Sunday, March 4, 2012

Quilled Owl

My cousin is having a baby boy, and the nursery is owl themed, ergo, this happened.

I'm in love with it!  I started with this owl image and add added the baby's name in 'bookman old style bold'.

I made the quills very feather-like and started adding some of the fill done with curved lines that I've been admiring in all of the work I've seen online.

Symmetry is not quite my strong suit yet, but it was a fun way to spend 10ish hours.

Then I framed it using some pre-framed 'art' from Target, it's a shadow box frame that just had some generic picture in it.  I removed the staples from the back, inserted and secured the owl and then actually put the staples back in after putting glue on the tips, because I didn't have a staple gun handy.  Ah, resourcefulness.

Now, I just can't wait to meet her baby boy!


Inna D. said...

So beautiful! Love your owl!

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Charlotte said...

What a wonderful addition to the nursery! Your owl is so cute and sure to be a hit. Great job repurposing the frame. I like to do that, too.

Carol said...

Wow! Impressive.