Sunday, December 2, 2012
Folk Art Angels
I was watching 'Tootsie' on TV last week and there was a Folk Art Angel in Jessica Lange's character's apartment. That's it, I thought, time to give them a try!
Now this version is made from cardboard.
- template (Folk Art Angels)
- corrugated cardboard or heavy paper, book pages
- paint, acrylic or tempera
- fine sharpies, gold and silver sharpie (optional)
- tacky glue
- glitter glue
- black crayon for paper stars
- sequins, beads, stars or gems
- feathers or garland for hair
- popsicle sticks for hand and feet
(Folk Art Angels). Trace and cut out pieces from corrugated cardboard.
I used an end of a paintbrush in paint to make all the dots.
I used feathers for the hair which were glued on with tacky glue.
I took a piece of wire and glued it between the two like a sandwich.
I then slid the wire between the corrugations in the cardboard head.
The last thing you need to do is glue a skewer to the back.
Set aside to dry.
Cut your template (Folk Art Angel) pieces out of heavy paper. I used an old brown paper bag.
I used book pages for the stars.
I painted all my pieces and set them aside to dry.
Then I started decorating. I used reinforcements, sharpies, and sequins in my design.
For the hair I added a little silver garland.
These angels are just too cute! I plan on making up a mini version as a tree ornament for the kids to make at our Annual Christmas Craft Day. It is fast approaching and I'm knee deep in the preparations. (150 kids, 12 crafts, one terrific morning of craftiness!)
Be sure to check out this week's giveaway on Wednesday's post and I'll see you then.
Posted by Gail Bartel at 9:21 PM
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Love, love, love these little angels! Will be trying these this year!ReplyDelete
I really like your idea of the Craft Day. How do you organize it? Sounds like a great idea for our primary division.
i would love to hear how you simplified these cute angels for the craft day. i'm thinking of all the beautiful scrapbooking papers out there!! also, i'm with beverley and would love to hear more about craft day!Delete
So CUTE!! I'd love to make a few of these! Thanks for sharing how, and have a great week! ~tinaReplyDelete
Perfection...cannot wait to make some!!ReplyDelete
These are so darn cute and you make it look so easy. They really brightened my day! I am inspired to get my kids to make some of these...(with me) :)ReplyDelete
Is there a trick to downloading the templates? Grr! My feeble computer skills are disabling my attempt here... I click on it but google says the link is broken?ReplyDelete
I've been having alot of trouble with google docs/drive. I will be looking at alternate ways to post patterns. You can email directly at email@example.com and I will send you the template.