Angel Wing Cubby Transformation

June 7th, 2013 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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The Before and After of this beauty
Here was the almost before shot - I had stripped it before I remembered to grab a picture of it!
Step 1 - draw then burn the image onto the piece. I chose some angel wings. I knew this was a practice piece to try a new technique on, and needed something to allow depth and texture - the wings were a perfect idea! So I thought at the time!
Here they are all burned onto the piece. It took me a few hours, but worth it!
I then painted and distressed the background of the piece. At the time I thought I wanted it to be white ... that changed later! Then I mixed up a fun concoction of some random mediums around the house..... my little secret ingredients to create textured paints from any normal latex paint!
I started with the texturing and it took off on me! Some fluffy down up top on the wings and textured on the feathers
A nice close up
I used some glaze I mixed up from some leftover brown paints and added it to the wings. You can see the detailing of the textured paint technique much better now!
Here it is all finished. I decided I wasnt a huge fan of the white. Now since I didnt seal the paint yet, it was pourous enough to add a stain over it to darken it and still allow some highlights for a simple fun rustic look.
And here it is once I finished adding the stain to it!
To finish the piece off, I wanted a pop of colour. Originally I had planned on putting a heart between the wings, but thought nahhhhhhhhh, something else.... I found some great glass knobs and used a red stained glass window paint over them and it gave it that little pop of colour I was hoping for!
The Before and After of this beauty

The Before and After of this beauty

I thought I had shared this already, but after scanning my projects ..... I haven't! How bizarre!!! This would be my angel wing cubby. She is a huge labor of love for sure! I would say all in all it took about 32 hours over the course of a week.  Worth it in the end! She turned out to be better than I pictured and was snagged up immediately for a fabulous little Bed and Breakfast!

Pattern or design used: My own design - The Angel Wing Cubby
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Comments (10)

DeDee writes: I love it! Posted: 5:19 am on September 9th
GypsyBarn writes: Thank you everyone!!! Posted: 5:17 am on July 17th
hookem80 writes: this is stunning!!! I love it Posted: 8:05 am on June 17th
chippingcharm writes: Wow, you are a amazing artist...another cool piece! Posted: 5:00 am on June 13th
gadgetsponge writes: Another masterpiece Jasmin! And I thought the koi fish design was tops - now here's another winner. That shouldn't last long before it's long gone to a new home. Posted: 5:55 am on June 11th
suewhitney writes: Wowsers...this was a labor of love and you out did yourself! Great attention to detail. Well done!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:37 am on June 11th
GypsyBarn writes: Thank you! It was a lot of work, but I did enjoy making it, so it didn't seem like it was? Does that make sense? Posted: 3:59 am on June 9th
JunkArchitect writes: What an incredible amount of detail you put into this piece! It's no surprise that it sold so fast.


Posted: 6:22 pm on June 8th
CreepinJen writes: I understand why it was snatched up so quickly. Great detail using the wood burner. Posted: 5:27 pm on June 8th
CottageElements writes: Jasmin, I have seen how much work you put into all your projects. You obviously love what you do and it shows. Not surprised this one was sold immediately. Bravo!!

Lani Posted: 8:58 pm on June 7th
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