I've had these resin and terra cotta pieces for a fairy garden for a year or so. It's time to give them some magic!
Thank goodness it's Creative Friday because today it's their turn out of the product stash.
First up is this cutie.
The dogs got a hold of her back when they were puppies. They chewed off her wings and Mr. Toad's foot. Poor thing. And they are drab resin grey. Let's see...I have some oil paint left over from a painting. Wonder if it will stick? Yes, it does so I painted her and Mr. Toad.
However, the little fairy still needs wings. A trip to the craft store turned up some pretty butterflies.
The body pulled off easily and with a dab of E6000 glue, she now has pretty wings! And she's no longer grey!
This sweet dragon is getting color added to him. Shhh, don't wake him!
Here he is with his wings and back ridges painted.
This candle holder I found at the thrift store is also getting painted. There's lots of detail on this piece so it's taking awhile but it promises to be pretty! And I'm adding something to the top that makes it even more whimsical.
This little one is also missing her wings - I need find something to use - but she'll get her wings back! Her flower crown and dress need paint and I will be done with her.
Mr. Fox was printed from my daughter's 3D printer...how cool is that? But pink won't do - he will soon be fox colored.
A terra cotta gnome was repainted after his original coat flaked off. I also antiqued him so the details show up better. Love his little blue bird!
And this ceramic gnome and mouse are waiting their turn under the brush as well. I can't tell you how long I've had him...years. Poor thing. He's been patiently waiting for me to give him some magic!
And let's not forget the cute mushroom house I got from Thrift Store Addiction. A coat of red on the roof is the start of this makeover! The flowers around the doors will also get painted.
I'll admit the oil paint takes longer to dry than the acrylic. And I have to use tiny brushes for most of the pieces. It takes patience and a steady hand. But steadily I'm adding the magic to my sweet fairy figures.
All figures will get a coat of clear sealant to protect them. And then the real fun will begin. My old wagon will hold the fairy garden. (There might even be a castle! )
So with a little bit of paint, magic is added to the fairy figures.
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