Monday, August 25, 2014

Emmys Fashion Illustrations

Emmys red carpet gowns in watercolor fashion illustration by Jessica Mack aka BrownPaperBunny

The Emmys were on tonight, and there were some pretty amazing gowns on the red carpet! I couldn't help myself, some of them just begged to be painted.

A few of my favorites were Julia Roberts in her navy Elie Saab Couture dress, Cat Deeley in a gorgeous ombre wrap dress (I'm not sure who designed it), and Amy Poehler in a glittery, 20's inspired silver Theia dress.

Here's a little time-lapse video of me painting them.



And here's the finished watercolor sketch. 
Watercolor fashion illustration sketch of the 2014 Emmys gowns by Jessica Mack aka BrownPaperBunny


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Embossed Love Notes

Wedding love notes for guests to write gold embossing

We are getting married next month and I wanted to have something from our guests that we wouldn't look at until our one year anniversary, so I hand-painted this little glass container and embossed some little 'love notes' for guests to write in.

I'm hoping they will fill them with wisdom, tips for a happy marriage, and generally little messages that will be fun for us to read in a year's time.

For the glass container I used Martha Steward glass paint in matte and glitter. I dabbed on the pink heart using a little sponge and used a small stick-on stencil for the gold squiggles on either side.

On the love notes I wrote 'love' and drew hearts using a Martha Stewart glue pen, then sprinkled on embossing powder and finished them off with a heat gun to melt and raise the embossing powder.

Embossing love notes for our wedding

I'd love to hear about any DIY wedding projects you've done! And check out the short video of me making the love notes.



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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Giveaway Time! Win a Fashion Illustration!

BrownPaperBunny fashion illustration giveaway contest

I really love the art community online, and am so thankful for the friends I've made and the lovelies who read my blog, like my Instagram posts, retweet my tweets, and give me feedback on ideas and new work. 

To say thank you, I'm running a little giveaway. 

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The Prize
You could win my newest fashion illustration, and some mail art to send it on its way. 

This illustration was inspired by a photo of I am Fashion Laine, wearing Double Zero, posted by Nasty Gal, and painted using watercolor and ink.

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How to Enter
Just follow the instructions below. Entries close August 10, 2014 at 9pm MT.
Open to art-lovers world-wide!

And of course, feel free to share the giveaway with your friends and family!
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

National Ice-Cream Day!

Happy National Ice-Cream Day! Illustration by BrownPaperBunny in watercolor and ink

It's National Ice-Cream Day today, giving you the perfect excuse to go out and treat yourself to something sweet!

I painted this little ice-cream cone in watercolor, ink, and gouache. Hope you like it! You can watch the time-lapse video below.



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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wedding Crafternoon

modern calligraphy for wedding signs and invitations

Our wedding is only two months and two weeks away, so I had the girls over on Sunday and they helped out with some wedding crafts.

I signed up to two different Skillshare classes on modern calligraphy and am trying to learn as quick as I can so I can hand address all of the wedding invitations, and make some signs and other things for the ceremony. It's harder than I thought it would be, but I think I'm slowly getting better.

Have you ever tried your hand at calligraphy?

The next project was to make a welcome wreath for the front gate of the wedding venue. I haven't quite finished it yet, but what do you think so far? I'm still painting the wooden welcome sign, which will be hung in the middle.

Jessica Mack aka BrownPaperBunny painting DIY Wedding Welcome sign in French with Calligraphy

floral wedding wreath welcome sign


Here's the finished wreath, what do you think? 

Wedding Wreath Welcome Sign DIY French Bienvenue Colorado Wedding

To show you how big it actually is...

Colorado Wedding french welcome sign diy wreath bienvenue calligraphy

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