By co-incidence Nancy over on the Art ‘n’ Soul Flickr group, hinted at an angel art-doll as a theme in the lead up to Christmas, and as I’ve been ‘volunteered’ by Viv to be the next guest challenger I thought these angels would be a good idea.
Of course, my version isn’t as pretty as Nelda’s but it is based on the same principle. Whereas hers was made from a shipping tag, I cut a body shape for mine from card and made some wings - here’s the template for what it’s worth!
In short here‘s what to do to make one:
- find a vintage head and shoulders to use, extend the body template to accommodate the head and shoulders.
- Cut out the body template (extended at the top to include the head and shoulders) from card.
- Glue on the head, shoulders and a Christmassy landscape or other design of your choosing to the card template.
- Glue on a decorative paper to pretty up the back (I used some music score to match the wings).
- Cut out the wings template from card, cover with paper (or fabric or whatever) of your choosing (I used old music paper sprayed with a little Glimmer Mist, Nelma used antique book text)
- Attach the wings to the body (I attached mine with a button and thread and the button has a touch of gold leaf on it)
- Attach some lace or other decoration to the bottom of the body.
- Make the legs with wire, string, or whatever you choose. (I used jewellery eye pins with some bells at the bottom)
- Attach a loop for hanging the angel at the back
….. and there she is, all ready for Christmas!