Thursday, November 20, 2008
A long time ago about 20years back, I bought a tree top angel. I do not know why I bought her as there was nothing special about her. She had a silvery cardstock cone shaped body with silvery wings. Perhaps her face was so cute that I bought her. Anyway she never sat on my tree top and she was rather lopsided as well. One day I just tore her body off and kept her head. After years of her head popping up now and again I bought a polystyrene cone and perched her head on it with the idea of making a new angel of her. Years passed by and she still sat there with her polystyrene body so patiently. Yesterday I took her down and started giving her a new look. It was because I cannot at the moment go and create in my room peacefully. So this was an ideal project to start as I can move around with her. This is how she turned out. I have uploaded the picture of napkin so that if you are from UK you can go and get it from Sainsbury's , that is if they stock it in your branch. I am one of those who collects very odd things and if a pack of napkins that I like catches my eyes I just have to buy it. The good thing about it is I can keep a few napkins and use the rest. I decoupaged the angel body as you can see with the above paper. Stuck a little bit of bling. For the wings I used some left over silk organza fabric. I stuck the piece of fabric on the wire. I used Gripp glue which I have some bottles still left over. It is good to use a strong glue to stick the fabric on metal. I then coated the back of the whole fabric with mode podge I guess pva glue would work too. Then decoupaged some more napkin paper on the back of the wings. Once the glue was dry I cut the wing shap and made sure I cut the excess fabric at the top very close to the wire. Then I gave it highlights with gold paint. I also removed her rather garish looking halo and put a cloth one. Rolled the cloth into shape with Mode Podge stuck it on the head and painted it with gold. I gave her hair some highlights with gold as well.I think I am quite please with her.