|A well-read owl.|
Way back in December (yeah, we're talking about salt dough again) I made a little owl sculpture and showed a preview of it in the post titled Crafting With Kids. The poor little guy was unfinished up until now.
- Salt dough owl sculpture (the recipe is here)
- Silver & black acrylic paint
- Mod Podge or your favorite sealer
- Two self-stick rhinestones
- Paper towel
After your owl is baked and cooled down, give it a coat of silver paint. Let it dry.
|Give your bird a coat.|
I really wanted it to look like the owl was dug up in some archeological dig in Europe. Specific, I know. So the owl needed to be worn and aged to perfection. Working in small patches, apply the black acrylic paint.
Rub the paint off almost immediately with a paper towel. Try not to rub too hard or the silver might come off. If that happens, reapply the silver and let it dry before proceeding.
|Be careful with the aging process.|
Time to seal it up. Give the owl two (or more) coats of sealer. I used Mod Podge Matte. I really should buy stock in the Plaid company.
|Seal it with two coats of Mod Podge.|
Time for the sparklies. I used rhinestones that already had sticky backs, but if you can't find those just use some glue.
|An owl needs his eyes.|
Now you're all finished. All you need to do is find someplace for him to live. Mine stays on my craft desk just because he makes me smile every time I see him.
|Hanging out on top of my hair pin basket.|
And, I promise you I only have one project left from December's salt dough.