This DIY Tutorial will show you how to create a hand painted angel on wood. My simple steps will have you painting like a pro in no time!
A sweet hand painted angel is the perfect addition to your home for the winter holidays. Using just a few simple techniques, you can crate your own hand painted angel décor too. Let me show you the tips and tricks I used to create mine.
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Supplies you’ll need to create your own hand painted angel:
- 7×7 Wood Squares
- 5 Piece Painting Knives Set
- Tobacco Road Voodoo Gel Stain
- Prairie Dawn Terra Clay Paint
- Cerulean Blue Terra Clay Paint
- Onyx Terra Clay Paint
- Gold Digger Moonshine Metallics
- Apricot Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Farmhouse Tile Pattern Chalk Couture Transfer
- Bright White Chalkology Paste
Begin by adding a layer of Tobacco Road Voodoo Gel Stain to the wood block you will be painting on.
Be sure to add stain to the entire surface including the front, back and sides.
Next, load your palette knife with a rough mix of the Tobacco Road Gel Stain and Prairie Dawn Terra Clay Paint.
Apply the rough mix of colors in a random pattern to the surface of the wood. You can see below how the colors are not fully mixed together when applied to the surface.
Once that layer of paint is dry, load your palette knife with Terra Clay Paint in the color Onyx.
Randomly add a layer of black over the top of the white you just applied. You will see that I did not add very much of the Onyx paint, just some here and there.
Once the Onyx is dry, add Gold Digger Moonshine Metallics to the surface. When working with the Gold Digger color, you will want to use a light touch and work with care. You can see that I added more gold than black in the photo below.
Next, I lightly painted on the outline I was going after, knowing there would be plenty of layers to cover up any areas I did not like.
At this point, I decided to add a blue sky to the background. I started by mixing the colors Prairie Dawn and Cerulean Blue with a pallet knife and then filled in the sky with a paintbrush.
Then, I added a bit of color to the face using a mix of the colors Apricot and Prairie Dawn.
At this point, I used my pallet knife to add a bit of texture on the wings.
PRO TIP: The Clay Paints will thicken if left out, creating the perfect consistency for adding texture. I simply let the paint thicken and then used my pallet knife to create the look shown below.
Once the added texture was dry, I lightly went over it with more of the gold – focusing on the high points.
Then, I added a bit of bright white chalk paste on top of that.
To finish off all of the texture, I used the Farmhouse Tile Pattern Transfer from Chalk Couture and more Bright White Chalkology Paste to add that final touch. I also outlined the halo and angel with a little more of the Gold Digger color.
Here it is all finished. Isn’t it super whimsical and fun?!?
You can really see all of those layers in this photo!
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