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.
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) (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
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)
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)
Needle nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
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)
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.
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