This week on Wings on Wednesday we’re having to only wings but a whole beautiful flower angel made by Connie Hall.
I have had some fairy ornaments and I picked up a gold and silver set of angel wings after Christmas so thought that they would work together to create an angel. I was originally just going to paint the whole thing black and add highlights with Tattered Angels High Impact Metallic White but… as we all know, plans change hahaha
So I gathered a bunch of paper flowers I thought would look good on the base. One flower led to another which led to another and eventually the wings and the base were completely covered… and the rest is history… well, maybe not history but it’s worth having a look.
Products used in the process:
Tattered Angels High Impact paint – White Metallic
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tutti Frutti
Canvas Corp – Damask Tissuestock
7gypsies Lace Trimmings
Variety of flowers and rosebuds
Black and White gesso
Glue gun, glue sticks, paint brush, scissors
I prepped the metal wings with a coat of black Gesso and a highlight of Tattered High Impact White Metallic paint. I also painted the craft fairy. Once dry, I glued the fairy to the wings.
I cut 7gypsies lace in half and added pleats.
I then attached the lace strips in between the wing layers.
I used a 6 inch doily – folded and shaped into a cone. I then glued it together and added to the fairy as a skirt.
I took some cheese cloth and draped around the skirt. This created the angel’s body.
My base is now ready for adding flowers.
I glued the rosebuds to ends of wings with glue gun then added flowers to base.
I started with biggest flowers then medium then the small ones filling in the gaps.
I used white gesso to cover the entire base and wings.
This was to dull down the bright colors of the flowers and create a base for the High Impact paint and Glimmer Mist.
I gently brushed Metallic White High Impact on the flowers to add delicate shine.
Once dry, I laid the angel down and sprayed a generous amount of Tutti Frutti Glimmer Mist onto the flowers. Allow time to dry thoroughly.
I had some medium size white paper roses which I also sprayed with Tutti Fruity and, once dry, glued them to the front of the wings.
I randomly dry-brushed white gesso to add another layer and depth to the flowers. Make sure you let the layers of paint completely dry – patience is vital here.
Now, turn your angel around and spray the back of the wings with TA Tutti Frutti.
Once the wings are dry, your Flower Angel is ready to display.
I couldn’t stop myself and added a few metal embellishments between the flowers – I’m sure you’ve noticed some beads here and there on the wings.
As you can see, my Flower Angel looks at home both in my living room and on the veranda – it’s the perfect shabby chic decor for your house!
– Connie –