The Garden Fairy

Hey there creatives! The Garden Fairy is here! I had such a fun time creating this mixed media piece with my Fairy Magic stamp! (And good news if you were waiting it is now back in stock over at Brutus Monroe! This little garden fairy traveled from Texas to Utah and debuted at AFCI’s Mixed Media show last week! I figured if I couldn’t go at least she could go in my place!

I have been super busy but my fabulous design team has been a tremendous job keeping up with the blog! They have done some wonderful projects with my stamps and stencils! I hope you have been checking in! But I digress…Let’s get back to the Garden Fairy, my mixed media project!


This project started with a canvas wrapped with type, I added black and gold gesso in random places. Color and texture were added in random places.

I continued to add layers of texture, stencils, color, crackle paste.

Then my little garden fairy started coming together! I actually stamped the  Fairy Magic stamp so that I could make her appear 3D. I cut out the pieces and put them back together with foam squares. The gold on the wings and the dress is embossing powder, colored with a myriad of watercolors.

I continued to add more layers until I liked the background then added the fairy! One of the things I love about mixed media is that you can use anything you want- it’s all good!

One of the things I love about mixed media is that you can use anything you want- it’s all good!

I hope that this inspires you to make your own garden fairy and if you do please leave me a link below! I would love to see it!

P.S. Don’t forget to join me at 8 pm CST on Facbeook live -@ritabarakat1
See ya then!

Rita Barakat is a Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator, Designer and Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacturer websites and magazines. She designs, teaches workshops and and freelances for a variety of manufacturers. Not anywhere near a local event? Sign up for her newsletter and receive a Top Secret Mixed Media Class in your inbox! 


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