Monday, July 4, 2016

Fairy Garden dragonfly


I have really been enjoying making things to add to my fairy gardens, yes, that's plural, I actually have another one called Meadow's garden and she is my little artist fairy. I felt bad that she didn't have a friend like Petal does in her garden, so I decided a dragonfly would be perfect.
Meadow is sporting the U.S. flag in her garden in honor of the 4th of July!

I began by 
1. rolling out my Creative Paperclay® 
2. next I printed out a dragonfly and cut it out, then traced around the image 
 3. Next I used my scissors to cut it out.

I took some Paperclay and built up his body around the wire legs and let him air dry for 48 hours.

One of the most important steps is coating my fairy garden pieces with Paverpol which really hardens the pieces and even though they are on the balcony, under the roof, they are still outside, and get misted with water about every day. They are holding up beautifully too! After the Paverpol dried I then sprayed him with some spray inks and again let dry.

I did give the spray inks a coating of spray varnish, then attached him to a pod thingy ( haven't a clue what that is ) and stuck him in my garden. His legs are wrapped around the stick, no glue needed.
“”The dragonfly spiritually embodies the stripping away of negativity that holds us back, helping us to achieve our dreams and goals. Dragonflies are the keepers of dreams, the energy within that sees all of our true potential and ability. Dragonflies inspire spirituality and creativity, they help us on the path of discovery and enlightenment. They remind us that anything is possible.” – Beauty and the Green

5 comments:

Kalea Wavedancer said...

So neat!!!

MisS MiKO said...

I really love your fairy series with the paper clay!! I am also glad you had more picture of the dragonfly, because I couldnt see all the beautiful shimmer and details from the fb post!! great job!

Ineke Sauerbier said...

So sweet!

Jean said...

Wow - that is gorgeous!! So creative!

Tommy Jo Vilello Anderson said...

First, I am in "Fairy Envy" of your gardens. Can't wait for all this construction to be done so I can create spaces similar. That said, this dragonfly is so sweet. LOVE the shimmer and LOVE the dimension that the paper clay allows.