Introduction: Mummified Fairy
I thought I would try making the classic mummified fairy gaff. I purchased a Petite Pete skeleton and disassembled it. The Petite Pete has pins in the joints that are easy to take apart. Then I wrapped the pieces with 1/2 mil plastic pieces and used a heat gun to shrink and melt the plastic on to the skeleton. I used the same technique for the wings which are made from silk leaves. After I had the skeleton wrapped, I used a gel stain to give it the color.
I used the pins that were originally in the skeleton to reassemble her. The wings were hot glued to the back of the skeleton and then I mounted her on her stand and a wooden box.
A little moss, some miniature lights, a few twinkle lights, and a dome... and there you have it! This piece will go in our home haunt as a "museum" piece.