Captured Fairy

I found this little fairy prancing through the garden yesterday. She was enjoying our cooler weather, and I think she was confused that summer may be over here in Texas.

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Garden Fairy

Now that we’ve had some fun, how about some details. I have been loving the new Enchanted Harvest collection from Bo Bunny. I usually see fairies for spring and sometimes Christmas, but I can’t recall a collection that included them for autumn. It is so fun and adorable!

For this project, I started with a plain wooden candlestick for the base and an empty tin (that used to be full of Prima flowers).

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Garden Fairy

I applied a base of white gesso to both pieces, and layered on copper and green paints to create a patina. I added some of the new Prima crackle effects, but I really was not impressed with the small amount of crackle they produced. I added some Tim Holtz Distress Paint in antiqued bronze for highlights.

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Garden Fairy

I created a little garden scene for my fairy with moss, a piece of picket fence, dried flowers, spun cotton mushrooms, and paper cut-outs (from the Bo Bunny collection).

The top features some beautiful autumn-hued leaves from my collection (most likely Prima), a few mini sunflowers (that I just happened to pick up at a yard sale that day!), and more cut-outs from the same Bo Bunny collection, which I glittered and attached with copper jewelry wire.

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Garden Fairy

This has been one of my projects, ever. I love the color effects on the tin that I was able to get with simple craft paint. I know I’ll be doing more of these projects!

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Garden Fairy

I’ll set her free once fall does arrive here in Texas, but for now, I’m enjoying her company.



2 comments to Captured Fairy

  • Audrey Pettit  says:

    Omgosh, how absolutely brilliant this is, Erica! Super creative recycling and such a gorgeous assemblage! I love it!

  • Nancy  says:

    This is just beautiful! Amazing colors and composition!
    Thanks for sharing it!


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