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Friday, September 7, 2012

Mixed Media Faery School Tutorial!

Hello All!
I wanted to give you all a gift for the new year.
So these past few days I have been working on the first of 3 videos to create a Mixed Media Faery School.

I made one earlier this year and posted about it. You can see it here.

In video #1, I demonstrate how to make the inside and outside of the school from a shoebox. The second video will be making Faeries and the 3rd will be creating the furniture and accessories. This is so much fun! All videos will be done withing 2 weeks, so if you want to make one you will have all 3 videos to watch very soon.

For me, the most exciting part of creating something like this is using my imagination to plan what the school should look like, what the faeries should wear, and what kind of things they would do in school. It is like telling a story, and I love to tell stories!

You can make the exact same one as mine with the notes I have written out. I share everything I used to make it. I did use a number of digi sheets from Paperwhimsy, and a scrapbook sheet from 7gypsies as well. The rest you can pretty much find at your own home. If you click on the link you can download a set of instructions and supplies.

Download Here

A word about PaperWhimsy....I mention them so often, it is because they have the most amazing images available: women, children, faeries, botanical, butterflies, birds, whimsical images, backgrounds, digi images..... They are crisp and clear and the variety is endless. They also are owned and created by absolutely amazing people. Paperwhimsy has an online forum as well, where you can meet other artists and share in swaps and projects. It is a really fun place to be. Paperwhimsy was the first place I found when I got "online" a couple years ago.

You can also, of course, make the school and accessories from papers, images and paints, scrap bits of wood.... you already have.
You could use dictionary or phone book paper, old cards, images from a magazine....photo copies of your own vintage ladies and children....there are no limits here!
Create an entirely different looking school! I would love to see that too.

What a fun project for the faery lover in you, for you and your daughters, and granddaughters....and boys too of course!

If you create one and would like to share, I would love to see what you have created and I will post it on my site to share with my wonderful visitors! Yea!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


sharon said...

Wow Terri...this is beautiful! You have the patience of a saint, with all that gorgeous detail, and planning! Your craftsmanship is amazing! It is a thing of beauty, and magical!

Ms. said...

Your generosity is so encouraging. Really you have delighted many I'm sure! Through a friend the first tutorial was sent to two charming children on the west coast, and the response flew back immediately..."This is SO cool!"

Unknown said...

Aww Terri you are just too sweet and generous, I may make one for my Granddaughter who is 6 as we even build fairy houses, temporary ones at the park with twigs and leaves, moss ect. We always wonder how long they will last after we leave, not long I imagine but I never tell Chloe that:) What fun!! Hugs and good to see you feeling well. Marilou xoxo

Claudia said...

I love your Faery School. I remember your earlier video and I found the directions clear and so helpful. Thanks so much, Terri!


HI! I'm Tabitha said...

terri that is an amazing piece...i will have to make this with my lil missy for sure..hugs

Victoria said...

Hi Terri..Magnificent..I am always a fan of all your faery creations..this is stunning and so very magical! You are so talented and your enchanting spirit shines through all that you do!! Fabulous!! Shine on!
PS:(Such a sweet puppy!)
PSS: I am still so smitten with the doll you shared last week..amazing!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...


Zaa said...

Your fairy house are so lovely ..They remind me of the ones I saw in the London market place...

People from the UK really believe in fairies . They're always creating sweet twig and moss thatched fairy houses...

I'm so excited to see that you're having a fairy school tutorial ... I'll be there sprinkling the fairy dust around ( Twinkle, twinkle)...Hugs

Becky Voth said...

Too fun! I have been wanting to create a Faery garden with my daughter, so maybe we'll do this together! Simply lovely!!

Christine LeFever said...

I am one of the very lucky ones who has already made one such wonderful faery school house and as I type right now I am deliberately listening to Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite, specifically In The Hall Of The Mountain King! This music is in honor of your enchanting talent and generosity.



Dorthe said...

Dear Terri,
you are a very sweet and generous friend,-so very kind of you to make all of us such a gift.
I would love to make one for my Mathilde ( 5)- and will go download all of your great videos when they are here.
Your house is adorable, and so filled with lovely little accents.
Thankyou, Terri.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh how fun! Thank you so much for doing this for us! I like to use my imagination with the little fairies!

Melanie said...

The more I read your blog the more I fall in love with it.I am so happy to have found it and really enjoy your creative energy. This little fairie school is lovely !
I love the moss covered roof.

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