Thursday, July 9, 2015

Faerie Folk

I have not been arting as much lately and I was feeling a bit rusty as I sat down to work in Sue's "Faerie Folk" book this month.  I went through so many different ideas of what to do for Sue.  She likes dark themes (her instructions say "No Disney please"), so I wanted to feature a nymph or fairy that was more mysterious, haunting.

The other thing I did was to take Sue's name and run it through the Fairy Name Generator.  This is an on-line tool that creates your very own personalized fairy name.  Sue's name was Briar Beamfrost.  I immediately liked the images that this name brought to my mind.

I found this ethereal image of a fairy and knew she would be the perfect Briar Beamfrost!  When I found her, she only had one set of wings.  I had to fix that.  For my spread, I gave her four sets of transparent periwinkle wings!  Can a fairy ever have too many wings?

I chose to copy the image onto vellum before placing it into her book.  I love how the text shows through yet doesn't detract from the image.  My extra sets of wings are also printed and cut out from vellum to create a 3-D effect.  Glitter glue painted onto the vellum wings was the perfect addition.  I think her wings look so real--almost like a dragonfly! 


  1. I love how you always add a three dimensional element to your pages. Very creative:)
    This page is so pretty, her wings look so delicate.

  2. Oh those wings are so pretty!! See you in a week!!