Welcome to the last day of the Rue Blog Hop. I hope you have seen all the great ornaments on Friday, Nov. 8 by Kristen Robinson, Jen Crossley,Cindy Cima Edwards and Cindi Bisson.
Saturday, Nov. 9 was packed full of great bits by Carol la Valley,Lexi Grenzer, Pamela Huntington, Susan Walls and
Today you can find work by Thespa
For those of you who have been watching my work, you know I'm on this animal kick. I love to cast animals and incorporate them into my work. So when I heard we were doing an ornament, I knew it would have to have some sort of animal. I love finding a sleeping owl nestled in a tree in the middle of the day, so I wanted to bring that feeling into my ornament.
I started by casting an owl with Ice resin.
I Used golden fluid acrylic to color the surface. These add color but allow light to come through
I used the interference blue to add some shimmer to the surface. I then sprayed the piece with a polyurethane clear coat.
Next I drilled a very small hole in the center to the bezel
The Rue Romantique bezels are great for adding patina because all the fine detail allows for contrast. I wanted a rustic sort of look, so I painted the entire bezel with white nail polish and allowed it to dry
Once I had enough of the polish off, I used the Golden paints to add highlights. You could also use an Ink pad, oil pastels or anything else that adds color!
I mixed a small amount of Ice Resin and poured a few drops into the bezel. I covered the Resin with some pink glitter because...well who doesn't love glitter?
I took a pre-made flower ribbon and created a wire wrap on each end.
Once my bezel was dry, I drilled a hole on either side and attached the flower ribbon.
I made a loop on the end of my head pin and attached my tassel, and Viola, a sleepy owl to rest in your tree all season long!!Ill probably wear him around my neck after Christmas!!
Happy Blog hopping