A project with a Christmas tinge to it although the message is one that can be carried throughout the year.
The stamped angel, from Oxford Impressions (an all time favourite stamp) has been given a golden wing courtesy of a Relics and Artifact.
Prima Finnabair Stamp Sets – Old Town, Don’t Forget To Fly
Martha Stewart Metallic Acrylics – Rose Gold, Copper
Distress Stain Spray – Antiqued Bronze, Tarnished Bronze
Staz-on Timber Brown
UHU Glue Stick
Extras:- Small wood frame, rusty tin wire, scrap of gold mop up paper
After applying Gesso to substrate, apply clear texture paste to stencil, consider composition before steaming ahead with the stenciling. Once dry, paint substrate with metallic acrylics and Distress Stain Sprays.
Apply metallics to scrap cardstock and book text. Stamp Finnabair circles, stained glass circle (stamp twice, fussy cutting a central circle and layering for dimension), Oxford Impressions angel and sentiment. Fussy cut circles, adhering Finnabair circles to panel. Layer the stained glass circle behind the angel. Tuck a small piece of mop up paper behind angel image.
Paint a small wooden frame before layering over one of the words.
Paint a R&A wing with Distress Stain Sprays. Adhere to panel as though it is the angel’s wing.
If choosing to hang, create holes in substrate, threading through rusty tin wire to form a hanger. Pliers or jewelry tools can aid you to coil ends of wire.
It can be a difficult time of the year for so many. Whether you are seeking joyful times during the festivities or a time to reflect on that which has passed, I wish you comfort, joy and peace.