I'm so excited about my new line of multi-media work! I've got a long list of baby animals I am painting using Acryla Gouache on clayboard. Then, I take some Arches watercolor paper and create a fun accessory for the critter using gouache and then trim it out with an X-Acto knife. I apply gel-medium to the back and affix it to the painting and it's done!
You can watch a time-lapse movie of me making one!
I LOVE them. I've shown my original pieces to several people and everyone has commented that they would love the designs as prints, so I've gone ahead and created some! And for the true test, I've shown them to classrooms of children who all loved them and wanted one for themselves. That's a good sign!
The giclee prints I made are archival quality using professional inks that will last more than a lifetime on 100% cotton rag ultra thick paper. I've sized them at 12x12 inches...not too big and not too small. When they are framed, they really make a nice statement on their own or as part of a group.
Do you have an animal you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments below! I'm currently working on a unicorn, a bear cub, and a baby fox (kit) and have a list of others I'd like to do. Only so much time in a day, especially with 3 little ones underfoot! Ha!
I'm selling the original pieces here in my shop and I'm selling the unframed prints at my Etsy store (where you can find more details on each print!) I hope you like them as much as I do!
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