How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials
Fairy House is a fascinating adventure into the making of miniscule kingdoms of the fairytale realm from objects found in nature. Through more than 350 clear, detailed, full-color photographs and understandable yet whimsical guidance, the reader will learn to fashion intricate, tiny cups from acorn pods and grapevine tendrils, dreamlike beds from delicate flowers and leaves, and an amazing array of other beautiful and unique pieces that will inspire the reader to find their true artistic ability and imagination. A photo gallery of other stunning pieces provides the reader with more possibilities to create.
The Forest Cottage
The Fairy Garden
Princess Canopy Bed
Garden Wishing Well
Tower for the Elfin King
The Gardener’s Wagon
The Fairyboat Bed
and many more!
Internationally recognized artists who have been featured in The New York Times and whose art and fairy work resides in collections throughout the world.
Every chapter of Fairy House teaches simple steps but also showcases an array of stunning variations on other unique pieces that can be made.
Fully photographed step-by-step instructions for each craft with over 350 photographs throughout.
The Schramers share their wealth of knowledge of useful plants and natural materials that can be gathered and preserved to create the nature art.
“The Schramer’s treehouses are striking for their attention to detail, for their child-like sense of whimsy and their originality. They are enchanting; I have never seen anything like them.”
—Agnes Gund, Past President, Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.
“Husband and wife team Debbie and Mike Schramer craft a magical world in their artistic creations with nature as their inspiration."
—National Endowment for the Arts
“Debbie and Mike Schramer’s Fantasy Treehouse is a creation of pure whimsy, where fairies reside in decorated nooks and crannies of a magical tree.”
—The Baltimore Sun
Mike and Debbie Schramer’s nature art has been featured in many books including Chairmania, Morning Glories, and Forget Me Not. Their work has also been in Travel and Leisure, Country Folk Art, and Faerie magazines and the Seattle Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times newspapers, among others. Their work has also been exhibited at the American Visionary Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum and the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art has many of their intricate fairy pieces in their permanent collection. Their art has been collected and purchased by many well-known people including film producer Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side), actor Aidan Quinn, Jennifer Nicholson, daughter of actor Jack Nicholson, Mimi Danly, artist for Jim Henson, authors Mary Emmerling and Tricia Foley and Bob Timberlake, artist, author and designer.Just a few of the hundreds of shops that have carried the Schramer’s nature art include Fillamento and Felissimo in San Francisco and New York and the Ferrin Gallery, the Utica, the Phoenix, the Panaca and the Takashimaya, Japan, galleries. Mike and Debbie’s beautiful art pieces have been in New York department stores as well as in show rooms, art auctions and major art and miniature shows in other parts of the country as well. Commissioned pieces were accepted in the catalogue Finishing Touches for several years and for the New York Toy Fair by artist and author Lauren Mills. - Mike and Debbie Schramer’s nature art has been featured in many books including Chairmania, Morning Glories, and Forget Me Not. Their work has also been in Travel and Leisure, Country Folk Art, and Faerie magazines and the Seattle Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times newspapers, among others. Their work has also been exhibited at the American Visionary Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum and the Rosalie Whyel
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