Sunday, November 27, 2011

Creative Paperclay Verdi Angel Ornament

Do you like making your own Christmas ornaments? Here's one that I made using Creative Paperclay® modeling material. I had a pair of antique cherubs that I love, and thought they would be perfect as my model.

I made a mold of my angel using Amazing Mold Putty. Through trial and error, I figured out that my original angel had too many undercuts, and to make a cast of the full original just didn't work out how I had planned. But, my angel head, was perfect. So I just added the modeling material to that portion of the mold - making sure to press it firmly into all the details. I let it dry completely and then removed it.

I painted an undercoat of Creative Inspirations Paint in Emerald all over the cherub and let this dry.

Next, I rubbed Viva Decor Inka Gold (which is kind of waxy) all over the angel. Only little bits of the green base showed after I did this - and really helped to accentuate the fine details. I cut some wings using a Tim Holtz die and glued them to the back of the ornament.

I added a loop and bow to hang the finished piece, and now it's ready for my tree (although I'm not ready for my tree!)

Thanks for looking!


CraftyLoops said...

Gorgeous project, you make it look so easy. Fantastic results. Lee x

Barbara said...

Lovely project! What a cute cherub.

Hugs XX

Lyneen said...

Beautiful... love the Verdi, looks vintage! I LOVE vintage!

Amanda said...

Great project

Brenda said...

Lovely...I love the vintage look and it turned out fabulous.
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TAXCAT1 said...

fun to see all!