Monday, September 03, 2007

These are new ATC's/ACEO's I made today, part of my Circus-Dipity Art Card Series! Visit my flickr site for the enchanting stories behind each of these art cards! Hugs! Lisa!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Hello All,

I'm so very excited, Gillian of Art-E-Zine has put some of my works on the site. The section is called: "Glittering Fairies" with 20 or so of my works, from my altered art fairies-ATC's, Jar Fairies, etc. I am just speechless, the design/layout and lettering of the page is absolutely magical! There are even glitter drops animated on the page. Gillian is amazing and the whole Art-E-Zine site has always been and always will be one of my favorite places of inspiration. There is so much to see there, please check out the site and take a peak at my works and the wonderful artists who are apart of the site. I'm so completely honored, my face hasn't stopped smiling all week!
Super Magic to you all!

Also check out this other link in their site for more amazing fairy style

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Welcome to Grimshaw Alley located in Pixie Isle along the Merwin Sound. Pixie Isle is part of the Pixie Region of Wistica and located 25 miles from land. Since Wistica is south of England, the whole area has many British characteristics.
Pixie Isle is considered a premier seaside destination and famous for the Tri-Sea Pixie Pageant, last years winner was August Platmoore.
Lavender, coral powder and moongrass are indigenous to the island. While Wentmoore Holloway made the area famous with his delicious tea called Holloway's Teasers, with flavors such as: Mervander's Twist, Licorice Sunrise and Lavender Vanilla, and many more, which have now been made into scrumptious taffy and candy confections.
Madeline Merwright is pictured here waiting for Percy Spellbinder to start his summer potions class, held every thursday evening at 8pm. $100 pixiepents gets you 8 classes. This is a must do for any young and curious pixie.
Welcome to Pixie Isle. Here are some snapshots from various times of the day, night and week in Pixie Isle, Wistica!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Tiara/Crown Tutorial!

Hello All,

As I promised, here is a tutorial for making paper or fabric crowns.


-Large Poster Board Sheet, Any color (or) Sturdy Cardstock

-Generic Paper/Cardstock

-A multitude of designer Papers or Fabric ( Designer, Scrapbook, Wallpaper, or Contact Paper, basically prints which you like)

-A variety of Vintage Images

-Fabric Trims: Scraps, Tinsel, Holiday Tinsel Garland, Sequims, Ribbons, Etc.


-Paints, Inks, Glitters, Glitter Pens/Glues

-Gesso and Gel Medium

-Scissors: tiny and regular sizes, decorative (optional)

-Oddities: Jewelry Bits/Findings, Rhinestones, Metal Pieces, letters: Foam, Wood, ChipBoard, ect.

1.Measure your head, to determine the size of your crown.

2.Make a Pattern for your crown. Go from classic point top, to large and wavy, the choice is yours. See my crowns for examples or research crown/tiara shapes on the computer or book store.

3. After you have traced your pattern onto the poster board, cut it out.

4. Now apply some generic paper in anycolor to the poster board crown on both sides with glue, making sure to get all the bubbles out. A brayer or rolling pin works well, let dry!

5. Now apply a layer of gesso to both sides, let dry.

6. Next find paper that you like and apply to the poster board on both sides with glue, again rolling out the air bubbles. Try using a mix of papers for a more unique look. Example: The inside of the crown could be beige paper and the outside main part could be striped paper.

7. When glue is dry, apply a layer of gel medium to both sides of the crown. This gives the piece flexibility, to bend with out distorted cracks or weird paper bubbles and lines.

8. When Gel Medium dries, you are ready to paint, embellish, decorate your crown.

9. For crown security and to keep on your head, I glue ribbon to the middle of each crown end, so I can tie it closed with a bow. Example: think of how you tie and apron closed.

10. Last Step, get a cup of tea, find your favorite chair and put on your crown that you made, which is fit for a Queen!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Ultimate Fairydipity Cakes Recipe!

This basic recipe makes 12 large fairydipity cupcake cakes!
12-hole bun tin (these are 6 1/2 cm at the rim and 2cm deep).

