The other day I posted about the recycled magazine garland that I made for a Christmas display window at the place where I volunteer.
Today I want to share another Christmas project: Angel specimen art!
I started off with some really worn out old frames from the charity shop; I actually borrowed these from the shop where I volunteer, in order to give them a ‘makeover’ so they could be re-sold! Originally they were a grubby pink, filthy, and with sticky gunk all over the glass. Yuck!
Specimen art was one of the suggestions I had when I posted pictures of my crafting stash a few months ago.
Here’s a quick how-to, though it’s really pretty simple!
Sheet music (real or printed out!)
Angel sequin shapes
Double-sided foam tape
Scrap paper (optional)
1. Paint the box frame, and sequins, if necessary (I used acrylic paint and covered the glass with some scrap card)
2. Cut sheet music to the same shape as the back of the frame.
3. Add small squares of double-sided foam tape to the back of your sequins. (You can also buy sheets of this stuff pre-cut to squares!)
4. Stick the sequins to the music. This is the awkward part! I used a ruler to space the sequins out properly, though ended up arranging the centre two lines of angels by sight.
5. Optional: use a little glue (such as pritt-stick) to stick the paper to the frame back, put it in the frame and you’re done! (I didn’t do this, because I’m totally lazy)
These frames went on sale in the Christmas window at the charity shop. The sheet music is for Christmas songs, too :)
Will be linking up at the parties listed below!