Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Angels

Hi Everyone!
It is already December, hard to believe, and a good time to start Advent with our Angels tags. The weather here is still quite mild, but we are expecting a cold spell soon. A good time to pull up a chair and get cosy making tags! Also to settle down with a nice cuppa and look at all your tags.
 The art work produced in Iast week's Black and White theme was great. I thought it was a really interesting exercise, as quite a few people mentioned that they don't often work in black and white. 
 For my tag this week I have taken inspiration from the early Italian Renaissance painters of the 13th and 14th centuries. I have spent a lot of time looking at the way they painted angels in their religious scenes. I chose to use this image by Fra Angelico (Guido di Pietro)  who lived from c.1395-1455, and was described by the great Italian writer Vasari in his the Lives of Artists as having "a rare and perfect talent"
I used an old Christmas card with the image of Fra Angelico's painting Annunciating Angel 
and photocopied it onto fabric.The angel was then embellished with gold pens and embossing powder and collaged onto a halo ( from another old Christmas card) . The angel's wings were made from Angelina fibre. The whole angel was mounted onto a gelli printed background which was stamped with stars and embossed .


14 comments:

  1. Great impact! Like the colors!

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  2. Your angel is beautiful! Valerie

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  3. A beautiful classical image and great background

    Chrissie cx

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  4. The mixed media on this tag is fabulous. Thanks for the prompt!

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  5. Wow, Jane, that is gorgeous! What a beautiful way to recycle old cards & give them a whole new lease of life. Love it! :o)

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  6. Love the Old World elegance of that angel!

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  7. luminous and heavenly! xo

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  8. A small work of art itself - this tag has a classical beauty. I love the angelina wings too.

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  9. I love this painting of Fra Angelico's.
    You've created a beautiful tag - that blue background looks amazing Jane.

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  10. A lovely image and you've created a really beautiful tag, very clever technique too :o)

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  11. I love this painting by Fra Angelico. Such a lovely tag, I really love it. X

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  12. Jane what a beautiful combination which works so well.

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  13. A very beautiful angel! Lovely classic feel. Carolyn xx

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  14. The Fra Angelico painting looks familiar, but I hadn't' heard of Guido di Pietro before. I love all the textural elements and the bright gelli print background you created to use in your design. Thank you for enlightening us and Blessings, my friend!

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