Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Paperbabe Butterfly Girl..

Well the picture inspiration over on Paperbabes Blog Challenge is simply delicious so I busied myself looking for fruity colours amongst my shamefully large paint collection. 

Think these will do to start with...!!


The Paperbabe portrait substrates kit is full of different shaped elements that you layer up to build a painted portrait in 3D. Here is words and pictures is my Paperbabe Butterfly Girl.


I painted the face and neck using IndigoBlus Junk and Disorderly  portrait colour paints. I have to say I've been mixing my own skin tones for many many years now but the new indigoblu ones are fabulous!! The hair substrates have been given the Ombre effect.


The Paperbabe facial features have been stamped on roughly, they can be tidied up later when adding the fine details. The hairline has been painted on just to give me a guideline of where the hair piece will go.


In the kit you get substrates that resemble garments for both front and back which come in a V and round neck shape, it's your choice how you display them. I painted these panels with a mixture of zesty colours, stamped a spotty stamp from the paperbabe Whimiscal Woodland Owl set using memento inks, embossed them and edged them with lace trim. 

The eyes have been tidied using Posca Markers and glitter added to those Luscious Lips.

Time to piece it all together with a touch of glue:


As she has so much hair I thought it was such a shame to leave it so flat looking. It was a great space to work on and add more elements so I found some mixed media Butterfly blanks in my crafty stash and painted them using some of those sort out colours. 
I finally added a little wire and beads for extra detail to the more prominent ones.

This is the finished front...


and this is the back.


I chose to use the base on mine, following the colours used on the garment and have it free standing but the kit does come with the ability for you to hang this up, the hole to this one is hiding under the large Butterfly.

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to check out my Paperbabe Butterfly Girl.
Wishing you all a wonderful week, take care & stay safe.

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

I'd like to enter this into the Paperbabe Challenge #51 Picture Inspiration

Crafty Supplies:

Portrait Media Substrates - Wavy Central Parting Kit
Paperbabe mini Female Face stamps
Mixed Media Blanks - Accessories Kit
IndigoBlu Junk and Disorderly Portrait Paints
Black Archival ink for facial features/Memento for dots.
Paperbabe Whimsical Woodland - Set 2 (Owl) for dots stamp
Lots of brightly coloured paint (from my paint mountain!)
and a touch of Lace, Wire and Beads ..
Not forgetting some glitter for those luscious lips.. :))

11 comments:

  1. First time here like your style
    Will be back
    Hope you visit
    Laura

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    1. Welcome Laura and Thank you for your kind comments.

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  2. Hey Tracy, this looks super awesome, very creative indeed.xx [aNNie]

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    1. Thanks Annie, they are very therapeutic to paint. Just what I need at the moment xx

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  3. Love love love the ombre hair Tracey. Fabulous. X

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  4. Love love love the ombre hair Tracey. Fabulous. X

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  5. She is amazing Tracey! That hair and wow the back is as pretty as the front, great job! Hugs, Autumn

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    1. Thank you Autumn, it was a lovely piece to work on. Wish I had time to do more painting xx

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  6. So very beautiful a babe, you have created, dear Tracey. Her face is gorgeously painted, and also the hair using different colors, to give it fullness, and life.Sounds like great fun, building her up ,like that, and love you added the butterflies !! Hugs, Dorthe- xx

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    1. Thank you so much Dorthe, I wasn't planning to schedule this until tomorrow but it escaped without me knowing.. Very busy week & not much time to keep on top of it all, but she puts a smile on my face every time I look at her. Thank you for your ever kind words xx

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