Angel Wings Mixed Media Mini Pallet

Wings on Wednesday – Mixed Media Mini Pallet

Laura Kuhlmann is today’s Wings on Wednesday designer. Her mixed media mini pallet is small, but its inspiration is huge: Dream, Learn, Create. Tattered Angels products helped turn a simple piece of unfinished wood into color-filled wall art.

Laura used products from 7gypsies, including our fabulous Architextures Angel Wings!

Angel Wings Mixed Media Mini Pallet

Dream of art you want to make. Learn all you can about what you want to do. Create art that is an extension of yourself.

~Laura Kuhlmann

This project began with these stunning angel wings, which are part of the 7gypsies Architextures Findings collection . . .

Wings on Wednesday -- Mixed Media Mini Pallet

You can leave the wings as is, or paint them like I did for this piece.

Any don’t forget to save the cardstock that the wings are attached to. This pretty floral design can be used in another project!

The minute I spotted the angel wings in Michaels, I knew I wanted to feature them on a small wood square of some sort, and remembered this mini unfinished wood pallet I had in my stash . . .

Wings on Wednesday -- Mixed Media Mini Pallet

Once home with my newly purchased wings, my next step was to begin thinking of the perfect words to add to this mixed media pallet art, as I could already see it taking shape in my head!

Mixed Media Mini Pallet

Supplies:

 

Tutorial:

 

Painted and Stenciled Pallet background

 

Paint pallet with one coat of Tan Decor & DIY Paint.

Wings on Wednesday -- Mixed Media Mini Pallet

Stencil background design using the Red Color Shift paint.

Wings on Wednesday -- Mixed Media Mini Pallet

Add splotches of Rustic Glimmer Glam to pallet.

Wings on Wednesday -- Mixed Media Mini Pallet

Add splotches of Grandma’s House Glimmer Glam to pallet, except over the Rustic Glimmer Glam areas.

Wings on Wednesday -- Mixed Media Mini Pallet

Stencil small flowers here and there with White High Impact Metallic Paint.

Paint edges with Snowy Pine Glimmer Mist.

Add small drops of Snowy Pine Glimmer Mist all over pallet.

Set pallet aside to dry.

Painted layers on Angel Wings

 

Paint Angel Wings with a rough coat of Tan Decor & DIY Paint.

Wings on Wednesday -- Mixed Media Mini Pallet

Apply a coat of Rustic Glimmer Glam onto the Angel Wings.

Wings on Wednesday -- Mixed Media Mini Pallet

Paint Angel Wings with one coat of Snowy Pine Glimmer Mist. Let this color seep into the cracks and crevices.

Wings on Wednesday -- Mixed Media Mini Pallet

Let dry for about five minutes.

Paint Angel Wings Grandma’s House Glimmer Glam in various spots.

Play with these colors until you love how the the wings look.

Remember: there’s never a wrong way to paint something!

Let dry.

put everything together

 

Use E6000 to help the Angel Wings — which do have adhesive backing on them — adhere to the painted pallet.

Put a tiny blob of E6000, then adhere the tulle netting scrap and flat-backed pearl embellishments as shown.

Cut out inspirational words from any of the 7gypsies papers — there’s so many too choose from! — and distress edges with brown ink.

7gypsies inspirational words cut out

Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere each of the words to the mixed media pallet.

adhere word scraps with mini glue dots

Drill holes (if not there already) to hang, and thread tea-stained twine through. Tie at the top with vintage seam binding scraps and ribbon.

detail of mini pallet wood ornament

Dream. Learn. Create.  A mixed media pallet to inspire!

Dream Learn Create wall art

I love all of the painted background details, including the flecks of glitter from the Glimmer Glam paints:

detail of Glimmer Glam on mini pallet ornament

This little piece of wall art serves as a daily reminder in my craft room.

Mixed Media Mini Pallet with angel wings

Dream of art you want to make. Learn all you can about what you want to do. Create art that is an extension of yourself.

Angel Wings Mixed Media Pallet

Happy crafting!

~Laura

Be sure to check out more of Laura’s craft tutorials on her blog, and make sure to follow her on Instagram!



I’m Laura, the creative mind behind Pet Scribbles, my blog where I share craft tutorials, home and garden projects, and occasional cat stories. I love to make things look time-worn with distressing and aging – especially wood projects both large and small. In addition to being on the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew, I also currently work with Xyron, Simply Stamps, Plaid Crafts and Walnut Hollow. Click below to connect with me!


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