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I made these fairy doors back in February for the Virtual Retreat swap. I wanted to give them some time to reach their destinations before I showed them on my blog. Then I got distracted, and now it’s May!

Fairy Doors by Cate van Alphen

Fairy Doors by Cate van Alphen

The doors feature a glass nugget as an inter-dimensional portal, a little bell to call the fairies, and protective runes so that only friendly fairies can come through.

Back of Fairy Doors by Cate van Alphen

Back of Fairy Doors by Cate van Alphen

I surrounded the doors with natural things like wood, stones and plants made from polymer clay. I had to stop myself from endlessly adding bits of moss and flowers.

Fariy Doors by Cate van Alphen

Fairy Doors by Cate van Alphen

I experimented with different reflective surfaces behind the glass. I tried foil, glitter and silver acrylic paint. They each resulted in different effects each with their own appeal.

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