One of our recent PCAGOE challenges was Fairy Houses. Now I’ll be perfectly honest, I haven’t given much thought to where exactly fairies live. My children – even my grandchildren – are past the fairy tale stage so I had no idea that fairies were so popular. But my sister suggested that I make a few for a recent craft show.
I was in one of my favorite general stores and saw some of the classic coke glasses. My crazy imagination turned that glass over and what did I see? A tree trunk!
Next the trees needed bark. So I blended some burnt umber and gold polymer clay to create a nice color of brown. After smoothing the clay mix over the tree trunk/glass, I used a needle tool to add some texture, then brushed it all over with an old toothbrush to smooth it and remove fingerprints.
After curing the tree trunk, I decided my tree trunk needed some foliage. I added some large leaves and flowers plus vines with smaller leaves to finish out the design. A larger flower tops the tree trunk. Add a stem and you have a fairy house fit for the best of the fairies!
For more views of this enchanting little fairy house go to my Etsy shop at http://HarrisonHollow.etsy.com
Or you can visit one in person at the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi's gallery at the MS Craft Center in Ridgeland, Mississippi.