Friday, June 26, 2009

Polly The Pixie Wizard, Wine Glass Doll and Vignette!
I love glass, its just so magical when either left alone, colored or decorated, vignettes really can bring a fantasy world to life to enjoy anywhere, anytime. Glass jars, vases and cake sets can store memories from a trip such as an adventure at the beach complete with sand, shells, and sea glass, then add a tag describing the adventure.

Everything you have in the house can be transformed into a piece of art from A1 Steak Sauce, Heinz 57, Tomato Sauce, Pickle and Olive Jars, Yankee Candle Jars (de-wax the left over wax inside), Canning Jars, Jelly and Jam Jars, Baby Food Jars, Lanterns, Gumball Machines, Clocks, Pocket Watches, Clear Top Plastic Easter Egg Containers, Glass Bulbs, Candy Jars, Wine Glasses, Apothecary Bottles, Glass Soda Bottles, Champaigne and Wine Bottles, Liquor Bottles, Mayonaise Jars, Fish Tank, Glass Animal Displays or Small Green House Displays, Glass Beekers and Science Jars, I could keep going, so many of these items can be given a new life.Tiara Chronicles June Art Day! 11For this project I used a broken wine glass, which Linda broke during her demonstration Saturday on how to break a wine glass and turn into a captured jar fairy or display. I was so taken by it that I decided to make a doll and vignette out of it, even buying a bunch more wine glasses this week! I call this piece: Polly The Pixie Wizard, Doll and Vignette. The picture above is Polly in her beginning stages, with her freshly molded and paint head on the wine glass.Polly The Pixie Wizard! 6Here is Polly with her finished head assemble with vintage piano paper hat, velvet flowers, trims, charms and pearls.Polly The Pixie Wizard! 3Here is a photo of her body base with the enchanted vignette, a cotton candy carnival queen, created with vintage doll image, lettering, crepe paper, trims, handmade wand, crown, rhinestones, glitters and more.
Polly The Pixie Wizard! 2Polly The Pixie Wizard! 4These two pictures show more of Polly's details and magic.Polly The Pixie Wizard!Here is a full view of Polly completely finished!Polly The Pixie Wizard and Chairs! 4Here is Polly surrounded by her magical carnival chairs, ready for her pixie cabinet.Pixie Wizard Poker Chip Chairs! Swap!The chairs pictured with Polly are the pieces for the poker chip swap on the faerie zine, My mom and I made the poker chip chairs together using poker chips, my clay parts, pearls, velvet trim, paper wire and more!

Project in brief:
1.The wine glass doll and vignette was made using a wine glass with stem broken off.
2.The wine glass Base is used to build the vignette on, gluing the image to the broken stem and coating with glitters. I recommend using glossy accents by Ranger (Linda's idea), or I love clear caulk or liquid nails to glue items to glass.
3.When satisfied with your glass vignette, glue the base rim to the wine glass rim using one of the glue's I mentioned above, let dry over night, decorate with rhinestone trims, and more.

Polly was also decaupaged w/vintage piano paper, a sepia decaupage medium, painted w/Claudine Hellmuth paints and lots of trims.

For similar glass projects, poker chip projects and images, read my book:
Altered Art Circus!

Have a magical day or how my friend Marlene says it: "Have a honey of a day!"


Elaine A said...

Lisa, Lisa, Lisa!

Gloriously sweet! What a wonderful job you have done with Polly. You see, this is why I dog your blog, you inspire me! Just like the mermaid shadow box I made and sent you a photo of was inspired by the Mermaid Tea Party you held (and your lovely collage sheet), I am hoping Polly inspires me to make something as sweet as she is. Have to put on my thinking cap and see what pops out. By the way, I finally sent the mermaid shadow box to my sister in Florida for her birthday, she absolutely loved it. So thank you for getting my muse excited enough to try something completely new for me. Enjoy your weekend!

Elaine Allen

Ragamuffin Gal said...

So enchanting ~ I love Polly!

MarZel said...

I LOVE YOUR IDEAS. You inspire me. Thank you1

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

she's just wonderful - what a clever idea!

faerie enchantment said...

Thank You Thank You, I'm so glad you all visit my blog, if you get inspired and create then I become even more happy.

Remember the faerie zine and piddlestixs magazines are always looking for submissions, I'd be happy to publish you all!

Elaine, I loved that picture, you are amazing, sending some mermaid magic your way.

All of you are amazing, sending magic and joy to you all. Happy Weekend!

Linda Cain said...

STUNNING work! And what a great group of women you have in the club. NOW some of the names and faces are familiar to me!!!!!



faerie enchantment said...

Thanks so much Linda, this was a fun project and the girls in the club really do roc, so amazing and wonderful, love them all!

If you are ever in NJ let me know we will all art together!


Elaine A said...

Lisa -

You are the sweetest thing. I'm glad you like the mermaid shadow box. It was challenging, but so much fun to make. As for submitting something for publication, I've never even thought of my work in that way. I usually make things and give them away as gifts. I've only just recently started taking pictures of the items I make (at my sister's urging) before I give them away. To be honest, a lot of times I forget until after my sister says "Did you take picture before you gave it away?" Guess I have to start making it a habit - LOL!


Sabii Wabii said...

You're too young but before polly pockets we had "Locket Kiddles". She reminded me of my childhood! Great creativity Lisa.

faerie enchantment said...

LOL Terisa, no what's funny, I know what Locket Kiddles are my mom gave me hers when I was small. I still have them in the attic..LOL!
I was at the post office the other day and we all got on the sitcoms of the 60s and 70's and the old toys from the time. Too funny!