DIY Shabby Chic Fabric Wings On Wednesday

Welcome to Wings on Wednesday! This time we have a real treat for you! Our Crew member, Viktoriya Porechnaya mixed Canvas Corp fabrics and Tattered Angels mists to create this shabby chic pair of wings.  These wings are a great way to use up old bits of lace and fabric, repurpose an old dress or grab scraps at the fabric store.  They would make the perfect costume for a Halloween or a costume party, wings for wall decor or wrap them around a lamp or other accessory to give it a shabby, vintage look.  Make them pink and purple or grab your favorite colors and make them your way.  

‘I like layers very much! Especially layers of fabric and lace. The more, the better! And I like Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, too!
So I used them together for this Angel’s Wings home decor project with ombre effect from very light pink to bright violet.’ – says Viktoriya.

Materials used:

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Wedding Pink, Tutti Frutti, Dried Lavendar
Canvas Corp canvas fabric 30 x 36″
Fabric and laces (7Gypsies has some nice lace too: 7Gypsies Lace Trimmings and Lace Trimmings assorted Pack)

Other materials:
Embellishments
Scissors
Sewing machine
Sprayer
Pins

Draw and cut a shape of wings from canvas. To make sure both wings are the same, fold canvas in half, draw one wing and cut both layers together.

Cut various strips fabric and lace. They must be longer than wing’s width as you’ll be using them to create numerous layers.

Place the strips on a waterproof base and wet with sprayer; this is because wet fabric will hold the colour better and create a watercolour effect.

Start to color the fabric strips with TA mists from light to bright tones. If required, color the strips multiple times. Let it dry!

When the strips are dry, start to pin them to wings; make sure that you gather them in places to create dimension.

Sew the layer after layer with sewing machine. You can hand-stitch it if you don’t have a sewing machine.

Finally, add a fabric flower with a brooch in the center.

You can add a backing to the wings by cutting the same size wing shape from a cardboard. This will allow you to hang or display your wings in your home.

Surprised how well Glimmer Mist works on lace and fabric?  It is the prefect choice for adding color to just about anything, especially when paint and a paint brush won’t work…like distressed wood where the wood is not smooth and flat, simply mist directly onto the wood, misting more to get more color.  While it is not designed to tint clothing or items to be washed, it is perfect for adding color and a bit of mica to just about any DIY and craft project you can think of.

Visit Viktoriya’s blog and Instagram for more creative ideas.

 Have a great day!

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I am a mixed media crafter with passion for layers and textures. Architextures are my new love and I can feel the relationship going from strength to strength in the foreseeable future. I have worked with CCB since January 2017 and it felt like home straight away. The team is amazing and the crafting products are even better, which makes it perfect combination and an amazing place to be.


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This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.