I’ve decided that it’s Feathered Fairy Dress Wednesday today, so I’m giving you a selection of Fairy Dresses to add to your virtual wardrobe! So no complaining that you’ve got nothing to wear!
The bottom half of the dresses are made from dyed feathers and the bodices are all cut by hand using a selection of different coloured mirror cards.
So .. choose your dress, slip it on and we’ll all meet outside at 4pm today . . . then all we need is faith, trust and a little bit of Fairy Dust!
The backgrounds to the cards are all embossed – sadly the camera didn’t pick that detail up. (apologies for the photographs. I’m useless with a camera!)
Wishing you a bright, cheer filled, contented day! love ~
Author: The Art of Cobwebs - aka:- thecobweboriumemporium
I live in a wee little cottage in the South of England, aptly called Cobweb Cottage. This little dwelling really is a cobweb factory. Not inside (well, occasionally) - but outside - flipping heck!
This information should give you a clue as to why my blog is called The Art of Cobwebs aka: The Cobweborium Emporium.
I've been arty and crafty from a very young age, and although my crafts have sometimes turned a corner and taken me in another direction, I've always crafted in some way, shape or form.
One day, in the blink of an eye, life changed somewhat for me and the consequences were many. I had to find a new way of being 'artistic'.
Card making; scrap-booking; producing ATC's and ACEO's; needle felting; Polymer clay; painting- but in a more relaxed style than I had before, and sewing, - are all things which I visit, as and when life allows.
I've fairy recently become a Textile Artist and am enjoying this new creative outlet very much as it offers me so much scope for letting my imagination run through a grassy field and feel the wind in my hair - (mentally, of course).
I love to create. To make things. I truthfully believe that the best gifts in the world are those in which you've given your time, rather than your cash.
Thank you so much for visiting. Please visit my blog (link below) and have a look around. I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy, even if it's only a handful of jokes! (yes, seriously - there really are jokes!)
Wishing you a truly blessed rest of your day! ~ Cobs. <3
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2 thoughts on “Feathered Fairy Dresses – all hand made.”
Hi,I am loving your blog so gifted!!!! This is a dream come true a beautiful fairy blogger too yeyyyy!Could you please tell me exactly how you make all your organza type fairy wings and also your fairy dust bottle in a card gorgeous and unique….where do I get that fairy card stock so very pretty.This is my first visit to your blog and it is amazing.I look forward to lots of fairy magic.Thankyou xx
Hello Leslee, how lovely to meet you. 😀
Thank you for your comment and questions. I’ll answer them one by one:
Fairy Wings: Those can be made in a variety of ways – you can make a wire ‘frame’ type of thing, using a lighter weight of wire and bending it into the shape you require – but remember to make a mirror image of the shape so that you have a ‘pair’ of wings.
After making this – you can make the more ‘solid’ part of the wings from many things –
crystal organza works well, and because it’s crystal, it gives the wings a twinkle.
Or you could even use crepe paper – and because it’s got a little stretch to it, it’s more forgiving and will wrap and glue around your wire a little more easily.
But .. you can also use feathers. You could use just one feather per wing – depending on the look you want to give to your wings, and also depending on the size of the feathers themselves.
If you’re already a crafter and confident you could try your hand at using Angelina hot fix Fibres –
or try making some from Acetate – it gives such a pretty result and can ‘wow’ on-lookers.
OR … you could use Nylon – like in tights – stretched over the wire frame I suggested earlier – only instead of simply leaving it there, you could apply paint directly to the nylon and ‘decorate’ the wings and make them look the way you want them to look. You could paint them with dots, lines, rainbows, flowers … the only limit to how they look is your imagination.
With regard to the cardstock I used – I use many and varied – and will hang on to bits of left-overs for years – but I’m actually not sure where I got that little bit of cardstock from. I had it for ages in my stash, and can’t remember buying it, so I think it perhaps was either given to me in a craft swap from another crafter, or maybe it was a something I cut from a magazine – or an advertising feature of some sort, which caught my eye and I saved for inspiration. (I’m like a little magpie. I will squirrel bits of this and that away, with the thought that it might come in useful for something, at some point!).
I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful with that one. But there are tons of Fairy type papers out there which would do the same job. You could even have a look at wrapping papers. I have some incredible wrapping papers which are fairy themed and meant to be used to wrap presents – but they’re way too beautiful to wrap a gift in and I use them in crafting instead.
It’s lovely to ‘meet’ you Leslee, and I hope you’ll become a frequent visitor. Thank you for your comment and questions. Hope I’ve helped in some ways. ~ Cobs. x