Captivating Garden Fairy, “Happiness” by Thoreau

Hi Everyone!

I am trying to stay warm in these winter blasts we are having. They are reaching all the way down here to South Louisiana. I made a mixed media project that was inspired by Artist, Amanda Hilburn. I purchased a tutorial from her website. Please go and visit her site and her Facebook Page. You will learn a lot! Her Facebook Page is “The Little Bluebird Gallery”.

My fairy does not look like hers. I love hers! But I learned a lot. Everyone’s mixed media looks different because we all have different supplies and ephemera. The first thing I did was find some butterfly wings. I loved this pair because of all the pastel spring time colors.

I bought these three dimensional flowers at Michael’s. I had to use them on this project because they looked so good with the butterfly wings. This picture was before I outlined everything with my graphite pencil.

I knew I wanted a quote of some kind on my project. This one seems to fit perfectly.

Please don’t make projects and put them in a closet. Display them throughout your home! Change them out with the seasons.
She looks good on my springtime fireplace mantel.
I used several mixed media techniques.
I painted the body of the fairy and some of the flowers and greenery.
I love using scrapbook paper on my mixed media projects!!
When my garage thaws out, I will be adding some glitter or twinkle paint.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my Garden Fairy. I hope I have inspired you to start collecting scrapbook paper, 3-d flowers, butterfly wings and inspirational quotes. You can make so many different mixed media projects. Make your own gift cards, gift bags and yes…..home decor.

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