7.02.2013

Fairy Stepping Stones

Have you seen the delightful fairy gardens out there?  
They are so playful and imaginative!
My brother in law built a box for my mom to create her very own fairy habitat.
So, she asked me to whip up some stepping stones.


I found this fairy fire pit at a local store for my mom's fairy garden.

Supplies:
Creative Paperclay ®
rolling pin
shape cutter/cookie cutter
stamps to decorate your stones
sand paper
brushes
acrylic paints
gesso
Mod Podge or other sealants
ink
daubers




1.  Roll out your Creative Paperclay ® into a very thin sheet.
2.  I used a circle playdough cutter to cut out my stepping stones. They are about the size of a 50 cent piece...1.25 inches in diameter.
3.  Press a rubber stamp into the clay before it is dry to impress an image.
Here I used some Kanji stamps that mean:  tranquility, wisdom, love, harmony.


4.  Let them dry and then lightly sand them.
5.  I sealed them with gesso before painting them.



6. Paint them with your desired acrylic paint color.
Two coats!




7.  Then, I used ink and daubers to distress the edges. One ink color was a blue grey color and the other was black.


8.  Since this is going into a garden, seal your stones very well!!
Several coats!!




Here is my set of stones.  Remember to make more than you think you need!
I was making them for my mother, but then my DD said that she needed some too!

I wonder how many new fairies are coming to live with us this summer!

Thanks for skipping by today!

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9 comments:

Tammy said...

You will have loads of fairies living with you and they will bring much joy! Great idea!

ChPete said...

Why do you use gesso?

Dawn Carlyle said...

Great project - thanks for sharing!

Julie Short said...

So glad your fairies won't get their feet muddy Dawn. These stepping stones are just the thing!

Haidee said...

looks like a fun project to do. TFS all the details on the project!
from BIF group

Zella said...

Never have heard/seen fairy gardens but what a cute idea. Love your stepping stones - you're on super crafty/creative person!

Linda Dale said...

Super cute project. I am sure she will love it.
Blessings, Linda
BIF group

Linda Dale said...

Super cute project. I am sure she will love it.
Blessings, Linda
BIF group

Beth Bowkett said...

Really love these! they are so clever :) TFS! BIF xx