Friday, October 14, 2011

October owl technique

I hope that your fall is off to a great start. I love to spend my fall months creating lots of cute home decor. Something about the cooler temps makes me want to spend my days inside dressing up my home.

I have been finding a lot of inspiration on Pinterest lately and I came across this cute owl:

I thought that it would be cute to make my own similar plush creation out of paper.

I started this project by hand drawing an owl shape onto pattern paper.

I cut out two. 1 to use as a backing and 1 to use as the front side.

I then dressed up the front side with some basic shapes that I cut using my Slice (Making Memories tool) and lots of yummy GCD papers.

Next, I used paper towels to stuff my owl, to make him plump and cute and look like a plush figure
(you can also use tissues for this).
I used strong adhesive 450 quick dry glue from Helmars to close up the seams and edges as I stuffed. After he was stuffed I set him aside to dry.

Next, I chose some chipboard pieces from Melody Ross's chip art collection to use as the owl's feet.

I painted them white, then attached them to the bottom of the owl.

Here is the final project:
This owl is bright and cheery and sure to lift our spirits on a cold fall day.

to create the body I used papers from the youthful eggsuberance line by Heather Tozzi.

sunday morning paper

celebration paper:

eggscellent paper:

for the eyes I used:

easter basket paper b side:

and I used two papers from the Material girls line:

the sweetest thing paper (flower shape around the eye):

For the eye (heart shape) I created custom buttons using the Epiphany Crafts heart shape studio tool and girly girl paper.

I hope this project inspires you to make a cute fall plush for your home!

1 comment:

  1. I am in LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE with your little owl!! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):)