By Sue Smyth
Recently I went to an visual installation that featured
fairies, dragons and elves, it was gorgeous.
It so inspired me to do a woodland
First I started with crumpled tissue paper, which I painted
black, then I added wood fibre, also painted black
Then I painted the canvas moss green and dried
it off . And then added
inka Gold and metallic paints.
Next I altered a plastic doll to look like
a woodland fairy.
The wings are a large butterfly which
has had moss added to it.
I have added a skirt in sheet moss
Cloisonne Butterfly technique
This is one of my favourite techniques (please forgive the blurry
shot here lol)
Cover a chip butterfly with
Purple liquid pearls, use
a toothpick to move it out to the edges nicely.
Then add dots of gold liquid pearls.
Then use a toothpick to swirl the
gold around the purple while it is
still wet. Dont over do,
then allow to dry.
Then I have arranged my canvas, added
vines, tiny mushrooms, pine cones and flowers.
Here are some close ups to show the details
A little Christmas Cheer
With the silly season almost here, my thoughts
turn to decorating.
This was a purchased book box that
I thought would be lovely if decorated in side.
So I added some background paper then the
ID window, which is covered with my
faux snow..see below for recipe
It gives a wonderful textured look to the window
Then some green moss looks like
foliage, especially when I have
dabbed it with a little white gesso to
create a snowed look.
I have tucked some Tim Holtz deer in side the window too and
of course some ID chipboard trees, also
covered in the faux snow.
It is really difficult I know lol
1 teaspoon of white gesso
1 teaspoon of white glitter
mix together until happy, add more glitter for more
You can use fine glitter (which I have) or
chunky glitter for a more textured look.