Hello there! I hope you have been enjoying our 'painty' week! I am here with a little 7x5inch canvas to show you today. I have used a lovely mask/stencil by the lovely *Giovanna Zara (Profile)* as my base. Then I added lots of mini *flowers* and leaves (here and here) and a mini *butterfly*. Along with a little help from this gorgeous *long flourish mask*.
To start I drew through the profile mask with a pencil onto watercolour paper and painted it before cutting it out.
This was glued to my decorated canvas and some *DecoArt Texture Paste* added through the flourish mask to 'make' the hair. I then placed the flowers & leaves over the top to see where I wanted them to go and took a photo to remind me later! (always a good idea) :-D
You can see in the finished canvas that I went over the texture paste with some purple Sparkling Medium. (there was nothing wrong with the DecoArt Paste but I just changed my mind & wanted a deep sparkly colour) I painted the flowers, leaves & butterfly with *Decoart Fluid Acrylics*. These have the most incredible pigment strength and you only need a teensy bit added to some white acrylic. Some lace was added to the hair area before I attached the flowers, leaves & butterfly, using my photo as a guide. Crackle Accents and flat backed pearls finish it all off.
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I hope that you like it. Thank you so much for popping by, hugs, Karen x