Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Flattery

I found the blog Let--It--Shine in the Ft. Worth Star in December, and was blown away by the creativity and talent that I found there. Here is what happened with that tiny spark of inspiration...

They say the highest form of flattery is to be copied...well I'm flattering the designer at Let it Shine.  Her angel wings so inspired me to make my own set. In the same way, I ran, not walked to the nearest HD to get a refrigerator box. No such luck !! They squish their empty boxes a.s.a.p.  Next stop...Lowes. SCORE, they had one tucked away in a corner. That baby was mine! Wait for it....

Brought that puppy home...immediately enlarged the pattern and proceeded to cut out the background.  Sorry, no picks of this step.  After enlarging and cutting out each blasted, I mean wonderful feather (108 ea.). It was on to glueing w/ the trusty glue gun. Note: to cut this thick cardboard, I used my jig saw...bu ya!  Then it was paper mache' time.




Paper mache' in progress....


Drying on the kitchen table...If you eat in your kitchen (and we do) it is best to do this step while the significant other is off fishing...

Next day, spray paint with your favorite metal finish base coat (I used a bronze finish), then "antiqued" it using watered down and ragged-off black acrylic paint. Then I highlighted the edges w/ gold...

Are you ready for the unveiling?   They are DELISH aren't they?

Daughter watching Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America" here...LOL


TA DA...all done :)


5 comments:

  1. These are absolutely fabulous! Oh my, I might just have to try this!

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  2. I cannot believe that you made those out of cardboard! Holy Cow! I absolutely LOVE them!

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  3. Beautiful! Thanks so much for the link. I'm now your newest follower, Sally xx

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  4. these are the best!! My only question is where can I find the pattern? Can't wait to try my hand at making these.

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  5. HOW GORGEOUS! I AM GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE THESE!!! ANA

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