Saturday, October 23, 2010

NEW Itty Bitty Fairies and Faeologist's Display Captured Fairies

I had a blast making these little characters! The hand crafted cages are distressed with Liver Of Sulphur and rubbed to a vintage appearance. I displayed them from a wooden hand which is the approximate size of a real hand; they are Itty Bitty Fae for sure! I include a gift box for the little sprites for the Fae collector...hehe
I added a copper tag displaying the date of discovery. They are a charming ornament added to any prim tree OR hide them deeply in the Christmas tree and make a special prize available to its finder...like the traditional pickle!
I add vintage linen tags with my signature to the top...it makes them look a little Frenchy to me...not sure why.
I created the footed displays to be a more formal Faeologist's Laboratory display. Drawing from my experience with antiques I chose black with greenish wash in the crevices. I remember this combination from my memory bank...somewhere.I like to maintain a vintage quality appeal so each cage is fasten to the book print Masonite base with little brass screw. I only made a few of these...I'm off to work on Christmas stockings.
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Love, Lenae

6 comments:

Len said...

They look great. I like the way that you distressed the bases of the large pieces. I also appreciate that the copper cages have been distressed with Liver Of Sulphur. It is those little extra details that separate your work from everyone else.

MaygreenFairies said...

Ohhhh Lenae, I love, love, love your work! I want to get so much more to showcase on my Christmas Stall as I know they would go down a treat but I'm waiting for some funds to come through before I can order anything and I'm not sure they'll be through in time :-( But you can be sure I'll be back as soon as I can to grab me some of these little lovelies. Hugs, Mandy x

Rita said...

They are beautiful and perfect gift for Chrstmas Lenae. Have a wonderful Sunday. Rita mammabellarte

Diane said...

They're fabulous, Lenea! And just the name of what you aged them with..."liver of sulphur" sounds like something creepy for Halloween! Like something witches would add to a brew! ;-)
Hugs,
Diane

sunnisandy said...

Lenae I love them the Itty bitty's, they are beautiful. Your work is so amazing! Sandy

Michelle Palmer said...

They are the dearest... and I think they would bring even more little friends to ANY prim tree~
Wishing you all the best!
Michelle

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