Are you having fun planning and preparing for the holidays?
I'm afraid that I've gotten way behind this year. For the past 2 1/2 weeks, hubby and I have had an unwelcome visitor in our home. The kind that arrives without an invitation, and just won't leave soon enough! No, I'm not talking about an elderly eccentric aunt, or a loud and foul mouthed brother in law!
I'm talking about a really nasty cold/flu bug that just won't go away. I won't bore you with details, other than to say we've felt more miserable than we have in years.
We are slowly improving, but have quite a way to go til we are back to our old selves.
Not very good timing, but what can you do?
So needless to say, I've not been doing much of anything, and really have missed blog visits and playing in my craft room.
I did manage to complete a project for DecoArt, that I want to share with you today.
Angel wings are all the rage. Well, I know they have been for quite some time, but I guess I am always slow to catch on to things:)!
So when I was given the assignment to create something featuring the new metallic lustre
by DecoArt, I immediately thought of angel wings!
Metallic lustre is a water based wax, that can be buffed to a high shine. For this project, we had to use their "rose gold", which to me looks like a light pinkish copper.
Ok, I am babbling. Must be all of those cough drops I've been eating!
At any rate, here is what I came up with................
And this is what they started out looking like.
I searched high and low for wings, and finally found this beautiful wood pair on line. I didn't care for the overly distressed look on the bottom portion of the wings, but no worries! I would soon be painting over them!
I first painted the entire wing area with my favorite creamy "Lace" chalky finish paint. A bit of distressing followed. Then I
used DecoArt's "Dazzling Metalics"
to add a really pretty iridescent shimmer.
It's not showing up well in my photos, but trust me when I say it is lovely!
Then I used a combination of my fingertips and a stencil brush to apply the rose gold, to highlight the feathers and the edges.
It's a rainy gloomy day here, so unfortunately my photos didn't turn out that great. They really don't do the wings justice.
Here you can see the detail in the feathers. So pretty, I think!
It was a really fun project.
I'm hoping I can get my handy hubby to create a really large pair of wings for me using his saber saw.
Thanks for visiting, enjoy the rest of your week!
(I've been compensated by DecoArt, but all of the opinions here are my own.)