2 3/4"x1 1/2"x1/4"
PVC ring or pin
Paint and brush
See the Wood Carving section for more instructions, hints and tips.
- Layout the perimeter on the basswood. The grain should run the length of the angel.
- Cut out the shape using a coping or scroll saw.
- Layout the interior.
- The high points are the tip of the wing, the hair, and the collar.
- Make a stop cut along the base of the wing.
- Take the base of the wing down. Curve it inward so it's cupped.
- Leave the wing rough or use a gouge to add some texture like feathers.
- Thin the top tip of the wing by removing wood from the back side.
- Take the gown down and round it except by the arm.
- Take the foot down about half the thickness of the wood.
- Round the hair at the edges.
- Make a hole between the arm and the trumpet. You can use a drill to make this easier.
- Round the arm.
- Carve the hand.
- Carve the face.
- Texture the hair with a small veiner.
- Scallop the bottom of the gown with a V tool or knife.
Glue a PVC ring to the back using E-6000. This also makes a nice pin or SWAP.
- Paint the face, feet, and hand flesh.
- Paint the gown blue or pink.
- Paint the collar and scallop at the bottom of the gown white.
- Paint the hair yellow or brown.
- Paint the trumpet gold.
- Paint the wing white.
- Spray with Deft Semi-gloss to seal and protect it.
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