Sunday, December 28, 2008

Angel Wing Tutorial and a Boken Leg

Hello Bloggy Friends! I hope each one of you had a special Christmas. Ours was wonderful, in spite of the fact that my Dear Husband BROKE HIS ANKLE the day before Christmas Eve. Oh yes, not only did he break it, he tore all the tendons in it, and dislocated it. The poor man was walking to his work van in the snow, slipped, and SNAP. It's just crazy. This guy doesn't injure easily! He snowboards, he pushes cars out of the snow, he leaps over buildings with a single bound, and yet just walking, this happened. He is pretty sore right now, and doesn't get surgery until Wednesday, which will be a week since his accident.

Now, I promised you a fun tutorial. This stemmed from Wendy over at The Shabby Nest. Her tutorial for her cute little pixies is HERE. I saw her little pixies and it made me want to take some special family photos and give them angel wings!!

First, print out the photos you want to bring to life. I made most of mine black and white.
Find some cardstock and newspaper. MY newspaper was from ITALY. Not to country drop or anything. {Wink}
Get out your Mod Podge!!
And a paintbrush...I sadly do not have a paint brush, so I used a folded piece of paper-
Paint the cardstock with Modge Podge
Spread the newspaper over the now glue sodden cardstock. (I am sure spray adhesive would be much easier...) NOTE: Be sure to make the biggest mess possible.
Antique your newspaper. I took a wadded paper towel, rubbed it in yellow-ish stamp ink, and blotted it all over my paper.

While you are making the-biggest-mess-possible, make sure Baby is confined and well supplied with Cheerios so she does not attempt to Modge Podge with you.
See the antiqued ITALLIAN newspaper? (tee-hee-hee)Cut out around the pictures you selected with an exacto knife or scissors
Cut out little angel wings to fit each picture. I rubbed the edges in the stamping ink to make them a little darker and defined.
Take glue, and trace the edges of each wing. (And proceede to delete the photo of that by accident from this post...grrr...) Then, douse the wings with glitter, as seen below. The instructions to make-the-biggest-mess-possible, continue to apply...

Observe your glitter covered fingers and paper
Shake all the glitter off the wings and let them dry
Glue to the back of your cut out photos
And there you have it!! Sparkly angel wings for anyone you choose =)

Go check out the pixie tutorial mentioned above!
I hope you all have a safe and happy new years! I might be slightly less active in my blogging for the next week with the holiday, my husbands broken leg, and his surgery. I'll post a little about that for those of you who want to keep tabs on us!
Still sweeping up GlItTeR,


Small House said...

I like how you used your family for your little pixies. I'm so doing that!

grey like snuffie said...

Those are adorable Megan! Glitter is an inside joke with all my friends around here. Some LOVE it, some HATE it. I had a party and a friend sprinkled glitter all over the house in hidden spaces. It was SO FUNNY! Bummer about a broken leg!

Michelle said...

Hi Megan!

What a great little tree and what a crafty idea! Mine would be filled with cats. Ha! I will have to put the cream cheese sugar cookie recipe up. I've gotten several requests! :) Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Glitter and Bliss said...

OK... I love your idea of using your own family photos and making these pixies. Have to do this...
Happy New Year!!!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Thanks for much for sharing your God watch story with me. We can be in this together. Praying for your hubby (and will definitely get the nurse maid job out of this, I'm sure). :)

Meg said...

Aw! That's so cute! I really love that idea and your kids are too cute.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

oH mY WoRd!!! Your little pixies are PRECIOUS.That little cutie patootie strapped into the high chair is even more precious! I'm gonna have to try this...I love it. Sorry to hear about hubb's broken ankle...SO not fun. Hope everything goes well with the surgery. I'll say a prayer for him...and you. I am sure you will make an excellent nurse!

xoxoxoxoxoxo ~ Amanda

p.s. What is up with not having a paint brush??? Foam brushes are 39 cents. Girl, you crack me up!

Violet said...

That is just so sad that an artists daughter does not have a paintbrush!!! You could have gotten one in your Christmas stocking had she known! : ) I love those adorable pixies! And your tutorial!!! You are so creative and fun!

Wendy said...

Love the fact that you put your pixies on a tree...mental note to self...gonna have to do that next year! Your pixies are perfect!(and your tutorial is much funnier than mine...again note to self...funnier tutorials make for better reading!) Thanks for the shout out!

Brandie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your husbands ankle! Hopefully he'll have a speedy recovery. Those little pixies are SO adorable and I've got to try that - I'm all about crafts :D

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