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Owl Purse by Jane Allen

This fun artsy purse will look great with all of your fall fashions.  It will make you a real who’s who with all of your friends.

Click here to download the instructions and pattern for Fall Owl Purse by Jane Allen

Owl purse front by Jane Allen

Fall Owl Purse©2014
By Jane Allen

Materials:
Della and Company Folk Art Tin
Folk Art Tin Purse tall rectangle 4 ½ ” x 6 ½ “x 2 ½ ” #FT-2234 (1)

DecoArt Americana Acrylics: Burnt Umber, Cadmium Yellow, Honey Brown, Light Buttermilk, Raw Sienna, Soft Black, True Ochre, Warm White

DecoArt Dazzling Metallics: Emperor’s Gold, Worn Penny

DecoArt Paint Adhesion Medium or DecoArt Multi-Purpose Sealer; Americana Gloss Sealer/Finisher, Americana Decou-Page Matte

Loew-Cornell La Corneille Golden Taklon: #0, #2  round (Series 7000), #2/0 liner (Series 7350), 1/2″ angular shader (Series 7400), stencil brush

Tim Holtz Collection Stencil: Harlequin THS016 (available from Cupboard Distributors)

Stampendous: Bronzed Mica Fragments (FRM05), Multi Crystal Glitter Mix (FRGL01) (www.stampendous.com)

Ranger Glossy Accents (available from Cupboard Distributors)

Miscellaneous: Chacopaper blue, medium-grit sandpaper, stylus, paper towels, paper palette, water basin, old toothbrush, 2 yds. ¼ inch cording, coordinating scrapbook paper

Tin Prep:
1. Lightly sand tin with medium grit sandpaper, wipe clean.
2. When applying the first coat of base color, mix all purpose sealer (3:1) or adhesion medium (1:1) with the paint. Then apply three coats of pure paint with no sealer or medium added.
3. Allow ample drying time between each coat of primer and paint.

Basecoat purse Light Buttermilk.   Transfer on pattern details as needed.

Painting:
1. Transfer on feathers and base with Raw Sienna. Base top of head (purse lid) except eyes with Raw Sienna. This might take more than one coat.
2. Stencil front of belly with Harlequin stencil using Raw Sienna.  Go over stencil in a few areas with Worn Penny.
3. Doing a small area at a time using Decou-Page brush over Raw Sienna areas and sprinkle with Bronzed Mica Fragments.  On top/head do not do eyes and nose area.  Allow to dry and brush off loose flakes.
4. Float top of each feather with Burnt Umber and one side with Worn Penny.  Paint lines on each feather with Burnt Umber.  Pull about 5 strokes at the tip of each feather using 2/0 liner and Honey Brown, overstroke with Emperor’s Gold. On buttermilk area of body float around edges of feathers with Raw Sienna, strengthen shading above top front feathers with Burnt Umber.
5. Paint around eyes and pupils with Soft Black and paint irises with True Ochre.  Float across top of iris and pupil with Raw Sienna.  Paint a line with Cadmium Yellow on each iris starting at center left and going past center bottom.  Strengthen a smaller portion of just painted line with brush mix of Cadmium Yellow + Warm White.  Paint Warm White highlight comma on top right of pupil and a dot on lower left of pupil.  Dry brush Warm White line on lower rim of each eye.
6. On head float with Burnt Umber around outside edges, bottom of heart, inside and outside of nose, and above eye brow.   Strengthen top outside area around nose and paint nostrils with Soft Black.  Using liner brush and Burnt Umber pull lines from outside edge in around cheeks and pull lines out around nose.  Paint lines going up and out above eye brow with Burnt Umber. Using liner brush and Light Buttermilk stroke on hairs around eyes and nose.  Strengthen with Warm White around eyes. Using small round pull a few Light Buttermilk spots above eyebrow.
7. Flyspeck belly with Raw Sienna.

Acorn Charm (optional)Acorn Charm for Owl Purse

Supplies:
Vintaj Nature Brass (www.vintaj.com):
JR109 15.25 mm jump ring (1)
BC003 13 mm acorn bead cap (2)
FS0002 31.5 mm x 26 mm oak frond (1)
3” head pin (2)
24” 20 gauge bronze wire
14mm x 8 mm beads of choice (2)
8/0 seed beads of choice (2)

Tools:
Needle nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Wire cutters

Painting:
1. Dry brush acorn caps with Emperor’s Gold, and oak frond with Emperor’s Gold and Worn Penny.

