Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fairy Frock

Today, I thought I would share a project that I had so much fun coloring that the sun came up before it was finished!! Wowzers, it's been a while since I've done that!! Working with this fabulous fairy from Third Coast Rubber Stamps was so much fun that I just couldn't stop!!  Be sure to check out the other beautiful projects from the Third Coast designers at the Third Coast Creative Coterie!

To achieve this look, I stamped the fairy 3 times - once on X-Press It paper, once on teal patterned card stock and once on the top layer of my project.  First I distressed all of the project layers with Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Distress Inks. Then I cut the wings from the teal and distressed them too.  Next, I colored the fairy's skirt on the top layer of the project with Copics, affixed the wings in place and finished coloring the bits of skirt on the wings.  Then, I colored the body of the fairy on the X-Press It paper with Copics, cut her out and affixed her over the wings and skirt.  Next I used Tim Holtz's White Picket Fence marker and painted the white highlights over the skirt. Once it dried white, I blended it with a very fine paint brush and water.  (Tip: The fine tip of the Copic Blender worked perfectly for lifting the Picket Fence white up off of the lines of the stamped image so they weren't lost under the paint!)  Finally, I adhered the layers to each other popping the top layer up with foam tape.

I can't decide whether to mount this to a card base or to add a ribbon and hang it in my craft room.  What's your vote?
Third Coast Rubber Stamps:
VB-402-R Victorian Fairy (Spring 2012, p.42)
"She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners."
Louisa May Alcott


  1. WOW Val! Excellent colouring! Gorgeous image! I vote to add ribbon and hang it in your craft room.


  2. Well, since I love fairies, I would have to hang her in my room. She's lovely!

  3. Hello Valerie, Your work is beautiful!
    I've a favor to ask. One of ur silhouette file called mirror is very apt for logo creation. Hellopalz is my art blog, this month i'm celebrating my 1st blogiversary and branching out my jewelry creations to kaajewel potentially start selling them. I would like to use the paper cut art silhouette as a logo. I will credit ur site for logo source on
    Please let me know~~~Priya

  4. Wow, I think I would put this in a shadow box, with all things fairy inside and hang it on the wall for all time!


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