Winter Fairy House

Today I’m going to show you a step by step of how I made my Fairy house, using the Fairy house kit from Powertex as we all love a bit of magic and fantasy.
I hope you find it easy to follow and have fun, making your very own.
This is the kit that I used.



First I set about placing, so I had an idea of what I was going to achieve.
I painted the fairy house in black Powertex.
I then chose some material from my stash and dipped in the BlackPowertex and laid over my roof and then dried it.
I then decided to add some texture to the base of the Fairy house,

using the 3D Sand balls.

I then decided to use the Powertex ,Paperdecoration for my main texture. This is a really lovely texture as once saturated with the Powertex it stretches and makes a really nice texture.
I next set about making some texture for my Fairy door and I used the same method as above with the 3D sand and Black Powertex, only I added more to make a kind of paste. I then used a palette knife to smooth it on the door and ran a crochet hook in lines to give it a wood effect, let it dry.
I also added some of the lace from the kit, to under the roof, to add extra texture.
In the next three photos, whilst the door was drying I started to decorate three of the toadstools from the kit. Again I used  3D Sand for the texture and this time, some red Powertex.
I did two layers with the red Powertex and 3D sand to add some depth and I painted the stalks with Ivory Powertex.
I then used some Mocha pigment and dragged it through the wet Ivory Powertex, to create lines, making my Toadstools look more lifelike.
I then wanted to incorporate the stencil onto my Fairy house but the Paperdecoration was too textured if you like, so I had to find a way to get the stencil to work. I came up with the idea of laying down some masking tape, to make a smoother surface, to add the stencil. To create the texture to add to the stencil, yep, you guessed it I used the 3D Sand and Black Powertex to form a paste and palette over the stencil. I then dried it with my trusty hairdryer, as I did not want to smudge the text.
I then added my windows and chosen embellishments and painted with black Powertex and dried.
I already had a colour theme and chose these Pigment colours and began to dry brush onto my fairy house. The beauty of this technique is if you don’t like it, you can change your mind and re-do it!
And here is the end result.



These are the bits I had left, along with some lace, which I know I will definitely use in another Powertex project.
I really enjoyed making this kit and I hope to see all the Fairy houses you create.
Feel free to share them on the Powertex Addicts page on Facebook.
Laters Powertexers

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If you go down to the woods today
You could spy some fairies who’ve come out to play
They live in this house that is hidden by trees
So if you should see them step quietly please
They’re ever so naughty, but also quite shy
So watch for a moment, and then walk on by

The first step in creating my Fairy House was to set out a very basic design from which to work from.

I made the decision right from the start, that the fairies who live here are rather mischievious, the kind of fairies who would rather be out having fun, than at home keeping things neat and tidy.
So I deliberately mixed things up a bit.
I put my door at a slightly wonky angle.  And made sure that my lace curtains looked a bit tattered and grubby.
The base colour of the house is done in black powertex.  I knew that I was going to be putting the curtains underneath the circular windows, so I painted those first and set them aside to dry.

I chose to add the words ‘I dream’ from the Vincent Van Gogh stencil quotes available from the Powertex Uk website.  I like to  think that Mr Van Gogh would approve of  slightly messy fairies borrowing a few of his dreams.

I mixed up some Powertex Easy Structure together with a small amount of 3D Sand and scraped over my chosen words with a pallet knife.  (Top Tip – clean this off immediately afterwards or you will end up with a messy stencil like my one!)

I  added lots of gorgeous mixed media charms and flowers from one of the packs available from Powertex UK.  Alongside as these I also added a few of my own spider embellishments from my magpie’s treasure trove of costume jewellery picked up from various charity shops on my travels.

 These are nice spiders though, and on very good terms with the resident fairies.

I wanted the roof to look kind of thatched and ramshackle so initially I tore off a flower from a Powertex UK rice paper, and adhered this on using powertex varnish.  I then used some natural paperdec torn into strands and soaked in transparent powertex to give the appearance of thatching.



To give a magical shimmer to the whole thing, the colours I used were the interference powder colours mixed with the varnish.  These look almost pale white when they are in their tubs, but when mixed with the varnish turn into the most luminous pearly colours.  Beautiful.
The lace curtains, once messed up a bit, were also soaked in transparent powertex before putting them in their place, with the windows placed on top.  I then used a small brush to add some yellow and orange powercolor to give the effect of a cozy glow inside the house.


The final touches were some gem stones on the mushrooms, and some dried moss I had soaked in transparent powertex to give a real deep in the woods effect.
If you look very carefully, you might just spy a few fairies on the footage below


Why not have a go yourself?

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