Thursday, February 17, 2011

More Button Card Angels

Just to illustrate that even a card of rather homely plastic buttons can be transformed into something sublime.

Old hymnal pages were the right color and set the right tone for these heavenly beings. Antique buttons disguised the "new-ness" of the original buttons on the cards. Variety adds interest!

Crocheted bits were once capped sleeves off of a shirt too stained to wear. I splashed some cold tea (the dregs of my teapot) onto the crochet for a light, irregular stain. Once dry, I cut out shapes that suggested wings to me and sewed them onto hymnal pages for a bit of stability. The sewn thread holes made natural perferations in the paper. Easy for tearing irregular shapes.

This trio is flying off to Linda's for a Christian Paper Artists angel swap.
And in case the angels' face looks familiar, but you can't quite place it,
it's The Mona Lisa.
But you knew that.


Yvonne said...

I thought that was Mona Lisa! :) These are lovely, especially all together.

Linda said...

These are soooo great! Can't wait to get my hands on them.

Joanna said...

Hey, you've changed your profile picture! It's great to see you Nathalie!

I love everything about these button card angels - clever you making shiny new buttons look old simply by putting old buttons on top - very effective. Beautiful wings. And no, I hadn't worked out it was Mona although now you say it is, of course it is!


ooglebloops said...

I did know that!! I love them - very cute!

bad penny said...

Wow ! I'm going to try some button card art ! I saw some of the paper Angels at Linda's

Jeanie said...

These are pretty cool -- for the swap Linda is in? Like them a lot!

Useful Books said...

Those are great, Nathalie! You should totally sell them. :)

margaret said...

I NEED to make some of these, oh fab and dopple fab! Love the idea of using my button stash and paper bits, kids go back to school Monday! I know what'll I'll be doing at 8 .05!

Marlynn said...

You are GOOD, really really darn good my dear BFF - that is about all I can say about your Mona angels! WHOOP, WHOOP. Hugs (word verification: lifyi - is that like your angels being lifyi - or lifey or lifty?)