Fairy Garden Slate

For those of us that are enjoying summer, here is a great addition to your garden! For those on the other side of the world from the USA, this would be a great winter project as you dream of summer!
Fairy Garden Slate...perfect for your garden! Created using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #slate #gardendecor #stencil

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Fairy Garden Slate...perfect for your garden! Created using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #slate #gardendecor #stencilI started off with three stencils: the 6×6 Mumsy; the 6×6 Many Faces; & the Leafy Branch Bits. The face was stenciled with black acrylic paint and a cosmetic sponge, and came out great. I used DecoArt Media Misters with the other two stencils and got entirely too heavy handed with the amount of spray! As you can see above, the bleed under the stencils made the design hard to see. Learn from me…a light touch is always better!

A note about my surface: this was a heart shaped slate my mom found in her stash from years ago. It was already basecoated with a mix of tan and white acrylic paint. It was definitely time to use it!

Fairy Garden Slate...perfect for your garden! Created using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #slate #gardendecor #stencilI had to take a different approach to add my flowers and leaves since the stenciling got a little out of hand. The colors I had sprayed were a great background, so I left them alone and added handpainted flowers, petals and leaves on top. I used a #10 filbert brush and a combination of yellow, white and orange for the flowers. The leaves consisted of a few different shades of green.

Fairy Garden Slate...perfect for your garden! Created using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #slate #gardendecor #stencilOnce the paint was dry, I used a Sharpie pen to loosely outline all of the flowers and leaves. The white filler dots were created with a white paint pen.

Fairy Garden Slate...perfect for your garden! Created using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #slate #gardendecor #stencilI balanced out the two sides with some wording and a small butterfly.

Fairy Garden Slate...perfect for your garden! Created using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #slate #gardendecor #stencilA bit of shading, some blue eyes and pretty red lips made the fairy’s face come to life! I love how she is peeking through the flowers. She will make a lovely addition to my new yard.

Thanks for joining me today!

Consie

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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