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Angels for your Christmas Tree!

Hi everyone, it's Danie here today.  Are you thinking Christmas yet?  I sort of am, but I am still managing to neglect my card making.....last minute here I come.  I have been doing a lot more drawing and painting of faces and the like lately so when I saw a recent swap for some art dolls I thought it sounded like fun, and although I didn't join the swap I had a play with the shape and now I am addicted to them.  So with Christmas approaching I thought of making some Christmas Angel Art Dolls and even better they can be used as ornaments on your Christmas Tree or even a Gift Tag.  They would also make the most wonderful gift for a friend.

The shape of these dolls is a similar to a nesting doll and if you want you could use some of the fabulous collage images available at Altered Pages for your faces if you don't draw them yourself.  I chose to draw mine and add color with my Gelatos using water and a fine brush. I stamped the wings which are layered under my angel's gown which is simply cut from a piece of Glitz Christmas Paper.  I firstly painted my wings with my Metallic Gold Gelato and then covered them with Gold Leaf.  A small piece cut from a strip of punchinella added a touch more metallic shimmer to my gown and piece overall.  White Gel Pen and a Darker Water Color Pencil was used to add some further shading and detail while my Blue Big Brush Marker colored in my background.  To finish I simply punched a hole at the top of my shape and added some Gold Cord to hang her.

I have three more of these shapes cut out ready to go so I may have a few more angels to make this week who knows.  What are you making for Christmas?  If you'd like to share we'd love to see you post a picture or link to one over at our Facebook Group which you will find here

Until next time!

Danie xx


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