Monday, March 7, 2022

Fairy House- Two Lawn Fawn Platform Pop-ups Combined For A Shadow Box Effect

 

Lately, I've had time on my hands and am so very thankful for a hobby that I love.  It's even better when my creative mind is actually working.  I've got more ideas than I have time and energy, but this one just wouldn't let me ignore it. I knew I wanted to try and create the Platform Pop-Up from Lawn Fawn into a top and bottom finished piece.  I just didn't expect it to turn out this awesome.  I made a Pop-up with this woodgrain cardstock from Envelopes.com (see picture below) and it got me thinking a scene in-between two of them would look so cool. 

 Cue the inspiration.  Granted I was thinking simpler and not quiet as tall with maybe bugs on branches, squirrels getting ready for winter, or even mice in the kitchen. Gnome homes popped in my head and then OH FAIRIES!  So I searched Pinterest for fairy house art and found inspiration in an image that was more enchanted forest with lanterns and that was the spark I needed to piece together this "card".

If you're interested in the process watch the YouTube video. (Still not loving voice over, but I don't know how else to explain it without it.😅) And it's more of a have to see it to understand as I don't think I could type out the step by step. It was a 6 hour process from start to finish.

Products Used...

All stamps and Die-cuts are from Lawn Fawn

Stamps: Fairy Friends, Unicorn Picnic, A Bug Deal

Die-cuts: Platform Pop-up, Easter Basket, Stitched Pumpkin Outline, Mushroom Border, Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders

Build a House Die-cut Sets: Mushroom House, Pumpkin House, Birdhouse, Castle


Inks; VersaMark, Lawn Fawn Jet Black, Distress Ink in Walnut Stain and Tea Dye, Distress Oxide Ink in Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Black Soot

Embossing Powder: Nuvo Pearl Luster 

Paper and Acetate: Woodgrain cardstock in Oak 111LB. Embossed Cover from Envelopes.com, Xpress Cardstock, Pear Green CTMH, Craft Plastic (amazon), Acetate (transparency from Amazon)


Adhesives: Score Tape in 1/8", 1/4", 1" and Glitter Art Glue
Ohuhu Fine Nib Alcohol Markers:

Browns-98,92,102

Blue-71,69,BG5 (Blue Grey 5, not Dolphin Blue)

Purple-73,173 using tip to tip to blend

Green-54,46,47 and 47,48 (note-large leaves were colored before and in my colored images I think they were with the same color combos, but I'm unsure exactly.)

Yellow- 49,45, 121

Red-1,2,3,5 and 15,14

Grey- NG8, NG7,NG5,NG3, and NG1 (just on the die-cut pieces)

Skin Tones- used only one color per image and then going over after the first layer was try to add in shadow, 6 for the cheek color- 130,121,102

Wings- Used the Pastel brush/fine tip for these- MG020 and YG040


Other- Spectrum Sparkle brush pen and Unicorn Stickles

Finished Card stands at 7"x about 4".  Lays flat at 8 1/8" x 5 5/16". Should fit in an A6 or half sheet of paper envelope.

If you made it this far, I'm impressed.  Thanks for sticking with me and seeing this brainchild come to life. I love when my imagination can actually come to fruitation.  This one turned out way better than I could have imagined.  I'm in love and don't think this one is going anywhere soon.  It's one of those pieces of art that I won't be ready to part with for a long while if ever.  Of course the next double platform pop-up will probably be made with someone in mind so it'll be easier to part with.

Keep getting inky,
Jaime
 

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