I've been working on another Miss Havisham fairy...She's the perfect character to create when I want to work with beautiful antique tattered lace...
A disintegratingly, fragile silk bow here...
and tarnished charms there.
She has a tiny metal tiara in her hair and discoloured sequins embellishing her sleeves.
A crumpled lace veil hangs down her back.
After creating her, I was going to box her up in the usual way, but then remembered a faded velvet Victorian picture frame I had in my workroom.
It would have once been a rich olive green, but now has an old gold look about it, with most of the velvet pile rubbed smooth.
Also, I was recently given some lovely scrapbooking papers from my friend Belinda - This lace printed paper (entitled 'Granny's Lace'!) was perfect for the background.
Thanks Bee! x
To finish, I gave her a tiny French mirror, which would have been part of an elaborate antique Globe De Marie many years ago (Oh' how appropriate! :))
And the once beautiful butterflies are pinned into position like antique specimens...
frozen in time like the tragic Miss Havisham.
I also singed the hem of her dress to represent her sad demise (as in a previous artwork.)
I have one more version of Miss H to work on soon, after buying some wonderful old lace pieces that came from the attic of a French Château, I've been inspired to use them before they are lost forever...some so fragile, they wouldn't survive another laundering...
Enjoy your weekend,