I have a couple of mixed media projects I’m wanting to do and they are constantly on my mind, so I’ll take a short break from ornaments and do at least one of the mixed media pieces now to stop that knocking on the side of my head by my muse, to get it done.
This is such a fantastic piece. It’s a half body fairy so far. I happened on a picture of it last year and couldn’t stop until I found the designer, which was easy to do because her style is so obvious. When it’s done see if you can figure it out, if I get it right. I won’t be doing all the details to the body that she would normally do, but I think it will still have a similar effect.
Here are the beginnings. A body shot, followed by her face and her looking at the fabrics she’ll be dressed in. A very simple costume using only two fabrics. The fabrics I’m using are a bright green stretch velour, and a plum colour organza. The organza in real life shimmers with different colours, and if I’m able to get a good picture of that, you’ll see how well it blends with the velour.
The rest of the piece with embellishments will pull it all together. The fairy herself is only approximately 6’ tall as she is at this point. The body fabric I’ve used is a batik that Colleen Babcock got me hooked on when she was here for workshops. I understand her thinking by choosing it, because the mottling is much like our own skin. We aren’t all one colour all over, we’re a blend of many….
Her hand is currently pinned to her head for purposes of getting the pose right. Although you can’t see it in the pictures, I used some Triple Thick glaze to give her the illusion of fingernails and a touch on her eyes and lips. Keeping it simple because the finished piece will be (hopefully) magical when it’s done.
I hope to have her costuming done tomorrow and then on to the mixed media portion. I’m really looking forward to that part with all the experimenting I get to do with it… See you very soon. ;o)