic Painting to treasure forever

Why not make a Halloween decoration to scare and delight your family and friends with year after year?

Choose which day you’d prefer or split it over the 2 days – Friday 30th October afternoon start at 2pm
Saturday 31st October Morning start at 11am

Take as long as you need to create your masterpiece with me

If you’d prefer to have a one on one workshop on a different day, get in touch so we can arrange it info@purplefaye.co.uk

TRICK OR TREAT!!!!

Studio Address:
1st Floor
Pearl Assurance House
1-3 Horsefair
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF8 1PE

Hope to see you there, it is lots of fun to do 🙂

Take care

Purple Faye x
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Making of the “All Saints Church 2” in Pontefract 3D Acrylic Painting by Purple Faye

The making of my most recent 3D Acrylic Painting of the All Saints Church in Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

A little history about the All Saints Church –

There has been a church on the site or close by since Anglo Saxon times, it even featured in the Domesday Book survey in the year 1086. The present church was built around the 1300s, but only a few parts of that church now remain. In 1536 when Henry the 8th announced dissolution it sparked an uprising known as the Pilgrimage of Grace, many supporters went to Pontefract to establish themselves in the nearby castle. The then Archbishop of York was preaching in the church at Pontefract and asked for moderation, this had a reverse effect on the congregation and they dragged him from the pulpit and off to the castle. When the civil war took place the church was constantly changing from one side to the other and at one time was reported to have been hit over 60 times by cannon balls. In fact during recent renovations one was found still embedded in one of the walls.

This is the first 3D Acrylic Painting I’ve made in my Pontefract studio as part of my Ponte Project

The next one will be Pontefract Castle so look out for the work in progress of that on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter

(@purplefayeuk/purplefaye.co.uk)

Don’t worry if you miss it as I’ll be showing the complete process in a blog post like this too.

Till next time

Take care

Purple Faye x

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Workshop: Make Your Own 3D Acrylic Painting with Purple Faye

The first workshop in my studio in Pontefract will be on
Saturday 10th October

10:30am – 4:30pm
(booking is required)

LIMITED PLACES

*SPECIAL OFFER PRICE*
ONLY £20 per person all inc

(usually £35 per adult, £40 1 adult + 1 child making one together)

To book email: info@purplefaye.co.uk

Transform ordinary cardboard and modroc into your very own beautiful 3D Acrylic Painting to treasure forever

The perfect one of a kind gift

BOOK NOW, OR MISS OUT

*Please note that children must be accompanied by adult supervision*

Studio Address:

1st Floor

Pearl Assurance House

1 – 3 Horsefair

Pontefract

West Yorkshire

WF8 1PE

Till next time

Take care

Purple Faye x

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Kit Instructions

I wrote a blog post earlier this year about working on my “Make Your Own” Kits, if you haven’t read it yet you can do so here.

I’ve been working on the instructions to go in them, this is what I’ve got so far, if you have any suggestions of things to add/change etc then please let me know.

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Purple Faye’s 3D Acrylic Painting

  • Tactile – Sculptural – Unique –

 Kit Instructions

 Suitable for: Beginners of all ages

(Children should be supervised)

Approx time to make: 3hr

(Not including drying time)

 

What you will need:

  • Blank canvas (included)
  • Cardboard

1 sheet for the main image and 1 for the layers (included)

  • Modroc (included)
  • Pencil (not included)
  • Scissors ((not included)
  • PVA/Craft Glue (not included)
  • Water (not included)
  • Sand Paper (optional, not included)
  • Paint Brushes (not included)
  • Paints of your choice (not included)


How to Make:

  1. Draw

Draw out your design onto the cardboard.

(Think about how big to make it in relation to the canvas so it’s not too big and doesn’t fit on or too small that you can hardly see it and it’s fiddly to cut out (unless you want them to be like that)

  1. Cut

Cut all along the outside edge of your design.

Decide which bits of your image are going to be made more 3D and cut these sections out of the main image.

Use the cut out bits as a template to make more of the same shape to layered up on top of each other.

