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Delphine is 1 1/2" in height and is
made out of Cernit but you can 
also use transparent fimo or sculpey.

Your angel can be used to decorate
a small full scale Christmas tree or as a 
display in your a miniature scene.
Smaller ones can be made for an angel for 
the top of a miniature tree.

Basic Tools and Supplies

Ceramic tile 
Pasta Machine or rolling pin
Needle tools, hat pin or toothpicks
Xacto knife and sharp blades
Metal cake decorating tip
Fine felt marker or paint for eyes
White cernit, fimo or premo 
Flesh for arms and head, a hair colour
Pink or accent colour for garland

Optional Tools

Rubber stamps in butterfly, heart design or other design to press into gown
Leather working stamps in various designs to press into the wings
Metal clay cutter in leaf or heart shape to cut out wings, you can use an Xacto
Plastic hook available in plastic shops to display the angel 

Getting Started

Work with very clean hands. I like to use hand wipes, they are also very good for cleaning your tools as well or you can use baby oil. I am going to be using white cernit for the dress and body and flesh cernit for the arms and head.  Pink cernit for the garland and brown mix for the hair.
 I always like to clean the pasta machine with baby oil before using it. It also stops the cernit from sticking. Take a small roll 1/4" and press it on the top of the metal decorating tip. Roll a ball 3/4" through the pasta machine at medium setting and keep putting the roll through until it is as thin as you are comfortable working with. 
Cut a rectangle from this piece of rolled out white cernit  3 1/2"X 1".
Drape the gown as shown in the photo below, gathering as you go around the top of the metal tip and pressing into the fimo body. Press the top of the gown together to make the waist thinner.

Roll out a thin roll of flesh for the arms, place and press on top of the body. Cut out two strips 3/8"x1" and fold over the arms for the sleeves. I have shaped one arm straight and the other is bent at the elbow. Arrange the fabric cernit on the sleeve so it looks draped.
Cut a couple of narrow strips and shape onto the gown into a bow with ribbons.

Roll a tiny ball and apply to the top of the body for the neck. Roll out another ball shape about 3/8" and apply to the top of the neck for the head. Press a tooth pick in for the two eyes and a small indentation for the mouth.


Roll out a hair colour about the same thickness as the gown. Cut in narrow strips and wrap around a pin into curls and apply to the head. Shaping and adding more until it covers.

Roll out more of the white cernit for the wings. Roll this thicker than for the gown. Cut out two wing shapes with the leaf punch. I pressed a feather design in the wings with a leather punch but you can put a design in the wings with your knife or toothpick or anything else that you can use for a texture. 
Roll out a small ball of pink and pinch tiny pieces off with a tooth pick and make a garland with the tiny bits and also apply to neck line. Before it is baked I added  highlights with iridescent metallic powder from Faber.

Bake it in a toaster oven or oven set at 265 degrees for 10 min. I know other people say to bake it longer but this is really thin cernit and cooked too long will change the colour from white to cream. Immediately submerge the angel still on the metal decorating tip in ice water when you take it out of the oven as it will help strengthen your angel. Now you can remove the metal decorating tip and put your angel on a plastic stand or hang. Now you can darken the eyes with a light touch of a permanent marker, I prefer a fine Pentel or use paints. I made the plastic stand by cutting off a plastic hook from a plastic shop that are used for hanging products. 

I created this angel project in memory of "Bubbles" Barb Wright.
I've made a page with memory photos of Bubbles


© Jean Day Miniatures 2002
Background thanks to Country Clip Art