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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

Dear Santa Glass Block by Debbie Cole

Supplies:

Dear Santa Glass Block by Debbie Cole

From Stampendous:
CRS5058 Jumbo Cling Dear Santa Stamp Set
SSH57 Perfectly Clear Acrylic Jumbo Handle

Plus:
Americana Gloss Enamels® by DecoArt®  (Black, Bright Orange, Dark Chocolate, Hauser Dark Green, Festive Green, Fleshtone, Glorious Gold, Honey Brown, Light Buttermilk, Napa Red, True Red, Saffron Yellow, Slate Grey, White)
Golden Natural Brushes by Silver Brush Ltd® (Square size ½”, Shader size #4 and #6, Round, size #3, Liner, size #00)
Cosmetic Sponge Wedges ( without oils or lotions)
Paper palette
Paper towel
Removable tape
Decorative Rice Lights (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Wash the glass block and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils.
  2. Place Dear Santa stamp onto a Jumbo acrylic handle. Pounce a cosmetic sponge into black paint poured onto palette paper 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. Quickly pounce the loaded sponge and apply to the stamp. Stamp onto the middle of the glass block. Allow it to completely dry.
  3. Undercoat all the elements of the designs with White and allow to dry.
  4. Determine basecoating by referring to the photo.
    Red areas with True Red. White areas with 1:1 mix of Slate Grey and White. Green areas with Hauser Dark Green. Flesh areas with 1:1 mix of Fleshtone and Light Buttermilk. Golden areas with Saffron Yellow. Black areas with black. Brown areas with Honey Brown.
  5. Shade the red areas with Napa Red, reinforce with 1:1 mix of True Red and Black. Highlight with Bright Orange. Highlight the green areas with Festive Green. Shade the beard and fur areas with Slate Grey. Pull heavy curved lines with Light Buttermilk, reinforce with White. Shade the golden areas with 1:1 mix of Saffron Yellow and Honey Brown. Highlight with 1:1 mix of Saffron Yellow and Light Buttermilk. The black areas are highlighted with Slate Grey.
  6. Shade the teddy bear with Chocolate Brown. Highlight with texture lines of Honey Brown + Light Buttermilk (1:1).
  7. Heat set following manufacturer’s directions. Allow to cool and add a ribbon of your choice.

Top Hat Candy Cane Snowman by Debbie Cole

SuppliesCRS5070_CRS5056_SSC57_DC_800

from Stampendous:

CRS5070 Jumbo Cling Woodland Snowman
CRS5056 Jumbo Cling Top Hat Snowman text and snowflake
Stampendous®  Acrylic Handles – plus Jumbo Acrylic Handle to paint on

plus:
DecoArt  Americana® Acrylic Paint –  Grey Sky, Lamp Black, Marigold , Santa Red, Snow White
Americana Multi-Surface Satin, Cottontail, Black Tie
DecoArt DuraClear Matte Varnish
Americana Decou-Page

Silver Brush Ltd. Brushes- Golden Natural brushes, 2008S Square Wash, size ½”, 2002S Shader, size #4 and #6, 2000S Round, size #3,  Series 2007S Liner, size #00

Red card Stock
Cosmetic Sponge Wedges ( without oils or lotions)
Paper Palette or Stampendous Creative Palette
Small red buttons

Instructions:

1. Drill holes with a drill press. Two on the top and three on the bottom equally spaced. cut a 12″ doll rod into three 4 inch sections.

2. Lay the clear handle surface on top of the Country Snowman, centering the stamp. Base the snowman with Americana Multi-Surface Satin, Cottontail directly onto the acrylic handle using the stamp below as the guide.  Add snow with same paint. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even.  Add one coat of Snow White over the based areas. Base doll rods with Snow White. Add the snowflake to a small handle and load with Santa Red. Stamp the snowflakes around the snowman three times. draw a circle around the snowflakes and base around them with Snow White.

3. Apply the stamp to an acrylic handle. Load  cosmetic sponge with Black Tie. 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 Carefully align the stamp and stamp over the based area. Immediately wash the stamp with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean.  Apply the text stamp onto a handle and stamp the red cardstock to cover the card stock. Decoupage the cardstock to the back of the handle. Trim with X-Acto knife when dry.

4. Float to shade the snowman and wash over the hat band and tassel with Grey Sky. Base in the red areas and add red stripes with Santa Red. The stripes on the doll rod are simply angled stripes of Santa Red.  Base in the nose with Marigold.

5. Mix Santa Red with Snow White and drybrush cheeks to snowman. Float to shade nose with Santa Red.  Pull lines of Snow White over the hat band and tassel. Glue buttons to snowman.

6. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish just over the painted areas. Add handle and rods to handle with red ribbon.

Stack Art Angel Wings Clay Tag by Debbie Cole

Stack Art Angel Wings Clay Tag by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
SAK01 Stack Art Kraftboard Angel Wings
SAS01 Stack Art Stamps Angel Wings

Plus:
Americana Lamp Black, True Blue, & Ultra Deep Blue Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Dazzling Metallics Glorious Gold Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Bronze Polymer Clay
ICE® Resin
Oval Bezel
Blue Rhinestones
Sponge Wedges
X-Acto® Knife
1″ Square Shape Cutter
Cogs & Watch Parts
Cardstock
Glue

Instructions:

  1. Knead the clay so that it is soft and workable. Roll in a ball and roll the clay out using a rolling pin or acrylic roller to 1/4 inch in depth. Apply Damask stamp onto an acrylic handle. Spray the  stamp with a light mist of water and press firmly into the clay. Lift the stamp off the clay. Remove the large stack art kraftboard.  Use the negative space as a template to cut out the clay shape with an X-Acto Knife. Cut the wings in the same manner. Roll a small ball of clay and place into oval bezel. Bake all shapes in a toaster oven according to manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to cool.
  2. Paint the background with True Blue, wiping off the paint to reveal the clay underneath. Add Ultra Blue Deep only in the deep crevices of the clay using a #3 round brush. Dry brush highlights to background and wings and wash over the face with Glorious Gold.  Dampen cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Lamp Black out on the palette paper. 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. Quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the face stamp. Stamp it onto the clay in oval bezel. Glue all elements together adding blue crystals.
  3. Mix Ice Resin according to manufacturer’s instructions. Brush ATC as a varnish with a disposable brush. Allow to harden overnight.

 

Cherry Print Mirror by Debbie Cole

Cherry Print Mirror by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
R201 Cherry Print

Plus:
Cherry Red & Lamp Black Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Dazzling Metallics Glorious Gold Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
10″ Wood Frame Mirror
Paintbrushes
Sponge Wedges
Paper Palette
Paper Towels

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the frame with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Basecoat the red areas of the frame with Cherry Red and the black areas with Lamp Black. Coat the background with a coat of matte varnish. This will protect the work you have already done plus allow for easy clean-up for the next step.
  2. Determine placement of stamps on mirror referring to the photo. Dampen a cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Place the stamp on the large acrylic handle. Load the sponge with Lamp Black. Apply the paint to the stamp and apply to frame. Repeat the same process in all four corners of the frame. Use a damped paint brush to remove unwanted paint for black areas. 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. Immediately wash the stamp with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean.
  3. Shade the outside the flower lines and around the center by floating Lamp Black.  Keep these floats very soft by blending it out on the palette paper. Float the highlights to the flowers with Glorious Gold on the inside of the lines. Fill in the circles and add centers with Glorious Gold using a #3 round brush.
  4. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the frame.