Thursday, 15 June 2017

Making a Fairy Garden

I've seen so many people making a Fairy Garden that I wanted to get in on the action.

Have you got one? 

So where to start, I know you can buy all of the accessories but i think it would be fun to make your own too.

I decided to make a little fairy house using Powertex and air dry clay. The toadstools were fun to make and the clay worked well and painted with mica powders to get the vibrant red.

This started as a mint sauce glass jar and after a couple of weeks indoors it will be able to go in the garden as it will be weatherproof, always a good thing in the UK. The lid is still removable so I would fill it with sand before placing it in the garden just to give it some weight.

I added aluminium foil under the material to give shapes of doorways and window and a little extra padding to the lid.


I used the ivory Powertex to dot the toadstools.

Adding the plaster door as the fairy has to have a door to get into her home.

I finished with a dusting of Mica Powder to highlight.

So now I need to figure what to make next.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Could It Be Magic

I think we all need a bit of magic in our lives at the moment don't we?

I knew what I wanted to make but was unsure how I would get there.

It started with a bit of wire to make the spectacles, i think Harry Potter would be proud of my handy work haha!

I then had to think of making a want, not something that iI had ever thought I would need to make but a piece of dowelling helped me on my way.

So then making the wizards hat using a paper cone and tin foil to create the shape before soaking the material with the black Powertex fabric hardener.

Making the face in the hat was fun.

Finishing with mica powder to show off the folds and accent the accessories.


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Colour to Relax

I forgot, yes I forgot how relaxing it is to colour, I got some new watercolour brush pens, Kuretake Clean Colour and just had to try them out.

I can tell you these brush markers are amazing, they flow like a dream and the brush on them is so soft and tapers to the smallest of points making them perfect for detail work.

I used the Clean Color Markers neat, i added no water at all but I could have.

Of course I used Mo Mannings images from Mo's Digital Pencil as I love her work.

They haven't made it to a card yet but I'm sure they will soon.