Fairy Magic Assemblage Art for #4Core

As soon as I watched Ina Solsbery's announcement of what the four core ingredients were for her #4core challenge, I had inklings of an idea. The theme of this month's 2D or 3D mixed media piece was to pick out a talent or superpower. I almost immediately knew that it would be "Magic" for me. I had the initial vision to create some sort of wizard (think Harry Potter) study, but that seemed like a stretch for me, and it felt very close to what Ina created last month. So, other ideas began to brew. One morning, I woke up and knew that this beauty was what I need to make. 

Ina's other three "ingredients" were to have a description (basically the name of your talent/superpower) within the piece, add a bit of a map, and include wood in its natural color. 

I am completely taken with what I was able to put together. Everything about this shadowbox piece makes me smile. And, it really wasn't that hard to create. Getting started was the biggest hurdle.

You can watch my Fairy Magic Assemblage Art video on YouTube. It shares each of the steps I took to make my own magic. 

Here are a few more detailed shots of the piece so you can see some of what I love about it. 
There's a special something about that golden frame contrasting against the natural sticks and moss. 

Can you ever really go wrong with crackle paste?

What's not to love about a serious fairy and a quote from Roald Dahl?

This piece will be staying in my own collection for now, but I do have a few other assemblage pieces available in the Etsy Shop

So, what do you think? Do you love it as much as I do?


  1. I think I love it as much as you do! What a fun project!

    1. Yay! Thanks, Mary. It was fun. And, other than drying time, really came together pretty quickly. I keep catching it out of the corner of my eye and it makes me smile every time! I'm tickled you agree,


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