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!
Here it is on the wall! Hurray!

Hopefully the girls will enjoy it!


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!

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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