December 02, 2010

Tropical Angels (Tutorial)

This is the tutorial for my Tropical Angels Christmas ornaments. (An advance apology to anyone squirmish about using awls on angels).



Instructions :



  1. Paint the styrofoam head with flesh-tone acrylic (I've used Titanium buff straight from the tube)



  2. Glue on the dolls' hair and draw in the eyes and lip with a felt-tip pen



  3. Cut out the underskirt and 2 wings using this template



  4. Cut out the overskirt using the template (without the tab) and glue the skirts together



  5. Wrap the skirt around the styrofoam body and glue down the tab to secure

  6. Glue on the wings and punch two holes with an awl



  7. Coat the feather stem with some glue and push into the hole created



  8. Embellish - I've add a pearl necklace to the neck, some ribbon trim to the skirt base and fussy-cut flowers to the overskirt.



    Tip & Trick :


  • if you don't have styrofoam figures, just glue a styrofoam ball or a bead to the skirt



  • hide any gaps at the back with a string of pearls or a ribbon


I'd love to see any Christmas projects you've created. Leave a comment linking to your post and I'll come visit.


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35 comments:

Natalёk said...

super I like it

Angela Weimer said...

Great tutorial. I will have to try them. thaks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Kelly Massman said...

those are really sweet!

Craftylicious said...

Sandy, you are one super talented lady! :) I love your angels and I can't wait to try my hands at making them...thank you so much for sharing the amazing tutorial! :)

Lorie said...

They are beautiful! And they look very similar to a set of angels my mom used to have when I was little!

Rosemary said...

Your angels are just darling!!..Love the prints you use and thanks for a great tutorial!!..Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Betty Bee's Buzz!!!

Rosemary said...

Your angels are just darling!!..Love the prints you use and thanks for a great tutorial!!..Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Betty Bee's Buzz!!!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

They are very, very cute! Thanks for the tutorial...I'll give them a try.

I'm visiting from Hooked on Houses Holiday House Tour party and am a new follower of your blog.

Happy Holidays!
http://SallyLeeByTheSea.com

Cidinha said...

I love it! Great idea!

Cidinha

LynneForsythe said...

thanks for the great tutorial!!! may need to give these a shot!

having a {me} day said...

What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing, you make it look so easy. keeleyxx

BettyBee said...

Sandy, these are great angels! I love this beautiful paper!!! Such a lovely design, and the feathers are a perfect touch (even with the awl!) Thanks for posting them at http://BettyBeesBuzz.blogspot.com
Come see us often!

Cidinha said...

Hello Sandy...been here and I loved your joyful angels ... ... ... original and beautiful!

hugs
Cidinha

AmericKim said...

Perfect! I live in Australia - these are adorable and would fit perfectly in with a tropical Christmas! Thanks for sharing....
AmericKim

GoodyGirlRed said...

I love them--so cute!

Frau Neu näht said...

Great idea! Your angels are so cute. I'm going to try one. Greetings from Germany!

Eleana said...

Bellísimos los ángeles. Te felicito. Tienes un blog muy lindo. Abrazos.

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Those are adorable! Thanks for linking up to my Christmas Party! :)

Chok Keun said...

Ooh, what an awesome tutorial. BTW, where can I get these styrofoam figues?

Sandy Ang said...

Cok Keun - I got my from Spotlight a while ago.

esen said...

I liked your angels and blog too.With my best wishes from İstanbul

Marianne said...

These angels are so beautiful. I will have to try to make these as I do collect Christmas angels.
Thank you for sharing at Holly Bloggy.

Becky said...

Oh, so cute. You are one craftilicious lady! Thanks for visiting my blog, too! Happy holidays (mine are getting better by the minute!)

Lisa Jane said...

Thanks for entering my blog candy - a very Merry Christmas to you and why not enter your project into the By the Cute and Girly - Childrens themed challenge this month

ibumary said...

I love your angels...and the beautiful papers you used.

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this.

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Sandy,
just lettign you know I featured this project on Simply Christmas today ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/yay.html

Tammy said...

These are so pretty. I have quite an angel collection, but no tropical ones. Perhaps it's time to add some to my collection! Thanks for sharing them, I'm totally inspired now! :)

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

wow -- these are gorgeous!! Thank you for linking up!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Sandy I am loving these Tropical Angels! WOW! I also love the full tutorial ..great job and thank you so much for sharing these at the No Rules Christmas Party!
Jen

Nancy at maddalee™ said...

Hi Sandy, so adorable...I love these angels!

Have a good day, Nancy

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I love these! Very fun.

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

I hope you can make it!
Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

marthaduenas said...

love this.

Gail said...

Oh, I just started following your lovely blog and had to pin this for inspiration at Christmas time. Have to try a variation on this!