break free stretched canvas tattered angels mixed media origins wings wednesday

Wings – Break Free with Tattered Angels

It’s Wings on Wednesday time and this week we have something completely else than usual for you!

Our Crew member, Lena Stain, made cyberpunk-inspired canvas with black Mixed Media Origins wings as the centre piece. A swan breaking out of an egg, waking up to life – Break Free is a dark but how beautiful representation of how we all are individuals and should not allow anyone to compartmentalise us.

Let’s have a closer look at this Tattered Angels beauty!

break free stretched canvas tattered angels mixed media origins wings wednesday

‘I love wings, don’t you? I love them in any shape or form. When I saw the fantastic paper from Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins “Grace”, I thought of a Swan. But how to do the head? Well, I go to fleamarkets all the time and I was lucky to find a salt and pepper yar with a silver swan on it.
I removed the actual Swan head and together with the Tattered Angels Grace Wings – my Black Swan was born. Black Swans are so cool and at the same time – beautiful. They stand out, they are different and bold. So I thought of the title “Break Free – Embrace your individuality” and then went to work on my Mixed Media Canvas.’ – says Lena about her project.

break free stretched canvas tattered angels mixed media origins wings wednesday

‘On this canvas I have, as always, used a lot of metal embellishments, either found in fleamarkets, in jewellery stores or in different craft stores. The egg that the Swan is breaking out of was also a fleamarket find – I went out shopping during Easter time and of course found lots of different types of eggs.
In my video, I give you some information on how I went about to complete this project.’ – continues her story Lena.

break free stretched canvas tattered angels mixed media origins wings wednesday

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins Paper “Grace”

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: GraphiteRoll Top DeskBronzeTokyoCoffee Shop
Tattered Angels Plain Jane Baseboard Coal
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Steel
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint: Silver and Copper
12×12 canvas
Lace
Black Gesso
White Gesso
Inca Gold “Silver”
Black feathers
Metal embellishments from various brands and old jewellery
Swan head and egg found in fleamarket

Tools:
A pair of scissors
Paintbrushes
Heating Tool
Glue “Jewellry & Metal Glue” from Aleene’s
Glue gun
Copper wire to make Barb Wire

To the stretched canvas, glue down strips pf lace, various metal embellishments and the found-egg.

Cover the whole canvas and the embellishments with a good base coat of Black Gesso.

Once the gesso is completely dry, use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to add the metallic colour to the composition.

When the mists dry, dry-brush with white gesso and highlight some areas with Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Copper.

For more inspiration from Lena, make sure to visit her blog and Instagram.

break free stretched canvas tattered angels mixed media origins wings wednesday

Have a full of craftiness Wednesday!



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.


'Wings – Break Free with Tattered Angels' has 1 comment

  1. May 3, 2017 @ 1:55 pm Katie

    Gorgeous canvas

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