I joined the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Articulated Angel Ornament Swap. The only rule was that I had to use one of four different angel bases. I chose to make two angels and will receive two back in return. Here are the two I made.
The first one I wanted to go with a vintage Americana look. So I ordered some supplies and went to work. I spray painted the angel, her wings, and crown gold to start. I used an orangish brown paper to cover her arms and sheet music for her torso. I wrapped and glued down some holly berry type garland around her skirt and embellished with some rusted tin pieces. She is holding a brown snow flake and has a maroon button for her necklace.
My second angel got spray painted silver to start with. I covered her skirt in Mica Flakes to give her some sparkle and wreathed her head with a blue dresden cut out. Her arms are covered in silver star paper and she is holding a dresden snowflake. I used Stickles glitter glue on her wings and in the end decided to use it on her torso too.
Both of these ornaments turned out exactly as I had pictured them when I was ordering the supplies and I had a hard time sending them out. You can check out all the swap entries at Retro Cafe' Art Galleries Facebook page.