Handmade Paper Fairy

Day 97 – Handmade Paper Fairy

I rediscovered my collection of handmade papers today and the pages with the leaf skeletons​ on caught my eye.

I cut the silhouette of a fairy out of a cream handmade paper with pale cream coloured leaf skeletons on. I then placed my carefully cut silhouette onto a black handmade paper background with gold painted leaf skeletons for a good contrast.

Ombré Varnish Fairy

Day 15 – Ombré Varnish Fairy


I had an idea to use my varying shades of nail-varnish on acetate to see the effect and how the colours would blend together (if at all). After waiting for the nail-varnish to dry, I then drew the outline on the reverse of the acetate in my permanent marker to add a bit of definition.

I actually like how the flash of the camera focused on the wings and highlights the shimmer in the nail-varnish.