Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fairy stepping stones

Have you seen the delightful fairy gardens out there?  
They are so playful and imaginative!
My brother in law built a box for my mom to create her very own fairy habitat.
So, she asked me to whip up some stepping stones.

I found this fairy fire pit at a local store for my mom's fairy garden.

Creative Paperclay ®
rolling pin
shape cutter/cookie cutter
stamps to decorate your stones
sand paper
acrylic paints
Mod Podge or other sealants

1.  Roll out your Creative Paperclay ® into a very thin sheet.
2.  I used a circle playdough cutter to cut out my stepping stones. They are about the size of a 50 cent piece...1.25 inches in diameter.
3.  Press a rubber stamp into the clay before it is dry to impress an image.
Here I used some Kanji stamps that mean:  tranquility, wisdom, love, harmony.

4.  Let them dry and then lightly sand them.
5.  I sealed them with gesso before painting them.

6. Paint them with your desired acrylic paint color.
Two coats!

7.  Then, I used ink and daubers to distress the edges. One ink color was a blue grey color and the other was black.

8.  Since this is going into a garden, seal your stones very well!!
Several coats!!

Here is my set of stones.  Remember to make more than you think you need!
I was making them for my mother, but then my DD said that she needed some too!

I wonder how many new fairies are coming to live with us this summer!

Thanks for skipping by today!


Unknown said...

I love these! Very nice. Can't wait to play with some clay

Marie97 said...

Cute! I just ordered a fairy garden kit online, but it doesn't have stepping stones...hmmm....TFS from BIF

ChPete said...

Why is gesso used?

Crafting With Darcy said...

Such cute stepping stones. I may have to do this. I bought my 6 yr. old granddaughter a fairy garden kit this spring and she loves it.
Thanks for sharing.
Darcy BIF

Anonymous said...

Dawn Mercedes, this is so adorable. I've been wanting my very own fairy garden. How long does it take for the stepping stones to dry? I have some paperclay that I bought but I haven't been brave enough to use it yet.

Christine Barker

Sukie said...

Very cute fairy garden kit, love the stepping stones! I am a new follower from BIF and looking forward to more inspiration!

Barbara Rankin said...

Your fairy stones are so cute. I love them!!!