Found this little jointed wooden model in a store the other day on clearance. I had been wishing to create a little fairy for a very long time. I disliked the pretty new wood look though, so covered the entire thing with gesso and various sprays to grunge it up a bit!
Lucky for me, LESSology has a challenge up on their blog on working with material. I don't have a lot of actual fabric in my stash, but I do have some pretty doilies and handkerchiefs. Also found a doll at the second hand store (for a quarter!) who volunteered her dress. (Don't worry, the naked doll went over to the neighbor's house where Shirley will make her something summery to wear!)
Now, the real material that comes in large rolls at craft stores scares me. I think it's because the sewing machine and I have a bit of a love hate kind of thing going. So, I stuck with the no sew hot glue method.
I used alcohol inks to dye up the doily, handkerchief, and also doll dress.
I also reused some of the ribbon roses that were on the original dress and the flower hat.
My favorite part are the chippy wings that I glimmered up with some Pearl-Ex.
Like most of my projects, I'm never sure if I'm really done. I now think she needs hair although perhaps not a face. What do you think?
Oh! And the little pitcher in my photo? I found that at the second hand store. Says it's from Australia. ;-)