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Sunday, February 3, 2013

A video demo-- Watch how I paint a pearl!

Painted Illusion of a Pink Pearl - Trompe L'oeil Jewelry by Anna Wakitsch of The Pearl Paintbrush

Watch me create the illusion of a 3-dimensional pearl with oil paint on a tiny flat circle of canvas!  This type of painted illusion is called "trompe l'oeil", which is an art term that means "fool the eye" in French.

This mini demo shows the first layer of oil paint being applied.  After this underpainting dries, I continue to add more layers of color, giving a depth and glow to the painting.  Then the little canvas is set into a pendant and made into a necklace!

You can see more of my hand-painted trompe l'oeil jewelry and miniatures in my Etsy shop, The Pearl Paintbrush:

The item shown in this video is:
Ballet Pink Pearl Pendant Necklace with Secret Heart for Valentine's Day

Thank you for watching!
~Anna Wakitsch

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