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Divine Metal Wall Art
These Angel Wings are made of recycleds aluminum cans and cardboard. They look awesome on the wall.
Disclaimer:
Don't do what I did, I did not wear gloves while creating this. It is best if you do. Also, keep on the wall out of reach of children. If you are under 16 do not attempt this. The wings are very sharp with loads of little blades which make up the feathers. Be very careful when making and handling these.

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  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    These are made of beer cans. My friend has loads of these.

  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut off the top and bottom of the cans and make two equal sized pieces.

  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the pieces Corner to corner as best as you can.

  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out the feather shape in half style so the feather is equal on both sides.

  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Snip off the bottom of the feather shape to make a flat side at the bottom.

  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    At this step it should look like this.

  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut slightly vertical lines to give the feather texture. Raggety is just fine, they can look a tad tattered. Always cut to a pinky fingers width from the center fold.

  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 8
    Step 8

    The feather should now look like this.

  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut the other side the same way.

  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 10
    Step 10

    It takes some time, that's for sure.

  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cut your cardboard (2 pieces) to equal basic wing size. How big or small is up to you.

  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 12
    Step 12

    Hot glue feathers onto the cardboard, layering from the bottom up. Wear your gloves even for this step!

  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 13
    Step 13

    I made mine kinda small because of my lack of patience.

  • How to make a mixed media. Metal Angel Wings Wall Art - Step 14
    Step 14

    But they turned out amazing anyway.

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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
This is way cool! But, do you think there is a way to cover them or something? Because I was going to make this but lots of kids come to our house whether it's relatives or cousins or anything. Do you think there is a way to make the sharp edges blunt?
Sara P.
Sara P. · 33 projects
I really don't know how that could be done. You might have to brainstorm on that a bit.
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Riya K.
Riya K. · Chandigarh, Chandigarh, IN · 87 projects
these are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just love them!!
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harley r.
harley r. · 28 projects
XD i love these! but i seriously just finished making comparable wings out of paper, haha. is it okay if i post that project even if it may resemble yours a bit?
Sara P.
Sara P. · 33 projects
That would be fine, I'm sure.
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susie
susie · Glasgow, Scotland, GB · 154 projects
wow!!! Beautiful and would be amaze-balls perfect for an Archangel costume (marvel wise that's angel with big metal wings) Happy
Sara P.
Sara P. · 33 projects
Watch out for the sharp edges, lol.
susie
susie · Glasgow, Scotland, GB · 154 projects
Meh! I'll be one of the X-Men! What's a little flesh wound to a mutant...? Happy
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