Assembling:
1. To make charm, place seed bead, bead, and bead cap on headpin.  Hold headpin with flat-nose pliers right above bead cap.  Bend headpin back to a ninety-degree angle (a).  Use round nose pliers to hold the wire near the angle and bend the wire up and forward (b).  Bend the wire down (c).  Wrap wire tightly down the stem of the wire to create two or three coils.  Trim the excess wire. (d)

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2. Cut 8” of bronze wire.  Place flat-nose pliers 2” from end of wire and bend back to a ninety-degree angle.  Use round nose pliers to hold the wire near the angle and bend the wire up and forward.  Slip end through loop in charm and bend the wire down. Wrap wire tightly down the stem of the wire to create two or three coils.  Trim the excess wire.  Decide on desired length of charm then create loop on other end of wire and slip over jump ring.  Repeat for 2nd charm and leaf.

Finishing:
1. Remove any transfer lines and varnish with Glossy spray varnish.  While varnish is still wet on belly sprinkle with glitter.  Apply glossy accents to eyes, keeping level until dry.  If it starts to run wipe runs with q-tips.
2. Line with scrapbook paper working one section at a time.  Glue in place with Decou-Page.
3. Paint cord with Copper Penny, drybrush randomly with Emperor’s Gold.  When dry slip charm on cord and then ends in purse and knot.

Contact Information:
Jane Allen Web site: www.janeallencreates.com 

Cupboard Distributing  Web site: www.cdwood.com.

Della and Company, Della Wetterman, Web site: www.dellaandcompany.com.

This project first appeared in the Pixelated Palette Magazine in September 2014

Hummingbirds Tray by Debbie Cole

Supplies:CRS5072_R221_DC_800

From Stampendous:
CRS5072 Cling Hummingbirds
R221 Vintage Letter
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Americana® Bittersweet Chocolate, Hauser Green Light, Light Buttermilk, Royal Fuchsia, & Traditional Raw Umber Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
14.5″ Square Tray in Mustard by Cupboard Distributing
Cosmetic Sponges
Paintbrushes
Palette

Instructions:

  1. Sand the base of the tray until it is smooth. Base entire surface with Light Buttermilk. Lightly sand over the entire tray to allow the texture of the undercoating to show. Coat with matte varnish.
  1. Stamp the Vintage Note and Vintage Letter stamps to the background using a cosmetic sponge with Traditional Raw Umber.
  1. Apply the flower stamp to handle. Using a cosmetic sponge apply Bittersweet Chocolate to the entire stamp. Stamp onto the tray in the center. Clean stamp immediately. Apply the hummingbirds in the same manner.
  1. Wash over all the areas with Light Buttermilk. Allow to dry and wash the pink areas with Royal Fuchsia and the green areas with Hauser Green Light.
  1. Float to shade with the same colors as the washes using full strength paint. Add a second shade to the flowers with Traditional Raw Umber + Royal Fuchsia (1:1). Add Additional Highlights with floats of Light Buttermilk zz+ Royal Fuchsia (4:1).

 

ScrewLoose N Sparky Frame by Debbie Cole

Supplies:M323_H316_Q213_SSC1219_DC_800

From Stampendous:
SSC1219 ScrewLoose N Sparky Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
M323 Screwy Pals
H316 Sparky
Q213 ScrewLoose
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Baby Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Country Red, Hauser Green Light, Lamp Black, Snow White, & True Blue Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Frame
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
All Purpose Glue
Small Screw
Fine Point Sharpie®

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the frame with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Basecoat both the frame and the paper with Snow White. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even. Apply a coat of matte varnish.
  1. Lay out the stamps on the frame and determine placement. Using a C-Thru ruler divide the frame in sections accordingly creating 1/2 inch dividers between the sections. Basecoat the dividers with Baby Blue. Outline the dividers with a Black permanent marker.
  1. Using the small nut stamp, place it onto acrylic handle. Load cosmetic sponge with Lamp Black. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. Pour a puddle of paint out on the palette. Pounce the sponge into the paint and then on a clean area of the palette. Stamp the image onto the dividers especially where two sections come together. Place the small screw head on the handle and stamp in between the nuts on the dividers. Paint the nuts with Snow Hite and the screw heads with Hauser Green Light.
  1. In the same manner as above, stamp the remaining icons in their correct sections using Country Red for the red gear, Golden Straw for the yellow gears, and Lamp lack for the Sparky clear stamp. The Rubber stamps are double loaded. Sponge True Blue to the outer edges of the stamp, the use Lamp Black over the robot icon itself.
  1. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Cadmium Yellow, Country Red, and Hauser Green Light in individual bubbles. Mix one part paint with appx three parts water mixed with Easy Float. Completely mix the paint until it becomes transparent. Using a flat shader and/or #3 round brush to wash in all the colors referring to the photo for placement.
  1. Glue photo mount to back of frame. Add photo, name of child, cute phrase, or mirror in the center.
  1. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the surface.

