The Gold Fairies

Apologies, there are now no more gold fairies left for sale...

Originals available from me:

(sorry, none currently available)

Buying from this site:

I have a shopping cart which will allow you to purchase prints, cards, etc, and some small original pieces. Where no shopping cart button is shown (or if you'd just like more information) please contact me. You can use a variety of methods to pay for things through the website, including credit card, paypal, and by cheque. For more information please see my Purchase Information page.

Originals available from Galleries:

(sorry, none currently on display)

Some sold pieces:

Here is a selection of those pieces which have already been sold.

About the Gold Fairies:

To add texture and life to the wings I have drawn into the gold leaf once it's applied to the surface. This is possible because I'm using acrylic gold size to stick the gold leaf to the paper and this stays sticky and somewhat soft, even once dry, so it's possible to drag a pencil through the surface. I then go over the surface of the gold leaf and the 'scribbled' pencil background with a cotton bud, and anywhere that the gold size has been exposed will pick up the graphite of the pencil and become quite as black as the rest of the pencil scribbling. In this way I can add a sort of shading effect to the gold leaf, which is otherwise a rather flat solid colour. I drag the cottim bud lightly around the curface of each if the individual wing segments, too, which scratches the surface of the gold leaf creating an almost 3D effect - unfortunately this doesn't really show up in the scans of the drawings as it needs the movment of light accross the surface.

All images and prints are © Nancy Farmer. Please email me if you wish to reproduce any of these images, or see my permissions page in the 'info' section.