Friday, November 9, 2012

Painted Angels

After I had nothing to show for either Paint Party Friday nor Studio JRU last week, I am glad that I worked on some angel ornaments this week.


They're paper mache stars that you can get in almost every craft supply store like Michaels. There are also other shapes available like circles and hearts. I simply gessoed them, attached some sheet music or book pages, painted them with acrylic paints and then painted the angels, also with acrylic paints. I did something similar last year, and when I compare those ornaments with these I can see big differences. It's nice to see how my paintings developed, but that I also have my own style, or at least a style I feel comfortable with.


Since I had so much fun with my angels I created three of them. I had made a rough template of an angel which I used in each of these and then did all the individual detail work like faces and hair. They're available in my Etsy store.


I'm currently working on circle ornaments, and I hope I can show them to you next week.

Are you working on Christmas "stuff"?

26 comments:

Susan said...

Good for you. You have a early, colorful start on the Holidays. These angel stars are darling.

Netty said...

Smashing ornaments Carola. Happy PPF, Annette x

Mary C. Nasser said...

Gorgeous angel ornaments, Carola!
Especially love the second ornament since light blue is my favorite color. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Sally H said...

All beautiful! I never think of making tree decorations.

Gloria said...

Hi Carola. Precious ornaments, I love them. No I haven't made any ornaments but perhaps I will make one or two. I love your angels, awesome. Thanks, Happy PPF!

Faye said...

Wow, Carola,, I love the angels. They are beautiful. Would it be cheating if I made angels on paper mache stars? They certainly would not be like yours. That's such a great technique.

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

These are super. They will look great on your tree or adorning gifts for the holidays. Great idea! Happy PPF

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Oh your angels are soooooo adorable and colorful ~ love them! (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Maery Rose said...

Your angels turned out wonderful! But Christmas? Is that coming!?

Christina said...

These are delightful! I have already started working on a few handmade Christmas gifts, but I'll probably go easy on the decorations sice I have a baby due on Januay 1. :)

Cindy said...

These are wonderful! They are so pretty and colorful...I have some ideas, some images laid out, and maybe tomorrow....☺.

Blessings and coming from StudioJRU

Alicia C said...

Love these sweet angel pieces

Alicia C said...

Nice!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Angels on stars... love that! They are all so sweet! Just getting started on some Christmas 'stuff'. :)

Tracey Fletcher King said...

these are simply delightful and would be a welcome addition in anyone's home I am sure...xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

This is great! Love them! So special to hang on a tree! Patsy

denthe said...

great idea! they look lovely!

The Elephant's Child said...

What fun!

Frida said...

Such sweet ornaments Carola.

Gina Sismilich said...

Lovely ornaments. It's wonderful that you can see your progress from last year

soulbrush said...

These are such fun, lucky family. Happy PPF to you too.

Ginnie said...

You tickle me to death, Carola. I LOVE your creativity. And NO, I'm not working on anything for Christmas here in the Netherlands. But we WILL be going to the Gologne Christmas market at the end of the month, so you know I'll be working on those images immediately thereafter! (Last year we went to Düsseldorf and loved it!)

see you there! said...

Clever idea and you carried it out so well. I haven't even begun to think about Christmas. Guess I'd better get with it!

Darla

patty said...

Very cute, Carola! I found a whole bag of wooden hearts at a thrift store recently that I want to turn into ornaments, but I haven't made too much progress yet....

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are really cute! Nothing for Christmas yet from me.
Rinda
(who also missed PPF last week)

carlarey said...

What great ornaments, it's fun to have a look back and see how your style has changed and evolved.