Thank you for purchasing a Jenny Allsorts Paper Angel! The style of the angel in these photos may differ from yours, but all my angels are assembled in the same general way. If you have any problems or don't understand any of the directions, please leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Let's get started! Read through all the instructions before you start just to familiarize yourself with the process.
MATERIALS NEEDED -
- A Paper Angel PDF from my Etsy shop Jenny Allsorts Design
- Color printer
- White cardstock or cover weight paper
- small sharp scissors or an exacto knife
- clear tape
- bone-folder or other scoring tool
- adhesive applicator (not a glue stick or wet adhesive as it might buckle or slip)
- Optional - thread or fine cord for hanging
Open your PDF with Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Reader installed on your computer, click here to download it for free. Once you have opened the PDF, make a trial print to make sure you like the results. Quality will vary from printer to printer, but you should get a good print from just about any of them. The choice of paper is more important. I like to use superfine white cardstock from Paper Source, but any cover weight premium paper would work as well. Just make sure to match the paper with the type of printer (inkjet paper for an inkjet printer, etc). *note - since these photos were taken, I've combined the arms/bouquet so they are easier to manage. Also, non-personalized will only include the body, the larger heart, and the combined arms/bouquet.
If the colors in your trial print are not vivid enough for you, try adjusting the ink saturation levels on your printer, and print again until you get a satisfactory result.
Using a pair of sharp scissors and/or an exacto, carefully cut out the pieces:
In newer versions, the arms and bouquet are a single piece. So you only need to cut it out. Be sure to clip the slit at the top of the arms. Then you simply hook it around her neck and tape to secure it to her back:
Now we're going to score the wings, using a straight-edge and bone folder. Score both wings from the front, being careful not to push so hard that you tear the paper:
Once scored, fold the wings up like so:
Carefully curve the angel into a smooth rounded cone shape to where the folded wing edges meet in the back, forming a heart. Tape together as shown below. Try to get the edges to meet as snugly as possible and make sure they form a flat plane:
Next, take the heart and your adhesive applicator:
Apply adhesive evenly to the back of the heart, especially along the edges:
Carefully position the heart onto the back of the angel, matching the two heart shapes. Once in position, press pieces together to firmly adhere:
Use scissors to trim any place the edges overlap:
And that's it! You can use the smaller heart as a package insert if this is to be presented as a gift. Or print a flock of angels to use as shower decorations or bridal favors!
You may decide you want to hang your angel as a Christmas ornament. This can be done by affixing a loop of thread or fine cord to the back of the personalized heart before attaching it to the main piece. Then hang up your little bride and watch her fly!
I hope this paper angel brings you lots of happiness! I also hope that you'll share your photos with me, because I love to see the angels out and about! And thank you so much for letting me be a small part of your joyous celebration. :o)
Please respect that this Paper Bride Angel and the angel template are my copyrighted designs, and are sold to you for your personal use only. Selling this angel, or the pattern, or adapting the template to your own design is copyright infringement.