Friday, September 23, 2016

Recreating Flaming June by Sir Frederic Leighton with Stickers | #PaintBySticker Masterpieces

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With PAINT BY STICKER MASTERPIECES you can create twelve iconic paintings yourself - with stickers.

What intrigued me: I love art!

MASTERPIECES comes with twelve full color paintings that even someone who's not interested in art has probably seen before. From The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli to Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, there's definitely a painting you'll like in this. The paintings all come in a handy DIN A4 size.

The first half of the book consists of the twelve paintings, all with numbered little areas that you'll have to put the stickers on. The second half is filled with the sticker sheets. You can easily separate the pages from the book and get going. 

Creating Flaming June

As a little example I'll try and show you guys the first painting I made with stickers. I recreated Flaming June by Sir Frederic Leighton. I inserted a picture of the original on the right, in case you're not familiar with it.

From painting to painting the sizes of the sticker areas vary, and I seem to have picked one of the "more difficult" paintings, meaning with lots of detail. It's advised in the book's introduction to use tweezers if you want the most accurate results, but honestly, nobody has the time for that!

You'd think it can't be that hard to put a sticker on a piece of paper, but it really is. From the get go I wanted it all to look perfect, fearing that maybe if I don't get it completely right the painting would look terrible. But this is really not anything you have to worry about - MASTERPIECES goes for the mosaic look, no matter how badly you mess up the painting will still look fabulous. Like a cool mosaic rendition. 

Here's what it looked like after about 15 minutes

Then the finished product after about 1 1/2 hours




Overall: Do I Recommend?

I enjoyed this a lot. I've already completed a couple other paintings and really had fun with it all. PAINT BY STICKER MASTERPIECES is a great pastime activity.

Additional Info

Published: September 20 2016
Pages: 56
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Genre: Non-Fiction / Arts and Crafts
ISBN: 9780761189510

"Paint by Sticker is a compelling new activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and coloring book enthusiasts of all ages. Masterpieces encourages everyone to channel their inner da Vinci and create twelve iconic works of art.

Paint by Sticker Masterpieces includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, full-color “paintings”—the stickers, the templates, the intuitive directions. The works include The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, The Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo, Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Johannes Vermeer, Napoleon at Saint-Bernard Pass, by Jacques-Louis David, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, by Katsushika Hokusai, Houses of Parliament, Sunlight Effect, by Claude Monet, Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses, by Paul Cezanne, Dance at Bougival, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Bedroom in Arles, by Vincent van Gogh, Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), by Winslow Homer, and the stunning study in color, Flaming June, by Frederic Leighton.

The cardstock pages are perforated for easy removal, making it easy to frame the completed images."
(Source: Workman Publishing)

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