I hope you will enjoy creating this snow lady ornament which can also be used as a place card holder. If you have purchased this pattern to help Wendy and Kevin Young….Thank you so very much!
Supplies needed to make Star Light
- 2.5″ paper mache egg
- Quikwood (QW)
- DecoArt Glamor Dust
- 20 gauge wire
- Round toothpick
- Kemper Star cutter – I got mine at Dick Blick
DecoArt American Paints:
- Bright Salmon
- Snow White
- Soft Black
- Spiced Pumpkin
- Winter Blue
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics
- Emperor’s Gold
- Basic Painting Supplies & Brushes
- Sculpting Blade or knife for cutting QW
- DecoArt Extender for blending clay
- Super Glue Gel
- Avon Silicone Glove – optional but helps to keep QW from sticking to hands.
- White Glue
- Parchment paper
- old brush for applying Glue
- Paper plates for catching glitter.
- Baby Wipes
- Quikwood is a two part resin. When mixed together you have about 20 minutes of open time before it begins to cure. It will fully cure in 24 hours.
- Only cut off as much as you need at a time.
- Make sure it is thoroughly mixed together (no swirls of color) or it will not cure.
- Do not wear jewelry especially rings when working with QW.
- Apply Avon Silicone Glove before starting and as needed when working with the QW.
- Use DecoArt Extender to blend QW being careful not to use too much or it will make your QW gummy.
Video on Quikwood Basics:
- Cut 1/4″ of QW and divide in 2. Roll into balls then into oval or fat cone.
- Position on piece of parchment paper.
- Place flat bottom on egg on feet making sure that it is positioned straight front to back and side to side. Allow to cure.
Adding Feet video:
Adding Top Wire:
- Cut piece of 20 gauge wire 8″- 9″ long. Fold at right angle about 3/4″ from end. Use plyers to make small loop.
- Cut 1/8″ of QW and divide in two. Roll first piece into a ball. Place wire in ball. Blend onto egg.
- Roll second piece into a coil about 3/4″ and wrap around wire. Blend into egg. you will have a pointy top right now, but the head will go over it. Allow to cure.
Adding Top Wire Video:
- Cut 1″ of QW and roll into a ball. Thread ball down over wire and point. Reshape if needed.
- Cut toothpick in half and place in center of head, pat to blend in place. let cure.
Video for Adding Head:
- Cut 1/8″ of QW and blend together.
- Roll into a ball and place on a piece of parchment paper. Put extender on palm of hand and then flatten clay. Use Kemper star cutters to cut out stars. Wipe cutter with baby wipe to clean.
Video for Creating Stars:
- Pattern for wings – wing pattern (pdf)
- Place a piece of Parchment paper over pattern
- Cut a 1/2″ of QW. Pull off 1/2″ ball and roll into a coil about 2″ long. lay across middle section of wings. Flatten slightly.
- Pull off 1/4″ ball and roll into cone and place on top section, repeat for other side.
- Keep pulling off balls of QW and roll into cones and place on each section. Press slightly together after each addition. Blend and Press bottom of wings together.
- It will be easier to attach the wings when they are almost cured. Let them sit, but keep checking them. When they feel slightly warm they are ready to attach.
Video for Creating Wings:
- Mix 1/8″ of QW and divide into 4. Roll the first piece into a ball and place on back. Position wings on clay.
- Roll piece of clay into 3/4″ coil and lay from top to bottom over center section of wings. Bend into place.
- Roll two small fat cones and place on top front of each wing with the point facing in. I like how this looks and it also helps to hold the wings out.
Video for Attaching Wings:
- Cut 1/4″ of QW and divide in 2. Roll two cones about 1 3/4″ – 2″ long.
- Position arms on body. Using super glue gel glue star(s) in hands. Reposition arms if needed. Blend shoulders in place
Video for Adding Arms:
- Cut 1/8″ QW and roll into coil 2 1/2″ long or to desired thickness. Begin in back and place on head. Pinch off any excess clay and blend seam. Place star in front of halo. Let cure.
- If you are making a place card holder you will want to make sure your angel will stand. If needed place a little clay on the bottom back of the feet and blend in place. Test to make sure they will stand.
- To make hook bend wire over at about 3/4″ from top of head. Wrap wire around top of a bottle, then shape with fingers. Cut off excess wire. Make tight loop in center with round nose pliers.
Video for Adding Halo:
- Base body and head Winter Blue. Drybrush Snow white over head and body, apply second coat in needed.
- Base nose with Spice Pumpkin and coal for eyes and mouth with Soft Black.
- Paint thinned Sapphire line down left side and across bottom of coal for eyes and mouth. Also paint eyebrows with thinned Sapphire.
- Place Snow White highlight on the left of each piece of coal forming the mouth and eyes.
- Paint thinned Bright Salmon for cheeks.
- Paint star and wings Emperor’s Gold
- I work a side at a time and brush glue anywhere I want glitter.
- Sprinkle ornament with glitter and shake excess off on a paper plate. Allow to dry.
- Tie a piece of tulle, twine or ribbon around neck.