Hello, Charlotte here sharing how to make a Christmas Angel Figurine using Colorbox Graphics 45 Dye Ink, ColorBox Donna Salazar's Mix'd Media Inx, Clearsnap Designer Foils, Clearsnap Design Adhesives, ColorBox Dye Ink and Colorbox Pigment Ink. Several years ago, I purchased a set of four Christmas Angels on clearance and the set was missing one Angel. This year, I decided to finally make the replacement Angel so my collection would once again be complete. The chipboard used on this project is upcycled from the old backing from a 2010 desk calendar.
Floral Garden 20 gauage Floral Wire
Apple Barrel Black Acrylic Paint
Studio G Hampton Arts Christmas Stamps
General Watercolor Brown Pencil
3-Dimensional Zot Dots
- Start with a piece of 12X12 chipboard, medium to heavy weight. Trace and cut the angel shapes on chipboard as per templates. (Contact me for template)
- Paint the entire surface of the chipboard with white paint of gesso.
- Once the white paint dries, antique the surface by applying a thin layer of ColorBox Graphic 45 Venetian Lace Dye Ink using the ColorBox Stylus Tool. Lightly cover the entire surface of the all chipboard pieces.
- Lightly draw a basic face profile with a pencil. Paint the profile, using a mixture of ColorBox Cocoa Pigment Ink and ColorBox Honey Mix'd Media Inx. Using a small paintbrush, start building more details by painting the face area ColorBox Leather Mix'd Media Inks. Paint the left side of the hair with Colorbox Leather Mix'd Media Inxs. Add any further details with Smooch Ink.
- Once the surface is dry, stamp the chipboard pieces using ColorBox Gold Pigment Ink. Stamp the Angel wings, Angel body and Angel arms with the Jumbo Rollagraph Design Wheel using the Dots Dots Jumbo Design Wheel.
- When all the pieces are dry, stamp the chipboard pieces using ColorBox Graphic 45 Dark Cashmere Dye Ink. Stamp the Angel wings, Angel body and Angel arms with the Standard Rollagraph Design Wheel using the Music Notes Standard Design Wheel.
- Carefully peel off the backing of the Clearsnap Celebrate Design Adhesive. Place two Celebrate adhesive pieces on the Angel body. Gently lift off the top sheet of the Design Adhesive. Repeat this process again by randomly placing several Clearsnap Fly Away Design Adhesives on the Angel body.
- Lay and press the Clearsnap Lucky Penny Designer Foil (shiny side up) on to Design Adhesive. Gently peel off foil sheet. Repeat this process until all the Design Adhesive images are covered.
- Stamp a flourish image on both chipboard arms pieces near the cuff of the chipboard sleeve, using Top Boss Watermark Ink pad. Sprinkle with Top Boss Copper Embossing Powder. If you are using a tidy tray, gently tap the corner of the box on the tray to remove all the excess embossing powder. A folded piece of paper works just a well. If any stray bits of embossing powder still remain on the surrounding image, use a small paint brush to gently remove the stray embossing powder. Holding a heat gun approximately six inches from the paper, sweep backwards and forwards until the Top Boss Copper Embossing Powder starts melting. Do not over heat the image with the heat gun because the embossing powder will burn.
- Stamp another flourish image on one of the Angel wings using Top Boss Watermark Ink. Sprinkle with Top Boss Copper Embossing Powder. Follow the embossing instructions listed above.
- Randomly stamp several snowflake images on the Angel body, Angel arms and Angel wings. Follow the embossing instructions listed above for embossing.
- Distress the edges of chipboard pieces with Colorbox Truffle Mix'd Media Inx. Sprinkle all the edges of the chipboard pieces with Top Boss Copper Embossing Powder. Follow the embossing instructions listed above.
- Tap the Stylus Tips blending tool on the Colorbox Leather Mix'd Media Inx Pad to pick up a small amount of ink. Now using the Stylus Tips blending tool, blend the Dye ink over the entire chipboard hair cutout. Using a small paintbrush start building more details by painting the hair with ColorBox Leather Mix'd Media Inks. Add any further details with Smooch Ink.
- Use an eyelet setter to punch a hole at the top Angel Arm, Angel Body and Angel. Begin constructing the body.
- Place one Angel arm on the working surface with decorative side up. Stack the Angel body on the Angel arm. Next place the second Angel Arm on the Angel body. Adjust the Angel arms until satisfied with placement. Once satisfied with arm placement, glue the stack together. Stack the two Angel wings together with the decorative side up, run the brad through the two Angel wings and secure the brad on the backside of the Angel. The Angel wings are adjustable.
- Align the decorative hair chipboard piece along the right side of the Angel's face. When satisfied with the placement, adhere the hair to the figure using 3-Dimensional Zot Dots.
- Use an eyelet setter. punch a hole at the upper right corner of each sleeve/hand.
- Run a piece of 20 gauge wire through the holes. Bent wire into a spiral shape at one end of the wire.
- Stamp a sentiment on a separate piece of card stock with ColorBox Wicked Black Dye Ink. Cut out the sentiment with scissors. Using the Stylus Tips, tap the blending tool on the Colorbox Graphic 45 Venetian Lace Dye Ink Pad to pick up a small amount of ink. Now using the Stylus Tips blending tool, cover the sentiment with Venetian Lace ink. Distress the edges of the sentiment square with ColorBox Black Mix'd Media Inx Pad. Cut a background piece of chipboard, ink with Top Boss Watermark Ink, sprinkle with Top Boss Copper Embossing Powder. Emboss chipboard piece. Adhere the sentiment square to the embossed piece of chipboard. Punch a hold at the top in the middle of the sentiment using an eyelet tool.
- Continue to run the 20 gauge wire through the sentiment square. Twist the wire end into a spiral.
- Paint the entire back surface with black acrylic paint.
- Adhere the Angel to a base with hot glue. For this project, the base is a metal candy box filled with a few decorative pebbles