Friday, November 20, 2015

Wings of Silver and Gold Articulated Angel

Yes, it's that time of year again.
If we don't get started now, the time will quickly slip right by us and our creative moments will be lost.

Or so we think, right?

Anyway, it's more fun to make things when there's still lots of time left,
 than the night before you need them.

Here's an Angel Ornament that you can get started with from
Retro Cafe Art Gallery

This has several products that I'll create links to throughout the post.

This is the "laying out" stage with Holly Leaves and Berries

I wanted to create a "vintage-looking" set of wings, 
so I mixed the 2 colors of Glass Glitter
 and added the Gold Mica Flakes to resemble feathers. 

After base-coating my pieces of the ornament white, 
I added the Fresco Paint colors. 
When dry I used pens to add leaf veins and other markings on the holly. 

The images from
Finnabair Collections
  Old Town 
were stamped using black archival ink. 
The small flourishes are from Graphic45 Christmas Emporium set.

I also sprayed lightly with Gold Mica Powder+Water spray. 

The Heart and Center of the round stamp were covered with Glossy Accents
that really made them come alive.
 Lots of pen dots, 
and a few hand-painted areas were added.

I strung gold wire through the holes in the wings,
 and added Star brads colored with Inka Golds

The Holly and Berries have Inka Golds and Glossy Accents in spots as well. 

I kept making the "bouquet" smaller so it didn't obscure the green center.

This shows the spray and Inka Golds on the leaves and the white dots.

is covered with Luminous Gold Glitter and added as a halo behind
that already had the Holly and Berries in her hair. Bonus! 

She's all ready to mail out as a gift for a friend, 
or keep to hang on your tree. 

So click on the links and get to ordering your fun projects from 
to get a jump on making gifts.



Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

She's so gorgeous Linda! Your holly is brilliant!!! Just love her! xoxo

Karenliz Henderson said...

WOW she is stunning. I love all the details you put into your dolls. Beautiful.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous. Love the holly leaves and the vibrancy of your colours. Her face is lovely and I love the touches of gold. Beautiful decoration. Tracy x

Kathy Bradley said...

Your angel is gorgeous - and your background is lovely. I love how you've dressed her - and the snowflakes are awesome.

Linda M. Cain said...

Thx! It's a gorgeous piece of scrapbook paper I've had for years. It was perfect.

JackieP Neal said...

She's a beauty Linda!!
xo Jackie

Holly M said...

I am in love! She is beyond gorgeous.

Kim Collister said...

Beautiful Linda ❤️❤️❤️

Ann Barnes said...

She’s beautiful Linda!