Monday, March 29, 2010

Paper pieced owl

Over the weekend I made this owl – isn’t he cute!
Take a look at the work in progress to see how it was done -
I first cut the owl shape and leaf shapes out of quarter inch plywood with my scroll saw. Then I painted them white. You wouldn’t have to do this, but I liked the dimension it gave the owl. I also cut out the eyes and beak again. I didn’t end up using the eyes – mostly due to my poor cutting job, but I did use the beak. (It’s that tiny little white piece of wood in the upper right of the picture.) Then I used the template (under the pink scissors) to cut out the paper in the correct shapes. Used a little Modge Podge to glue everything down and wallah! Want a closer look at the owl?
The eyes are simply two circles cut out of white and black paper with some Diamond Glaze over the top. The pattern was a free embroidery pattern I found online. You can click on the picture to be taken to the link.
embroidery 1
I am really loving using embroidery patterns for crafts other than embroidery. If you have any other ideas let me know!! Happy Crafting!!

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Julie said...

That is so cool. You did such a great job. I am so proud of you. You keep them great project coming. I know I sure look forward to them and I bet everyone else does too.
Take care and have a great day today.

yonca said...

That is beautiful! Love the owl figure:) Have a great day!

Melissa said...

adorable!! I have those patterns...

Liesl said...

Ah, what a clever use of an embroidery pattern - I'd never think to do something like that! Your owl is really sweet.

Melissa said...

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Cindi said...

This isthe cutest thing ever! I love the inquisitive eyes!

Unknown said...

This is just adorable!

Unknown said...

How cute! I love him!

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