2013 Xmas Paper Mache Models

Hello everyone, artybaker here.

I don’t believe this. One Whole Month since our last post. I’ve been totally rubbish this Christmas. I only just got presents done on Christmas Eve and only did one blog post in the whole of December. I did a few drafts and had some ideas on what I was going to do a post on, but never got them done. So, I’m just going to leave them to next Christmas, all except this one which I decided still to post because I always knew it would be late because I didn’t really want to do a post on them before I’d given them all out (just in case).

So every year I make Christmas models for the extended family out of Paper Mache. For more on the previous year’s, see Paper Mache Models! This year was angels and robins.

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The angels were the ones that I struggled to get done in time. They are the most fiddly models I’ve ever done. Firstly, I had to paint the head one colour and the body a different one, which means a lot of time painting over the neckline, where it’s pretty hard to get a straight, even line. Then there was the hair.

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Each piece of sting is individually glued on by hand. Half of them (6) had long hair, and the other half had short hair. I gave all them different hair colours, there was: Long Blonde x 2, Long Brown x 2, Long Red x 1, Long Black x 1, Short Blonde x 2, Short Brown x 2, Short Red x 1 + Short Black x 1.

I also gave them wings and, obviously, eyes and a mouth. It wasn’t until the day before the first ones were due to be given as presents that me and sophofbread realised they should probably have halos, to make them distinguishable as angels as apposed to fairies. I made the halos out of gold paper and attached with strips of old milk cartons. Here is some photos…

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The robins were much easier. They are basically exactly like the penguins I made Xmas 2011 except they were brown and red instead of black, white and orange. This is what they look like…

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Here’s some bonus pics:

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Thanks for reading and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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