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Wings on Stained Wood – Wings On Wednesday

Wings on Wednesday today are represented by Karen Crossen and her beautiful set of wooden wings on a distressed wooden piece. See how she used Tattered Angels paints and Architextures elements to achieve this amazing piece of home decor.

‘I love using Tattered Angels products to stain wood. I had a ton of scrap pieces of wood left over from a home DIY project and I also found these amazing wood wings that I wanted to paint – the two pieces were just perfect for each other! When I pulled out my new Architextures to help ‘weather’ my project even more!’ – says Karen.

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Cork and Stormy Night
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze: Satchel and Mercury Glass
7gypsies Achitextures Base: Doilies and Chicken Wire
7gypsies Architextures Junque
7gypsies Architextures Parchement rub-ons: Inspire and Build
7gypsies Architextures 8×8 Paper Pad
Canvas Corp Kraft Cardstock Paper
Wooden Boards and Wood Glue, Wooden Wings, Cream Chalk Paint
Glue, sandpaper, matte medium, scissors and babywipes

Find a pair of wooden wings, these ones are from Michaels Craft Store. Use wood glue to glue pieces of wood together to form a solid surface. I used 1 Inch thick pine boards cut by at a big box Lumber store. Use wood glue to hold them together.

Use your Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glaze on the unfinished wood. Spray them onto the wood in a random pattern and use a slightly wet babywipe to ‘smear’ the colors around and into the wood. Don’t be afraid to play here because you can always use sandpaper to take a layer of wood and color off!

Then grab out your Architextures! You can use Parchment rub-ons, dimensional stickers and paper to create a rustic look to the background. Put them on randomly around the outside edge because if you put them in the middle they will be covered up by the wings!!

To make your background a little more weathered, smear on crackle paint in spots around the edges. While it is still wet, spray the crackle paint with Glimmer Mist in Cork. It looks really cool and old when it dries!

Then it is time to play with the wings. Spray the wings with Glimmer Mist in Cork and Stormy Night. After the spray dries, paint all over the wings with a cream colored chalk paint. Again wait until the paint dries and then sand down the paint to see the Glimmer Mist colors poking through. Finally, go around the edges of the wings with Glimmer Glaze in Satchel to finish up the wings weathered look! Use small nails to attach the wings to the wood boards.

Print out the text using your printer and Canvas Corp Kraft brown cardstock. Go around the edges with brown ink to ‘age’ the paper a little. After the ink is dry, glue the text down to the wood with Matte Medium. Then step back and admire your awesome new stained wood home decor piece!

‘I hung my finished piece on the wall in my family room!’ – shares Karen. Where will you hang your piece of art?

For more ideas, visit Karen’s blog and Instagram.

Have a great day!



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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