Dec 09 2009

Heavenly Angel — Free Quilling Pattern

angelThere is still time to embellish your Christmas crafts with quilling.  This sweet little angle works up quickly and would add a heavenly touch to your Christmas projects.
 
You will need
Basic quilling tools (discussed earlier)
Quilling paper, 1/8″: white, yellow, gold metallic (solid gold on one side of the paper strip)
Gold leaf pen (optional) 
 
Free Quilling Pattern — Heavenly Angel
(1) 20″ teardrop, white (body)
(1) 10″ loose coil, white (head)
(2) 10″ shaped teardrops, light yellow (wings)
(1) 2″ strip, metallic gold (halo)
 
Instructions for making the teardrop and loose coil can be found here
 
Using the photo as a guide, glue the 10″ loose coil (head) to the pinched tip of the 20″ teardrop (body) to form the angel.  Shape the wings by curving the teardrop around your index finger as you pinch it, or roll the tip of the completed teardrop around your quilling tool.  If desired, run the gold pen across the top of the two 10″ shaped teardrop wings to gilt the edges before gluing them to the angel body.
 
haloTo make the halo, fold the 2″ strip of metallic gold paper in half and glue the two sides together.  You now have a 1″ strip with gold on both sides.  Overlap the two ends and glue together to form an oval loop.  Glue the halo flat (with the glued ends down) onto the background, slightly at an angle above the angel’s head.
 
christmas-card-angelLast year, I used this little angel on Christmas cards.  I used the same blue scrapbook paper that reminds me of a winter’s night that I used on the snowflake cards in the previous post and added a homespun feel with the golden gingham held in place with mini brads.
 
This year, I designed a scroll ornament from the sheet music of a familiar Christmas carol, “Angels We have Heard on High.” 
 
If you want to try making your own scroll ornament, there are many carols and hymns in the public domain. 
angel-scroll-ornament3Try a Google search for images or you can visit openhymnal.org to see if they have any you would like.  There are also many scrapbook papers and stamps with music backgrounds that would work nicely. 
 
 
Quilling Tip:  The metallic coating on the paper used to make the halo causes the glue to take longer to set.  I find it helpful to use a pair of tweezers to hold the ends of the halo strip together until the glue dries. 
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7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Heavenly Angel — Free Quilling Pattern”

  1. Gailon 10 Dec 2009 at 5:06 am

    Charlotte:

    Your angel is adorable and thank you so much for the instructions.
    Gail

  2. Cindyon 11 Dec 2009 at 2:12 pm

    You quill beautifully. I have a drawer full of supplies and have yet to sit down and learn. I will check your site often for inspiration.

  3. Antonellaon 12 Dec 2009 at 1:41 pm

    This is a great pattern and great tips for hanging the ornament on a card! Hugs, antonella :-)

  4. Karunaon 12 Dec 2009 at 8:01 pm

    The angel is really sweet and heavenly !!!

  5. Lisaon 23 Dec 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Another great idea. I like the scroll ornament. Makes me want to quill instead of clean up my crafting area.
    Your angel is simple and easy for my kids to try too. I’ve made angels and fairies and can not wait to add your little cutie to the mix.
    Thanks! and Happy Holidays.

  6. Dr Sonia S Von 07 Mar 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Lovely Angel. Very inspiring
    Dr Sonia S V
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

  7. jessica bon 21 Jan 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks for the beatiful pattern. I made a new baby gift with this piece enlarged in the center. I wanted to include a photo, but it will not let me paste.

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