5 January 2015

Create Small Things

I love making 'people' and these little angels are, to my mind, so cute! PaperArtsy are challenging us to use 'Fragile Paper' this fortnight and the paper in my vintage gardening book from a charity shop is pretty fragile!
I adhered the bodies (neck down!) to my paper and sanded the edges so they became the right shape. I coloured them with Portfolio Pastels - love those lots but be careful on fragile paper as they will lift the surface if you use water or rub really hard! 
The faces are from a Lynne Perrella stamp, stamped onto tissue paper and painted using Fresco paint on the reverse. When they were dry, I cut them out and carefully added them. The wings are covered in the same paper, sanded and then I added a little Gathered Twigs Distress ink to all of the edges. The final flourishes were to add halos, a word and wire to hang them with!
Thanks for the challenge Leandra, I enjoyed it immensely!
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23 comments:

ElizabethR said...

They are gorgeous Gabrielle xxx

snazzyoriginal said...

Always love your little people. Just fab x

Annie said...

These little angels just couldn't be any sweeter! Beautifully made!

Darcy UK said...

Gorgeous!

Helen said...

I love them Gabrielle!!

julie bell said...

These are so pretty xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ooh, I love, love, love little people and I adore these Gabrielle! They are just up my street. You would so love making Art dolls, Gabrielle. I think that the Mary Jane Chadbourne video may have gone on sale now. It's called 'Anthology of an Art doll', I think. She is a great teacher and I think you would love the course. Hope your New year got off to a good start. xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are amazing! They have such an original look to them. I really like them!!

Lucy x

Ana K. said...

Gabrielle your dolls looks awesome...book pages, colours, faces....everything match together so well...superb!!
Best wishes from Slovenia

Jo said...

Oh so gorgeous, love them. xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Exquisite little dolls Gabrielle, love them!

geistige_Schritte said...

wunderfull I love little!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

They are so gorgeous!

Sherry said...

I love your little angels, so sweet. You've put your vintage gardening book pages to great use xx

Colleen said...

Gabrielle,
These little angels are just adorable. I can picture them hanging out on someones wall.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous trio - I have been playing with LP faces but nothing finished! I loVe your colour choices!

~*~Patty S said...

Your angels are really precious!
Each one so lovely.
I admire you also for taking the time and patience it must have taken to glue the tissue faces in place.

Clare Lloyd said...

fabulous

kaybee said...

I've fallen in love with your little angels - fabulous!

Trish said...

Gorgeous angels!

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

OMG Gabby, totes adorable!!!!

Joan said...

Love your angels

Kezzy said...

Wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning angels. The look so amazing especially with the LP faces. Did you buy the angels or make the bases yourself? Happy Creating ☺ Kezzy xxx