~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How To Make: Sakura's Sealing Wand ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Number of Hours to Make: 5 - 10 Favourite Aspect: The staff, it's shiny Easiest Task: The wings Hardest task: the bottem jewel Least favourite Aspect: the bottem jewel
This Sealing wand is from the series Cardcaptors (or in it's original version Cardcaptor Sakura). I always wanted to make this staff, but never had the chance untill now! But it's done! and I'm happy about that!
Here are the instructions again, if you have trouble reading them in the picture:
paint, paintbrush, 1 inch wood dowel (app. 35”), clear coat paint, white foam, black marker + glue! *Paint = Gold, red, pink* Enjoy! If you have any questions please post them to my profile or comment here!
1. First, make a skeleton out of metal wire for the “bird head” part of the wand. You can also use clay (though it will be heavy!!!)
2. Then cover your skeleton with Paper Mache (1:2 – 1 part water to two parts flour + 2 teaspoons of salt for the mixture)
3. Once that dries, remove metal wiring and blow up a balloon inside head for curve. Place paper Mache on the balloon to finish the head shape. Let dry (usually 1.5 days outside).
4. While the head portion of the wand is drying, you may start on the dowel. I used a shovel handle. First paint it a hot pink, then cover in a clear coat for shine. You are finished the handle! Great.
5. To make the side wings on the head of the wand, use white foam. It should be about 5” in its full length. After you are done cutting, trace edges with a black marker *this is optional*. You should now have 2 foam wings!
6. To make the jewel on the foam eyes, I used paper Mache on metal wiring! You can make this out of clay if you wish. Once done paint red and glue on. Great you are done the wings!
7. Your head shape should be dry! Look for real wand pictures for colour reference. Time to Paint! I used Christmas red and regular gold paint on the head (be sure to have a hole at the bottom to attach dowel.)
8. While the head is drying, you can begin to make the bottom of the staff! I would recommend metal wiring and paper Mache, or you may use clay (using clay will create a smoother finish, though it will be heavier)
9. Then paint the bottom jewel and coat with a clear coat!! Excellent you are done the bottom jewel of the staff!
10. The head should be dry now, coat it with clear coat paint (this dries in 5 minutes). Now, you can use glue to attach the ‘wings’ in the proper position on the bird’s head! Great, you are done the head!
11. Attach the ‘bird’s’ head to the wand using glue (the bottom piece should already be attached) Almost finished!
12. Inspect the wand. Make necessary corrections to either painting mistakes and glue overflow, make it perfect! This is the time for last minute fixer-uppers .
13. You are done! Take a break, have some water, throw some cards in the air, jump around and yell “RELEASE!” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please credit if used on other websites! Thank you for the view!
Oh!!! And if you happen to make this piece of artwork, please send me a pic!! Thanks Guys!
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