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Monday, June 11, 2018

Steampunk Doorknob Angel

"Doorie" Steampunk Doorknob Angel by Patricia Krauchune 

For my June Makin's Clay® project, I utilized an old glass door knob and some other pieces of found objects to make this angel. Her name is "Doorie"

Supply List:

Old Glass Door Knob                         Set of Wings                                     Large Gear                                     Large Eyelet
Large 3/4" Nut                                    Ball Chain                                        Folkart® Chalk Patina Paint          Cornstarch
Plastic Ball about 1 1/8" Diameter     BSI™ 5 m Quick-Cure™ Epoxy     Makin's Clay® in Black                 Face Mold   
2 1/2" Piece of Wooden Dowel          Krazy® Glue                                    Beacon's™ Tacky Glue
DecoArt® Extreme Sheen™ Paint in Sterling Silver/24k Gold/Rose Gold

Recommended Makin's® Tools:

Makin's® Professional Ultimate        Makin's® Texture Sheet:  Diamond Tread         Makin's Professional® Cutting Mat
Clay Machine®                                  Pattern


Using the BSI™ 5 Minute Quik-Cure Epoxy, glue the small piece of wooden dowel into the door knob. Let cure overnight. 

Push some Black Makin's Clay® into a face mold that was dusted with cornstarch. Let completely dry then remove. 

Drill a 1/4" hole into the bottom of a plastic ball. 

Roll out some Black Makin's Clay® on the # 2 setting on the Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine®

I brushed some Krazy® Glue onto the plastic ball and then covered the ball with the rolled out clay. Keeping the orientation of the ball with the 1/4" hole on the bottom, blend in the molded face using a little water sprayed on the ball and some Beacon's™ Tacky Glue. I textured the back of the head with a Makin's® Texture Sheet in the Diamond Tread A pattern. 

Next I trimmed a gear to look like the image in this picture and immediately pressed it into the "head" using Krazy® Glue to secure in place. This is the angel's halo. 

Roll out some more Black clay on the # 2 setting of the Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine® and cover the metal part of the door knob. Then I pushed some ball chain around the circumference meeting at the middle with a large eyelet. A small piece of ball chain was then glued into the eyelet using the epoxy. 

Now you want to epoxy the 3/4" nut onto the top followed by the "head". Let cure overnight. 

I used epoxy to attach the wings to the back of the angel again letting it cure overnight. 

The head was painted with silver paint. Later I decided the face would be more prominent if I painted it with gold paint. 

You can paint the "body" of the angel in colors of your choice. I added a little patina paint for aging and highlights. 

This was the birth of Doorie, my steampunk door knob angel. 

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