Monday, 7 December 2015

Winter Fairy Tale

Happy Monday, Friends!
Are you ready for a new creative week?
We're off to a great start with Athanasia and her charming fairy tale project!

P.S. Oh, and don't forget - only 2 more days left in my 1001 Giveaway! :)


Hello dear friends!
I had this small 4x4 inch frame for a long time and finally decided to do something with it. It is actually a shadow frame, made out of paper mache, so I wanted to find something to fit inside.
As I was looking through my stash, I found this little fairy which I made using a mold and plaster many years ago and what a surprise - it was the perfect size for my shadow frame!


So, the idea was to create a wintery fairy scene inside the shadow frame. And here's how it turned out:


I kept looking through my stash and I found some beautiful Mechanical leaves and small flowers that looked just perfect on the little frame. I used a couple of brads to join them together and then pliers to bend them in order to fit them onto the frame.
Mechanicals are flexible and that makes it very easy to change their shape. For the titte I used a tiny word 'Treasure' by 2Crafty Chipboard. 


Next step was to paint them all with Black Gesso. I chose Black Gesso instead of White because later on I used Gold Opal Magic Mica Powder and I really love its effect on black surface.


When it was dry, I made custom paints with Mica Powders (Gold Opal Magic, Rust, Frozen Lake, Deep Water, Bottle Green - links below) and Soft Matte Gel and painted the frame and the fairy.
First, I used all the colors, but at the end I painted everything one more time with Rust and Opal Gold because I wanted them to be the main colors of the composition.


I also used White Crackle Paste on the frame. I let it dry and again painted it with my custom Rust paint. After they were all dry, I glued some glossy grass, a flower and the fairy inside the frame and spayed white Lindy's Stamp Gang spray on and around the fairy. I also painted with Black Gesso the edges of the frame in order to make more dark shading around the composition.


Last step was to spread some Art Ingredients here and there, mostly around the fairy and in the center of the flower. I played with Pearl and Sterling Glass Glitter as well Silver Micro Beads and White Art Sugar.
I love combining different types of Art Ingredients and creating varied effects in every project. I used 3D Gloss Gel as the glue. It dries clear and gives a beautiful shine.


I hope you got inspired by my wintery fairy scene.
Have a lovely crafty day!
xxx
Athanasia

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2 comments:

mamablitger said...

Oh dear...your mini shadow box frame turned out lovely. You added such fabulous embellishment and the colors are awesome. You really did a great job on this small shadow box
Thank you for sharing your art and provide inspiration. And thank you for the tutorial as well.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Sanderijn de Bruin said...

Just amazing, so magical and unique. I admire your work!