Latch Hook Fairy

Day 365 – Latch Hook Fairy

I wanted my final fairy of this challenge to be special. I revisited an old favourite pastime from my childhood – latch hook.

I spent ages trying to create my own pattern and struggled trying to figure out how many different coloured wools I would need before I eventually came across this website which was so easy to use and straightforward and helped turn a jpeg image into a proper pattern and advised me how many colours I would need/how many strands of each wool I would need etc. It was very helpful although I did tweak the design a bit to accentuate some details.

I must admit that I have been working on this for a bit more than just today but I did finish it today! I am very happy with how it turned out.

(The reverse)

Lino Stamp Fairy

Day 332 – Lino Stamp Fairy

I used a lino stamp cutting kit for today’s fairy. I drew the silhouette in pencil on the lino circle and proceeded to carve the background using the carving tool.

I used watercolour paints to add the colour and stamped it onto a page of my sketchpad.

2018 Fairy

Day 327 – 2018 Fairy

To celebrate the start of 2018, I painted “2018” in various shades of watercolour paints before layering it up with coloured pens and colouring pencils.

I then drew a silhouette of a fairy on the reverse and cut it out using my craft knife and placed the reverse silhouette on the cutting mat.

Mosaic Fairy

Day 301 – Mosaic Fairy

Today’s fairy has been created using small plastic mosaic tiles. I stuck some double sided sticky tape on the base of a wooden tray and followed the pattern to create the fairy first. I decided to mix the various colours for the background, adding a border and buttons at the top of the tray to add a bit of interest.

Dispersed Ink Fairy

Day 295 – Dispersed Ink Fairy

This is a bit experimental!

I drew today’s fairy in pencil on a piece of paper before using some felt tip pens on a plastic surface; spraying the ink with water and rubbing the wet inked plastic surface onto the pencil drawing. I drew over the pencil drawing in fineliner.

I quite like the effect of the ink dispersed on the page.