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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


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

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

  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

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

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

    Sue x

  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)

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

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


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