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Lady Slipper and Fairy

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Fairy and Lady Slipper
Using Artist Loft metallic, acrylic paints, this fairy and lady slipper were painted as a gift for a special Art Teacher. The paints glitter and look lovely in person. Because they were thick, I dipped the tip of my fine brush into water and mixed the water into small dabs of paint several times to improve flow. Overall, I am impressed with the shimmer of the paint and feel it complements the fairy theme. Beth Ashton  

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Drawing Fairies in Colored Pencil

Part of a lesson that I've been working on for fourth grade students is the development of a unique fairy, gnome, or elf composition that is colored using colored pencil. Before getting to this point, students examine proportions through the work of Leonardo da Vinci and a more modern proportion scale showing preteen proportions. They practice figure drawing using volunteers from the classroom as models. For my example, I created this. I first tried regular colored pencils and really struggled to add even coloring to the face. More expensive colored pencils were significantly easier to manage, but the face was overworked. I wish that I had begun coloring with the more expensive colored pencils. I haven't fully developed the rest of the fairy. Students are asked to show an element or object from nature that shows the scale of the fairy, gnome, or elf. This example shows indicates the small size of the fairy with the inclusion of an acorn. fairy, drawing, lesson, sketch, colored pencil, art, fun, 4th grade -Beth

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Screen Printing Ink on Wood

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Painted in screen printing inks over a wood panel, this illustration shows a fairy riding a goose.
In this illustration,¬†screen printing ink was used to paint a fairy riding a goose onto a wooden panel. After lightly sanding and using pencil to sketch, the ink painted on easily with a brush. The ink flowed smoothly, and the transparent base worked well to create transparency in the fairy wings. For a simple illustration and more complicated ones too, ink on wood in terms of application, is simple and yields attractive results. In this piece, the panel seemed to indicate the drawing to me. The grain¬†on the panel helped determine the composition.   -Beth

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