Saturday, October 12, 2013

CAPTURED (and FORGOTTEN) DEAD FAIRY JAR / CAGE with Chunky Charm Dangle and Tag for Halloween

Well, I made this realllllly fast - but now I realize that I definitely HAVE to make a more detailed version as it gave me that inward "creepy fussy" feeling (as opposed to the warm fussies) -- Remember as a kid? You would catch bugs or lizards and just love them and put them in a jar ? Then days later you would find them all dry and dead.  You didn't water or feed them, didn't remember to turn them loose? Hey, I love a beautiful Captured Fairy Jar as much as the next person! but this is what happens when you forget to feed and water  them ... MWHAHAHAHA ... and yes I will be doing one a larger one with more embellies and scene in the future.  This is just a 30 minute version that you could easily make and give as a quick gift (dangle optional) for Halloween or Day of the Dead.

To get the little cheap dollar store skeletons to bend and fold, heat them with an embossing / heat gun, being sure not to melt them (or you) and bend them (while hot and bendy) to the position you want, hold them in place while they cool.  Then scrape and pull thin hot glue all over them.  Add alcohol inks for color after the hot glue dries.

Don't forget to age your cage !! woot "poet and didn't know it"

The flowers are synethic material cut in three different sizes of circles (no need to cut a perfectly round one) then scorch the edges with a flame.  Glue them together, put a glob of hotglue in the middle and quickly cover in the seedbead color of your choice.  Instead of flower leaves, I just used a fake autumn maple leaf behind the flower for leaves.  I made this tag really simple so you can just pop it out fast.  REMEMBER CRAFTERS - it's Halloween!  Don't measure edges, they're suppose to be creepy and uneven.
No comments needed about the sad state of my fingernails ... obviously I didn't listen to my mother when she tried to enforce "Fingernails are embellishments to adorn you, not TOOLS!"

Mixed Media Altered Steampunk Witch word for Halloween using Graphic 45 papers and more.

FYI same blogger as (Lisa Leavitt) - I'm just starting (hopefully by next year - there's a few pics on there now) so I needed a blog to match it!!  Once I get this one up and running well, I'll stop posting to PutTheGlueDown.
Mixed Media Altered Steampunk Witch word for Halloween
 Overly Embellished (just the way I like 'em) ... All papers used are by Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells and Curiosity Shoppe lines.  Loaded up with metal charms, handmade resin pieces, findings and more.  Just in time for Halloween!
Fairy king met his match with these witches.  Love that gemmed metal spider crawling up his leg.  I inserted an orange rhinestone in the top of the crown because the glue was so obvious that I applied to get the crown to stay, so I had to cover it up.  A tiny pumpkin (that came off an old Halloween necklace) got a dash of Rust colored Adirondack Alcohol Ink before it was glued in place beside him.
The Ouija Board is a clipart print off and I used Glossy Accents to apply it to a metal flat frame.


I found this heavy duty spring at an army surplus store and the bird was once a brightly colored dollhouse size bluebird ... before he met his demise.

I fussy cut two of these ladies from Graphic 45 Curiosity Shoppe papers, between the cutouts I glued a handmade broom.  The broom is copper wire covered in hot glue stained with alcohol inks.  Burlap strands were wrapped at the bottom and a couple of gears attached with E6000 glue.  The knob is Tim Holtz.  The tiny bottle is filled with orange and black plastic pieces and waxed shut with two mini wings attached with dark brown thin hemp twine.

The metal piece around the moon over the clock charm was in my stash of rusty findings.

A clock gear pokes out of a skull bead that I altered and tucked in with the black lace.  The little black figure is a handmade resin Charlotte dyed black with Adirondack Alcohol Ink.

This was what it started out as :) It's about 12" x 7" and a little over an inch thick. They were cut by a local craftsman and are at the Stinkin' Cute Scrapbook Shop & Boutique in Blackfoot, ID  (208-785-0780) a locally owned shop.  If you would like for me to go buy one and ship it to you, it will cost $25 ( USA shipping only (sorry int'l crafters - but it would probably cost about $20 to ship).  I don't make or carry them but I do have Paypal and don't mind running out.  There were only 3 left!  So if you want one they are open Tuesday - Saturday from 10-5.