[E]very time a child says, "I don't believe in fairies," there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead. ~James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan
I believe in fairies, I do, I do. I believe in fairies, I do, I do.
I have always had a love for all things in the fantasy realm. Dragons are a favorite, fairies and elves too. LOTR is my all time fav movie and I just can't get enough. I have devoured book after book, watched movies, collected statues...all because of my love of fantasy. I'm not sure why I'm drawn to it so much, maybe it's the imagination, the admiration, the sheer sense of pleasure I get when I watch a movie, read a book, or find a piece to add to my collection. I've often wondered why......is it that I wish I had the grace and skill of a woodland elf? Wish that I could communicate and ride on the back of a dragon? I don't know, maybe a little bit of it all!
So because of my love of fantasy, I have a growing collection of stamps, some digital, some from rubber and I decided to put this little cutie on a canvas where I can put her in my crafty space and look at her all the time. She is from Some Odd Girl and you can find her HERE.
This is my first canvas, I really didn't know what I was doing, if there is a method, or what...so I just played around with stuff I had and think she turned out pretty cute!
distress paint-mermaid lagoon
tim holtz stencils
Tim Holtz tissue paper
multi medium matte
I adhered tissue paper with multi medium, put a wash of gesso and then started adding gelatos for color. The texure paste I colored in purple and green using my copic refills and mixing well, then used stencils for interest and texture.Then I just kept adding a little color here and there, splattered some white and grey paint and then adhered sequins and added the little fairy! Hope you like her and if you are looking for some super cute fairy images, check out Some Odd Girl!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Crafty Friends Challenge-ATG
+Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge-ATG
Not Just Cards-ATG
Anything but a Card #49-ATG