Mixed Media Papier Mâché Fairy House

Mixed Media Papier Mâché Fairy House

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 2nd 2015

Use mixed media techniques and supplies to create a sweet, one-of-a-kind fairy house accent.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • #3 round brush
    • 1" flat brush
    • cardboard
    • 1/4" flat brush
    • small container
    • craft sticks
    • brown paper bag
    • stencil of your choice
    • palette knife
    • E6000 Glue
    • spray bottle
    • tree
    • chipboard
    • shadow box
    • mylar sheet
    • peat moss
    • rubber bands
    • foam square



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Paint the all chipboard pieces: Windows, doors, and plaques with Quinacridone Magenta; fairy, Carbon Black; and little bird with Titanium White mixed with Cerulean Blue.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Add a layer of Clear Crackle Glaze to the painted pieces and allow to dry completely. Once dry, add another layer of Quinacridone Magenta on top.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Add a piece of mylar scrunched up behind the windows. Adhere it to the back with Americana Matte Decou-Page.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Apply Texture Sand Paste over the bricks stencil of your choice on all four sides of the house. (It is thick, so all sides can be done at one time.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Apply E6000 Glue on the back of the chipboard pieces and attach them to the house, pushing them into the Texture Sand Paste.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Cut two pieces of cardboard to fit the roof of the house. Adhere to the roof using E6000 Glue.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Secure the house with rubber bands to hold the roof in place while it dries. Remove the rubber bands when it is dry.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Mix Cerulean Blue with Hansa Yellow Medium and White Tinting Base to make a chalky light-green color.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Add Liquid Glass into the spots where the glass would go in the windows. Be sure that the house is flat and only do one side at a time to prevent the Liquid Glass from dripping.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Add Decou-Page to the top of the roof and apply peat moss to the top. Allow it to dry completely before moving on.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Stick a craft stick inside the tree top board. Use a large foam square in between the two sticks to hold it together and place it into a container.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Paint a brown paper bag with Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Spritz the bag with water and crumple it up so that it can be wrapped around the base of the tree. Use glue to attach and rubber bands to hold it into place while it dries. Remove the rubber bands when it is dry.
    26. Instruction #13
    27. Use a little Copper Kettle on a soft paintbrush on the chipboard pieces in various places. Use a soft cloth to buff it to a shine.
    28. Instruction #14