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Monday, September 5, 2011
Finished Pumpkin Fairy
Back from the NIADA conference and finally had some time to finish my Pumpkin Fairy. I painted all the pieces and antiqued them with Min Wax Gel Stain, aged oak color. I made the crown from paperclay, stamped it, base coated with Deco Art black pearl and then added some silver Gilder's paste to give it a metallic look. I used Duncan Super Matte to seal the face and added just a touch of ultra fine glitter. As Christy recommended, I added a very tiny 3ss Swarovski AB crystal to the hi-light in her right eye. Christy said it's a secret she learned from German toy makers. I love the sparkle it adds to the eye.
I made her cape from a great fabric I found at JoAnns...it looks like spider webbing, and finished her off with silk wings, wired Halloween ribbbon and a sparkling wand.