(For example if you were making a 3D painting of a dog you could make the head more 3D than the rest by cutting the head away from the body, drawing round the cut out head shape onto another bit of cardboard then cutting that out so you then have 2 head shaped bits of cardboard to use.

This can be repeated as many times as you want so you get the desired thickness. )

NOTE: You may need to get more cardboard if you choose to do more layers than the provided cardboard will allow. The modroc included may not cover it all if the layers go too high so please keep this in mind.

3.Stick

Stick your cut out cardboard pieces together then stick it all onto the blank canvas.

NOTE: You may want to try positioning it on the canvas before you put the glue on so you’re happy with where it’s going to go.

4.Modroc

Once the glue is dry lay the dry modroc over the top of the cardboard image to make sure it will fit.

Cut any overlapping modroc down to size, but keep in mind that the modroc will shrink slightly once it’s been put in water.

Dunk the modroc in the water for a few seconds, wring out some of he water then place the wet modroc back over the cardboard.

Rub the modroc to spread it smoothly over the cardboard.

If you have any off cuts use these to fill any gaps round the sides.

5.Dry

Leave the modroc to dry completely.

(It should change colour from greyish to white as it dries)

When it doesn’t feel damp to the touch it’s ready to be painted.

NOTE: You may want to gently sand down the dry modroc to get the finish that you require

6.Paint

Choose what paints you want to use, I like to use acrylics, and paint your masterpiece

NOTE: You may want to varnish it once the paint has had enough time to dry but it isn’t necessary to do this.

I’d love to see what you’ve made

Email me a picture to info@purplefaye.co.uk

 

Show me on social media:

Facebook- purplefaye.co.uk

Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest – purplefayeuk

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What do you think? Anything I’ve missed or could do better?

I really appreciate your feedback so let me know 🙂

Till next time,

Take care,

Purple Faye x

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Pop Up Exhibition in Wakefield Ridings Centre

Up until the 3rd of October, 2015, four of my 3D Acrylic Paintings will be in a pop up exhibition in the Ridings Centre in Wakefield. In what used to be New Look, next to Created in Yorkshire and opposite the ArtWorld Gallery (who are the people running it), my paintings are being shown along with the work of several other local artists.

All the work is available for sale from there directly.

Open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday 10am-2pm

Let me know if you get chance to go visit 🙂

Till next time

Take care

Purple Faye x

My Old Shop – Purple Faye in Castleford

From the end of October 2012 to the end of March 2014 I had the use of 31 Albion Street, Castleford (next to the bus station) as part of The Art House in Wakefield “Sites in Sight: Art for the Quiet Times” initiative. While I was there I used the space as a studio to make my 3D Acrylic Paintings as well as a gallery to show them to the public. I also offered the chance to try the technique in workshops with me and with kits that could be taken away to use at home.

I’ve been trying to find another shop space to continue what I started in Castleford, so far I’ve not been able to but I’ve managed to get some studio space in an old office building in Pontefract to use in a similar way. I’ll tell you more about that in another blog post here.

 

Till next time

Take care

Purple Faye x

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Greetings cards idea…..”Robin” 3D Acrylic Painting from start to finish

I’ve been thinking for a while about doing greetings cards of my 3D Acrylic Paintings. They’d be a good entry level way for people to own a piece of my work. The problem I’ve had with it though is that my work is about being 3D (- Tactile – Sculptural – Unique -) which a 2D card isn’t.

I’ve been trying to get my head around that for a while and now I’m at the point of thinking that people like my paintings for the images themselves with the 3D effect being an extra element to it. That being the case a greetings card can still be appreciated for the image even if it doesn’t have the 3D element to it.

So which to choose to make a greetings card of?

Christmas cards seem like an obvious place to start and I know that they don’t necessarily have to be “Christmasy” but I’d made this “Robin” (below) a couple of years ago and I thought it would look nice as a Christmas card. But then me being me I wanted to have another go, just in case I liked the new one better.

robin-old

So here is the new “Robin” 3D Acrylic Painting from start to finish…. (hover over the pictures to read more about it)

Now you’ve seen them both which one do you like best the new or the old one?

