Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Birth of an Owl

Our paper birds were a big hit, so we made an owl on request, and here are the photos.  Enjoy!

He has a paper body that is wrapped with masking tape to give it shape.  
Masking tape was actually a great material for sculpting that signature owl brow. 

The eyes had to come first so it would really have some personality. 

The papers used to cover him were from The Laurel of Asheville, a Crate and Barrel catalog,
and various other craft magazines. 

Here he is on his perch (in progress) and with some tail feathers. 

The tail feathers were made out of magazine paper strips, along with plastic grocery bag pieces.
The bag pieces actually have a nice, transparent, wispy look. 

Finished!  His perch is covered with plastic bag pieces and painted.  
And I'd also like to give a shout out to Mod Podge!