I love Willow Tree images. And today, I found a poor broken angel for just 50 cents!!! Her ponytail had been glued on and then broken off again....lots of glue build up.
She looked just fine from the front.....but I needed to rescue her!
Started out with undu to remove all the glue. Some was so thick I used my craftknife to scrape it off.
If you do not have a detail sander that looks like this, you must get one! They sand in the tiniest places and are just a great little tool!!! I think it's only $4.00. Used this to sand both pieces so they would adhere better to each other.
527 is the absolute best glue I have found for adhering broken china, pottery, figurines, etc. Let it dry for about 20 minutes. I find it at hardware stores in Colorado. It's not glue, be sure to get the one that says "multi-purpose cement".
Next, I used 3 shades of ranger paint dabbers and 1 shade of memory makers paint to mix up the perfect match for her hair color. And it really did come out a perfect match!
I used my detail sander to distress her hair:
And no one will ever know she once was ponytail-less!!!
She is just beautiful!
and won for 50 cents
and a few moments of my time
This is my "family grouping" that I have created over the past year - finding most of them at thrift stores for $.99 each. The artist is Susan Lordi and I would love to be able to design like she does!
50 cents and a little rescue project.....now you know why I'm such a garage sale addict! And no, Colleen didn't find a house today. Dare we try this again tomorrow? LOL!!!