Sunday, March 27, 2011

Angel Wings

I got this hankering yesterday that I wanted to use this panel I got on sale at Hobby Lobby because I liked the brass flower hangy thing. It said welcome--and something else I don't remember. So I scrounged up my little screw driver and successfully removed the hangy thing and started the piece. I was concerned that the collage paper edges lined her face too much so I decided to smooth it out with Wood Icing (my new favorite thing for texture.) It didn't smooth the face but added texture which actually I didn't mind after I finished painting the piece. But I did have a few minutes of angst over it. I liked the quote because I imagined our guardian angel's wings get stronger when our thorns and stings from life get too much for us.

14 comments:

Bren said...

Beautiful piece from start to finish. I love the aged metal flower flourish, very cool. Great blending of colours, I'd say you need to do more of these!

PaperPumpkin said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!! You are so wonderfully creative...you think out of the box! LOVE this angel girl, LOVE the saying. I think I needed to read this today.♥

Mary said...

I love everything about this. So many of your signature things coming together in this piece.

Katie showed me a picture of the three of us (the sweet stone likenesses of us she painted)sitting on a bench together. She came to my workshop yesterday...isn't she just precious!!! We must get together sometime.

Have a wonderful day Marthy!

Nancy said...

This is just the most appealing piece!! Love the wings and the use of the metal bits. So pretty.

Ophelia said...

This is so beautiful Martha!!

MB Shaw said...

Martha, I just love this, then I'm reading and see you used Wood Icing, so glad you are also hooked on my fave texture, tee, hee. Also funny you altered a piece as I have often thought of doing that, you clever girl.
ps.....you can sand the Wood Icing to make it more smooth or maybe you tried that. Also, my newest fave thing is I 'color' on my Wood Icing designs using soft pastel or colored pencil.

Lesley said...

Really stunning. Lifted my sprit. Thank you.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

What a lovely post Martha! I adore that saying too! The whole piece is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with the blog world. I would like to share it on my blog if that's okay with you. I will link back to your blog.
Hugs and blessings
KElly

julie king said...

i really like this piece, martha! just wonderful

Nancy said...

Your mixed media pieces are just exquisite!!! I love this one and the twins. Just beautiful!! Please do a You Tube instructional on these! Thank you so much!

Jane Farr said...

Beautiful piece Martha! (brass, flower, hangy thing - love it!)

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Gorgeous, beautiful piece Martha. I love everything about it.
Lee:)

Jennifer Parker said...

This is so beautiful Martha!!

Mirna said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!! You are so wonderfully creative...you think out of the box! LOVE this angel girl, LOVE the saying. I think I needed to read this today.♥

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