Fairy by Karine Gagnon

Dear crafty friends,
I’m here today to share with you a step by step photo tutorial. I decided to create a canvas. Here it is.

I was inspired by the moodboard from Mixed Media & Art. Since I received my DT package, I had this idea of creating a fairy project because of one of the images on the bottom left corner of the Knotty paper. To me, it looks like a little fairy house. Let me walk you through my process.


Step one:
I chose an 8×10 canvas. I applied some 3D Matte Gel through the Soulmates Squares stencil and dried everything with my heat tool.


Step 2:
I applied my first layer of color using the green paste from the Military Rust Paste set and a Stencil brush. I used some water here and there to make a variation in color.


Step 3:
Second layer of color, using the yellow paste, also from the Military Rust Paste set. This time, I applied it with a palet knife.


Step 4:
Adding yet another color. This time, I selected Jade Impasto Paint and applied it with a brush.


Step 5:
Another color for highlight: Green Apple Impasto Paint, applied with a palet knife.


Step 6:
It was very intense, so I decided to apply a mixture of Texture Paste White Sand and White Gesso through the Dreamscapes Geometry stencil. I love the texture added and the white just tone down the colors.


Step 7:
I stamped a butterfly and a ladybug from the Garden Party Clear Stamps set and fussy cut them. I painted a light coat of green paste on my butterfly to match with my fairy (you’ll see later). I also fussy cut a few images from the Garden Party Knotty paper.


Step 8:
I’m building my composition with pieces of the Knotty.


Step 9:
I’m beginning to add layers with chipboards and cut pieces.


Step 10:
Adding rope, burlap, lace and Prima flowers, along with my little fairy house die-cut and my «fairy». Have you noticed that I used my stamped butterfly as her wings?


Step 11:
I’ve added some gold flower lace from Prima and my cut out butterflies and fly. I also added some Melange Art Pebbles.


Step 13:
Adding my favorite finishing touches: Die-cut Elements, Element Stickers and Word Stickers from the Garden Party collection.


Step 14:
Some Art Stones, Mega Art Stones, Micro Beads and flakes, just for added texture.


Step 15:
I stamped just a little bit on my background with the text stamp from the Garden Party Clear Stamps set and black Archival Ink.


And voilà! A few close-ups!

I really hope you like my project. Have a nice day. Karine xx

7 Dots Studio supplies:

Products List:
Garden Party – Die Cut Elements 6×12
Garden Party – Element Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Geometry Stencil
Garden Party – Word Stickers 6×12
Garden Party – Clear Stamps
Soulmates – Squares Stencil
Garden Party – Knotty