Room Boxes by Denise Morales
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Here is another fairy chair made from twigs and acorns for the frame back, a butterfly metal finding, rhinestones and fan part for the chair back, a sawed branch section for the seat, a blue-dyed unraveled gauze for the skirt, and paper punched-flowers and no hole beads for embellishment. Patti Caster gave me the idea to use a silk flower part for the mini gold fairy crown that sits on the chair seat.
I have never really adored this pom pom fairy bunny and I really think it is past time to swap out her bug-out eyes!
Having gone to several Art Car Parades in Houston, Texas, where all kinds of junk decorates, in an artistic and collage-like way, the body of cars, I was inspired to make this mosaic chair. I used sliced millefiori canes, no-hole and small beads to cover the wooden parts of the chair. I used a wire ribbon gathered at the top and bottom to make the skirt of the chair. I used a dyed lace, hairy trim, and embellishments around the cushion of the chair. This chair is one of my most favorite creations in my miniature collection.
I used Pearl Ex powdered pigments to color the white resin mirror and the candlesticks made with metal findings and beads. I filled a glass jar with fairy dust pink glitter then added a label, flower bud and leaf. Rose is made from heart shaped punched crepe paper.
Looks like a friendly meet-up between a lady bug and turtle. (I found a dead ladybug and covered it with Modge Podge.)
A feather, bird's nest and egg, shells, clock, spool, buttons, leaves, and glittered silver pitcher are just a few fairy finds and treasures that were collected and displayed on a white shell plate. The broken rhinestone jewelry piece was another find of one of my children.
This fairy likes to display her beaded wire jewelry.
I painted tiny preserved leaves with gold acrylic and glued them to the beaded necklace. Sitting under the vanity is a porcelain fairy riding a grasshopper which I found at a gift store in Colorado.
At Dollhouses Unlimited, Sherrill Jenkins taught a Sailor's Valentine's class. The Valentine is displayed on the left. A leaf and butterfly beads make fairy bottles and a ring sits inside a clam shell metal findings box.
In fairy land, a pink flower garden grows on top of a moss-covered vanity mirror.
Here is another acorn hat that is painted with Pearl Ex powdered pigments and then embellished with silk and paper flowers, feathers, no hole beads, and trims. You may notice the back wall from this photo. I covered the wall with a thick modeling paste, then painted it, and before it dried, added tiny pebbles, no hole beads, rhinestones, metal findings, crystal beads, and glitter.
Here is one of the acorn hats that is made with real leaves, a feather and various trims.
Here is a dressing table that I bought at the miniature store at a discount because it was missing a couple of drawers. So I took out all but one of the drawers and filled the empty spaces with sheer pink fabric, scrolls, and shiny green fiber. I wanted to display some pretty acorn hats so I made a hat rack from wire to simulate tendrils, vines and branches. I painted the wires and glued them to the sides of the mirror and hung the hats on the hooks. Unfortunately, the details of the hats are difficult to photograph.
A glittered star, bead and wire fairy wand stands against a scrapbook paper-covered wall.
One of my children left on my work station a dead dragonfly that he found on a nature walk. He was so hopeful that I could use it in my miniature scene that I took off the wings, covered them with Modge Podge and glitter, then, glued them to the back of this fairy dress.
On this twig shelf is a colorful flower wreath, a glittered star crown, a fairy doll made with silk flowers, and fern leaves hanging over the edge. Tiny flower sequins and no hole beads line the shelf edge and a bead garland hangs from the shelf.
When my children were younger and we would go on a nature walk, I would ask them to look for places that fairies would have rested their feet or made a home. With those cherished memories in my mind, I found inspiration for this scene. For this room box, I imagined walking in the woods and finding a crevice in a tree and then peeking into the hollow of the tree and finding this magical fairy scene. This small room box fits in a 5" x 7" frame and is 7" deep. I completed it in 2008.