3/4 cup unsalted softened butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup self-raising flour
3 tablespoon milk

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Grease the cupcake tin with butter or line with the cupcake baking cups.

1. In a mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar until pale in color and fluffy.(Use an electric beater, mixer, whisk or a wooden spoon. )
2. Then add the lightly beaten eggs, a little at a time. Next beat in the vanilla.
3. Now sift in half of the flour and fold into the mixture. Add the milk.
then add the rest of the flour and fold until well mixed
4. Finally spoon the mixture into the tin and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden on top.
Let the tin cool for ten minutes on a rack before removing the fairydipity cakes from the tin.

Options: Pour half the batter into cupcake tins, add red raspberry jams, pudding or fruit, lemon glaze or frosting, toffee pieces, coconut or almond paste, then pour remaining cupcake batter on top.

Frost with your favorite frosting.
Ideas: Cherry Vanilla Whipped Frosting:
Mix 1 pint heavy cream, 1 small box instant French Vanilla Jello pudding mix, 1/2 cup pitted cherries( or maraschino or 1 tablespoon cherry oil/extract) and 4 drops red food coloring to a large bowl, then beat until whipped. (should be fluffy yet firm in texture).

Saturday, July 07, 2007

When making Image Transfers:
1. Try using lazer copies, go to staples or a copy center and make a color copy of the images you want to use. Then place color side down onto the packaging tape, and smooth the image into it really good.Then soak in water for a minute or two, needs to be really wet. Then start rubbing it off, should work then, let me know if it doesn't.

2. Another great way to transfer images is to take a wood stain pen usually in a neutral color, or a wood blender pen. place lazer color copy down on piece you are transfering to, and saturate with the marker on the back side, until image is transfered, then seal with matte sealer or gel medium.

3. Liquid Sculpty, pour/rub liquid sculpty over lazer color copy, bake, then soak in water and rub off. Try using translucent sculpty for a backdrop!

Friday, June 22, 2007

This is a piece called:The Fairy Opera, which is a beaded purse pocket.This is part of my fabric purse pockets series. I've branched out of paper pockets and headed for fabric.The purse is made from a small greyish bead bag, which I added a wire bead handle, my signature faires, real vintage opera program from my collection, fairy images and findings such as: enamel pins, ribbons, beads, glitters, etc.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

I've been on a digital art kick, creating everything I can in a multitude of art programs such as: photoshop, paintshop, collage creator, etc. Here is a preview of my New Fairy and Oddity Art Collection, that I have created!


Lisa aka Moonfaires!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Princess Penelope!
Here is a preview of my new art piece called:Princess Penelope, which was inspired by Vintage Easter Art and Sweet Goodies.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Here are more cards from The Wonderland Chronicles. Which is a series of art images which will chronicle the true story of Wonderland through illustration and story. Every art card in this series will come with an unfinished story on distressed parchment paper. To find out the next installment, you have to buy the next card.
After all 25cards have been sold, a zine/book will be created telling the whole story in full, complete with the altered images..
Look for more of my ebay auctions! Pictured here are: Taylor and Talie no.4, Flora Candlebook no. 8, Clementine and Chloe no.5, and Mad Tea Party no. 9.

My New Series: The Wonderland Chronicles!

The Wonderland Chronicles. It is a series of art images which will chronicle the true story of Wonderland through illustration and story. Every art card in this series will come with an unfinished story on distressed parchment paper. To find out the next installment, you have to buy the next card.
After all 25cards have been sold, a zine/book will be created telling the whole story in full, complete with the altered images..
Look for more of my ebay auctions!
Picture are: The Mad Hatter's Society, The Queen of Hearts Academy, Addie and Austin, Clara and Abby. The Mad Hatter's Society and The Queen of Hearts are the two art cards which inspired the new series. These 2 are apart of my Wonderland Magic Series! Addie and Austin is the 1rst card. Clara and Abby is the 2nd card in the Wonderland Chronicles Series.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Some great fairy and fantasy paintings I found from a fab artist:
Blonde Blythe