Sunday, March 31, 2013 3 comments

Tutorial: Fairy House Tree Pt. 15

The fairy house painting and landscaping is complete!

My cleaned up workshop area - I'm preparing for the next project...

Two fishies will live at the bottom of the pond so I glued them into place.

Here's the material I'm using to create the pond water. It has to be poured and dried in 1/8" layers - not ideal but it's what I've found that works :)

The "water" will dry clear. I'll probably swirl some color into the medium during a later pour.

Thanks for looking! Next time, finalizing the pond and installing the hexagonal windows.

Saturday, March 30, 2013 1 comments

Tutorial: Fairy House Tree Pt. 14

Today I added new blossoms to the tree. They are handmade paper flowers I purchased on Ebay. I tore off some petals to make smaller flowers to mix in.

The paper flowers look kind of stiff and unnatural initially.

I painted all the flowers with Polycrylic and smushed them a bit for a much more natural look.

I painted some mossy green areas throughout the sculpture.

Next, I sealed the entire piece with Polycrylic for a strong finish and deep color.

Finally it's time to remove the masking tape from the window. 

I love the view out the window from inside...

Final root cellar all painted and sealed...

There are some pink petals on the ground beneath the tree...

Not much left now! Next time, a few more architectural details and pouring the pond. I've lost the window inserts for the two hex windows so I'll need to figure out something there, too. :)

Thanks for visiting! Tori

Sunday, March 24, 2013 1 comments

Tutorial: Fairy House Tree Pt. 13

♥ I added another layer of stain, some landscaping and moss.

Then, I smoothed the final clay to level the floors, finish the roof and add landscaping.

I glued some wee stones into the landscape. See the tiny footprints?

I added another layer of stain to the trunk to differentiate it from the bonsai. I used this warm brown Golden Oak color...

I added stain with brushes and a piece of t-shirt.

I added some mossy bits using white glue.

I used this this sheet moss by scraping bits off.

I placed moss under the tree branches and into the bunny burrow.

Moss now highlights the root cellar, sunflower garden, facade and chandelier...

Thx for visiting! Next time: more paint and sealing the sculpture.