A modern take on the traditional festive angel

Create your own stylish angels out of plaster and wood

Decorate our modern angelic interpretations of a traditional theme using edding gloss paint markers. Perfect for adorning any windowsill, mantelpiece or as the focal point of your table decoration.

 
To create your modern festive angel you will need:
    • A small wooden log
    • A Styrofoam ball (approx. 8 cm diameter)
    • Skewer
    • A large nail
    • Pliers or a hacksaw
    • Roofing nails and a small hammer
    • Plaster bandages (approx. 2-3 strips per angel)
    • A4 sheet of thick cardboard
    • Transparent spray primer/lacquer
    • edding 751 gloss paint marker in Gold (053)

     

     
    Step-by-step instructions:
    • Hammer the large nail into the top of the wooden log, remembering to leave at least 6cm of the nail visible. Then remove the head of the nail using the pliers or a hacksaw and put to one side.
    • Place the Styrofoam ball on the skewer. Then cut out the shape of the wings from the cardboard sheet.
    • Now apply the plaster bandage to the Styrofoam ball and wings by firstly cutting it into small strips. Then placing each strip one-by-one into a small bowl of water, remove and extract any excess water with your fingers, then apply and wrap the wet plaster bandage over the complete surface of the ball and wings (including the edges). Leave to dry thoroughly.
    • Once dry, using the edding gloss paint markers, decorate the wings and head in a style of your choice.
    • Then spray the decorated plaster head and wings, using the transparent primer/lacquer – leaving to dry thoroughly before assembly
    • To assemble, remove the skewer from the head and place onto the nail in the wooden log, then attach the wings to the reverse side of the log using the hammer and roofing nails and there you are - done.

     

    How to activate edding paint markers:
    1. With the cap on, vigorously shake the paint marker.
    2. Next, place the nib of the marker on a piece of test paper. Carefully pump the marker nib by pressing it on the paper until the ink appears on the nib.
    3. Make a couple of marks on the test paper with the marker.
    4. Don't forget: always replace the cap after use.

     

     

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