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Clothespin Angel

By: Margaret Riley
Margaret Riley
Margaret Riley
Margaret Riley has been an author of  many books and magazine articles about crafting, Margaret Riley has also owned two craft and hobby stores; designed, demonstrated, and taught for numerous craft companies; and assisted with the filming of craft-related television shows. She excels in a variety of arts. A resident of Tallahassee, Fla., Margaret enjoys cooking, gardening, and camping.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Texture Paint - White, 4 oz.
Item #2860
Raise the bar on your crafting projects! Our new texture paint applies smoothly like cake icing and dries with texture. FolkArt Texture Paint is a full-bodied formula used to add decorative dimension and texture to home accents, crafts and school projects.

$7.09

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz.
Item #479
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Metallics - Silver Anniversary, 2 oz.
Item #506
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Metallics - Rose, 2 oz.
Item #652
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Metallics - Pearl White, 2 oz.
Item #659
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Metallics - Blue Pearl, 2 oz.
Item #670
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

Other Supplies
6” jumbo clothes pin
2 2-1/4” wood hearts
1-1/2” wood disc
2 7/8” wood egg half
3/4” wood star
Black fine line permanent marker
2-1/2- x 3-1/2-inch wide gathered lace
3” gold tinsel chenille stem
5” white chiffon ¼” ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Nos. 4 and 8 flat shader brushes
No. 4 fabric round scrubber brush
No. 4 round brush
No. 10/0 liner brush
Stylus
Palette knife
Palette paper or foam plate
Paper towels
Water basin

Instructions

Note: Use flat shader brush for base coating and painting most areas. The round, scrubber, and liner brush will be specified when to be used.

BASECOAT

  1. Basecoat (may take 3-4 coats) clothespin, hearts, and egg halves Metallic Pearl White. Let dry between coats.
  2. Basecoat star Silver Anniversary on the front and Pure Black on sides.

FACE

  1. Mix together Metallic Pearl White and a touch of Metallic Rose to achieve a soft pink. Paint half of each egg half (hands) and flat wooden disc (face).
  2. Using round brush, paint teardrop shapes Metallic Blue Pearl for each eye. When dry, outline with fine line marker and add eyelashes.
  3. Using scrubber, dip into Metallic Rose. Scrub out most of paint onto paper towel. Rub into cheek area.
  4. Using round brush, paint a Pure Black oval for mouth. Using liner brush, add a white line to the right side of the interior area.
  5. Using stylus, dip into Metallic Pearl White. Add a dot into each eye and one above each painted cheek area.
  6. Using fine line marker, add eyebrows, nose (upside down U), and a small curved line at bottom base of mouth (refer to photo).

HANDS

  1. Using liner brush, add a wavy line across Metallic Pearl White area (cuff area).

STAR

  1. Using fine line marker, add “Joy”.

WINGS

  1. Using No. 8 flat brush, dip into water and lay brush flat on paper towel until the shine disappears. You will want some moisture in the brush. Dip one corner of the brush into Metallic Rose. Lay paint loaded corner along edge of heart. Push down on bristles and pull toward you. The paint will fade from dark to light to no paint.
  2. Using stylus, add Metallic Rose dots around each heart.
  3. Using stylus, add Silver Anniversary dots in a triangle randomly on each heart.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Glue face/disc to top of clothespin.
  2. Using palette knife, apply texture paint for hair.
  3. Tie a bow with ribbon and glue under chin.
  4. Form halo at one end of chenille stem and glue remaining stem to back of head area.
  5. Glue star under bow/chin.
  6. Glue gathered lace on for skirt.
  7. Glue on egg halves for hands under star.
  8. Glue hearts onto backside for wings. Clip clothespin onto tree branch.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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