Shabby Chic Angel with Susan Barmore, Cloth Doll Artist
In this class we make a muslin and PaperClay Angel mounted on a wood base. The Angel is first constructed from muslin and then parts of the face are enhanced with Paperclay, such as the forehead, nose, part of the eye area, mouth and chin. The hair is entirely made with Paperclay. The wings are embellished with modeling paste to give them a feathery texture. The Angel’s crown is made with wire craft mesh and wire. The fleur de leis on the crown are cut with a Sizzix die, but an alternate method of making them is also shown if you don’t have access to these products. The Angel is painted with acrylic paints and a floating medium is used to blend the paints. A crackle medium is used on the base in keeping with the shabby chic look of the piece. The Angel is 9” tall and 14” long at the wing span. The total height with the base and the crown is 14” X 14”, but this would vary depending on the height of the dowel rod and the thickness of the base you use. The Shabby Chic Angel class has three lessons.