I have talked about getting bucket fulls of barn wood recently from my DIL`s Dad, who lives on acres outside of town, with a barn that he is redoing. That leaves lots of unwanted pieces, that he has kindly given me.. I could be busy all year working on them! I pulled out a few of the ones that were distressed the most and guess what I did on them? ANGELS!!! always, angels on my mind…. LOL…. they all are a bit different but alike in the fact that they each have a face and a white palette knife wings…..
This first one is done on the absolute most distressed piece that I could find. You can see the grain of the wood going across the front… hard to detail on those grains, so this one just has light features, with her eyes closed…funny the distressed wood, is very light.weight… as this piece is..
then…. this little girl… she was fun to do… she had a few hair colors before we decided on this one!! but her background is left natural and the two holes on the top of the wood where the nails had been pulled out, make great spots for the leather ties to hang up.
then, this bigger one, with her beautiful gold cross necklace… She is a bit older than the other girl… and her wood is a bit tattered too, but she is confident of herself and loves to inspire and make others smile with joy….
that was all the distressed wood for the day. I will get some more ready soon… I am trying to paint things up this summer and put away for a November Christmas show I am doing with two friends, JoAnne and Lisa.
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