Friday, May 22, 2009

This Sunday May 24, 2009 12pm-2pm!

This coming Sunday come to the Grand Opening of the new ACMoore Store located:
926 Airport Center Drive
Allentown, PA 18109

and meet me for a BOOK SIGNING, art/craft demo from my new book: Altered Art Circus or just come by and say hello. I'll be there from 12pm-2pm!
Le Mer-Mystique Circus!For the amazing opening I will be creating a project from my book: Captured Jar fairies using a variety of materials, easily found around your home and in ACMoore. I will also demonstrate the various versions of jar fairies which I also call Specimen Jars or Magical Glass Vignettes created with built in scenes which recreate a special moment of life: a birthday, shower favor, wedding surprise, a seaside vacation or camping trip. A jar filled w/clear gel and glitter to form a magical water style globe.

Jar/Glass Vignettes also can bring that extra festive touch to your holidays, filled with a small snowman figure, elfen or pixie figurine, vintage plastic reindeer, Easter rabbits, Valentine cards, or filled to the brim with faux robins eggs or your favorite flavor of jelly beans. LOL!Pixie's Apothecary! 3Jars, cookie jars, cake containers,clear glass xmas bulbs,gumball machines, aquariums, canning jars, apothecary jars/bottles,clear glass lanterns, small decorative conservatories, old ringer clocks, framed wall clocks-minus the clock,glass vases, birdcages, shadow boxes, cigar boxes, candy boxes, glass domes over plates, hurricane lamps, wine glasses, martini and other glass ware, recycled yankee candle jars can all be used to create vignettes or scenes from your fave memories, fables and imagination! Or use some of them to fill w/your fave art supplies and notions.Captured Mad Hatter Jar!This jar scene is made called: Captured Mad Hatter, using a canning jar from ACMoore, then filled w/reindeer moss,a painted wooden tea pot, a vintage image which I colored in w/oil pencils, blending solution (Ranger), some paint, mad hatter hat and glitters, the background is a photo I took while I was in Jim Thorpe, PA, finished w/ a vintage wire/jeweled flower stick, ribbons, millinery and paint.Miss Bugglesworth Jar!This is a Specimen Jar I made called: Miss Bugglesworth, this technique is similar to the one in my book called: The Fiji Mermaid, both show how to 3 dimensionalize one image for depth and character.Oliver The Pixie WizardHere is Oliver The Pixie Wizard, I made him for a show called: Halloween Opera, which I was a vendor at for 2 years in Jim Thorpe, PA. At this event I choose, more gothic themes and tones such as: The Phantom of the Opera and Wizard's Apothecary, here I sold my more rustic, wizardly, fantasy and primitive Halloween style works, different then the color palette I create in now. This magical jar is an example of that wizardly style, made in a canning jar and the base is made with reindeer moss and peacock feathers, small apothenary bottle I embellished, along with a carnival scene, vintage wizard costumed image, wings, glitters and ribbon.Fairyland Presents: Mom's Bday2!Here is one I made called: Fairyland Presents, a gift for my mom a few years ago. The inside was made using reindeer moss which I painted and a real egg shell, which I soaked in bleach over night, then painted w/acrylics and sealed with decaupage medium., glued to top of moss inside the jar, then added the rest of the items: images, backgrounds, etc.
Another party style jar I made are the wedding jars for the bridal party/bride for a wedding I was in: Wedding Jar Fairies!These are perfect for shower centerpieces, favors, bridal party gifts, garden and tea parties, or birthday favors. The possibilities are endless. These were filled w/light green excelsior, embellished vintage images,
digitally colored piano book covers, shrunk to size, ribbons and elegant silk flowers for the top.Doll House Mania Jar 2Here is another party/storybook style glass vignette I made called: Doll House Mania which I made using vintage berry garland inside the jar w/vintage dolly dingle image,vintage brownies by Palmer book cover I shrunk to size, handmade tinsel stars w/silver glass glitter and a handsculpted kewpie head I made from scratch w/no mold, hand sculpted, along w/other magical goodies.
Doll House Mania JarThe Queen of Fairylandscene inside a plastic covered Easter Egg!Candy Tinkersby! Pixie Orb!2A fairy orb which can also be turned into a wand, the instructions for that project is in my book: Altered Art Circus!
Party Jars are my small versions of Bonne Fette:
Fête is a French word meaning festival, party, holiday or even birthday (as in "bonne fête" being an equivalent to "happy birthday"), which has passed into English as a label that may be given to certain events.

Bonne: Meaning a few thinsg depending on where its used: "Good", feminine form Bonne masqueline form "Bon", when applied to "Fette" as in "Bonne Fette" Happy Birthday or Happy Party!

It is widely used in England and Australia in the context of a village fête, pronounced /ˌfeɪt/. These are usually outdoor shows held on village greens or recreation grounds with a variety of activities and are organised by an ad hoc committee of volunteers from organisations such as residents associations. Attractions seen at village fêtes include raffles, coconut shies, bat a rat stalls, white elephant stalls, cakes, and home produce such as jam and pickles. Entertainment could include morris dancing, tug of war, fancy dress and pet shows. The American and Canadian equivalent would be the County Fair or City Fair.

For additional info on Bonne Fette visit Wikipedia:

For additional jar fairy/specimen jars or glass vignettes visit my jar fairy photo set at:

Have a wonderful and magic filled day!


Mica said...

wow, hope it all goes well. LOVE the sweet specimens... truly sweet like you.. Hugs, Mica

Elaine A said...

Lisa -

Your imagination and creativity never cease to amaze me. Wonderful!! Enjoy your weekend.

Elaine Allen

Jan said...

Great Crafty Ideas, which are simple to do. Really insipiring.

faerie enchantment said...

Thanks so much everyone! and thanks for always visiting!

Miss ya loads Mica, I'm ion Mica withdrawl! LOL!

Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Lisa,
Congratulations on your book! -- I am so excited to see it!! Thank you for the kind review -- it meant so much:):)

xo said...

Love, love, love the fairy jars...will be making some soon...have your book out now!
Hope the signing went well. Oh man, I was just in PA at Hershey, I would have loved to meet you...sometime soon maybe?

Jamie :)

pamelahuntington said...

HI Lisa...
hope the book signing was
wonderful! Love the glass jars...
did you enjoy Warwick NY???

Heidi ~ Inspired Nest said...
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Birds of a Feather said...

Hi sweetie!

How exciting ~ have a blast! Love all the artsy examples too!

Just wanted to let you know about a little event I'm hosting this summer, "Mermaid's Cache" creative tea! So if you feel like coming east we'd love to see you (July 19th)

xo Heidi

needlewings said...

what an awesome blog! Love your stuff!

Joanna said...

Adorable, adorable! How I wish I lived in PA. Your workshops always look so fun!

Lola Enchanted said...

Love LOve LOVe!!!!!!!~

faerie enchantment said...

Thanks so much everyone, your words, comments and support mean alot!
Magic and Much Joy!