Though abstract in it's design,
there's a rustic and humble quality
in the materials and application
on this new wall art.
I love the reminder that "God is with Me".
Psalm 91:11 "for he will command his angels
concerning you to guard you in all your ways".
And you know I love any chance to use rough board
combinations to create art.
I started with plywood, lath, and picket fence boards.
First cutting the wing shape from plywood,
then cutting about 20 pieces of 6" lath,
I used liquid nails and small nails
to attach the lath onto the plywood.
The chevron pattern begins 15" from the top.
The overall wing size is 16" x 39"
Fence pickets were used for the bottom stripes.
After trimming all of my edges,
I stained the entire piece.
Then, while it is still wet,
I use a soft white paint over the surface,
but lifting in some areas so that
there are spaces where the stain shows through.
I also go back over the white with stain
depending on the contrast I want on the chevron.
I know this project requires a lot of "building"
and not just painting,
but I had to share because I know there are many of you
Isn't the old hinge detail fun!
Now I have my eyes open at flea markets
to find interesting hinges.
And , of course, that's just where a hinge would go
so the wing can open - ha!
It can hang vertical or horizontal.
I hope you all, my project friends,
could identify the shape without reading the title.
Some of the fam had no idea what it was,
guessing anything from ice cream cone to boomerang
to acorn. (sigh)
All of my excitement and hard work on my angel wing
became a "Christmas Quiz" in our house
every time someone new came in the door.
Yay, I was so excited when
some of my holiday visitors recognized the shape right away!
I know - I'm on another planet : )
Hope you might give it a try,