Twilight Faerie accepts custom, special event and large orders on any of the offerings and welcomes wholesale inquiries.
Twilight Faerie presents the handcrafted wares of artist and proprietor Michelle Agelique Duncan. The offerings include vintage inspired Halloween and holiday decoupage and ornamental objects, porcelain faeries, floral finery and costume accessories. All objects are one of a kind (with the rare exception here and there) and created by the artist by hand.
Paper Altered Art items offered by Twilight Faerie are fashioned with an intentional “hand-made” and crude style reminiscent of the nostalgic feel of objects discovered in ones attic or once remembered from childhood. Not all lines are precise and not every surface is smooth. These slight “imperfections” are unique to each piece and add to its unconventional charm. These nostalgic objects are made from reproductions of images from vintage postcards, advertisements, boxes anything that inspires a design, vintage style papers, layers and swirls of textured matt finish, ultra fine glitter, antique style tinsels, fringes and paper forms. Nostalgic objects from Twilight Faerie often are made from recycled materials.
During a period of time when I had no funds for supplies but was haunted by creative energy with no where to execute it, I was feeding my cat and realized she eats a lot of meals. Those meals produce a lot of cans, A LOT of cans. Those cans go into the trash. I thought what a waste. Hummm…I said to the cat. She raised an eyebrow. I cleaned the can up, sprayed it with bleach, ran it in the dishwasher, spray painted it and covered it with paper and podge and sprinkled it with glitter and viola…a charming little sit about or trinket holder. The soup and black bean cans were next! Anything card board was a creation in the waiting! The cat smiled in approval. These nostalgic objects are made from reproductions of images from vintage postcards, advertisements, anything that inspires a design, vintage style papers, layers and swirls of textured matt finish, ultra fine glitter, matt finish spray paints and oh yeah…tin cans.
Twilight Faerie offers handcrafted floral head wreaths, hair accessories, wands and scepters, altered pouches that have been transformed into “Faerie Essentials”, and general sparkles and spangles. The components used for these varying objects are silk flowers, feathers (depending on the design), florist wire, barrette and comb bases, wooden rods (for wands and scepters), ribbons, sheer pouches and ultra fine glitter. Accessories are well suited for renaissance festivals and Halloween dress up parties.
Each 5-inch porcelain faerie has been hand poured and hand painted. Each faerie has her own unique facial features and expressions. All faeries have detailed blushes and skin shadowing and have painted finger and toenails. I dress the faeries with hand crafted wigs, clothes, wings, and glitter detail that fit her personality. Then set them out into the world. No two faeries are identical.
As far back as I can remember Halloween and winged things have intrigued me. I found a certain unconventional beauty in the imagery of autumn and Halloween. Equally so, I have had a fascination with the mythology of fairy tales. While other kids were running, skipping and climbing trees, I was content playing with colors and textures and challenging myself to create what was stirring around in my mind. This usually resulted in Halloween or whimsical imagery.
Twilight Faerie combines my love of Halloween, autumn and faeries in the mediums of paper, glitter, tinsel, fabric, silk flowers and porcelain. My offerings are capricious and nostalgic objects drawing inspiration from old storybook illustrations, vintage post cards and a time and world gone by and often left to the wayside of imagination. With each piece, whether it be wearable wings, porcelain faerie or a decoupage tin can I hope to preserve a memory of capricious childhood or capture a nostalgic memory. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you discover something that speaks to you!