Here’s how I made my Christmas Decorations 3D acrylic paintings.
Istarted by roughly drawing out the designs then cut them out. As they are so small each one only uses one layer of cardboard, I then used modroc on top to create the textures. Once they were dry I then used acrylic paints.
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Do you like elephants?
Here’s how I made the ‘Mummy and Baby African Elephants’ 3D acrylic painting.
It was made while I still had my shop studio space in Castleford, see more about that here, after I’d completed the ‘African Elephant’ 3D acrylic painting and was pleased with how it had turned out. (See the making of that one in this blog post I wrote about it.)
This was one of the first of my 3D acrylic paintings that I had made into embossed printed greetings cards. The embossed printing means that they are raised to reflect the 3D nature of the original painting. I still have a few available for sale from my etsy shop here.
My 3D acrylic paintings are made by drawing directly onto the cardboard that I have carefully selected and cut down to the size of the canvas I’m going to use. I then cut out the drawing and layer up the cardboard to make it 3D. The cardboard layers are then stuck down onto the blank canvas and covered with modroc (bandage with plaster of paris impregnated). Once the modroc is completely dry I then paint it with acrylic paints.
If you’d like to try the technique for yourself I have a selection of kits available from my etsy shop: etsy.com/uk/shop/purplefayeshop
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Till next time.
Purple Faye x
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 or message me/ email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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Till next time.
Purple Faye x