May 18, 2013

Fairy Lantern: Is that sunlight? how many days have I been under?

Good morning..er good noon, good folk!

I wanted to show you another display/ project I wanted to work on for some time now.

I have this little book of ideas that I write in from time to time because as you all know we have 1000 projects that would be awesome..but only two hands..and sometimes even less fingers ;P

Here is three days of work, a lot of swear words and one finished project:

Fairy Lantern
 
This project started with a old cheap lantern I got from Burlington coat factory about 4 years ago.
 
It sat outside that entire time so I had to clean it. Remove and clean the glass panels, de rust and spray the lantern and hook..yada yada..
 
I wanted this scene to appear as if you caught her placing decorations in her hair, I think it worked out.. there were a lot of mistakes/breaks here but in result I think she looks pretty nice.
 
Here is a picture before I placed her in the lantern..dark picture late last night.
 
I am guessing she is around half scale, I needed her to be small enough to fit in the lantern but big enough that I could ..see her *lol* gets harder each year
 
The wings are opalescent you cannot see this in the pictures but they do glimmer in light.
 
I made the chair from twigs and sticks/ grape vine tendrils from my yard.
 
The base of the chair and the table are just those simple puzzle pieces sanded and painted dark brown with some ferns my lovely friend Jenn sent me. (her sister esp)
 
Closed door
 
PS...Ignore the bare spots in my lawn and crap all over, I am working on it......NO NO DON'T GO BACK TO LOOK!!!..   >=)
 
 
I will show you some of the fairy garden box sets I made up next time, maybe we can do a quick tut on making wood out of clay ;)
 
Hope your days and projects are going well!!      a..js

28 comments:

  1. Hello!una lanterna fantastica sei bravissima!kiss

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  2. Fabulous! I like this lantern.
    Bye, Faby

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    1. Ty faby ;) its pretty for summer !

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  3. Wow! This is lovely display. Your fairy is gorgeous. I love her wings and the leaf dress is so beautifully made.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thanks hon, I really wanted her to be from the woods as it were, leaves and sticks ;P

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  4. Wow, she turned out great! I actually bought a lantern a couple of days ago, only mine is big enough for a 1/12 scene :) Can't wait to decorate it!
    Ooh, show us your fairy garden boxes!! :D I think that little fairy gardens are becoming quite a fad right now.... but they're oh so pretty! :D

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    1. My daughter and I have been working on pots/gardens and a wheelbarrow at the end of the season I have "fairy gardens" in all my plants LOL

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  5. Lovely scene. I can understand the lantern sitting around for years. I have a dozen containers that would work great, a hundred ideas for what to put in them, and little or no time to create. Hopefully during summer break...
    Have a good week,
    Vicki

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    1. I hope you will have more time to play! then you can show us your lanterns scene ;)

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  6. Your fairy is gorgeous. She is perfect in the wonderful lantern scene.
    Hugs Maria

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  7. I love this! Very nice creative thinking and work!

    Lil on Lilsdolls

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    1. Thanks hon. I use up that creativity when I can..cause it sputters out :P

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  8. Absolutely wonder Jane! All your hard work really shows in her too. I have so much fun creating scenes like this and those lanterns great. I saw the other day at the craft store little wire bird houses are being offered and about the same size. muahhhaaa I soo can see dark and evil things living in little wire bird cages.;> Or cute scenes too!

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    1. That would be awesome OOOOOO A LIL SUCCUBUS IN ONE!!!!! A DRAGON CAGE!!OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      umm you better buy up a couple..we got some dark fae to make >=)

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  9. What a lovely project :)

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  10. Bellissima la fata dentro la lanterna! Posso immaginare tutto il lavoro che c'è stato dietro a questa realizzazione ma ne è valsa la pena e le ali della fata si vedono perfettamente che sono opalescenti!Anche il sedile intrecciato con la vite d'uva mi piace molto. Un abbraccio. Manu

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    1. Grazie tesoro! E 'stato un sacco di lavoro, ma sono orgoglioso della piccola scena;) abbraccio!

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  11. Super creative, Jane! How satisfying to achieve such beautiful results! xo Jennifer

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  12. Very special and very creative idea you have let grow here. It fits so nicely into your beautiful garden.
    Now there is only 999 ideas back. Enjoy your work.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  13. vous avez fait d'une simple, mais jolie lanterne, une habitation magique pour cette adorable petite fée aux ailes de papillon.
    rosethé-Minima

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  14. I love it! Very beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Ruth

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  15. Un fantastico trabajo!!!
    Me encanta como te ha quedado ademas de muy original es preciosa.
    besitos ascension

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  16. Amazing, the beautiful fairy, great job!

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  17. Love the mini scene in the lantern! I need to find creative ways to spread mini around the house as decor. :)

    Would love for you to stop by and visit me at toddlindsey.com :)

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