Colorful Architectural Angels

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 
turquoise dots

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.

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