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The egg is the body of the angels with the fat part being the bottom and the pointy end the top. Align egg with cup and/or mold and press to flatten bottom of egg. If needed trim off a sliver of the bottom of the egg. I found on the egg that went on the Jello mold I needed to trim a bit of the bottom off. The ball goes on the inside of the cup and mold. You will attach your legs to the ball. Press on a solid surface to flatten the top of each ball.
For the legs mix 3/8” of QW and divide into two. Roll each into a 3 ½” – 3 ¾” coil. Gently flatten top of leg and using pointy tool put hole in top of leg. Let sit and cure.
Attaching Body and Neck:
To attach bodies to skirt mix ¼” QW for each character. Roll into a ball and flatten to a little pancake just a little larger than the bottom of the egg. Lay on bottom of egg and blend edges up on sides of egg. Center and press firmly in place on skirt, making sure that it is centered and standing straight. Repeat for second character. Allow to cure.
Insert dowel in top center of each body. About half of the dowel should be inserted in the egg. Mix 1/8” of QW and divide in two. Roll clay into 1” coil and wrap around the neck. Blend clay down onto the Styrofoam and up onto the dowel, keeping neck thin. Repeat for second character. Allow to cure.
Mix 1/8” of QW and pinch flat and press and blend onto areas of Styrofoam that are not covered with clay. Mix more clay if needed.
Firmly press Styrofoam ball down so that it has a flat top to attach to the inside of the container. Cut two pieces of wire 4” each and fold in half using round nose pliers. Insert wires into holes in legs. Trim each wire to about 1 ½”. Insert the wires into the bottom (rounded side) of ball, spacing them about ½” apart. They should be evenly spaced front to back and side to side. The wires should stick out about ½”. Mix ¼” of QW and divide into two. Roll into a coil about 1” long and wrap around top of leg next to ball starting on inside and meeting on outside. Shape into a little mound. Blend edges of clay onto Styrofoam. Reshape if needed. Repeat for second leg. Adjust legs if needed by either pushing in or pulling out. Allow to cure.
Mix 1/8” of QW and pick thin and cover Styrofoam. Mix more clay if needed. Repeat for second character.
Mix a sliver of QW and pull off four ¼” balls. Roll each into a ¾” – 1” coil. Lay on parchment paper and press and flatten. Allow to sit 5 – 10 minutes. Pick up clay and fold in from one end on an angle. Continue rolling keeping the bottom tight and letting the top of the flower flare out.
Adding Jello Head and Crown:
Bend the metal for the crown around a ½” dowel or a stencil brush. Have it meet in the back. For the head mix ¼” of QW and roll into a ball, then press and pat into a pancake. Lay clay on ball and begin pressing and patting to cover the ball. Roll between hands to smooth. Insert on neck, blend clay to neck. Smooth if needed. Mix sliver of QW and roll into 3/8” ball and place on top of head. Fold piece of wire over and trim to ½”. Insert into top of bun. Make sure it is aligned with the front of the face. Place crown on head. Allow to cure.
Adding Teacup Head and Halo:
Before attaching the head decide where you want the handle of the cup. I decided to place mine out to the side. To make the halo, wrap a piece of wire around the handle of a ½” stencil brush or dowel. Twist ends together and then cut off to about 1”. For the head mix ¼” of QW and roll into a ball, then press and pat into a pancake. Lay clay on ball and begin pressing and patting to cover the ball. Roll between hands to smooth. Insert on neck, blend clay to neck. Smooth if needed. . Mix sliver of QW and roll into 3/8″”ball and place on top of head. Fold piece of wire over and trim to ½”. Insert into top of bun. Make sure it is aligned with the front of the face. Place halo in back of head.
Mix sliver of QW and pull off a3/16” ball and roll into a ½” cone. Align in center of face with nose going a little below center of face. Pinch a little to make triangle shape and square off bottom of nose
Mix a sliver of QW and pull off two ¼” balls. Roll each into a ¾” cone and place fat part of the cone in front on each side of neck, leaving a little space for rose, and wrap around to back, gently pat into place. Press rose into center of collar. Pull of three 1/16” balls for buttons and place down front of top. Gently flatten, allow to cure.
Mix 1/8” of QW and pull off two ¼” balls. Roll each into a 1 ¼” coil. Lie at top side of face and wave back and forth and curl front at bottom. Repeat on other side. Add two roses on right of doll, one will be up on the crown and the other will be down. For the rose against the crown pull off a small ball of clay and put on back and attach to crown. Pull off three 1/8” balls for leaves. Roll into small coil and flatten then attach next to flower. Two leaves will go up from the top flower. Attach the bottom rose using a little ball of clay on back, place a small leaf behind the flower. Using a ¼” ball for each curl make more rolls of curls going around head. It looks cute to have some of the curls turn up and out. I ended up putting them the whole way around the head. You can do this or just put a couple curls and then paint the back. Mix more clay as needed. To add a few more curls pull off small balls about 1/8” and place two under roses and one on other side, then insert pointy tool in ball to make it look like a small curl. Let cure.
Mix 1/8” of QW and pull off four 1/8” balls, roll each into a 1” – 1 ¼” coil. You will roll each of these into a cinnamon bun. Wrap the top curls so that they roll backwards and the bottom one will roll forward. Place top ones on side of face next to bun leaving just a little space. Then place the bottom bun below the top one. Pull off 1/8” ball for small curls. Roll each into a ball and place randomly on hair. I have a couple in front for bangs. You can put between the bigger curls, next to bun, and below lower curl. Just try to be loose with them so that they don’t look exactly the same on both sides. Use tip of pointy tool and insert in center of each of the little curls/balls. You will just paint the back of the head.
Heart, Tray and Tarts:
Mix 1/8” of QW and divide into three. For the heart roll one piece of clay into a 7/8” cone. Roll a second cone the same way and lay beside each other with points pressed together. Blend points together using a little extender. For the tray roll other piece into a ¾” oval, lay on parchment paper and gently flatten. Have the back edge straight and the front edge round out a little. For the tarts mix1/16” of QW and pull off three ¼” balls. Roll and place them beside each other on the tray, then gently flatten. Pull off a very small ball for a cherry on top of each. Allow to cure.
Mix ¼” of QW and divide in two. Roll each into a 2 ¾” coil. Attach top of arms to each side. Mix up sliver of QW and pull off small ball and attach to back of heart. Position heart on an angle, on lower center front of her body. Bring her left arm over and under tip of heart and the right arm on center side of heart. Bend elbows and wrist. Allow to cure.
Mix ¼” of QW and divide in two. Roll each into a 2 ¾” coil. Attach top of arms to each side. Mix a sliver of QW and make a small coil and lay at back of tray. Press tray against body below bottom button just above waist. Press in place, bring her left arm down and under tray. Have the right arm come down and lay against right edge of tray. Bend elbows and wrists. Let side and cure.
Attaching legs to skirts:
Mix ¼” of QW and divide into two. Roll into a ball and then a small pancake and place on top of body bottom. Make sure legs are facing forward and face is also forward. Press bottom into bottom of teacup or jello mold. Allow to cure