19 avril 2009

fairy of a weekend : Reddishae

Ive been having a very relaxed weekend so Ive been sculpting off course hihih ... I wanted to capture the short but joyfull and relaxed feeling you only get on a free weekend into one fairy creation .. i dont know if I really did succeeded in this but Im happy with my new fairy called Reddishae ..I have absolutely no clue what the name means but who cares , it just sounds nice hihih ...and rimes with the "red" , the color I used for this fairy ...get it , get it ?? hihihih To make a fairy in one weekend also means I... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2009

My expo adventure at Trolls & Legends 2009

I was very happy and excited I could  be a part of the Fantasy Festival TROLLS & LEGENDS  this weekend ... it was a magical and succesfull weekend !! I exposed my fairies together with my friend Martine . She exposed her gnomes and gourd art (http://users.skynet.be/gnomes/pages/photos.html ). We are both faerie artists and friends for life !!! I've also had the privilege to meet and speak to the legendary Wendy Froud !!! She is a very talented artist with a heart of gold . She got to see my work and I got... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2009

Eden's Garden

I once imagined a fairy dwelling in the most beautiful garden there is ..the mytical garden of Eden ... I started by making the fairy's upper body part... Then got to the lower part which I made out of air drying clay .... ..then I painted the eyes with gouache (olive green color) and gave her a dress made out of polymer clay combined with white lace ... ... Afterwards I added the arms ,  baked the fairy for the last time and after cooling down I added the hair ... The fairy is ready ....Now I... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2009

How to use old & crumbly polymer clay

Yes, it's true , after being stocked for quiet some time but not baked yet , polymer clay becomes hard and crumbly and becomes very difficult to use . So I would like to share with you my trick of how the make old polymer clay usefull again ,making advantage of the crumbly texture ... 1. Take a piece of old hard clay ( I used the red metallic color ) and a piece of SOFT fimo in a contrasting color (white is a very good choice ) 2. Put the crumbled clay inside the soft one and start mixing very carefull and not too... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2009

I got an award !!!

helllo Im so proud to announce that my blog has been given the "proximidade" award  . Thank you sooo much , Sprite (http://spritebites-brokenplanet.blogspot.com/) ! The blog who recieves this award invests and believes in the proximity –nearness in space , time and relationships. Thse blog are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement ! The description of this award is as follows : «  our hope is... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2009

Its all about the eyes ...

When I started to make my fairies, I used rocaille beads as eyes .  These beads were easy to get (in any craft of jewely making store) , available in lots of colors , heat resistant , cheap and easy to use but only for very tiny creations ... Soon I started to make bigger creations and I also wanted a more " real like"  look so I searched for other alternatives ... The glass (handblown and painted ) and acryl eyes are "ready made" eyes  and are really awesome because they look soo real... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2009

Welcome to my blog !!!

Hello, Welcome to the blog about the story behind the making of my fantasy & faerie creations and other creative occupations in between two sculpts . Im a self taught "artist" living in Brussels (Belgium ) , I do speak french , dutch , english and spanish and Ive always been very creative (playing music , drawing pictures , crafting ,...) and since 2005 I found a way to combine my creativity with my love for the faerie world (even if I havent seen a fairy with my own eyes , I really do believe in it and I see... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2009

WIP fairy "Magenta "

As you can see , Im sculpting at high speed lately hihih ... My expo is coming up very soon ( 11 & 12 april ) so Im a bit stressy and trying to make as much beautiful creations as possible . Reminds me I still need to finish my big witch ppff...hiihihih She's a full sculpt made of fimo clay (the socks too) .the black hair is made of plugs of black viscose ...and this time I used a magenta acryl paint . She wasnt getting any extra dressing , but I didnt like her provocative look with the showing... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2009

Free wallpaper featuring my art !!

To download this free beautiful pc wallpaper offered by Belgian Doll Artist and featuring my art : http://www.belgiandollartists.com/wallpaper.html
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19 mars 2009

My love for gouache paint ...

I guess I my must be the only fairy doll maker who paints a  lot with gouache paint !!! I use the jars from Talens which are available in lots of colors , and availble in most local craft stores (in Belgium anyway ) and are not that expensice BUT remember it is not a permanent paint (not fixing and not waterproof!!)  and thats maybe why doll makers dont use it .... well, their loss because working with this kind of paint allows me to create nice colors shades , and being water based like aquarel  , the... [Lire la suite]
Posté par nathanna à 17:54 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]