But the Christmas Angel on the top.
Last week I happened on a listing on eBay for the same Christmas Angel we had all those years ago.
Imagine my delight to see her ,I'm sorry to say she'd been brought but it give me the idea to make an Angel for my tree this year.
And if you like to try for yourself she is very easy to do she'd make a great project to do with your children or grandkids.
The artist model blank from Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts.
A large paper mache cone
I used Apoxie sculpt but you could also use paper clay.
White gesso and paints in skin tone, blue , green and turquoise, white and black.
Alcohol inks in mineral and smoke
Tulle,white, blue , green and mint
Snowflake buttons and plastic icicles and christmas picks, small tree from Michaels
Also a glittery butterfly ornament for her wings from walmart
Start by adding clay to head and bringing it down around the face but not over the ears. I added the plastic icicles and used a paintbrush end to add texture and also added some snowflake buttons.
I also add some clay over breast and torso and also textured that with the buttons
I also add some more clay around the end to make it a little stronger before fixing it to the paper cone
Apoxie sculpt drys rock hard overnight but if you decide to use paperclay you will need to wait a few days for it to dry. I painted the face at this point.
I started with a base of white gesso and then several coats of blue , green , lastly I used alcohol inks
and lots of glitter and beads. Her dress was made with six layers of white tulle then different shades of blue and green and mint. Lastly some sparkle with leaves and more snowflakes
I made the arms last and added them to her shoulders and added some more tulle to hide the glue .. and she's nearly done just add her wings and a small christmas tree for her to hold... well she is the Christmas Tree Angel after all
I hope you'll try making an christmas tree angel for your tree.