I meant to post this tutorial yesterday but the day just flew by. A while back, I ordered these vintage angel faces from D. Blümchen & Company. I used the faces to create - what I call - the Christmas Angel Babies.
- To make the dresses, coat both sides of blue, pink and beige tissue paper (8” wide x 3” tall) with matte medium. Let papers dry. Then cover the tissue with coordinating script stamps.
- To construct the armatures, cut round wine corks into 3 (½ inch) pieces. Paint the corks white - and cover the top and bottom of them with white cardstock circles. Place two (20 gauge) metal wires (about 3” tall) into each cork piece; tape the two wires together. Put glue where the cork and wire meet for added stability.
- Fold each prepared tissue paper accordion-style. Next, gather the tissue paper around the top of the wire armature and tightly tape it with floral tissue. If necessary, trim tissue paper dresses
- Glue a 1” wide, cardstock circle to the back of each angel head to reinforce it. Paste the angel head to the top of the armature. Add another 1” wide cardstock circle to the back of each angel head to cover the top of the gathered tissue paper dress.
- Crafter’s Pick (The Ultimate Glue) is a reliable product to use for assemblages.
- If you wish to hang the angels from a Christmas tree, glue thin string to the top of the angel head.
- Thin muslin fabric can also be used for the angel dresses.
- If you do not have any angel face images, check out The Graphics Fairy for a lovely assortment of angels. Here is one angel I especially like from Karen.
Image from The Graphics Fairy