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Published on December 19th, 2013 | by Mazinga

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Christmas Nativity with 2 RIBBA FRAMES and 3,5 cm statues





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You need: 2 RIBBA FRAMES (400.783.32), cutter, polystyrene, battery powered LED lights, sawdust, gypsum plaster, acrylic colors, brush, sky pictures (search and download from internet), hinges, locks

01. remove glass from one Ribba frame and a back panel from the other one.

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02. cut 2 pieces for making different mountains but with a central place of the same height

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03. use 3cm and 2cm depth polystyrene and battery powered LED lights

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04. fix LED lights chain

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05 build a stable and print the sky with a comet (search it on the web) on a professional Kodak paper

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06. mix sawdust and gypsum plaster in 9:1 ratio (almost) and put the sawdust and gypsum plaster on the mountains and on the stable

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07. check if all the nativity statues are o.k. on the base

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08. colour the base with brown acrylic color diluted with water in 1:20 ratio

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09: cut a plastic piece to realize the back of the stable

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10. use 4-5 different browns, white, 2 different yellow and dark green

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11-12: cut the pack panel and the sky kodak paper for switching the lights from the back side of the frame

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13-14: fit hinges and locks

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15-16:… et voilà…

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Gerardo P.
Foggia, Italy

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3 Responses to Christmas Nativity with 2 RIBBA FRAMES and 3,5 cm statues

  1. Theredone51 says:

    Beautiful! Too bad I’m more “artistically challenged” than you :D

  2. I really like your creativity. Brilliant idea, ;-) . If only I had known earlier, this would have made a perfect Christmas gift for the Kids to put together and give to their grandparents.

    So long,
    Corinna

  3. Danilo says:

    So cool ! (in English i mean ;-) )
    Italian Presepe reloaded, with artistic touch. Outside Italy maybe cannot completely understand the Italian tradition of Presepe from San Francesco…
    Really wonderful, Grande!

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