Let me know in the comments or drop me an email to info@purplefaye.co.uk

Till next time

Take care

Purple Faye x

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Holmfirth Art Week – Sun 5th – Sat 11th July 2015

This was my first year submitting to be part of Holmfirth Art Week, I’d been encouraged to give it a try while I was at the Artworld 2 Gallery in Wakefield (which unfortunately closed down at Christmas) and I was pleasantly surprised to be successful and asked to exhibit two of my 3D Acrylic Paintings.

I was finding it difficult to choose which two I’d take but thanks to my newsletter subscribers and social media followers/likers “Lancaster Bomber” and “Mummy and Baby African Elephants”‘ were picked.

Then as an additional bonus a few weeks before it was due to take place I was given the opportunity to go along on one of the days with more of my work to do a demonstration showing how I make my 3D Acrylic Paintings. These would also be available for sale so I wanted to make the most of this additional opportunity but I didn’t know how much room I was going to have to display them.

Fortunately when I was there for taking in day, which was the week before the Art Week started, I was able to see where the demonstrating area was going to be and the size of the board I’d be given to use. So that made it easier for me to try to figure out what to take.

I wanted to take a range of different sizes/prices and subject matter to give people an overview of what I can do and hopefully entice them to find out more. I planned on using the larger ones on the board and the smaller ones on the table near to where I’d be demonstrating how to make them. I’d also take along some of the “Make Your Own” starter kits that I’ve been developing for those that are inspired to try it for themselves.

Whenever I’ve done arts and crafts fairs in the past I’ve always struggled with wanting to take everything I’ve got so there’s more chance of someone seeing one that they like enough to buy. Obviously this isn’t very practical or realistic to do but I still can’t help worrying that I’ve picked the wrong ones to take and that if I’d only taken such and such instead they would have sold. This feeling is especially heightened when I’ve not been selling anything. So I was actually quite impressed with myself for only taking a relatively small amount (for me).

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Start of the demonstration of my 3D Acrylic Paintings at Holmfirth Art Week

Along with the finished 3D Acrylic Paintings I wanted to take some that were at different stages of the process so I could show people more easily how they were made. I took some small ones, of a car, boat and plane, that I’d made a while ago for the same purpose of showing people the process when I was at the pop up shop/gallery/studio in Castleford. But I also wanted to take some larger ones to put on the board for people to see from more of a distance too. I decided that I’d make a baby elephant and leave it at the modroc stage so then I could show how the texture is added by the modroc and that I’d make a Spitfire and leave it at the cardboard stage to show how the different layers go together to make it 3D. (You can see them in the picture above).

I picked a baby elephant and a Spitfire because of having “Lancaster Bomber” and “Mummy and Baby African Elephants” in the exhibition. I thought it might help explain the process better if they’d seen the finished work along with work in progress of similar ones of the same subject matters (it made sense in my head anyway even if I’m not explaining it very well here)

For the demonstration itself I decided that I’d just make a little one from scratch so then it wouldn’t take so long with waiting for things to dry. I picked a highland cow because they’re good for showing how to get texture with the modroc and they’re not too fiddly either.

I had planned on completing it  but in the end I only got to the modroc stage. It wasn’t quite how I thought it was going to be in terms of it being a demonstration so there weren’t many people who stuck around to watch what I was doing for long. This meant that I ended up waiting for some people to come before doing a bit to show them, then when they went I stopped and waited for more people to come before doing a bit more. So I didnt get to the painting bit.

Even though it wasn’t quite what I was expecting it to be I’m still glad that I did it and was even talking to the organiser about doing it again next year (so fingers crossed for that).

Unfortunatley I didn’t sell anything while I was there doing the demonstration and when I went on collection day I’d not sold either of the paintings in the exhibition either. I can’t help being disappointed about it but I’m going to keep trying though.

Any comments or questions are more than welcome so feel free to tell me in whatever way is best for you, email info@purplefaye.co.uk or comment on here or message me on social media, whatever works for you 🙂

Till next time

Take care

Purple Faye x

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