#251 – Jeweled Angel Star Ornament
#251 – Singing Angel
Jeweled Star Christmas Ornament
Clay Casting Project
 
These Christmas ornaments are so EASY
even the little kids can make them
!




   
   


                                         
Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp
#251 – Angel Singing   OR   #1002 – Angel Singing
Clay - we recommend Creative Paperclay® which is non-toxic and air dries to a paintable pure white
1 clay casting* #251 – Angel Singing   OR   #1002 – Angel Singing (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions).
Star cookie cutter
Sandpaper or emery board
Optional: paints in your choice of colors (we left our angel unpainted)
Acrylic jewels
Ribbon, cord, or fishing line

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from paper instead of clay (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.

Note: You can substitute Import design
#1002 – Angel Singing for Heirloom design #251 (pictured).

           
Instructions:

1.  While clay is wet, cut out casting using cookie cutter.
2.  While clay is still wet, press the jewels into the clay in any pattern around the angel. Note: Jewels may also be glued onto the casting after it is dry.
3.  While the clay is still moist, use a toothpick, paintbrush handle, or other object to create a hole in the clay for a hanger
(see Basic Clay Casting Instructions). When the tool comes out of the clay, turn the casting over, and enlarge the hole from the other side. This creates an even hole. If the clay is completely dry, use the tip of your knife or X-acto® blade to “drill” a hole – simply twirl it back and forth between your fingers. Again, drill from both sides of the casting. Let casting dry. Then sand rough edges smooth. Caution: Do NOT put jeweled castings into oven to speed up drying process.
4.  Optional: Apply paint, glitter, varnish, and/or add fabric trims.
5.  Run ribbon, cord or fishing line through hole for hanger.


This clay casting project is featured along with dozens of others
in our book The Art of Clay Casting, which includes basic paper casting
instructions, techniques for special effects, and a glossary of terms.


Project designed and created by Sue Moore. Photography by Paperworks, Corvallis, OR.


We left our casting unpainted (above), but you may want to decorate it
using inspiration from the painted cookie below.


Click here for Speculaas Cookie recipe (shown below)



Click here for Springerle Cookie recipe (shown below)






 
Cookies decorated by and photographs courtesy of GooseHill Farms.