Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Fairy door



I was browsing blogland the other day and I came across the concept of a fairy door. The idea of these is that they are small enough to fit on your skirting board and allow the fairy folk to come and go as they please.

well I just loved that Idea, so I suggested to my forum that we make them as a bit of a challenge.

mine is just short of six inches high.

I have photographed mine outside for artistic effect, but it is actually for indoor use. I love the idea of having them outdoors though.

mine is made from mountboard. I cut a piece of mountboard into a arch and painted it with black acrylic paint. I then painted another piece of mountboard with black and brown to create a "woodgrain" effect, and cut this into strips and mounted them on the black background.
The door knocker is a drawer pull. I've added some black card hinges, with brads.

The green trailing plant is Inka's leafy swirl stamp which I stamped and then painted over with green acrylic paint. The Wish word is also an Inka stamp on a scrap piece of the painted board.

and I finished the whole thing of with a generous application of flower soft.

I really really enjoyed making this.
I am really proud that this was published in the october 2008 issue of craft stamper magazine

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Joanne and the fairies will love it too.

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  2. wow Joanne - exactly how a fairy door should be. I love it, and love how you described it as I was enlarging the image trying to determine 'how did she do that' lol.

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  3. awwww - your house will be inundated with fairies now ;-)

    Love it Joanne ;-)

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  4. It's really lovely and sweet. I can just imagine a row of them along my skirting board! LOL

    When I was a child I used to play in a spinney near where I lived, and always used to believe that the big knots in the tree trunks were fairies' doors!

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  5. what a fun idea! It turned out great!!!

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  6. It's brilliant Joanne, just perfect for any visiting faries. They are fun to make aren't they :o)

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  7. Joanne I just love this..hope you get lots of fairy visits...magical

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  8. I absolutely love this, Joanne! What a creative and beautiful art piece...you are an inspiration.

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  9. I love it, really beautiful.

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  10. looks like it belong there Joanne!! very cute.

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  11. Joanne, I love your fairy door.

    Carolyn

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  12. Love the fairy door! I've been thinking of trying my had at this.

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  13. I love the concept and your completed fairy door! I think it would look great as an outdoor piece as well.

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  14. What a fab fairy door Joanne, really cute

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  15. What a wonderful concept Joanne and I love the fairy door you have made - it is so beautiful...

    But then you always do make great things :)

    Hope you are well xx

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  16. Soooo cute! I have one in my yard too! all my neighbors always comment on it :))

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  17. What a great idea! I live in an old house with high skirt board (we call it base board here in the States) which would accomodate a small door. Could also work as a mouse's door, although we've discouraged them from taking up residence in our house!

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  18. Brilliant Joanne, perfect for all those visiting fairies.

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  19. How gorgeous is this - off to make a fairy door!

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  20. Thanks for letting me know where I found the fair door - I've put a link to yours on my blog!

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!