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Angels – Making Halos
Wrap 5” piece of wire around something with a ½” diameter and twist ends together. Trim ends to about 1”. Fold loop over at a right angle and flatten to make oval shape for halo.
Trace circle where you would place head on heart. Mix 1/4” of QW and divide into 4. Roll each piece into a cone about 1” long and position next to head. Press and flatten. One wing should go up and one go down. Repeat for second ornament. Allow to cure.
Mix 1/4” of QW and Roll into a ball. Lay parchment paper over pattern and lay clay on top. Press and pat to fill in shape adding more pressure to outside edges to create a dome shape. Lift with blade and lay on heart. Slip halo underneath head and gently pat into place. Repeat for second ornament. Allow to cure.
Mix a sliver of QW and pull off two small balls that are less than ¼”. For snow angel roll ball into a cone about ½” long and lay fat end in the center of the face with the point going up. For the angel roll into a cone and place cone in center of face with the tip extending below center of face. Use blade to either cut off tip or press up on to flatten. Allow to cure.
Mix 1/8”of QW and roll into a coil about 2 1/2” long. Lay on parchment paper and flatten. Wait 10 minutes. Pick up and begin rolling on an angle from one end to make a tight center, and then begin pleating bottom so that the petals will fold out. Place painted tool in center and position on heart on top left side next to wings. Allow to cure.
Snow Angel Flowers
Mix 1/8” of QW and roll into a ball and slightly flatten. Press in center with finger or tool. Using a knife tool begin cutting in from outer edge pulling towards center about 1/8” to ¼” to form petal. Repeat across from first cut, and then repeat dividing each side in three. Press finger or tool in center again. Allow to cure.
For the other two flowers mix 1/8” of QW and divide into two with one piece being larger than the other. Roll larger piece into a ball and lay on heart and gently flatten. Press finger into center. Roll other piece into a ball and lay on heart and gently flatten.
Heart Large Flower Center
Sketch circle in upper left area of heart for flower center placement. Mix 3/8” of QW and roll into a ball. Place parchment paper over pattern and place clay in center. Gently pat to fill in pattern creating dome shape. Lift with blade and place on heart, gently pat into place. Using pointy tool or pencil place hole in center. Allow to cure.
Heart Large Flower Petals
Mix 1/8” of QW and pull off small balls of clay about 3/16”. Roll and place next to center and then gently flatten. Continue until you have petal around the entire center. Mix up more clay if needed. Allow to cure.
Heart – Adding Flowers & Leaves
Add a flower to the upper right like the large flower on the snow angel.
Mix 1/4 “of QW and divide into two. Divide one piece in two and roll into a cone about 1” long to make leaf. Place on heart on right below second flower and gently flatten. Repeat with second piece of clay making another leaf. Take other piece of clay and divide into two with one piece being larger than the other. Roll larger piece into a ball, place on heart and gently flatten. Press finger into center of flower. Repeat with smaller piece. Allow to cure
Finishing Details all three Ornaments
Angel Heart – Mix 1/8” of QW and pull off ¼” ball of clay for angel hair. Roll a coil about 2” long. Lay on top side of face and begin waving back and forth with it coming down the side of the face ending in a curl. Repeat for other side. Pull off smaller ball and roll into a coil about 1” long. Lay on one side of top of face and have it wave across the forehead with a curl at the end.
Pull off ¼” ball and place in center of larger flower. Pull off smaller ball for smaller flower. Pull ¼” ball and roll into ½” cone for leaf. Lay on heart and gently flatten. Make 3 more leaves. Pull off very small balls of clay for filler flower and place on heart. Mix more clay as needed.
Snow Angel Heart – On the snow angel pull off two ¼” balls for centers of the two larger flowers. Pull off small ball and place on center of small flower. Pull off three ¼” balls for leaves and roll into ½” cones and place on heart and gently flatten. Add small filler flowers like you did on angel heart.
Heart Ornament – Add a ball flower on bottom of heart ornament using a ½” ball of clay. Pull off ¼” ball of clay for centers of three flowers. Add smaller center to ball flower. Add ½” leaves and filler flowers like you did on other hearts. Allow to cure.
Hooks for Ornament
If you are happy with the string hangers that come on the ornaments you can skip this step. Mix 1/8” of QW and divide in three. Cut strings off of ornaments. Roll clay into a ball and place in front of previous hanger since the clay on the front makes the ornaments hang forward. Pinch ball of clay to form triangular shape. Using pointy tool or pencil and push through side of hook on both sides. Allow to cure