Hello everyone out there in Internetland...
I had a very full weekend this past weekend~ I worked on building a new kit and case for all my supplies. I happened across an old Yamaha keyboard case of mine from when I was doing the whole "musician" thing about 10 years ago, and thought it would be perfect to trick out with a new lining and organizing bins,; complete with Velcro so I can easily move stuff around. It was a huge endeavor, but I am pretty proud of my first attempt at making a personalized case. (I'll share pictures in a future blog once i get all the bugs worked out.)
Anyway... I decided to do something with a Valentines theme to it for this next doodle. I again worked on my awesome practice head from The Classy Clown/Midwest Fun Factory as I want to get better at using it for practice doodles. (My arm is only so big and doesn't always allow me as much freedom.)
I started out sponging on some color from the Wolfe Rainbow cake in a butterfly pattern, but I wanted it to be more of e "Butterfleur" or "Butterflower" as I just like flowers so much. I had the same hurdles with the paint cracking a bit against the hairspray coating; especially the white, but decided to not let that deter me from doing my design.
So here are some pics & below them you will find the details of the paints/brushes I used.
I used ALL Wolfe Paint for this lovely: Wolfe Rainbow Cake, colors from the Wolfe Essentials Palette, and, of course, Wolfe White & Black. Aside from the Wicked petal-shaped sponge I used to lay down the color from the rainbow cake (they're awesome sponges by the way), I used all round brushes- my favorite Loew-Cornell's in various sizes ranging from #1 to #5, along with a Wolfe #1 round brush for doing the black outlines. (All of these items can also be purchased at The Classy Clown/Midwest Fun Factory as well.)
As you can see by the pics, there is some random paint cracking in places due to the hairspray, and in some cases I the paint was laid on a little thicker to cover up some of the cracking, but I was pleased with the final outcome in the end. (Again, the practice head cleaned up beautifully too!)
So now I have prepped my practice head once again for my next installation that I hope to bring you in the next day or two, and even ordered a second head this week so I can have more than one head to practice on at a time; just because sometimes I get painting and I can't stop.
With that, I'll bid you Adieu for now & look forward as always to your comments, insights, ideas, feedback etc. Have a great week & I'll be back soon with the next installment.
Baubles, bangles, bubblegum, and glitter galore!