Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Folded Angel Tutorial

Since I had several requests on how to make the folded angel ornaments that I posted yesterday I just had to make a tutorial for you.

 Cut designer paper 6 1/2 x 4 1/2. Score at 3 1/4, then make a cut 1 1/2 inch. See the picture.


Next step is to score every 1/4 inch along the 6 1/2 side. After the scores are made accordion fold the piece.


Take a piece of thin ribbon or twine and tie it around the bottom of the cut that you made. At this point it reminds me of the haystacks I use to draw in elementary school during the Fall. I know silly, but it brought back some memories.



At the top of the cut bring down the sides. These will be the angels arms. Use a strong adhesive to glue the bottom of the arms to the side of the dress. I used hot glue.


For the collar I used the 1 1/4 scallop punch. See the photo on where the score lines go. Also punch a hole in the center of the score lines. This will be attached to the 20 mm head bead.


Thread twine or thin ribbon on large eye needle. Run that through the top of the head bead and through the hole on the collar. Knot the thread and glue in place. I also used a spot of hot glue on the bottom of the head bead to attach to the top of the collar. Didn't want her head to bobble.


Completed angel.

Hope this helped. Have fun creating your angels! Great way to use up some designer paper, and would make great little gifts.

We didn't get the snow they said was coming. Some in the snow belt area got some flakes but not at our house. It is cold. Brrr!!!!

Going to run to Walgreens and pick up some photo's I ordered, then off to visit MIL Kate. I need to borrow some of her casserole dishes so I can make some yummy stuff for Thanksgiving. 

Stamping trails
Karen 

1 comment:

Rita Wahl said...

Beautiful Angel! I will make some too! For people that have difficulty threading even a large eyed needle, they could use a dental floss threader to pull the ribbon through the hole in the bead.