Monday, 18 June 2012

'K' for Karen :D

For the ~Craft Barn Blog~ this week we decorated 3D Papier Mache Letters.  The Craft Barn has a brilliant selection in all different sizes & numbers, all for a very reasonable price too.  Some of the DT members have made up words & some just used one letter.  I chose to use one letter but only because I couldn't decide on a word hahaha!  K for Karen using Tando pieces to make a fairy house!

I gessoed & covered the letter with a paper napkin to start.
Taking largish flowers,leaves & a mini house from Tando Creative and coffee stirring sticks for stems I painted with Eco Acrylic Paints in New Grass, Butternut, Periwinkle and Lime. When dry, I added Viva Croco crackling colour Transparent.
While waiting for that to dry I stamped some fairies onto white tissue paper, tore out and added to the letter. Then I went over the whole letter with matt multi-medium. I added dots of Viva Pearl Pen in Opal to the flower centres.
The little swing is made from an offcut of chippie and treated the same way as the leaves & flowers.
Do pop over the the Craft Barn blog this week as I am sure that there will be some amazing decorating ideas for the letters.  Thanks for popping by, HUGS xxx


Sue said...

That is so pretty Karen, I love it.
Sue x

tracy said...

OMG.........i love this sooo much :)

Kathy said...

ooooohhhh it's adorable, Karen..hmmm K is for Kathy, too ;)

Hazel said...

This is utterly gorgeous - so creative x

Dawn said...

This is beautiful my lovely, great colour combo and loads of glorious details for a fab finish.
Hugs x x x x

Carol said...

what a great much to look at it xx

Traceyr said...

Fabulous fairy house Karen - I'm sure the wee folk will be very comfortable in there. Love the colours you have used and the swing is a lovely touch. :)

Annie said...

Oh Karen this is really gorgeous. I've always loved fairies and fantasy and you've done a really fab job of your letter.
A x

Angelnorth said...

This looks fab Karen, love the little swing - fantastic detail!

Kaz said...

This is so beautiful Karen and I love the addition of the swing xxx

Gini said...

Gorgeous colours and beautiful decorating Karen, I just love those little houses!