Finished a batch of Faerie Doors today and had a lot of fun doing so.
Each one is very different. The natural wood doors are dyed to let the grain of the spalted magnolia and sycamore trees show through. Some doors have extensive pyrography (wood burning) for detail and enhancements. Other doors have carving. For colors on the doors I used a variety of paints, markers, sparkles, and ink pens on different doors.
No two doors are alike. Unique doors usually have stories behind them ( in addition to a faerie, hobbit or gnome). When you purchase your door, you learn the story.
What are Faerie Doors? Magical, tiny entrances used to give gnomes or fairies or hobbits (you decide) access to their private homes where they rest, take off their wings or gnome cap, and put their feet up. You can understand such a need, can’t you?
Why am I making Faerie Doors? Christmas craft shows are coming up and this lets me have fun-to-make, lower priced items in addition to my musical instruments. If you are in Gainesville, be sure to check out GLAM Craft Show (and my forthcoming post for a discount coupon) and you can get your faerie door there. Or, if you can’t wait, you can purchase a door in my shop here on this site.
Thanks, Julia. They were a lot of fun to make. They certainly do spark the imagination. I just watched the 2010 movie based on Mary Norton’s “The Borrowers” called “The Secret World of Arrietty”. If you haven’t seen it, the animation/illustration is beautiful and the music score is absolutely enchanting!
Your fairy doors are so cool! I have three different little doors that I keep on our library book shelves. It’s a great place to display a little door. Your “Emphasizing the Knots” door is my favorite. So cool!
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