Check out this gorgeous angel with lots of color! ๐Ÿ˜‡

angel christmas Dec 21, 2021
 

Hello friends! We’re going to make a cute, quick little angel today on a 6x12 canvas. This one is going to have a more bold background than I normally do because I want her dress to pop! I’m excited about this one, so let’s get started.

First, we’re going to paint the background. I’m using white, seafoam green, and beige. Grab your palette knife and spread your paint on the canvas, alternating between the colors. Just kind of "wiggle" the paint on in a natural way. Let dry. 

Tape your angel tracer onto your canvas. Place graphite paper underneath and trace your angel onto the canvas. 

Next, use gold paint to create a halo glow around her head and then use a warm beige color to paint her face and neck. 

We're going to paint her dress now. First, I started with a paintbrush and painted the outline of the top of her dress with white paint. I then took a palette knife to dab some brown into the dress. Next, I used my palette knife to add some beige throughout.

Finally, I used more white paint with my palette knife, pulling the paint down to go with the flow of her dress. I'm also dabbing some gold with my palette knife too. This creates a really multi-dimensional dress!

Take your palette knife and use the edge in some brown paint to add some detail lines throughout her dress.

Then, we'll paint her wings. I used a paintbrush in white paint to outline the wings and then used my palette knife in white to paint the inside in with some texture. You want some of the background to show through. Then, add some gold as well. 

I'm going to use black paint to paint in the angel's hair. 

Then, take some white paint to add in a few highlights, just so it's not all just one color. 

I'm going to take a graphic pen to outline her face, dress, and wings. Let dry. 

Now, let's get to the glass! I'm using decorative filler glass, which you can find in the floral department at a craft store. I'm adding some of the champagne color to her wings. I'm also adding some clear ones and seed beads to her dress.

Okay, all of the people in the comments on the Facebook Live wanted her to have a hand. Here is your sleeve and hand! I just drew a sleeve with my graphic pen and used beige paint for her hand.

Now, elevate your canvas with some blocks to help with resin drippings. I'm going to mix up 1 ounce of resin. Drizzle your resin onto the glass.

Then, use your gloved fingers to spread the resin throughout the canvas, all the way to the edges. 

Then, I'm going to use my heat torch to pop those bubbles. At the last minute, I decided to add some more seed beads to her dress and some to her halo. I knew I was missing something!

She's done and I am SUPER happy with her! I think that was just the right amount of glass. I like the difference between the champagne colored glass and the clear glass. I think she is gorgeous! 

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