Love Lives Here - A Sweetheart Fairy Shrine

Over in the Unruly PaperArts Facebook Group our members are always sharing their wonderful art and for many months now I have been enjoying and admiring the wonderful collage and assemblage work of Diana D Darden and was inspired to buy and create my very own SweetHeart Fairy Shrine.

The Fairies are available from the Retro Art Cafe and are a pre-cut Masonite kit which you simply need to assemble and decorate as desired.  So for this project I decided to put my DecoArt Mixed Media Products through their paces.

I wanted this fairy to be a center piece of my spiritual altar/meditation space and a reminder that love - the giving of love and receiving of love is the main ingredient to being happy.  As the saying goes - Do All Things with Love.  So I started by painting her Green (color of heart chakra) with Veridian Fluid Acrylic from DecoArt.  I then decorated her body and wings with a scrap piece from a Gelli Print and her main body (the heart) with a piece I created using stencils and my Pan Pastels.  Again all the colors of my chosen papers were predominately green.

I also purchased from Retro Art Cafe the collage heads and I chose one that was rather Angelic Looking.  To the Wings I then added some English Red Oxide DecoArt Antiquing Cream.  All around my edges and sides I used the Iced Expresso Metallic Lustre also from DecoArt.

A Black Posca Paint Pen added some outlines and definition to her and to finish the body I embellished further with a heart covered with Red Kindy Glitz, Words cut from a Postcard, a strip of small clear gemstones and a red rose.

The finishing touch was to add a small house image (cut from a scrap piece of Echo Park Paper) to the shrine cavity and embed it under a glass like finish using DecoArt Liquid Glass.


Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Danielle!

Julie Ann Lee said...

I think this is really beautiful, Danie. I love RCAG products, but the postage from the US to the UK is always so high that I have to save up for their lovely things.

Julie Short said...

Your fairy shrine is love Danie! The colour combination sings!

Mary Ann Potter said...

This is so cool, so unique. I did a little beach shrine a few years ago. It just may be time to do another.

Michele said...

stunningly beautiful! you nailed it! i'm also a diana darden fan! xo