Sheet Music Angel Card

My sister-in-law made a request of me this Thanksgiving.  She found a picture of an angel someone had made (I wish I knew who to pay them the credit they deserve) out of sheet music, and requested that I make one for her.  Here is what I came up with.DSC_0038

The die cut wings are by Sizzix, I used some 7 Dot Studio paper for them.  The background was made by first adhering  some torn strips of old dictionary paper to some mixed media card stock.  The stars are made with a stencil and modeling paste.  The background color was done with Distress Stain and the brown color on the dress and wings is Distress ink.DSC_0042

The dress was a challenge.  My sister-in-law had given me some old music sheets and I wanted to use it, but it was fragile and wasn’t the right texture.  I ended up using a background stamp from Stampabilities on tissue paper.  I cut it in long strips and made a ruffle using 1/4 inch double-sided tape.  I don’t recommend doing this wearing a sweater in a dry climate.  Static electricity made the tissue paper stick to me more than the tape!  DSC_0041

I drew the angel freehand (gasp!) and outlined everything in charcoal and sprayed it with Fixative.  I was surprised when the wetness of the Fixative made the tissue paper translucent, and I actually was sorry it didn’t stay that way.  My wheels are turning about how to make this happen and be permanent.DSC_0043DSC_0040DSC_0044Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

About Sam

A lover of crafts and art trapped in the mind of an accountant. My dream is to someday be set free of the cubicle prison. Meanwhile, I craft and I create to set my mind free.
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4 Responses to Sheet Music Angel Card

  1. katyoparty says:

    Hi Sam! Your angel is awesome. Have you thought of using gel medium when you put the dress together. It usually gives a translucent look to tissue paper and you should be able to do the pleats. Just a thought.

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