House-Mouse® Painting Pals Box by Debbie Cole

Supplies:

From Stampendous:
HMR22 HMR22_DC_2_800Painting Pals
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Alizarin Crimson, Baby Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Dioxazine Purple, Lamp Black, Mistletoe, Snow White, Tangelo Orange, Traditional Raw Sienna, True Blue, & True Red Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Black Microperm 01 Marker Sakura®
Wooden Cigar Box by Viking Wood Crafts
Cosmetic Sponges
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Paper Towel
All-Purpose Glue
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the surface with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Note, it is important that there are not any areas with high wood grain. Sand until smooth. Basecoat entire surface with Snow White. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even. Pull a curvy line appx 1 inch from the sides to create a frame. Draw ameba shapes as paint puddles in the outer frame. Base the outer edges of the lid (going around the shapes) and the remaining box with Lamp Black. Apply a thin coat of matte varnish to the entire box. This will protect the work you have already done plus allow for easy clean-up for the next step.
  1. Place the mouse stamp onto acrylic handle. Dampen sponge and remove as much water as possible. Load with Lamp Black. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. Pour a puddle of paint out on the palette. Pounce the sponge into the paint and then on a clean area of the palette. When you look at the bottom of the sponge it should be covered by paint but you should still be able to see the texture of the sponge. Now quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire image and stamp it on the surface. If you don’t like what you have stamped simply wipe it off with a wet wipe! Since you already have a coat of varnish on the surface, it will clean up easily.
  1. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Alizarin Crimson, Tangelo Orange, Cadmium Yellow, Baby Blue, True Blue, True Red and Mistletoe in individual bubbles. Mix one part paint with appx three parts water mixed with Easy Float. Completely mix the paint until it becomes transparent. Using a flat shader and/or #3 round brush to wash in the background with Baby Blue, then apply the remaining colors referring to the photo.
  1. Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush, with the exception that the leaf and stem are not shaded. Apply a second shade to the yellow areas Traditional Raw Sienna.
  1. Float a transparent shade of True Blue to the ground and True Red to the cheeks of the mice.
  1. Create mice tracks using the marker forming a “Y” with a third line in the center.
  1. Allow to cure 24 hours and then coat with matte varnish.

HMR22_DC_800

PenPattern Petal & Flutter Plaque by Debbie Cole

Supplies:Q2111_Q212_DC_800

From Stampendous:
Q211 PenPattern Petal
Q212 PenPattern Flutter
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Lamp Black & Snow White Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Black Microperm 05 Marker by Sakura
9″x12″ Wood Canvas by Viking Woodcrafts
Cosmetic Sponge

Instructions:

  1. Coat surface with sealer, sand lightly, wipe with cheese cloth. Base entire wood canvas with Snow White.
  1. Apply the Flower stamp to handle. Using a cosmetic sponge, apply Lamp Black to the entire stamp. Stamp onto canvas beginning in the upper corner of the wood canvas. Repeat process referring to the photo. Clean stamp immediately. In the same manner add the butterfly.
  1. Draw a curvy line around the outer perimeter of the canvas, then repeat the same shape appx 1/4 inch apart. Pull curvy stems and draw almond shaped leaves. Add three curls in between the stems. Basecoat around the all the elements with Lamp Black.
  1. Using a liner brush outline the outer edge of the flowers with Snow White leave a small gap. Pull similar lines and dots to the butterflies.
  1. Add patterned lines to the elements with a MicroPerm marker as this can be used on wood without smearing.
  1. Using a stylus add white dot flowers and black dots referring to the photo.
  1. Allow to cure for 2 hours and coat with matter varnish.