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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Fairy Door

Hi there, my project today uses a stamp from the new themeplate 'Echoes of Italy' but theres a lot more to these stamps that just scenery. As soon as I saw this stamp I thought of a Fairy Door and decided to create a small canvas combining the beautiful gate with some of my old favourite stamps.


I made the background with acrylic paints, using pink and yellow for the background and then adding clouds with white and pearl paint applied with scrunched up kitchen roll. I then stamped some foliage  stamps from Autumn Hedgerow and embossed some with silver embossing powder and some with pink embossing powder.

To create the scene in the foreground I used the unicorn and fairy stamps from Gossamer Wings and the mushrooms from Nature Table, masked them with Eclipse Masking Tape  and  then stamped the arch from Echoes of Italy . I coloured the scene with Derwent Coloursoft pencils, added a little glitter and then cut it out, cutting the gate section out of the arch. I then stamped the gate on acetate and embossed with black embossing powder to create a wrought iron effect and attached it to the reverse of the scene. 

To give the project some depth, I curved the scene and used silicone glue to attach it. As a finishing touch I added some lace and braid around the bottom and a little braid to hang the canvas, attached at the back with double sided tape. To cover the back I painted a piece of card with some acrylic paint and attached it again using double sided tape.

I hope you're enjoying all the inspiration from the DT this week
Claire xx

11 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful project. Thanks for the detailed explanation of how you made it all. Kate x

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  2. Wow this is fabulous - really thinking outside the box.

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  3. This is beautiful I am really not a fantasy person but I love this and thank you for the description of how you made it. Suexxx

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  4. What a lovely and beautiful fairytail Claire. Splendid. Beautiful details and material.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  5. Stunning Claire. Its great when you can use so many different stamps on one project, this is beautiful.

    Sue x

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  6. This is a real stunner Claire - I love the colours & textures & the real sense of fantasy with the unicorn & fairy. That braid across the bottom eally adds a gloriously feminine touch & I love the way you have balanced it with the piece for hanging the canvas.
    Paula (PEP)

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  7. This is lovely, you have highlighted the different use of the stamps other than the obvious.

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  8. This is gorgeous. What a great way to use the stamps!

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