How To Make A Fairy Palace with High Impact Paints

Charity here from Scrappin’ Chaos with a fairy palace featuring Tattered Angels High Impact Paints. The lower towers are blue ombré and the upper are pink ombré. Blue, gold, and copper 3D gel add intricate designs. This rainbow painted palace is also wired for lights.
My daughter and I started this masterpiece over spring break but lost steam as life got in the way. Jury duty, classes, and extended vacations kept us busy. Before we knew it was September and past time to get this finished. Of course, once we got back to work we were done in 4 days.
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Hot Pink
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Purple
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Wheat
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Turquoise
Tattered Angels High Impact Metallic Paint Copper
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Aqua
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Light Pink
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Light Blue
DIY Toy Prince Palace
Calambour 3D Glossy Effect Gel: Rich Gold, Ducat Gold, Light Blue
DecoArt Paint Dazzling Metallics Shimmering Silver
Plaid Brass Stencil Anna Griffin
Momenta Brass Stencil Vines
Pebbles Inc. Stencils Fancy Frills
Buildings like this are listed as 3D wood puzzles on Amazon. They come as flat sheets of thin wood accompanied by a schematic showing corresponding numbers for each piece. The pieces must be punched out and sanded to fit.
 We put our building together unfinished as a sort of dry run. This helped us see which pieces needed modification or repair. We arranged our paints and dreamt up color combinations, then penciled instructions on the backs of the pieces.
 I wired this palace for lights. That involved punching holes in the floors. To avoid splintering the wood I used a small Phillips screw driver and hammer to punch the corners of  the hole. I connected these marks with a craft knife.
 Each of the 10 towers has multiple pieces and we quickly ran out of drying room. We resorted to standing the finished pieces in clothes pins. Each piece needed two or more coats of paint so there was a lot of clothes pin shuffling.
 My daughter Lori is better at the ombré effect so she painted the blue towers using Light Blue, Aqua, and Turquoise. I painted the pink towers with Light Pink and Hot Pink.
The 3D Effect Gel is applied over a stencil with a palette knife. The stencil must be secured to the piece to prevent smearing. I used washi tape. A lot of measuring and adjusting went into the placing of the stencil to give a uniform look to the towers. The larger brass stencil had to be applied in sections. My first few attempts were so smeared I had to rinse the gel off. Even after three attempts on the central piece, the Purple High Impact Paint did not run, smear, or lighten. I am VERY impressed with its staying power!
 To bring all the colors together we used a variety on the domes. The tower tops came out pristine, the paint bottles though…they look well used.
The final assembly was completed with gobs of hot glue. It fills in the cracks and gives the loose pieces extra cushion. These buildings never go together perfectly despite our extensive planning. A little lean to some of the towers is expected as a matter of course.
  Tattered Angels High Impact Paints gave us a wide array of colors to choose from. The final product is a fairy palace that looks like summer and wishes come true. Stop by the Canvas Corp Shop for your own set of High Impact Paints.
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Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'How To Make A Fairy Palace with High Impact Paints' have 3 comments

  1. October 8, 2018 @ 6:58 am Carol J Sterenstein

    What a beautiful palace you and your daughter have created, Charity! The time and patience it took is evident but your color choices are perfect for a fairytale. Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic project and idea!


  2. October 8, 2018 @ 7:01 am Jean Marmo

    Oh my – this is so cool!


  3. October 8, 2018 @ 8:23 pm Jessica Larios

    Wow Charity! What a creation you have here! I love all these bright colors you chose! Fabulous!


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