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23 December 2009 @ 07:16 pm
Weeping Angel Tree Topper  
I unpacked my tree angel about a month ago and just couldn't put her on top of my tree.

She's been upgraded. :)

I started out with a cheap doll from Michaels.

First, I pulled her legs off. :)

Then I attached her torso to a cardboard tube (also from Michaels) with some Mighty Putty (again, Michaels).

Step One

I cut her arms at the elbows, bent them and attached them to her face with epoxy. The other ends, I epoxied (and then later covered and re-sculpted elbows in Mighty Putty). I then cut off the rest of her hair.

Step Two

Then I cut some foam from a sheet (Michaels) and made wings. I attached these to her back with epoxy (Home Depot).

(picture didn't make it, sorry)

I then took Paper Clay (Michael's -- Thanks Gen!!) and modeled her dress, hair and the details on her wings.

Step Three

Lastly, I painted her with Valspar's 'Stone' spray paint.

Step Four

And now she's on my tree!

Step Five
Current Location: Albuquerque, NM
Current Mood: artisticartistic
Oceanographeroceanographer on December 24th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
that is such a cool idea! Wonderful job!
Nikki: Doctormystico_tala on December 24th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
Creeeeeeeepy :) DON'T BLINK.
Very awesome. I want one so bad now!
Traveling in Time and Space, you and Isnakewhissperer on December 24th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
oh wow! that is truly an inspiration !
penwiper337penwiper337 on December 24th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
LOVE it! What a great idea and execution!
Lisa Moulton: Don't blink!gigs_83 on December 24th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Awesome idea!
darker_onedarker_one on December 24th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
That's awesome! But I would be creeped out to look at my Christmas tree if I had one.
The Space Viking: Angels have the phone boxashestothestars on December 24th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Wow. Awesome idea!
dinogrl: I see that!dinogrl on December 24th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
Nice Job!
You should send one to Steven Moffat!
eve11eve11 on December 24th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Pammartinsnewteeth on December 24th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
That angel topper is the bomb!
ring ring hookeri_said_boourns on December 24th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
that is SO cool! :D
Gayle: craveainabarad_iconstpeej on December 24th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
That is cool. I love it. I think you are smarter then Pinky!
Pornograffwr anfad ydw i.invisible_lift on December 24th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
Okay, so this? Is totally the true meaning of Christmas. Yes.
GummiPandagummipanda on December 24th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
The Cleaverage: tardiskel_reiley on December 24th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
Old Halloween: Weeping Angel by <lj user=oldhalloween on December 24th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
That is spectacular! Hmm....that may be a project for my black feather Halloween tree. It needs a topper. Thank you for sharing.
Gypsy: Rhys and Gwen wedding dancegypsylady on December 24th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
Best. Tree. Topper. Ever.

Of course, not having a tree, my opinion's not worth all that much. But of all the ones I've seen this is the one that appeals to me the most.
AngelCallie: Doctor Whoangelcallie on December 24th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
That is so awesome! It looks fantastic on the top of your tree.
Nancyshadoweave on December 24th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
That is so fabulous. Now you got me thinking about trying an amigurumi one. Except I've got this scarf thing going on.
spacepook: silent nightspacepook on December 24th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
I want one now!
walking encyclopedia of weirdness.octagonal on December 24th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
Ahah! Creepy! Awesome.
Jennet: Howeeviljennetj on December 24th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
She looks awesome. Nicely done.
Grace: billie piper / hah!saku_teiki on December 24th, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
This is so amazing! I was scrolling through the photos and then got to the last one and went "WOW!" It's really cool! I want to make one.
alemonmoonskyalemonmoonsky on December 24th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
man, being jewish just doesn't give you as many opportunities to do crafty things like this.
and this is so dang AWESOME.
maybe i'll just have a hanukkah bush next year so i can make one of these...lol.
dawa_lhamo_9dawa_lhamo_9 on December 24th, 2009 05:11 am (UTC)
lovely. I'd been thinking about how to go about making a weeping angel tree topper, and there you are with wonderful instructions! Looks great!