I decided to get three more of those statuettes and to paint a group of Four Season Fairies.
The statuettes are about 6 or 7 cm tall.
Unfortunately I thought about putting the guide on instructables after I finished the first two of them.
So the first guide will actually be of my third Fairy.
Update: I posted a slideshow with the painted fairies at www.instructables.com/id/Four-Seasons-Fairies/
Let us get started!
Step 1: Tools
- Hobby knife
- Small file
- Brushes, different kind and sizes
- Water pot and paper towel to clean brushes
- White plate to mix colors
- Lots of light!
For the water pot I suggest to use a jar, so you can close it and store with the water instead of throwing the water away everyday (I do not like to waste water).
Step 2: Materials
- Acrylic paints.
- India Inks of different colors.
- Spray paints.
I found my statue in a shop in my home town but I can find none on the internet.
I prefer to use opaque colors because you can easily paint over them.
So the most part of my acrylic paints are opaque.
A white spray paint is used to prime the statuette, while the transparent one to protect the finished work.
Step 3: Cleaning the fairy
It can have some defects due to the molding process.