This is the next stage in creating my woodland fairy house. Once the shell or structure is painted and dry I took branches and ripped them down length wise using my band saw. The branches had their own unique twists so I fiddled around and when I liked what I created I used my nail gun to secured them in place.
When planning this house I cut the bottom slightly longer so I could define the space inside. Here I added a very distinctive branch with lichen and moss still on the bark.
The back of the woodland fairy house is covered from top to bottom with the split branches. The sides are also decorated. Now it is ready for the moss and little bits of found things from nature and the corners of shops.
I love this part because the story in my mind starts to take hold. As my imagination wanders the magic begins to weave itself into the woodland fairy house. Sometimes I feel it is the fairies creating these fabulous houses. The fairies certainly do help in the inspiration.