Archive for May, 2009

Fairies and Mermaids and Beetles, Oh My!

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Here’s some more soldered pendants using the latest vintage children’s book I found, these are more “fantasy”.

Fairy runny though flower stalks:

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Mermaid swimming under water, I added a sweet turtle charm to the bottom:

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Fairy riding on a beetle (very usual illustration, I love it):

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Woodsy

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

I found another wonderful vintage children’s book, this one is from 1937, it has some amazing illustrations in it, lots of cute animals and fairies! Here are some soldered pendants I recently made with some of the illustrations, they are all woodsy animals.

little squirrel:

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little bunny:

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wise Mr. Owl:

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These pendants are currently for sale in my Etsy shop:  http://www.PisforPaper.etsy.com

My Froggie Friend

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

I found a really neat black and white illustration of a frog in a vintage children’s book and thought he’d make a great friend for one of my fairies:) I made a copy of him and colored him with colored pencils and then added a sweet fairy holding a  rhinestone wand hopping a ride on his back. I also added a mushroom, frogs and mushrooms just go together, right? :) They are sitting on a hill of polka dotted paper and the background is vintage book paper that’s been white washed. I hung it on a cute metal hanger and added the word “Dream”.

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Dream Fairy Art Card

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Just a quick post to share a sweet little Art Card. It’s a fairy holding out her pretty dress to show it off, she’s got big yellow wings and a bow on her head with a rhinestone. I added a stamped plaque with the word Dream. It’s on green cardstock and paper torn from a vintage French text book.

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I Just Keep Catching Those Fairies

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, my husband was on vacation so I decided to take a little break from creating and recharge a bit:)

Here’s a couple of fun altered collages pieces of fairies caught inside glass jars. I made the collage of the a fairy on a vintage book page and inserted it into a canning jar (the kind with no writing imprinted on them) and tucked some fake grass and paper flowers inside the bottom of the jar. I then aged a tag and stamped some neat sentiments on them, one says “Evidence” the other says “Dept of Antiquities” and tied them around the jars with cool ribbons. The lid of the jar was too shiny and new looking for me so I used a sponge and added some black permanent ink to age them up a bit.

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She Runs with Scissors

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Here’s a super fun pendant I made recently, it would be perfect for anyone who does any kind of paper crafts, sewing, school teacher,  hair dresser, etc.. I took an image of a girl from a vintage dictionary and drew a tiny pair of scissors in her hand. I cut the words “runs with scissors” from the same dictionary but wanted them to stand out more so I backed them with black cardstock. I sandwiched it between glass and soldered the piece and then added a really cool gold scissors charm to the bottom, the scissors actually open and close, neat huh? :)

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