Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fairy switch plate

This is the Before Light switch.
I thought I should change it up!
So I bought a wooden plate cover that I could make over!
Painted it white.
Drew an idea then I pencil sketched it on.
Painted the sky
Then painted the leaves. Then the wings.
Then the skin, hair, and flowers.
When the paint was dry I added details with a pen.
To make sure the plate is not dull or the somewhat protect it I like to put on a top coat.
This top coat has glitter in it! Fairies need to sparkle!
drying
Here it is on the wall! Hurray!

Hopefully the girls will enjoy it!

10 comments:

Annie Carie said...

That's so cut d-lyn!

Lorajean said...

I love this!!! It is really awesome! your illustration looks really awesome!

mer said...

so cute dlyn! i think you should paint the switches white as there is already paint on them anyway. use spray paint and it will come out better.

D-lyn said...

Actually I am going to spray paint the switches.
Thanks you guys! I was inspired by the flower fairy illustrator Cicely Mary Barker. I love her fairies!

Cocoa said...

This is an ingenious idea! The fairies are so darling. Sometimes I wish my girls were a little more girly in their decorating taste. I kinda get sick of horses and cowgirls.

Thanks for leaving your kind comment on my rain and puddles post. I had to laugh about being added to your blog list. I've secretly been reading your blog on my Google Reader for a couple of months. Pretty bad I haven't really stopped to comment.

Andrea said...

I made it to step 2, the rest is beyond my skill level! You have some lucky girls!

D-lyn said...

Thanks Andrea
but... I saw your boys room pics and I know you could give it a go with your own color scheme and it would be awesome!
here is her awesome painting!
http://keepingupwiththekunzs.blogspot.com/2008/05/while-boys-are-away-girls-will.html

Daphne said...

WOW!~ That is BEAUTIFUL! I wish I could do that! That's really amazing!

Amber said...

You are so talented! L is a luck guy to have such a resourceful wife.

cally said...

I love this! Sell them...seriously. It is so cute. I'm going to try it, unless you make a cool vintage bunny flowery spring kinda one for sale first, then I'll just buy yours.

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