I am very excited about my latest altered art project. I'm truly getting in the mood for Christmas already. Those that know me, know that this is unusual for me. It seems like my festive mood rarely kicks in this far ahead of the holiday.
I made these altered angels for Glue, Art & Paper Studio. I am really happy with how they turned out. I will proudly display them in my home during the holidays.
I used pearl ivory and gold as my focal colors with a touch of copper and brown for the accents. For many, these colors probably seem very non-traditional for Christmas. I like the earthy feel that the copper and brown accents give these angels.
I started with these wooden dress forms from Glue, Art & Paper Studio. I painted two of them pearl ivory and one in metallic gold. The ivory angels were stamped with a flourish design and Brilliance ink. The Brilliance ink stamped beautifully on the painted wood and gave it a shimmery accent. I left the gold dress form unstamped as the metallic gold paint stood out well on it's own.
Each set of wings are different. The base for easy is a shimmering ivory card stock. I topped them with layers of printed vellum, embossed vellum, and gold skeleton leaves. Each is cut in a different size and shape.
Did you notice that each angel has a rustic bird nest sitting on her shoulders? A gold glittered dove sits on each. I also printed the words "peace, love, and joy" on shimmering ivory card stock and placed them in gold bottle caps. I attached a word to each angel.
I gave each angel a flowing skirt of ribbon. I used about 10 different colors, textures, and widths of ribbon. I doubled the ribbons and draped them to one side of their waists. I left them extra long and draping. I added a wired ribbon bow to each at the waist. Also, beads that I cut from holiday "picks" were glued to the base of each angel.
I hope you have enjoyed my holiday altered angels. The beautifully made wooden dress forms from Glue, Art & Paper Studio certainly made this project easy. They have such nice quality products. This truly is an easy project and can be easily personalized to your style and colors. Give them a try.
Enjoy your holiday season!!!