When I first saw these carved angel wings from Pottery Barn, I was in L.O.V.E. Seriously, love.
Once I started to do a little research, I found several antique French wings, that I loved even more. So I had to figure out a way to make them. Although carving wood was out of the question. I used only recycled materials.
Added coats of browns, golds and blacks. Gave them a slight white washed effect for age.
For the display I used a frame from a french door (we found it on bulk trash pick up day, HA!)
And my best friend gave me the remainder of a roll of paintable wallpaper.
Painted and hot glued together.
My all time favorite Christmas carol, and my Mom's fantastic typewriter.
The paper was stained with coffee, and then stamped with a sheet music stamp, and I printed out the song.
Some dollar store birdies (sans their ugly ornament hangers)
The cute little mirror tree was also a dollar store purchase, but was a little too bright and shiny for me, so I tarnished it with raw umber oil glaze.
A cute little frames and some paper that I spray painted and stamped.
I have wanted to be an artist my entire life. I can remember the first art set I was ever given, I was four. When I think back, it seems like when I opened it it was like that scene from Indiana Jones, when the Holy Grail is opened. Angels singing. You get the picture.
I am so proud to say that I will be exhibiting wings similar to these (but larger) at a very chic gallery, downtown next month. Words do not describe how excited I am.
Please join Kimba for DIY day at A Soft Place to Land!