All aboard! Take flight with me on this journey into a land of stars and clouds. The moment has finally arrived……it’s time to give you a peek into how I’m painting my sailboat piece. Hold on tight……we will be flying among silvery stars and billowy clouds.
It took me awhile to finally get some “paint” on my sailboat. My time was occupied with first getting the propeller attached and working on the children sculptures. It was a sweet moment when I added the gold paint to the mast and even sweeter when I was done painting the sky blue on the day side of the sailboat. Ahhhh….finally there was a little bit of color on the boat. Next I painted the night sky on the reverse side of the boat.
After that I was ready to begin painting cloud shapes on the sailboat. It was such a relaxing time, painting puffy clouds in a bright blue sky. Can you spot all of the animal cloud shapes on the sail?
It was a wonderful experience to see a cloudy sky completed on my sailboat. On the upper right hand side of the sail is where I will be placing the sun sculpture. Once the cloudy sky was completed, I was able to focus my energy on the night side of the sailboat.
First I cut out foil stars with my die cutting machine. I lost track of how many stars I cut out. Before adding the stars to the sailboat, I coated them with a matte gel medium and painted a coat of glow-in-the-dark paint over that. Yes, the stars will glow-in-the-dark, but only for about 10-15 minutes.
After carefully peeling the painted foil stars off of the waxed paper (and yes, there were some star casualties during the peeling off process), I used gel medium to attach them to the sail. As you can see in the last photo, I still have to cut out and attach stars on the other half of the sail. I will be busy, busy, busy….cutting out more stars and continuing sculpting the figures for the sailboat. As always, I will keep you posted with “work-in-progress” updates. Please don’t miss my next update.
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