Miniature Angel Serephine
Serephine 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
Tools and Supplies
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.
For Serephine I actually pressed a heart stamp with a design around the edge shown above into the rolled out cernit and then cut out the heart and draped the heart shaped piece around the body for the gown.
Or with the rolled out cernit
on a piece of wax paper, press a design into it with a rubber stamp, leather
working tools or any other relief tool.
out a thin roll of flesh for the arms and put on top of the body, add a
small piece of flesh for the front of the chest area. Cut a square
out of the cernit and press a design into that piece. Cut a small square
out of the center of this piece which will be the yoke and drape
it over the arms put so it comes to a point in the front and covers the
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.
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. For Serephine I pressed a butterfly rubber stamp into the
rolled out cernit then cut it out with an Xacto knife and applied it to
the angels back.
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 it. Darken the
eyes with a light touch of a permanent marker, I prefer a fine Pentel marker
or use paints. I made the plastic stand by cutting off a plastic hook from
a plastic shop that are used for hanging products. If you do this project
and are pleased with it and have any photos to share I would love to see
them and perhaps I could create a photo page of angels.
Jean Day Miniatures 2002
Background thanks to Country Clip Art