Thursday, October 11, 2012

beakless: adjective

absence of a beak ( like duh, huh? ) lol
Well, this wall hanging had a whole 2 days in the Art MoB store before it sold! I didn't even get to blog about it and it was out the door! AND, I didn't even realize until today that I had forgotten to add their beaks, lol OH MY! It sold anyway! Amazing, lol So anyway, here it beakless owls!

It all started with being bored one day, I had these Cricut owl cut outs, left over, and decided to give them a dunk in my Tim Holtz Melting Pot, nothing like being bored and having a melting pot!! Then I played around with a little zen doodling with my new Pitt Pens. I did have to spray them with my frosted glass spray because the inks were rubbing off :( But the frosted spray gave them a nice wooden appearance, so I was happy. You can see the shine on the left and the duller look on the right.
And what do owls need? A branch to perch on, of course! Which led to a tree branch ( yes, I keep branches in my craft room! ...don't you?) and snipped them to create somewhere for my owls to hang out! You can see how that branch is bowing out, I used Helmars 450 adhesive and hand stitching to hold them down flat. It worked out very well!
Did you know that Gesso and paint can bubble up when exposed to excessive heat gun play? I did, but I thought I'd show you a picture of what it looks like, results = texture galore! Did I mention I was bored that day? Watching paint blister is a fun way to while away the time!
I love Donna Downey's usage of old rub on's. She just takes the whole sheet and randomly rubs them onto her piece. Now that was fun. You don't see a lot of them in the finished piece, but they do peek out from under the paint. This is going to be a favorite technique, as I have a lot of letter rub ons that I haven't used ( too hard to do and a pain in the you know what to cut apart and rub on! )


BJ said...

Great techniques there Sandee and great that you are selling stuff so quickly how wonderful. Wish I could pop in. BJ

Redanne said...

Gosh, a whole 2 days! I am surprised it lasted that long, if I was lucky enough to pop by Art MoB it is just the kind of thing that would catch my eye and cause me to open my purse - lol. Funnily enough, twigs are probably the only thing I don't have in my craft room......... a really beautiful piece Sandee. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh awesome- love those little owls!!

Katie said...

This is awesome! I love the beakless owls, congratulations on selling this piece so quickly!

505whimsygirl said...

You go girl! I saw these cuties on pinterest...... yep, not surprised that they weren't around very long.

So glad you are doing great!!!!!


wwilloww said...

Awesome wall hanging!!! I love that you used real twigs and your owls are truly one of a kind!!! Will you still blog when you are a millionairess??? Seriously, I am so glad people love your art!!!

Kalea Wavedancer said...

Super cute owls!

Rita said...

Well, some owls are so fluffy that it is hard to see their beaks, anyways. ;) They are really cute.

I never heard of frosted glass spray. I like the effect. Not surprised they sold.

Have a fun weekend. :)

Julia S-W said...

It's gorgeous! I love it with or without the beaks and that background is stunning! Sorry I haven't visited much this past week - I'm up and running again so hopefully will keep up!
Have a great week.