Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Celebrate Day 144: "Tiara Day!"

Happy Tiara Day! This is another one of those days that must have been made for face painters!



Princess crowns are hugely popular designs.  Today I thought I'd dig out my tiara themed BAM-PAX stencils (called "Royal") that I have never, ever used!!

When I use stencils like this with larger illustrations I always go in and fill in the "gaps" that have to be there for a stencil to function. This helps make it look less like a stencil image and more realistic, since pieces of a tiara wouldn't be floating in mid air.  This was super quick...I laid down some gray with the stencil using my fingertip dauber.  These are awesome for stencils...there is very little foam on them so it helps avoid the problem of too much water and a drippy design.

I then added white gems using my wood daubers, Deb's Dotter, and some white Detailz.

I then finished it off with a little shading, Pixie Paints and white sparkle Liquid Bling!

Got a princess party coming up?  Boy oh boy are we prepared for YOU!!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Celebrate Day 143: "Turtle Day!"

Happy "Turtle Day!"  The first turtle I thought of was "Squirt" from "Finding Nemo!" 



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Monday, May 22, 2017

Celebrate Day 142: "Maritime Day!"

Happy Maritime Day!!  Toby picked this design out of my sketchbook, he said it "looked cool!" ;-)



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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Robot Themed Balloon Pillars!

Fun!!
Last week I had the chance to do some more balloon decor for my church! The theme for the event's graphics was robots, so came up with some robot themed pillars!

They reached floor to ceiling!

This time I decided to set up my GoPro and make a time lapse of the construction! All together it took about 2 hours to create these.  Here they are in a couple minutes...


If I had an unlimited budget I would have ordered some geo donuts for the eyes, but the Geo Blossoms I had on hand worked pretty well I think! I definitely had to utilize my Glue Dots for this one, to attach all the face pieces and antennae.

Here are some pics of the pillars during the event!

Photos by Elizabeth Bloom during the event...thanks, Liz!!
This one was super fun!!  My church invested in a balloon arch and column kit, which came with a slick little electric pump that is noisy but works just perfect for things like this.  It's gotten quite a bit of use over the past couple years! :-)


Celebrate Day 140: "Plant a Lemon Tree Day!"

Today is "plant a lemon tree day!"  Unfortunately it's been raining here all day, and I don't believe lemon trees survive in Minnesota.  So, we'll have to settle for this little lemon painting on my arm!



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