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Phantome
« on: July 30, 2011 12:46:03 PM »

This one was inspired by another Craftster-er, who posted something similar months ago (I loved the technique, and practiced by doing a similar painting- if this violates any Craftster rules, I'll happily remove this post. I was just so pleased by the effect that I made a set and wanted to share. I'll see if I can find the post so she can get credit for my inspiration). I used liquid latex to mask off the white areas, and did a mottled effect over the rest, and pulled off the latex once it was dry. I call this one Titania and Oberon, after the queen and king of fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Watercolor on paper, about 16" square.

ETA: It was Fiffi who was my muse! Thanks for the inspiration!

I've got them all framed up now, so I'll post a better pic soon. This was right after I completed them (ETA: Done! See below- odd angle, I know, but I was trying to show a pic of them on the wall with as little window glare as possible). Smiley

ETA2: I posted this at the end of the thread, but I thought I'd better just tack it on here, too. I have thrilling news- a local art and gift shop owner saw a photo of these paintings on my Facebook, and asked me to create a collection to show at her monthly gallery exhibit and sale! I could just wet myself!!! I'll be showing at the end of October, and I'll be sure to post my creations along the way. Thanks for all the encouragement, I'm just over the moon that someone might actually want to buy my art!! (flails)  Grin Grin Grin



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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011 01:08:29 PM »

These are so striking and I love the technique.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011 01:32:47 PM »

These are amazing!! I've never really thought of working with liquid latex, but I think I'm gonna go check it out. The inspiration chain of Craftster lives on Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2011 02:57:09 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2011 03:34:05 PM »

That's beautiful! I might have to try something like that!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011 04:44:45 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2011 04:56:53 PM »

The contrast looks great. Pinning!
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2011 05:30:52 PM »

wow just stunning, i'll have to give it a go. I just wish i could find more pictures like it to get and idea of how its done, unless you don't mind a small tut. to show us how it's done Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2011 06:15:52 PM »

Ally, I used a tute here on Craftster for my first try! Check this one out- it has all the basics, although I didn't do the light box thing, I just free handed all the masked off areas (some with a light pencil outline). But the painting on of the latex is the very same! Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2011 07:24:11 PM »

Just fantastic! I love the way you used the color, the style you used. Gorgeous, bright, but not in a bad way. Love it!
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2011 07:38:30 PM »

fantastic result! They look so wonderful!
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2011 08:31:51 PM »

Wow!  Friggin beautiful! Love it Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2011 09:53:20 AM »

Wow, these are just gorgeous! I want them!!!
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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2011 06:02:51 PM »

I love the color combinations you used. You did a stunning job on the pictures!
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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2011 06:58:06 PM »

I love the colors and they came out beautifully!
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Gorgeous! I love the colours!
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« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2011 08:21:56 PM »

^_^ they are gorgeous!
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2011 12:00:13 PM »

These are stunning! I love the colors you used Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2011 11:22:33 PM »

I'm going to try something like this!
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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2011 08:38:04 AM »

Soulful and pretty - gives me shivers!  The style and colors are very beautiful, way to take an inspiration and go with it.  Very successful piece(s).
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« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2011 09:22:01 PM »

These are really gorgeous! What a lovely sense of colour you have. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2011 01:07:32 PM »

Wow. These are absolutely gorgeous. I love fairies and I really like the color schemes you used.
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2011 08:46:55 PM »

These are so pretty, good use of the dripping effect. I am pinning this on my pinterest  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2011 07:36:30 PM »

These look amazing! I've never been very good with watercolor but these pictures make me want to try it again.
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2011 11:27:51 AM »

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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2011 12:38:46 PM »

That is beautiful! *scurries off and pulls out watercolors!
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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2011 07:16:00 AM »

stunning, and DO WANT!
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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2011 02:23:51 PM »

Thank you so much everyone for your amazing and kind comments!

I have thrilling news- a local art and gift shop owner saw a photo of these paintings on my Facebook, and asked me to create a collection to show at her monthly gallery exhibit and sale! I could just wet myself!!! I'll be showing at the end of October, and I'll be sure to post my creations along the way. Thanks for all the encouragement, I'm just over the moon that someone might actually want to buy my art!! (flails)  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2011 11:12:59 AM »

Absolutely WONDERFUL job, and congratulations on the gallery exhibit!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2011 06:20:04 PM »

Beautiful! I love the blue one (Titania?)! Absolutely stunning, makes me wanna pull out my watercolors.
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« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2011 08:05:52 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2011 04:46:55 PM »

Oh my!  They are so beautiful!  The bright colors really catch the eye!!  I am not surprised that someone would LOVE to buy them!  I can't wait to see the whole collection....or maybe I missed it somewhere along the posts?  I'll have to check it out...Bookmarked!
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« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2011 09:24:22 PM »

Your paintings are beautiful. I haven't had much luck with watercolor but I may just have to give it another try. You have inspired me. Good luck with your show. Hope you sell everything.
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