Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Here Be Fairies

Hello and welcome to my blog  :)  I have a piece of home decor to share with you today, another of my recent tv samples.  I created this fairy door for the Spring Fairies shows, and it is one of my GDT projects this month on the Chocolate Baroque DT blog.  I have used the beautiful stamps from all three sets of Spring Fairies and Fantasy Castles; a wooden fairy door; Aztec paints, Distress inks, black Versafine ink, Aquatints, alcohol pens, glitter,clear and holographic embossing powders; an embossing folder from my stash. 

I stamped  the images onto copy paper and cut them out, then arranged them into a pleasing composition.

I drew around the doorway onto white card and cut out the shape.  I stamped a castle in the centre and masked it.  I then created a background with the Aztec paints, making a shimmering fantasy sky.  When that was dry I removed the mask and painted the castle with Aquatints and DIs.  

Next I painted the fairy door and doorway with the Aztec paints to give them a beautiful pearly sheen.  I then stamped a swirly image repeatedly around the top of the doorway and on the door using holographic powder.  This powder changes colour as it is heated and as the light hits it, so it appears magical.  I think it looks like ancient runes.  

I stamped the fairies, a butterfly and some florals onto white card with black ink and embossed them with clear powder.  I then painted them with Aztec paints, and added glitter when they dried.  I used alcohol pens for the fairies skin.

I decided to create a wall for my fairy door to go in.  I took a piece of Kraft card and embossed it with a brick pattern.  I washed the wall with white gesso, let it dry then blended DI around the edges.  

Now to assemble the piece.  I attached the panel with the castle to the back of the doorway, then attached the wall panel.  I decoupaged all the other images onto the front of the fairy doorway.   

And so my magical fairy door artwork was complete!  I LOVED creating this, and I think it would make a lovely present for a child or adult.  You are never too old for fairies hee hee!  The Aztec paints are so shimmery and the glitter adds a magical touch to everything.  

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you've enjoyed this post and that you'll pop in again soon  :)  


  1. I am in love with this card! When I was a kid I loved fairies and sparkle...the Grimm fairy tales and the colour blue! I have not grown up at all and love it still. You created a real artistic piece here...wonderful!

    1. Hi Birgit, thank you so much I'm really glad you like it! I think growing up is VERY overrated anyway lol! :) xx

  2. Stunning project Penny. Beautifully created. TFS all of the photos.
    Hope all is well.
    Hugs Flo xx

  3. Hi Flo, thank you for your lovely comment, I had a great time making this one! I'm okay thanks, hope you are too, crafty hugs xx