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on: February 14, 2011 04:35:57 PM 
Started by SonjaBoo, Message by SonjaBoo
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I recently discovered the joys of paper clay and have been playing around with it as much as possible! My husband is a big-time nature photography enthusiast, and I decided to put my new love of paper clay to the test for valentine's this year.  Hubby has been finding a lot of little screech owls lately (there are brown "red" ones and gray ones), and they tend to be snuggled up in a little knot in a tree when you spot them.  Someone in the local birding network said recently that they spotted a gray one in a tree, then it scooted down and a little red one popped up -- so they were living together in one little tree.  Forbidden love. Cheesy

Anyway, that story inspired me to create an owl sculpture for my husband -- here's what I came up with:

I formed little owls and a heart out of paper clay and molded them onto a tree vivisection (a slice of tree -- they sell them at Michael's or any of your leading craft stores), then painted the paper clay stuff.

Another view -- you can see an accident I had with the red paint in this view, but when you hang the piece up on the wall it really isn't noticable:

And here's an example of one of the little guys in real life:

I might do some more touch ups with paint, but overall, it was a really fun project!
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