I am still experimenting with my fairies, this time going a little Gothic, inspired by some black feather butterflies Marc sent me, many moons ago, in the early days of our friendship.
Instead of using cake cases as I have before, I used a large, scallop edged punch to make a short, and full, five layered skirt which I think makes her look a bit punkie/gothic in style.
I made a small slit using a craft knife in the centre of the all the layers to push through the fairy’s body.
I wrapped wool round the top for hair but to go with the darker style, coloured it with a black Sharpie pen.
…….. and one of Marc’s butterflies makes her wings, with a few clear, flat backed gems for some extra fairy bling.
When stuck down with a glue gun the butterfly wings hid the back of the stick and safely secured the arms. I could cover the centre back of the butterfly if I was being really pernickety.
I used tiny gems on the fairy’s slippers and top and a small gem flower in her hair. If I could improve her any more, I might add a little Ranger Glossy Accents to accentuate and shiny up her slippers.
A thread looped through the fairy’s hair would be easy to add so that the fairy could be hung on a Christmas Tree.
I hope you are not getting sick of my fairies, it’s just that as soon as I make one, I get another idea, and, though I love making cards, at the moment I have a very limited outlet for them, I would rather keep having fun making lots of different fairies with the intention of giving a selection to family and friends, instead of a Christmas card to put on their tree, to come out, hopefully, for a few years to come, rather than a card that generally just put out for one Christmas only.