Monday, 7 March 2011

Back to my childhood:0)

Hello and a warm welcome, I had a very crafty day today and finally got around to decorating this little hinged wooden icon!


To begin, I started painting in acrylic paint and used the cracking technique, you know the one where you paint with PVA after the first coat and then paint again, over the glue and it all cracks. Pretty soon I abandoned that idea and started again, it just wasn't working the way I wanted it to. So.........fairly recently I found some beautiful fairy images. These were a freebie from Magic moonlight

They may be by Edmond Dulac but I could be wrong.   I just think they are wonderful and this afternoon I was in a little dream world, back to my childhood when I'd read fairy stories in books illustrated by him.
There is a site dedicated to some of his work Edmond Dulac If you're interested, click on his name and be whisked off to an adventure with his magical illustrations.
After all that they probably aren't by him anyway:0)
Edited to add, I've been enlightened about the origin of the fantastic Fairie pictures. They are by John Atkinson Grimshaw, Thanks to  Sylvia at POPPY'S PAPERCRAFT PATCH 
You 're a star my friend thank you so much:0) xxx 
 Well, the light's better now than last night, in fact it's a beautiful day, hope you're having the best of days :0) xxx

20 comments:

Virág Éva said...

Beautiful!!!

Dotty Jo said...

This is just stunning! Jo x

Dotty Jo said...

Me again, sorry to leave two comments but I have to thank you for the info about Edmond Dulac. About 15 years ago I was given a framed picture of sleeping beauty. It was obviously a page from a book, but there wasn't any information about the painter/illustrator. The picture on your icon reminded me of that picture so I followed the link... and the mystery was solved! THANK YOU! Jo x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Jo, happy to help, thanks for the lovely comments:0) xxx

Magic Moonlight said...

Beautiful Art ! I love fairies and Fairy doors! and this is like a door to a fairy land! Lovely, Thank-you for the link!

Linda R. said...

OH WOW!! This is one fabulous creation. I just love it.. I just love those fairies you used..

Hope you are enjoying your day my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Netty said...

So beautiful and dreamlike. Love this loads my friend. Annette x

Eileen said...

Fab work MC .... you are a very clever lady .... I like it a LOT!! You are also a star to keep leaving me such lovely comments ....I'll be back soon xxxx

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, this is a stunning piece of mixed media art! It's absolutely gorgeous. I clicked on the photos to have a closer look and I couldn't stop staring. I just love it!

Tracey said...

Wow this piece is so very ethereal, the images are perfect and I agree they transport you back to childhood and wonderful memories of those treasured books, thankyou for sharing xxx

Pops x said...

Stunning work sweetie, big hugs Pops x x x

Christine B. said...

Hi Annette this is beautiful I love the fairies you have used. It's a lovely keepsake. I love fairy images.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind thoughts. I'm feeling a bit better. My Sons finding it very rough coming home again and not seeing Maddison every day. But Maddison seems to be ok and she had a lovely birthday with us. She's coming to stay Friday night so she can see more of her Dad. Take care. love and Hugs ChrisB

Mina said...

wow wow wow what an amazing piece of work...thanks for the info Im off for a look now
Mina xxx

debby4000 said...

beautiful.
luv
debby

Debbie Dolphin said...

Oh wow so gorgeous. Such a fab keepsake xxx
love Debbie xxx

Rica said...

Listen you!! don't you come to my blog laughing at me - Ive enough people who do that already without you joining in!!! Anyway you shouldn't laugh at the afflicted, especially those with terminal dizziness!!
Right now to your beautiful creation - WOWEE - it's sensational, those images are stunningly esoteric and you've really done them justice - fantastic work!!
hugs
Heather xx

Annie said...

a beautifully decorated box, and such a pretty art picture inside.
hugs, annie x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow - a fabulous project MC. I LOVE fairies, and this is a stunning keepsake.
I'm pretty sure that two of the pictures are by John Atkinson Grimshaw. On your very last photo, the painting on the left is called Spirit of the Night, and the one on the right (with the sentiment on), is called Iris (there is more than one of his paintings with that name, and they are all very similar). Hope that helps - Love and Hugs, Sylvia xx

mustavcoffee said...

Fantastic Sylvia, thank you so much, checked him out, fabulous paintings:0) xxx

Shirley said...

I love it and how creative! I wish I could do things like this.