Monday, May 7, 2018

DIY Owl Wall Hanging

Hello everyone! Welcome to another tutorial using Creative Paper Clay®. Today I am going to share with you a simple tutorial that is great for beginners.


You will need the following supplies:

acrylic paint- I used Americana Multi-surface Satin in Paprika and White Birch, and Golden Fluid Acrylics Inference Gold.
antiquing medium - I used Plaid Antiquing Medium -Apple Butter Brown.
string or ribbon
Fray Check or clear varnish
paper towel or soft cloth 
craft mate or tile to work on
template - cut out cardboard


Let's get started!

Step 1

Roll out your clay, about 1/4" thick and place your template on the clay.

Step 2

Use a craft knife to cut out the owl shape.

Step 3

Smooth the edges.

Step 4

Cut out a triangle for the beak and blend edges to attach.

Step 5

Use a rubber stamp to make a pattern if you like.

Step 6

Make a hole between the ears.

Step 7

Cut out 2 small circles and 4 larger ones. Place the smaller ones inside 2 larger ones to form the eyes.

Step 8

Cut approximately 1/3 off each of the remaining circles. Use the larger piece to form the eyelids and attach. blend the seams.

Step 9

Set aside to dry.

Step 10

Apply a coat of gesso.

Step 11

Paint with your favorite acrylic paint and let it dry thoroughly before moving to the next step.

Step 12

Apply a coat of antiquing medium.

Step 13

Wipe off with a damp paper towel or cloth.

Step 14

Set aside to dry.

Step 15

Varnish your owl.

Step 16

Fold your string in half and thread through the hole, forming a loop.

Step 17

Thread the ends of the string through the loop and pull until tight

Step 18

Add your beads and tie a knot.

Step 19

Fold the string over and tie another knot so you have a loop to hang.

You can also follow along in the video below.

Congratulations, you have made your own owl wall hanging!

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Happy Crafting!


LaLa said...

What a cute little owlet! Sometimes the simplest projects carry the most personality!

Linda Hess said...

so cute! I may have to do this with one of my art classes! They would love it

Cindy said...

That is one cute owl! And the tutorial is simple enough for any one to do. I love it!