I wanted to share these angels I made recently.
I don't have a step by step because I was kind of winging it as I went along,
combining pieces and parts like I love to do.
This one has a large finial for the top part of the body and part of a large
wooden candlestick for the bottom half
Stacked wood with very distressed/layered paint finishes painted in fun colors forms
the base and ceramic knobs become the feet.
I attached an aged #4 house number and a rusty metal flower to the front of the
blue and metallic gold dots body
View from the back...The wings are pieces from a chair...I think(?)
A metal swirl becomes the halo.
The body of the second one started out at a wooden column piece that I cut in half.
Painted in mustard and fuschia checks and added rusty roofing cap discs.
Speaking of rusty roofing caps discs, I placed a question on my Facebook page asking
how to make aluminum rusty...
Um...you can't...Duh... Head Slap. I knew that.
I was originally thinking of using pieces of colorful aluminum cans but I wanted them
aged with rusty goodness...
BUT I had a box of tin discs, that I found while wandering the hardware isle in Home Depot one day...I'm such a hardware store geek...
and I threw them in a plastic bucket with hydrogen peroxide and salt.
It worked great! I should have taken a pic because I got all excited and started adding more metal pieces, washers, house numbers, etc to see what kind of effect I would get and had a line of plastic tubs down my driveway with metal rusting and aging in them.
My poor neighbors.
The base is a wooden clock that I cut in half, added a fuschia wash of paint and
I already had this hinge from another project that I had painted purple with yellow polka dots
and attached it to the front.
The wings are from a length of decorative wooden shelving...
The head is a combo of a wooden candlestick top, a giant metal washer and
a metal hook with that sun design that I thought looked cool for the halo.
I put them on my mantel to show scale for the photo but now see that could be hard to determine since that clock is 4 feet in diameter,
but the angel on the left is about 2 feet tall.
Thanks for checking them out!
You can also find them in my Etsy Store along with dragonflies, mermaids and mosaics.