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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

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) (

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.

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

Vintaj Nature Brass (
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)

Needle nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Wire cutters

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

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.

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: 

Cupboard Distributing  Web site:

Della and Company, Della Wetterman, Web site:

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

House-Mouse® Fall Float by Debi Hammons


From Stampendous:

HMM01 Fall Float Stamp
CRS5052 Jumbo Fall Leaves
V284 Thankful Today
FX71 Sticky Panels
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
MG17 Cinnamon Micro Glitter
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle
VersaFine™ Onyx Black ink by Tsukineko®


Vanilla and Cajun cardstock by Bazzill
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon®
Zig™ 2-way Glue Pen by EKSuccess®


  1. Fold 11” x 4 ¼” Cajun cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Cut ivory cardstock and a sticky panel to 5 ¼”x 4”
  3. Peel off one side of the sticky panel.
  4. Lay the cardstock on your table, hold the sticky panel up with the sticky side away from you, line up the edge of the sticky panel with the edge of the cardstock then lay it down on top.
  5. Peel off the other side of the sticky panel and pour on the Crystal Micro Glitter covering it completely.
  6. Tap off excess and return to the jar.
  7. Using the negative Jumbo leaf templates sponge leaves in different colors on the glitter panel. Glue panel to the card base.
  8. Stamp just the 2 bottom lines of the Thankful today stamp on 3/4’” x 2 7/8” vanilla cardstock, cut a V into the left side. Glue to 1” x 3” Cajun cardstock lining up the right sides. Cut a V leaving a small border. Glue to the bottom right of the card.
  9. Stamp the Fall Float House Mouse on 2 3/8” x 3 ½” vanilla cardstock with black ink. Color as desired. Glue to 2 5/8” x 3 ¾” Cajun cardstock. Add glitter cinnamon glitter with the glue pen.

PenPattern Owl by Debi Hammons

Supplies:PenPattern Owl by Debi Hammons

P230 PenPattern Owl Stamp
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark
Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
STF082 VersaFine™ Onyx Black
Ink Pad by Tsukineko®

Orange and Black cardstock
by Bazzill®
White cardstock
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon®
Copic Markers (R17, YR04, Y18,
YG01, YG05, G09, G14, BG05, B16,
V15, RV14, RV66, E15)
Zig™ 2-way Glue Pen
by EK Success®
Scrapbook Adhesives™ Foam
Squares by 3L®
Orange and black check ribbon by
May Arts®
Silver curled paper clip

(card by Debi Hammons, image colored by Janelle Stollfus)


1. Fold 11″ x 4 1/4″ orange cardstock in half to form card base.
2. Stamp just the leaves from the owl stamp around the edge of the card front with Versamark Ink.
3. Stamp 4 1/2″ x 3 3/8″ white cardstock.
4. Color as desired.
5. Glue to 4 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ black cardstock.
6. Tie ribbon on the silver clip and slide on the top left corner of the owl panel.
7. Glue to the card front at a slight angle.

House-Mouse® Chalk It Up Life Words by Jennie Lin Black


From Stampendous:
HMR20 Chalk It Up
SSC1213 Life Words Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Patterned Papers
Copic Markers
Leaf Punches and dies
White gel pen
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


Copic Markers:

Fur: W1, W3, W5   Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Chalk: E81    Chalkboard: C6   Wood: E30, E33, E35

Writing on board with white gel pen.

PenPattern Owl by Amy Hurley-Purdie


From Stampendous:
P230 PenPattern Owl
SSC1214 Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
EP020 Clear Embossing Powder
SSH34 Medium Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Grey Ink
Spectrum Noir™ Markers (CT1, BT2, CG2, BG4, LV1, CR1)
Wood Grain Embossing Folder
Ribbon by May Arts
Foam Tape
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Start with 4 ½”x 5 ¾” lavendar card. Cut 4 ¼” x 5 ½” gray paper and emboss with wood grainfolder. Glue centered on lavender. Cut and tear 1” x 5 ½” green cardstock. Stamp Pattern Owl randomly with Versamark ink, and glue to left edge of gray cardstock.
  2. Use stamp postitioner to stamp Pattern Owl onto white cardstock with gray ink. Clean stamp, and repeat process using Versamark ink. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder. Shake off excess, and heat set.
  3. Color with Spectrum Noir Markers CT1, BT2, CG2, BG4, LV1, CR1 as shown. Use double adhesive tape to add two 2 ¼” strips of ribbon to card2 5/8” from the bottom. Add bow.
  4. Very carefully cut out eyes and beak, and wing. Glue owl to card front as shown, and foam tape eyes and beak, and wing back in place.
  5. Stamp “Happy Birthday” to pale blue cardstock strip and glue to card.