27 Apr 2014

A Captured Fairy

Ages ago these little captured fairies (in a jar) were very popular. I made some for a couple of friends..One in particular was for a friends little girl who was having trouble sleeping due to them living near to cemetry..We made up a little story about the fairy being there to make sure she wasn't frightened...and she mustn't open the jar and let her out...she was absolutely thrilled with it!! Her fairy was a lot cuter than the one in this jar....

This one I started for another friend....but got left unfinished on the shelf for about ...oh must be over a year!! oh dear that's really bad..so when Anita told us about the challenge over on Arty Inklings I thought i would finish it and enter it into the challenge here...

It started life as a jar of pickles I believe..using a hot glue gun I placed the reindeer moss into the bottom and added some twigs from the garden, and some paper flowers. I cut out the image which I downloaded from the internet and placed her into the jar too.

I stuck old book pages on the back of the jar and gave them a wash with fresco's acrylic paint. Stuck some lace around the top and loads of flowers. The one on the top is tattered florals from Tim Holtz. I also added some fine netting and cut a tag.


On the tag you usually name the fairy..and where she was found...also a little story about her..should you wish...




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8 comments:

  1. Oh crimes that's TREEMENDOUS. Love it!xx

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  2. oh what a great story! love the captured fairy.

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  3. Yay you made it!! That's so sweet, love it. Thanks for making the time to take part xx

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  4. Oh my! I have got to have one of these. Lin it is really lovely. I've never seen one before. Love it xxx

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  5. This is fabulous Lin. Love the story behind these makes & so glad you decided to finish this. Wonder if my littlies would like a fairy in a jar from Mamma! Needless to say I didn't get back to my bottle this morning :-(

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  6. Beautiful idea, hope it helps the little girl to rest easy:-) x

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