Thursday, December 6, 2012

Finished! (Almost)

Finally, the Fairy House is finished!

...Now it looks "right" as an indoor piece.
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I added a little mossy, lichen-y green acrylic paint to the edges of some of the shingles...
 
and gave them another coat of satin sealer.
 
Then I made the steps go all the way to the "ground"
 
and added curly hand-rails...
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I made a little over-the-door "light fixture" with two connected acorn caps...
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One of the acorns I collected had a teeny, tiny baby acorn attached to the stem,
 
So I used it for a little doorbell.
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I used another little acorn to make a fanciful flower on one side of the steps...
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... and added little mushrooms on both sides.
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It's not finished, but closer!
 
I finally got through the frustrating pinkness by giving the white areas
 
 an undercoat of gray...
 
Red is a strong and peculiar pigment!
 
Now I just need to finish the fur patterns that will make it uniquely Ellie...
 
and add a little holly...
 
then she will be off across the pond!
 
Have a great evening!
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31 comments:

  1. What a beautiful fairy house, I love how you used the teeny-tiny acorn for a door bell.

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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  2. Anne, I love the little house. That doorbell is just too sweet. xo, Susie

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  3. Wow! This is adorable. My own garden fairies would be so jealous if I allowed the to see your beautiful house. Bonnie

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  4. Your tiny fairy house is soooooo adorable, Anne! I love the colors--super cute! xo Jennifer

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  5. Oh how very beautiful and so creative. I love it.

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  6. I love it too. I'm in such awe of this.

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  7. Miss Anne, your blog is pure fun! Well...it's also pure inspiration, and pure joy. It's pretty pure, I guess!

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  8. That has to be about the CUTEST thing I have EVER seen!

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  9. flawless...and totally adorable.

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  10. This was already my favourite fairy house of them all and now it's even more amazing!

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  11. Oh, that's very beautifully work !!!

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  12. I wouldn't mind living in a human-sized version of that house. It is so pretty.

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  13. Hi I found you via a friend's recommended blogs. Wow, I just LOVE this house! It's gorgeous. :-)

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  14. Oh Anne,
    that little fairy house is so exiting. What a fun are all those lovely details. You are a real artist. I love that. I had fun like kid to see that.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  15. You have truly skillful hands and you must be a patient person! Also love your blog background. So suitable for the season! CHrista

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  16. That fairy house is adorable and the painted ornament so precious! Happy holidays! Tammy

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  17. Dear Anne - I just know the wee ones are going to love their home! Your fairy house is amazing. Hope you are having fun and thanks for giving my heart a smile today. Love Pixie

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  18. I can't believe the amount of detail you put into the little fairy house. It's absolutely adorable!

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  19. That is one adorable little house, so full of special details and whimsy. I absolutely love it.

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  20. Your astounding attention to detail is indeed what makes you such a talented artist. I'm so glad you share the fruits of your art with us! They always make me smile.

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  21. That is the cutest little house ever! :)

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  22. May I put this magical house on my sidebar with a link to you??
    It will be on my Gypsy blog, if that's ok?
    Magical!!!
    And Ellie...she is adorable...
    Hugs,
    - Irina

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  23. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh - this has made me so happy this evening - absolutely precious - both pieces! Happy weekend, Anne - XOXO Tanya

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  24. My goodness!! Your little minature pinecone house is lovely and has beautiful details!! Must have taken forever for you to make!!

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  25. Your artistic talents never cease to amaze me!

    Hope you are enjoying this wonderful Christmas season.

    K.

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  26. Love this creation! Especially that you've reused so many natural materials.

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  27. Hi Anne this is just beautiful. Well done, a gorgeous work of art. Luv Jane xx

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  28. Just found your blog from the comment you left on mine. Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such kind words.

    Your blog is beautiful! And, you are very talented. The gourd cottage is incredible! As are your other projects. Wow!

    Ok...I'm off to look at some of your other posts. :-)

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