Here’s how I made my ‘Raven’ 3D acrylic painting.
I started by drawing out the design onto a piece of cardboard that I had already cut down to the size of the blank canvas I was going to use, in this case 12x12inches (305x305mm).
I then cut all along the outside of the drawing before making the 3D layers with more cardboard.
Once the layers had been cut out and stuck together the next step was to use modroc (plaster of Paris bandages) to cover the cardboard and create texture.
Finally when the modroc was dry I could paint it with acrylic paints. Starting with a black base coat then working into it with greys and white and finishing with a pale blue and white background to contrast with the darkness of the bird.
I made it as a celebration of Halloween to go with the companion piece ‘Robin’, which is a celebration of Christmas. I’ll show you how the “Robin’ was made in a separate blog post.
I think it could make a great gift for horror lovers, Emos, Goths and fans of Edgar Allan Poe. As you can see how it’s made you can see that it’s a plastic free Halloween decoration, and one that you can have on your wall at home all year round if you want to.
This original artwork is currently available to buy from my etsy shop.
Till next time.
Purple Faye x