Thursday, June 14, 2012

Owl dolls

Today at ArtforAll 2012 in Portland, my friend Pam McVay hosted a "make and take" demo on shrink plastic dolls. I decided to create an owl, based on the "drawing an owl" technique I learned last Sunday at our local art group. Danielle's class was adapted from Juliette Crane’s “How to Paint an Owl” class at Art Fest 2012.

This is is the after picture: 
This is the before: 

Drawn using Prisma color pencils... and it was amazing how deep they became once they were "shrunk" in the craft oven. 

I also created this little owl. Did not allow for shrinkage when placing the holes for the wings, and cannot add the brads to hold the wings. I'll tie them on later. 

And then I started this owl, which will be "shrunk" tomorrow:

These owls are so much fun to draw that I'll be making more of them!

Linking to Paint Party Friday. Make sure to check out what the fabulous artists have been creating this week. 




Also linking with Artists in Blogland Show and Tell Saturday
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30 comments:

Rhonda said...

How very cool Helen! Your owls are very sweet. Sounds like you are having a super time in Portland. Happy PPF! :-)

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

can't wait for the demo... these look really cute... have a great week...xx

Cheryl said...

They're fabulous. Sounds like you're having fun. I'm so glad.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AWESOME! I love owls and this is fabulous!
Happy PPF!

Netty said...

wow am loving your wonderful owls and your fab idea. Happy PPF, Annette x

Maria Ontiveros said...

So cute!!! I think the second one is my favorite (love the color).
Happy PPF!
Rinda

NatashaMay said...

That looks like fun! Love that the head can move. :)

Pointy Pix said...

I've no idea what this plastic shrinking is but it looks like great fun - your owls are adorable!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Absolutely love your owls ~ well done and so creative ~namaste, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is so MUCH FUN! I love the faces on your little owls too- super cool!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

carlarey said...

These are so cute! Wouldn't they make a fun mobile for a kid's room?

Petrea Hansen-Adamidis said...

these are adorable! Happy PPF!

Lynn said...

They are quite sweet and I can invision them in trees and on the ground and flying through the air in a colorful array of fun and flight!

HPPF!!!

Alicia C said...

what beautiful owls! The simplicity of the owl's shape go along real well with this medium

kristin maynes said...

Oh, those are so cute! How fun!!

Anne said...

Super cuties! Love the colors, your technique gives a very nice, unusual effect!

Alexandra said...

Helen, your owls are absolutely adorable. Awww. I LOVE how you're creating them. Happy PPF! :)

minnemie said...

Totally cute! I agree with CarlaRey - I can envision them on a mobile!

Belinda Carson said...

WOW!! I love this! The result is fabulous!! Thank you for sharing this process with us!! Your owls are beautiful!!

Diana Evans said...

love these cute pieces you worked on!!!

Giggles said...

These are adorable owls!! You should check out the bangles alisa burke she made this week out of shrinkies... they are so cool too!! Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs Giggles

EVA said...

Very cute! Ceramics - what an interesting technique.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness - how adorable!
Lisa

Saturday Sequins said...

Adorable! :)

I've never worked with shrink plastic before, but it looks like a lot of fun. What a great project for colored pencils!

Saturday Sequins said...

Adorable! :)

I've never worked with shrink plastic before, but it looks like a lot of fun. What a great project for colored pencils!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Wow these came out great, I only ever played with shrink plastic once, but nothing as swell as these sweet owls. xox

Kokopelli said...

Such cute owls! Love them. Happy belated PPF!

Ritu Dua said...

They are all so adorable especially the blue one!

JKW said...

I absolutely love the paper doll idea and how you have attached them. They would make lovely cards for kids to send.l Blessings, Janet PPF

Darlene said...

Saw your Owls on Artists in Blogland - Show & Tell #28. They are so cute!!! Love them.

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