Make this cute little angel figure, great to decorate your own home or to give as a gift.
Preheat oven to 275 °F. Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. Condition all clay by kneading until it’s soft and smooth or running it through the Clay Conditioning Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Shape a 1" ball of White into a pear shape.
Roll two 3/4" balls of Beige into tapered logs. With your thumb, gently press upwards on the wider end of the log. This will create the foot. Press the smaller end into the base of the body.
Step 1 Dress
Start with a 3/4" ball of White and gradually roll the clay through the Clay Conditioning Machine until you reach #5. When you have the #5 sheet, place it on the underside of the 4x4 fabric swatch. Now roll them together through the Clay Conditioning Machine again but this time set it on #6. This binds the fabric and clay together. Now you have a fabric clay sheet to work with.
Step 2 Dress
With a scissors, cut the sheet into a circle about 3" in diameter. Now cut a single cut to the center of the circle (like a tree skirt). This will enable you to wrap the dress around the body. You can cut small squares for patches and pockets from the scraps of the clay-fabric. Keeping the slit in the back, gently wrap the material around the body being sure to create the creases of the dress. The clay on fabric will adhere to the clay body.
Step 1 Arms
Shape two 5/8" balls of White into tapered logs again. With the smaller end pressed to the shoulders (This does require some pressure) lay the arms out with a slight bend at the elbow.
Step 2 Arms
Roll two Beige 3/8" balls and press them to the ends of the arms.
Step 3 Arms
Cut a White heart with the Kemper cutter and add this to the hands. You can cut a smaller heart swatch from the scrap clay-fabric and press to the center of this heart.
Step 1 Head and Face
Roll a 3/8" ball of White and flatten to the top of the body for the turtleneck.
Step 2 Head and Face
Now press a 7/8" ball of Beige for the head. To provide color for cheeks, brush chalk or cheek blusher on the face.
Step 3 Head and Face
Press the glass seed beads sideways for the eyes. Use the Needle Tool to indent the stitches along the feet too.
Step 1 Wings and Patches
With the heart cutter, cut two hearts for the wings and press to the back of the dress and the back of the head. This also will support her head and arms.
Step 2 Wings and Patches
Indent the stitches on the hearts with the Needle Tool and also add the patches on her elbows and pockets on her dress. Now she is ready to be baked.
The rule of thumb for baking is 275 °F for 30 minutes per ¼" of thickness for Premo! Sculpey. Always use a timer and check visually frequently to avoid any darkening.
Step 1 Hair and Bow
For the hair unravel the Bunca thread and cut into tiny pieces. If you are using the doll hair cut a few pieces to a length you wish the angel to have.
Step 2 Hair and Bow
Dab some glue to the top of her head, add the hair pieces and let dry.
Step 3 Hair and Bow
You can also tie a little bow of the same material as the dress (minus the clay) and glue this on and she is all ready!
4" x 4" fabric swatch
Glass seed beads (for eyes)
Kemper heart cutter 3/4"
Bunca* thread for hair - (can be substituted with doll hair)
Blush or pink chalks for cheeks (old paintbrush or applicator to apply)