Guardian Angel Picture Frame Using LaDoll Premier Clay
How special to have a guardian angel watching over your loved ones! Mold
and sculpt a precious face and wings with this air dry clay!
LaDoll Premier air dry clay
ACTÍVA Product’s Clay Roller kit
Acrylic paint in brown, white, tan and metallic gold
Paint brushes including a fan brush
Mold of an angel’s face or baby face
Stamp of an angel’s wings
Sand the wooden frame lightly to remove sharp edges. Paint the frame with
brown acrylic paint. Let dry. Paint two coats of white acrylic paint and let dry.
With sand paper, sand the frame lightly around the edges of the frame to make
it look distressed. Set aside.
Spray angel face mold lightly with cooking spray. Using a ball of LaDoll Premier clay,
press firmly into the mold making sure that the details of the face are clear and not
distorted. Carefully pull the clay out of the mold. You might want to take dental floss
to cut the back of the head off a bit so that it might lay flat on the wings.
Using the 1/8” rails of ACTÍVA Product’s clay roller kit, roll out a slab of clay.
Press angel wings stamp into the clay. Cut around the stamped clay with a needle tool.
Moisten the back of the angel head and press this on to the angel wings.
Press clay through the garlic press to make strands of hair.
Slightly moisten the head of the angel and lay strands of clay down to resemble
hair and halo. You can give your angel a nice hairdo!
Using sculpting tools, smooth face and carve details into the face and wings.
Let this dry. When the clay is dry, you can sand and smooth. Paint the angel
with a tan acrylic paint. I used one called “rusted pipe”. Let dry. Glue the burlap
strip around the bottom of the frame using Mod Podge. Brush the Mod Podge
on the burlap strip to seal the edges and keep from fraying. Glue the angel in
the middle of the burlap strip using E6000.
Dry-brush the angel, burlap strip and edges of frame with a fan brush using
the gold metallic paint. Let dry.
Brush Mod Podge over the angel’s face to seal the clay. Let dry. Let this darling guardian angel keep watch over your loved ones!
Artwork and Photography by Karen Lowrey